John Novello – Good To Go

Along with our friends at 529 Records, we are excited to announce the release of John Novello‘s new single, “Good To Go”! It’s the first single and title track from Novello’s forthcoming new album.

“Good To Go”
Written by John Novello
Produced by Andy Goldmark and John Novello

John Novello – Keys
Eric Marienthal – Sax
Adam Hawley – Guitar
Eric Valentine – Drums

Listen to Good To Go on Smooth Jazz Buzz (Playlist 22/3).


The Allen Carman Project – State Of Mine

By now, you’re probably aware that Philippe Saisse is the songwriter for Allen Carman’s music. Philippe also submitted “State Of Mine” to his friend and legendary producer/guitarist Nile Rogers, who loved the song so much he decided to include a pop mix on Chic’s new album which he produced.

Carman’s “State Of Mine” (Smooth Jazz mix) features Nile Rogers on guitar, along with Philippe Saisse on keys, and Gumbi Ortiz on percussion.

Listen to State Of Mine on Smooth Jazz Buzz (Playlist 22/3).

Kenney Polson – Blessed

Saxman Kenney Polson‘s new single “Blessed” is the first single from his upcoming new album, For Lovers Only Volume II.

Polson’s new album blends Smooth Jazz with R&B, and includes leading players such as guitarist Bruce Conte, keyboardist Roger Smith (Tower of Power), trumpeter Larry Gittens (Kool & The Gang), guitarist Phil Upchurch (Donny Hathaway and George Benson), and smooth jazz pioneer Tom Grant. Trombonist Fred Wesley (Parliament Funkadelic) and bassist/vocalist Michael Henderson (Miles Davis, Stevie Wonder) are also featured.

Listen to Blessed on Smooth Jazz Buzz (Playlist 22/3).

Mel Holder – Crossroads

Born in Brooklyn NY, of Panamanian decent, Mel was a testimony in the making. From an early age of six years old, Mel Holder was hindered from being able to fully participate in all of life’s youthful activities due to asthma. However, God taught him through that challenge to become a focused relentless warrior and saxophone player.

Mel Holder spreads his ministry through a blend of jazz and gospel, fused with African and Caribbean rhythms. He has already released the albums Music Book Volume 1 (2009), and Back To Basics: Music Book Volume 2 (2015).

Saxman Mel Holder’s new single Crossroads is taken from his new album, Music Book Volume III – Magnificent (2018). Ben Tankard is a featured guest artist on Crossroads. We think you and your listeners will dig it!

Listen to Crossroads on Smooth Jazz Buzz (Playlist 22/3).

Willie Bradley – Life On Top

Willie Bradley is a native of Orangeburg, SC and a graduate of South Carolina State University, Orangeburg, SC where he earned his BS Degree in Music Education and Performance. Over the course of his career he has become a go –to musician for many of soul music’s greats over the years. Willie’s stage presence includes performances with jazz greats including Dizzy Gillespie, Clark Terry, Frank Foster, Max Roach, Betty Carter, Gerald Albright, Walter Beasley, Alex Bugnon, Ronnie Laws, Hiroshima and Marion Meadows.

In 2014, Willie released his debut Contemporary Jazz CD Another Day & Time produced and co-written by keyboardist/Recording Artist Nicholas Cole. Willie’s sophomore CD Going With The Flow is being considered for a Grammy, “Best New Contemporary Jazz Instrumental Album 2018”. The single Life On Top is the first from Willie’s forthcoming new album, It’s My Time.

Listen to Life On Top on Smooth Jazz Buzz (Playlist 22/3).

Carol Albert – Femme Flight

One of contemporary jazz’s true breakaway artists of 2018 with three consecutive Billboard charting hits, keyboardist/composer Carol Albert keeps the momentum flowing with her new single, Femme Flight.

A bright and high spirited, Brazilian-tinged celebration of creative freedom, the track features Carol on piano and wordless vocals in an ensemble featuring two of the genre’s most acclaimed emerging female artists, flutist Ragan Whiteside and saxophonist Magdalena Chovancova. “Femme Flight” is produced, written and arranged by Carol Albert, and mixed by Paul Brown.

“It’s been very rewarding to see how my new music has resonated with people, and the radio airplay and appreciation from listeners are a wonderful confirmation that I’m on a strong creative path and achieving my goals on this very personal quest” – Carol Albert

Listen to Femme Flight on Smooth Jazz Buzz (Playlist 22/3).