Smooth Jazz Magazine

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New Release / CD Review


Gregory Porter "Christmas Wish"

Joey Alexander "Continuance"

Samara Joy "A Joyful Holiday"

Vince Guaraldi’s Soundtrack "A Charlie Brown Thanksgiving"

Chris Botti "Vol. 1"

Incognito "Into You"

Christian Sands "Christmas Stories"

Adam Hawley "What Christmas Means To Me"

Steve Cole "Without a Doubt" 10.06.23

Jeff Lorber Fusion "The Drop" 09.22.23

Andy Snitzer "A Beautiful Dream" 09.15.23

Herb Alpert "Wish Upon A Star" 09.15.23

Aaron Diehl & The Knights "Zodiac Suite" 09.15.23

Kurt Elling & Charlie Hunter "SuperBlue: The Iridescent Spree" 09.15.23

Joshua Redman "Where Are We" 09.15.23

Kyle Eastwood "Symphonic Eastwood" 09.01.23

Säje "Säje" 08.25.23

Harold López-Nussa "Timba A La Americana" 08.25.23

Euge Groove "Comfort Zone" 08.25.23

Thom Rotella "Say Hey" 08.20.23

Alfredo Rodriguez "Coral Way" 08.18.23

Hiromi & Hiromi's Sonicwonder "Sonicwonderland" 08.18.23

Bobby Rush "All My Love For You" 08.18.23

Steve Oliver "A New Light" 08.14.23

Headhunters "Live At Brooklyn Bowl" 08.11.23

Bob James "Jazz Hands" 08.02.23

Four80East "Gonna Be Alright" 07.26.23

Mekiel Reuben "Just Like The Radio" 07.21.23

Kayla Waters "Presence" 07.07.23

Cindy Bradley "Promise" 07.07.23

Benny Benack III "Third Time’s The Charm" 06.29.23

Justin Lee-Schultz "Just In The Moment" 06.27.23

Lemek "Emergence" 06.17.23

Orrin Evans "The Red Door" 06.16.23

Meshell Ndegeocello "The Omnichord Real Book" 06.15.23

Lin Rountree "Its You" 06.12.23

Greg Adams East Baby Soul "The Real" 06.02.23

Michael Blake "Dance Of The Mystic Bliss" 05.26.23

Michael Lington "Looking Ahead" 05.12.23

Joe Lovano Trio "Tapestry · Our Daily Bread" 05.15.23

Arturo O'Farrill "Legacies" 04.28.23

Foss Doll "Get It On" 04.21.23

Ken Navarro "Love Is Everything" 04.07.23

Maysa "Music For Your Soul" 03.31.23

Jacques Schwarz-Bart "The Harlem Suite" 03.31.23

Chris Standring "The Lovers Remix Collection" 03.17.23

Billy Childs "On The Winds of Change" 03.17.23

U-Nam "Sunshine Of Mine" 02.07.23

Grace Kelly "All That I Need" 03.05.23

Greg Spero "The Chicago Experiment Revisited" 02.24.23

Kurt Elling "Guilty Pleasures" 02.17.23

Nick Colionne "Just Like That" 02.07.23

Tom Shuman "Reflections Over Time" 02.06.23

J White "Free" 02.05.23

Delfeayo Marsalis "Uptown on Mardi Gras Day" 02.03.23

Les Sabler "Flying High" 02.03.23

Michael Broening "Never Too Late" 02.03.23

Dave Stryker "Prime" 02.02.23

Terry Wollman "Surface" 01.29.23

Keiko Matsui "Euphoria" 01.21.23

3 Keys "We 3 Keys" 01.20.23

Kendrick Scott 'Corridors' 01.20.23

The Motet "All Day" 01.18.23

David Benoit "A Midnight Rendezvous" 12.18.22

Christian McBride "New Jawn" 12.16.22

Brad Mehldau Trio "Your Mother Should Know: Brad Mehldau Plays The Beatles" 12.01.22

