Madoca – Illusions of Love

MADOCA™ [pronounced “ma du ka”], is a world-class keyboardist and composer, Grammy voting member & publisher, ASCAP member, and national recording artist.  Her style is a fusion of contemporary/classic jazz, soul, funk, Latin and salsa — providing musical sustenance for your mind and soul.

Her latest release, Illusions of Love is produced by award-winning producer Bob Baldwin, and showcases the growth and maturity of this very talented Japanese/American International performer.

Madoca has performed tribute concerts for music legends Joe Sample, Herbie Hancock, and Ramsey Lewis.   She has also opened for or worked with Chris Botti, Rick Braun, Jonathan Butler, Richard Elliott, India Arie,  Eric Marienthal, and Pamela Williams, to name a few.

Listen to Illusions Of Love on Smooth Jazz Buzz (Playlist 6/4).

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Patrick Lamb – Tailgate

Patrick Lamb is the saxophonist of the stars. He performs with Gino Vannelli, Bobby Caldwell, Esperanza Spalding, Jeff Lorber Fusion, Tommy Thayer, Diane Schuur, Bobby Kimball, Alice Cooper, and Smokey Robinson. However, his limited time still allows him to successfully pursue his solo career.

This we tie to his albums, as there are The Closer I Get (2000), Sunshine Alley (2002), With A Christmas Heart (2003), Soul Of A Free Man (2007), Don’t Get No Better (2007) as duo with Patsy Meyer, It’s All Right Now (2011), Pick Up The Pieces (2013), and this year Soul Ties.

Listening to the introducing track Tailgate, makes it immediately audible that Patrick approaches his themes with raw energy and an irrepressible presence. It’s the follow-up to the project’s first single, Homebrew.

“Tailgate”
written by Patrick Lamb and Jeff Lorber
Mixed by Darren Rahn

Patrick Lamb – Saxophone
Alex Al – Bass
Lil John Roberts – Drums
Tony Maiden – Guitar
Jeff Lorber – Rhodes

It’s a HOT track for the Summer!

Listen to Tailgate on Smooth Jazz Buzz (Playlist 6/4).

Jazmin Ghent – Amends

Jazmin Ghent is among the hottest up & coming national Smooth Jazz recording artists today. From her new album The Story Of Jaz comes the saxtress’ new single, “Amends”.

Written by Jazmin Ghent and legendary keyboardist Jeff Lorber, and recorded by Euge Groove in the ‘Groove House’, “Amends” features her rich and soulful tone. “Amends” truly depicts the essence of Smooth Jazz. The subtle flow of this composition takes the listener on a magical musical carpet ride. Whether driving, jamming or early morning rising, this is the jam you never want to end!

Listen to Amends on Smooth Jazz Buzz (Playlist 5/4).

Mark Harris II – Goin’ Up

Keyboardist Mark Harris II started his musical career with the debut EP Imagine in 2015. Now he returns with his sophomore project Interstellar (2018). A powerful blend of Fusion, Jazz, and Funk elements to paint a futuristic view from one of contemporary jazz’s new up and coming artist.

St. Louis-based keyboardist Mark Harris II new single “Goin’ Up” is taken from his new CD, Interstellar. It’s Mark’s hip, modern viewpoint on Contemporary Jazz in the new era. “Goin’ Up” is penned by Harris, who also performs keyboards and bass on the new single.

Listen to Goin’ Up on Smooth Jazz Buzz (Playlist 5/4).

Johnny Britt – Hot Fun In The Summer

Johnny Britt’s new single “Hot Fun In The Summer” is released in perfect coordination for the hot Summer months! It’s a killer new version of Sly & The Family Stone’s classic, and features Najee on saxophone. Hot Fun In the Summer has that special inimitable atmosphere you perhaps knows by songs like Roy Ayers’ Everybody Loves The Sunshine.

“Hot Fun In The Summer”
Johnny Britt – vocals
Najee – saxophone
Nils – guitar
Marcus Williams – drums
Sean Lawson – percussion

Britt will be performing at Art Good’s legendary Catalina Island Jazz Trax Festival in October.

Listen to Hot Fun In The Summer on Smooth Jazz Buzz (Playlist 19/3).

Patrick Bradley – Newport Coast

Keyboardist Patrick Bradley‘s new single “Newport Coast” is the follow-up to hit singles “Dear Friend”, “Tailwind”, and “Intangible”, all taken from Bradley’s Intangible CD. While Pacific Coast riding is an often used picture in smooth jazz, Newport Coast conjures an edgier alternative. Andrew Carney on trumpet leaves a deep footprint.

“Newport Coast” (3:23)
Produced by Jeff Lorber
Written and arranged by Patrick Bradley and Jeff Lorber
ISRC code US-ZXY-17-02172

Listen to Newport Coast on Smooth Jazz Buzz (Playlist 5/4).

David Garfield – One Like You

The new single from David Garfield‘s Jammin Outside The Box CD follows several Smooth Jazz hits such as ” Go Home” and ” Jamming”, which charted the Billboard Top 10. Garfield teams up with iconic songwriter Smokey Robinson to write this new original song and brought in long-time collaborators Michael McDonald and David Sanborn to round out this all-star offering. ” One Like You” is a romantic R&B, yet smooth groove leaning to the old-school vibe, definitely a song to be listened to on a candlelit Friday night in loving company.

“One Like You” spotlights the classic vocal stylings of Smokey Robinson doing what he’ s so well recognized for, and complimented by the rich and familiar vocal textures of Michael McDonald. Garfield, who leads the band on keyboards and Fender Rhodes, also produced and arranged the track.

Listen to One Like You on Smooth Jazz Buzz (Playlist 5/4).