Amsterdam Connection – Summer Flow

 

Not only tulips come from Amsterdam. From the canal city derive Tim ‘Harmony’ Welvaars & Naomi Adriaansz with their new formation Amsterdam Connection. Under their previous group name Team Harmony both already released the debut album Two Souls One Breath (2015). Their new project is entitled Isn’t She Lovely (2017).

Tim Welvaars is a prolific veteran harmonica player with more than 30 albums on his belt. Naomi Adriaansz’ instrument of choice is the tenor saxophone.

Their new single is entitled Summer Flow.

Listen to Summer Flow on Smooth Jazz Buzz (Playlist 2/4).

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Les Sabler – In The Light

 

Hailing from Montreal, Canada guitarist Les Sabler has constantly build his reputation as top musician with his albums Hidden Treasure (1990), Time For Love (1994),  Bridge The Gap (2003), Sweet Drive (2007), Crescent Shores (2010) and Jobim Tribute (2014).

Long recognized as possessing the magic formula for making top notch contemporary jazz, silky smooth guitarist Les Sabler has come roaring back with his brand new single.

Listen to In The Light on Smooth Jazz Buzz (Playlist 2/4).

Lars Taylor – Sweet Onion

We are pleased to introduce Switzerland based guitarist Lars Taylor to the Smooth Jazz genre.  His debut single “Sweet Onion” is co-produced by Taylor and veteran hitmaker Paul Brown, who also mixed the new single.

In addition to Taylor’s acoustic guitar, “Sweet Onion” features world-class musicians Charles Berthoud on bass and Gorden Campbell on drums.

Listen to Sweet Onion on Smooth Jazz Buzz (Playlist 2/4).

Ron King – Groovin’ On Down

Ron King is among the finest trumpet/composer artists in the world today. A Grammy nominated soloist, he is also one of L.A.’s top  Jazz / trumpet players. He has received many awards, from the IAJE, NAJE, ASCAP, and the RMA.  King has attained Gold records for working with George Benson, Ricki Lee Jones, and Marvin Gaye. In addition to these artists, he has also performed and recorded with The Tonight Show with Johnny Carson/Jay Leno,  The Hollywood Bowl Orchestra, Frank Sinatra, Keely Smith, , Jimmy Kimmel Live television show, Tony Bennett, Johnny Mathis, and was featured on the Grammy Awards.

King’s new single “Groovin’ On Down” is produced by Paul Brown, who also performs on guitar and percussion.

Listen to Groovin’ On Down on Smooth Jazz Buzz (Playlist 2/4).

WaKaNa – I Told You So

Japanese saxophonist WaKaNa‘s new single “I Told You So” is taken from WaKaNa’s full CD Saxcess Story.

When the song’s co-writer and producer Greg Manning suggested releasing “I Told You So” as the follow up to the first single/title track “Saxcess Story”, they re-recorded the song with Eric Valentine on live drums, and titled it the ‘velvet’ radio mix, in honor of Valentine.

Great idea, Greg…”I Told You So” sounds like a hit. Now that’s what we call a Saxcess Story!

“I Told You So”
written by WaKaNa and Greg Manning

WaKaNa – alto sax
Greg Manning – keys
Adam Hawley – guitar
Eric Valentine – drums

Listen to I Told You So on Smooth Jazz Buzz (Playlist 2/4).

Walter Beasley – It’s Alright

We are excited to announce the release of Walter Beasley‘s new CD Going Home, release date April 19 (Affable Records)!

The projects’ first single “It’s Alright” is killer. We think it’s Walter’s best song.

“It’s Alright”
Written by Walter Beasley
Produced by Phil Davis and John Roberts

“No matter what you are going through, know this too shall pass. Keep telling yourself, ‘It’s Alright'” – Walter Beasley

Listen to It’s Alright on Smooth Jazz Buzz (Playlist 2/4).

Johnny Britt – Highway 10

Johnny Britt‘s new single “Highway 10” is an up-tempo track that is reminiscent of other hit singles he has written, such as “Contact” by Boney James.  “Highway 10” features Johnny’s signature smooth sounding flugelhorn with its soulful layered arrangements and melodies that ride all over the song.

Interstate 10 (I-10) is the southernmost cross-country Interstate Highway in the American Interstate Highway System stretching from the Pacific Ocean at Pacific Coast Highway in Santa Monica, California, to Jacksonville, Florida. Highway 10 is Johnny’s mind blasting hymn about this stunning route with countless sights.

“Highway 10” is taken from Britt’s new CD, So Hot.

Listen to Highway 10 on Smooth Jazz Buzz (Playlist 2/4).