Samara Joy "Linger Awhile" 08.22.22

J3 "Opus 1" March 15, 2022

Kenny Nightingale My Inspiration August 29, 2018

Otmaro Ruiz, Jimmy Branly, Jimmy Haslip “Elemental” 11/23/18

Eddie Palmieri “Mi Luz Mayor” 12/07/18

Will Downing “The Promise” 11/30/18

Harold Mabern “The Iron Man: Live at Smoke” 11/23/18

Acoustic Alchemy “33 1/3” 11/16/18

Marcus Strickland “People Of the Sun” 11/09/18

Anders Helmerson “Quantum House Project” 11/03/18

Joey Alexander “A Joey Alexander Christmas” 11/02/18

John Legend “Legendary Christmas” 10/29/18

Hard Swing Mango “RHAPSODIE” 10/26/18

Christian McBride “New Jawn” 10/26/18

Connie Han “Crime Zone” 10/12/18

Tracye Eileen “Why Did I Say Yes” 10/12/18

Jazmin Ghent “Heat” 10/01/18 B

Cécile McLorin Salvant and Sullivan Fortner “The Window” 09/28/18

John Scofield “Combo 66″09/28/18

Jowee Omicil “Love Matters!” 09/28/18

Arturo O’Farrill “Fandango at the Wall: A Soundtrack for the U.S., Mexico, and Beyond” 09/28/18

