Just when I was beginning to think I might have trouble filling the first hour with new releases, things are once again exploding with new music. Let’s begin this week from an album I began to play last week from a true superstar in Smooth Jazz, the July 15th release from record producer turned performing guitarist Paul Brown. As a producer he was a part of over 50 number ones for other Smooth Jazz Artists. Since becoming a performer he has now charted nine Billboard number ones. His new album is titled Promised Land. As with his previous albums, this album includes songs that feature some of the many artists he has worked with over his career. Joining the guitar of Paul Brown is the sweet sound of the saxophone of Marion Meadows on their song Don’t Stop.
As far as I can tell superstar saxophonist Boney James has more Billboard number ones than any other Smooth Jazz artist, an amazing sixteen of them. He will be releasing a new album titled Detour on September 23rd. We have an early release from that forthcoming album which is certain to be one of the best of the year. I am playing that song, the sax of Boney James with Bring It Back featuring the trumpet of Dontae Winslow.
It was pointed out to me that a few weeks ago when I played a song from the May 18th release of a mini album of two songs from superb jazz singer and jazz pianist Norah Jones, that I had not played the second song from that album. This album was a recording from a live tribute performance of Beatles songs from the Let It Be album with Norah Jones’ band on the rooftop of New York’s Empire State Building. I am playing the second song from that album, Norah Jones' cover of the Beatles song I’ve Got A Feeling.
Danish-American saxophonist, songwriter, and producer Michael Lington originally from Copenhagen, performed on numerous occasions for the Danish royal family, including the royal wedding of Denmark’s future king. In America he released his first album in 1997 and has been providing excellent Smooth Jazz ever since. His latest release was this single on June 24th titled Play.
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