What We're Listening To ** March 2015

J E F F * D A N I E L S

Ola Onabule, Soul Town (Remixes) (Disco Soul Gold) (2015)

Joe Sample & NDR Band, Children Of The Sun (PRA) (2014)
Vail Johnson, Come Together (Swedesong Music) (2009)

James Lloyd, Here We Go (Shanachie) (2015)

Will Downing, Chocolate Drops (Will Downing) (2015)

P E T E R * B O E H I

Senri Kawaguchi - Buena Vista (2014)
This awesome female drummer hails from Japan and is only 17 years old, nevertheless she is seriously kicking ass and delivers a world class smooth jazz and fusion album with this sophomore effort, it was recorded in L.A. with all all-star cast featuring Brian Bromberg, Luis Conte, James Genus, Pino Palladino, John Peña, Greg Manning, Philippe Saisse and a host of others. A new star is born!

Blake Aaron - Soul Stories (2015)
Guitarist Blake Aaron comes up with another groovy smooth jazz gem, boasting his flawless guitar playing, he is supported by guests like Najee, the late Ricky Lawson, Rob Mullins, and Spencer Day on vocals. Very nice indeed!

Oz Noy - Twisted Blues, Vol. 1 (2011), Twisted Blues, Vol. 2 (2014), Asian Twistz (2015)
I just discoverd this hard hitting fusion guitar player recently, he has great chops and delivers lots of impressing guitar-led fusion jazz, featuring guests like John Medeski, Dave Weckl, Chick Corea, Gregoire Maret and others. Definitely not smooth!

Sonya Robinson - Whistle (2015)
Violin player Sonya Robinson released a beautiful jazz album that runs the gamut from funky to jazzy to latin. Very recommended!

James Lloyd - Here We Go (2015)
Picture perfect smooth jazz by Pieces Of A Dream original member James Lloyd with some first-rate guests like Najee and Gerald Albright. Satisfaction guaranteed!

Max Middleton & Robert Ahwai - Another Sleeper (1979)
My nod to the past goes to this classic jazz-funk album by keyboardist Max Middleton and guitarist Robert Ahwai. Funky grooves, catchy melodies and great solos by all involved make this a joy from beginning to end. Give it another spin!

D E N I S * P O O L E

Coming soon!