Jose James “Lean On Me” 09/28/18

Doug Jones “Crossing LInes” 09/24/18

Nicole Banks Long “Fly”09/22/18

Lori Henriques Quintet “Legion of Peace: Songs Inspired by Laureates”09/21/18

Christian Sands “Chasing Dragons” 09/21/18

Macy Gray “Ruby” 09/21/18

Lucia Jackson “You and the Night and the Music”09/14/18

Cedric Burnside “Benton County Relic” 09/14/18

YellowJackets “Raising Our Voices” 09/14/18

Count Basie Orchestra “All About That Basie” 09/14/18

Cedric Burnside “Benton County Relic” 09/14/18

Kim Waters “What I Like”09/07/18

Kandance Springs “Indigo”09/07/18

Bob James Trio “Espresso”08/31/18

Jake Shimabukuro “The Greatest Day” 08/31/18

The Braxton Brothers “Higher” 08/24/18

Jonathan Butler “Close To You” 08/24/18

Jimmy Haslip, Scott Kinsey, Gergö Borlai “ARC Trio” 8/24/18

Eric Darius “Breakin’ Thru”08/24/18

Sam Rucker “Redemption”08/24/18

Maiko Hata “Peaceful Erosion” 08/7/18

Brian Simpson “Somehting About You” 07/27/18

Brian Simpson “Somehting About You” 07/27/18

Boz Scaggs “Out Of The Blue” 07/27/18

The Bill O’Connell Jazz Latin Quartet “Jazz Latin” 07/24/18

Al Di Meola “Elegant Gypsy & More Live” 07/20/18

Eddie Palmieri “Full Circle” 07/20/18

Brian Bromberg “Thicker Than Water” 07/13/18

Sean Clapis “Almost Free” 07/12/18

Keschia Potter “Rebirth of the Soul” 07/06/18

Tim Hunter “Blue Sky Moments” 07/05/18

Jason Webb “I’M Coming Home” 07/02/18

The Instant “Nightfall” 07/01/18

The Stanley Clarke Band “The Message” 06/29/18

Charles Lloyd + The Marveletts with Lucinda Williams “Vanished Gardens” 06/29/18

Project Grand Slam “Trippin” 06/29/18

Greg Chambers “A New Day” 06/22/18

Tibalesman “Where’s Yours” 06/22/18

Beverley Beirne “Jazz Just Wants To Have Fun” 06/22/18

Dave Koz and Friends “Summer Horns II From A to Z” 06/22/18

Elan Trotman “Incomparible” 06/22/18

Amy Cervini “No One Ever Tells You” 06/15/18

Harold Lopez Nussa “Un Dia Cualquiera” 06/15/18

Ernie Krivda “A Bright and Shining Moment” Swing City 061518

Michael Franks “The Music Inside My Head” 06/08/18

Michael Lington “Silver Lining” 06/08/18

JP Morgan “The Transparency Project”06/01/18

Marcus Miller “Laid Back” 06/01/18

Eddie Daniels “Heart of Brazil” 06/01/18

Sarah Munro “Angel Road” 06/01/18

Tower of Power “Soul Side Of Town” 06/01/18

Jeffrey Osborne “Worth It All” 05/25/18

Tia Fuller “Diamond Cut” 05/25/18

Christian Sands “Reach Further” Live EP 05/18/18

Gerald Albright “30” Deluxe Version 05/18/18

Basia “Butterflies” 05/18/18

Orcastratum 05/18/18

Lenny Kravitz “Greatest Hits” Vinyl 05/18/18

Pete Escovedo “Back To The Bay” 05/11/18

Fred Hersch Trio “Live In Europe” 05/11/18

Josh Vietti “Magic City”05/05/18

Francesco Digilio “Smooth Jazz Hits 80’s 70’s” 05/05/18

Zemill “Intimate Pleasures” 05/04/18

Drew Davidsen “Innerspace”05/04/18

Joey Alexander “Eclipse” 05/04/18

Vincent Ingala “Personal Touch” 05/04/18

Michael Paulo “Beautiful Day” 05/01/18

Jessy J “Live at Yoshi’s 10 Year Anniversary Special”04/27/18

Allan Harris “The Genius Of Eddie Jefferson” 04/27/18

Van Morrison and Joey DeFrancesco “You’re Driving Me Crazy” 04/27/18

Nick Colionne “Just Bein Me” 04/27/18

Hudson “Record Store Day”04/21/18

Greg Adams East Bay Soul “That’s Life” 04/21/18

Sting & Shaggy “44/876” 04/20/18

Terence Blanchard featuring E-Collective “Live” 04/20/18

Elaine Elias “Music From Man Of LA Mancha”04/13/18

Rob Zinn “Walk The Walk” 04/06/18

Joe Lovano and Dave Douglas “Soundprints Scandal” 04/06/18

Manhattan Transfer “The Junction” 03/30/18

Janice Kephart “Cherokee” 03/26/18

Chris Standring “Sunlight” 03/23/18

Adam Hawley “Double Vision” 03/23/18

Kurt Elling “The Question” 03/23/18

Under The Lake “Jazz, Groove and Attitude” 03/23/18

Lavel Jackson “I’m Blessed” 03/16/18

Erin McDougald “Outside The Soiree” 03/16/18

Bill Frisell “Music Is” 03/16/18

Andrew Lloyd Weber “Unmasked: The Platinum Collection” 03/16/18

Lindsey Webster “Love Inside” 03/16/18

Lao Tizer “Songs From The Swinghouse” 03/16/18

Nils “Play” 03/16/18

Mayu Saeki “Hope” 03/16/18

Inaki Arakistain “Another Road” 03/01/18

Threestyle “Reason 2 Love” featuring Magdalena Chovancova” 03/01/18

Bob Holz “Visions: Coast to Coast Connections” 02/23/18″

Alfredo Rodriguez “The Little Dream” 02/23/18

Artaska Strings “Coffee” 02/21/18

Marion Meadows, “Soul City” 02/16/18

Tom Bruner “Homage to a Hero: Tom Bruner Plays the Ballads of Wes Montgomery” 02/15/18

Eric Valentine “Velvet Groove!” 02/14/18

Dana Riley “Is This Love? (The Best of Slow James)” 02/14/18

Brian Culbertson “Colors Of Love” 02/14/18

Lin Rountree “Stronger Still”02/09/18

Kirk Wilson “My Love” 02/09/18

Timbalesman & Butch Campbell “Has No Time” 02/08/18

Wakana “Saxcess Stories”02/01/18

Shawn Kingsberry “Peace Love and Happiness” 01/27/18

Tony Rosales Jazz “Piano and the City” 01/27/18

Gerald Veasley “Live At South”01/23/18

Carolyn Gains “Beware Of My Dog” 01/19/18

The Chick Corea and Steve Gadd Band “Chinese Butterfly” 01/19/18

Walter Beasley “The Best Of Walter Beasley: The Affable Years, Vol 1” 01/19/18

Lindsey Webster “Love Inside” 01/19/18

David Davis “Dig This” 01/18/18

Chris Soto “Guitar Expressions Vol 1” 01/17/18

Andrew Neu “Catwalk” 01/16/18

Michael Alan “Distant Worlds” 01/15/18

Dan Seigal “Origins” 01/15/18

Daryl Beebe “The Daryl Beebe Project: Seasons Change” 01/13/18

Tony Marino “Thank You for the Music” 01/12/18

Jeannie Taylore “Rough Diamond” 01/12/18

Dr. Lonnie Smith “All In My Mind” 01/12/18