The buzz that from the get-go has surrounded “Future Love” from writer, producer and guitarist Emmanuel “U-Nam” Abiteboul shows no sign of abating. As well as becoming the #1 best selling jazz and smooth jazz album at Amazon US, in the top 20 of that same category at iTunes US, #13 on the smoothjazz.com top 50 major album charts and #20 on the Billboard Top 25 jazz albums chart, it has also reinforced U-Nam’s status as a perennial musical trendsetter.
Indeed, with nine top 30 Billboard hits already to his name U-Nam, propelled by the vibrant “Future Love”, is currently enjoying unbridled success. It is a collection with the magic ingredient of being radio ready throughout and this was perfectly demonstrated by Future Love’s zesty title cut that was the first single to hit the airwaves. Now, and perhaps reflecting his emergent standing as the heart beat of smooth jazz, he is doing it all again with the cleverly titled “Artbeat” that will be going for adds on May 27th, 2019.
A feel good tune of immense proportions (which includes Mattias Roos on Rhodes plus Dwayne “Smitty” Smith on bass, this ultra smooth soul jazz extravaganza has a delicious seventies style vibe that might well be described as U-Nam’s own “Breezin’” of 2019. It is a comparison that will not be lost of George Benson aficionados the world over and as smooth jazz fans everywhere prepare for another sizzling summer it is the sunshine filled “Artbeat” that will provide the musical backdrop.
Listen to Artbeat on Smooth Jazz Buzz (Playlist 4/4).