This week I have a special feature during our closing classic among classics segment. I have an important and interesting story for you that includes a sports figure, a young radio disc jockey, and a question that was asked that had a huge influence on radio music for decades. I hope this story will help complete our knowledge and understanding of the Smooth Jazz format. Please stay tuned for that closing story towards the end of the second hour of this program.
For the new year, I am ready to return to our regular show’s format. The first hour will be filled with the latest releases in smooth jazz. In the middle of that first hour, I will play the Billboard top three songs in smooth jazz for the week. The second hour as always will be devoted to past classic songs in smooth jazz.
January is normally a slow time for new releases. At least six new releases I have heard about are planned to come out soon. Meanwhile there were so many new releases in the later part of 2019 that I could not fit in, there we be plenty of new work to fill our first hour. But wait, I just discovered the first new release of the new year. It is due out January 17th but I have an early listen. Smooth jazz pianist, composer, and long time musical director for Dave Koz, Brian Simpson has combined with guitarist Steve Oliver. I will play the title track to their not yet released album Unified.
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