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More from Quincy Jones 2019 Grammy win+first 2019 releases from Jazz Funk Soul & Nelson Rangell

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I have another song from this year’s Grammy Award winner on February 10th for best film soundtrack by Quincy Jones. This is his 28th win out of a all time record 80 Grammy nominations. From his album Quincy A Life Beyond Measure I am playing the Sanford And Son Theme.

The first smooth jazz album released in 2019 on January 25th, is Life And Times by Jazz Funk Soul. This group since the passing of Chuck Loeb now features Paul Jackson Jr on the guitar, the keys of Jeff Lorber, and the sax of Everette Harp. I have for you from this great new album the title track.

The second new release of 2019 of an album in smooth jazz was February 9th. Saxophone, flute, and piccolo player Nelson Rangell released the album By Light. Beginning his solo career in 1987, he has released a number of really fine albums. From this just released album we have A Dream I Had.

More new releases from Michael Buble, Jeff Goldblum, Elan Trotman, Jazz Holdouts, Skinny Hightower, and Threestyle.

In the middle of the first hour I play Billboard's top three songs in smooth jazz.

The second hour is devoted to smooth jazz classics.

Our close is another classic among classics in smooth jazz. Our close to program 77, available in our archives, told the story how the group Fourplay came together out of Bob James Grand Piano Canyon. The following year in 1991 this fabulous group released their debut album titled simply Fourplay. The album went platinum and charted at the No. 1 position on the Billboard Contemporary Jazz Charts for an unprecedented 33 weeks.The keys of Bob James, the guitar of Lee Ritenour, the bass of Nathan East, and the drums of Harvey Mason, together they are Fourplay. They became one of the longest lasting most successful groups in smooth jazz history. From that album, I have one of their huge hits Max-O-Man.

I would love to hear from you for any reason including requests, comments, suggestions, questions, and yes even criticism. My email is smoothside@kkrn.org. Thank you for listening. 

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