Since his debut Acoustic HighwayCraig Chaquico 's creative blending of snappy guitar melodies and subtle Native American textures has contributed something of a spiritual nature to smooth jazz. It's interesting to note however, that as his fame as an instrumental star increased, he became a little more conscious of commercial considerations. Earlier material like the soundscape heavy " Gathering of the Tribes " and the drive-time energetic " Native Tongue " let his guitar lead the way, buoyed by the bluesy keyboard textures of longtime partner Ozzie Ahlers.
But while these all-star enhanced tunes are slightly more radio friendly, Chaquico makes sure his crisp strings are always center stage. Two new cuts hint at his future playing more Latin and trip hop music. He improvises easily over the hypnotic toe tapping trance grooves of 3rd Force on "Beyond Words," then lets his strings dance over the fiery brass, explosive percussion and Ahlers' Latin synth harmonies on " Cafe Carnival. Visit Slim Man's website. If you took a heap of the soul out of Bobby Caldwell's voice and made him a bit more nasal, the result would be close to the easygoing, pleasantly romantic yet ultimately unremarkable Slim Man.
Still, what Slim lacks in powerful emotion and any sort of passion Album) intensity he more than compensates for in genuine likeability, and Jazzified Bona Fide Music plays like a balmy soundtrack to a day on a tropical Album).
The dreamy waltz "Other Side of Love" typifies his approach - casual delivery of sweet yet simplistic lyrics while synth strings sway in the background, harmonically enhanced by Joe Ercole's synth vibes, Kevin Levi's smoky sax and the irresistible acoustic guitar harmonies of Marc Antoine. In other words, he prefers a subtle vocal approach while his guest stars carry the emotional weight.
Ercole and Levi are particularly effective in solo spotlights on "Steal The Night. A little more depth and a lot more energy would have helped this disc rise from the sea of pleasantries into something more meaningful.
Visit Maysa's website. Soul singer Maysa probably thought it would be a great idea to lead the rhythmically diverse project All My Life NCoded Music with the sultry " Got To Album) Strong ," but programmers and listeners are sure to scoff, "Just what we need. Another Sade clone. Over a galloping disco-funk groove and bouncy percussion, Maysa sings aggressively about the tragedy of alcoholism as brass inflections bounce all around. She gets back to the airy Sade flavors on " All My Life ," but breaks those chains once again on the more emphatic and energetic statements of " Pressure " and "Hooked on Your Love," which find Album) skirting between Aretha Franklin-like torch soul and disco diva.
Her longtime Incognito associate Bluey Maunick proves to be a versatile producer, but he saves his best work for the last track, "Closure," which finds Maysa's voice easing over throbbing synth percussion, spacey synth strings and distant trumpet musings. A dynamic song, just the best to heat up the audience. Promenade was the next signature song taken from Peter's same-titled CD I owned that LP in my youth and played it to Orcus on my gritty Dual record player.
All three are high professional musicians and that way we could see a great show with all the gimmicks, duels and jokes they can offer. They also performed Notoriouswhich is quasi a Rick Braun jazz standard and probably one of his best songs. Peter White grew up with the songs of the Beatles and The Rolling Stones, which he easily could copy but for his further idols, The Isley Brothers it took a little longer as Peter grinning remarked onstage.
It were these three magical words he couldn't resist. Surprise guest was Dave Koz, who joined the group on this last song. Great fun for audience and musicians. Last top-act at Saturday was platinum-selling sax player Dave Kozaccompanied by keyboardist Brian Simpson. Dave is not only known by his music, his newest album is Greatest Hitsbut also as host of Smooth Jazz Network's nationally distributed afternoon show. Look at the photo, how he smiles. This sultry but dynamic tune was released on his album Greatest Hits.
After the song Dave left stage and Brian Simpson Let Me Go - Michael Lington - Vivid (CD the lead. Brian Simpson has always been a working jazz musician. Since more than 10 years he is the musical director and keyboardist of Dave Koz.
Brian chose for his performance a Roland remote shoulder synthesizer, which is popular under keyboardists, because one can move onstage while playing. Powered by eight batteries one can play approximately six hours, but I never heard about someone who did it. Brian preferred an intimate performance concentrated on his instrument.
After Dave's return onstage they performed Honey Dipped from Dave's album Saxophonicone of Dave's most popular songs. The following Together Again had the same uplifting quality and the audience was in great move dancing and hollering.
This concept album comprised a collection of timeless film melodies. Next song was All I see Is Youthe second song taken from the album Saxophonicobviously more uplifting.
Those smooth jazz fans, who cannot get enough I recommend to embark the Smooth Jazz Cruisewhere Dave Koz will show his live performance again. This cruise is already sold out and the wait-list counts more than 1. Through The Fire 4. The Moment 5. For You 6. Larger Than Life 7. Still Thinking of You 8. Mallorca To make a … Category: CouponGet Code. Date: Time: 5pm PDT. Location: online. Venue: stageit. Buy Tickets pay what you can This show is all about my biggest Radio Hits!
Venue: Stageit. Buy Tickets. Join me as I perform my favorite tunes I have ever recorded. Tune in and pay what you can! Out Now! Michael Is back in the studio recording his 8th CD. Very exciting news! Produced by Barry J. Recorded and Mixed by Ray Bardani. Executive Producer: Roy McClurg. Associate Executive Producer: Andi Howard.
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