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New releases from superstars Mindi Abair, Nora Jones, Diana Krall and more.

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Part one -  A have an early release of a new single from  vibrant and upbeat saxophonist Mindi Abair that will be a part of her album that is now delayed into the new year.    This is her first Smooth Jazz release in 6 to 7 years. After much success in our format, she abandoned Smooth Jazz to play the blues with the Boneshakers. She recently resigned with her original manager Bud Harner and has returned to the Smooth Jazz fold.

Stupendous jazz singer Nora Jones on September 11th released an album Classic Jones with seven of her very best songs. Many of those I have played for you but I was surprised to find one that got by. As far as I could find, she first recorded it for an album Pick Me Up Off The Floor that she just released this year in May. I will play Nora Jones with Hurts To Be Alone.

Jazz singer and pianist Diana Krall has opened many of the second hours of this program. I borrowed the title of her 2017 album Turn Up The Quiet as the name for this segment of our program. Therefore I thought it appropriate that we play her brand new album at the beginning of five in a row now and in the coming weeks. Krall has only released one album since Turn Up The Quiet, 2018’s Love Is Here To Stay With singer Tony Bennett. When she recorded Turn Up The Quiet in 2016 and 2017, she also recorded sessions on another new album around the same time.  This work on those sessions remained unfinished following the death of Krall’s collaborator and producer Tommy LiPuma. Taking over production herself, Krall completed this album titled This Dream Of You as a tribute to LiPuma.  

Part two - Billboard top three songs in Smooth Jazz for this week played. 

Part three - new releases from this year continued.

Second hour

Part one - turn up the quiet time with five uninterrupted songs in a row featuring new work from Diana Krall.

Part two - favorite songs from the past years of Smooth Jazz.

Part three - classic among classics segment - Bob James & Earl Klugh

Part four - great memories in music segment -  Linda Ronstadt & James Ingram with their multiple Grammy Award winning song Somewhere Out There.

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