Presentation - The Very Best of Cafe Jazz
|Highlights Hour One
Missing Your Touch - Acoustic Alchemy:
The appeal of Acoustic Alchemy has always been grounded in the sound produced by two acoustic guitars. The concept originated in the early 80s with the duo of the late Nick Webb & Simon James. It was later refined by Webb & Greg Carmichael. The latter pair perfected their playing as live onboard entertainment for a transatlantic flight from England to America and after securing a record deal, they debuted as Acoustic Alchemy in 1987, with the release of Red Dust and Spanish Lace. For over ten years and an almost equal number of albums, Carmichael and Webb performed as one of the most creative and dynamic groups in instrumental music. They expertly blended many seemingly diverse elements from jazz, new age, and reggae into a totally unique & appealing style. Throughout that period their work remained innovative and fresh and helped define the SJ genre. Reference Point, which was recorded in 1990 and nominated for a Grammy, remains one of their finest albums. From that effort I've selected a long time favourite.
CD: Reference Point (1990)
Web Site: Acoustic Alchemy
Summer - The Jazzmasters:
the Night Away - Thom Rotella:
CD: Can't Stop (1997)
|Highlights Hour Two
- Ricardo Silveira:
Lights - Kenny G:
Stop Thinking About You - Herb Alpert:
|After Hours ~ Exclusive to our Web Site:
It's time like this that I feel extremely fortunate in producing Café Jazz. However, two hours for our "very best of" special just isn't enough. So I get to remedy that somewhat with one extra hour of fantastic music on After Hours. So, as we continue, I've selected a few tracks that have appeared on previous specials. We have music from Allon Sams, Club 1600, Marcos Valle, & The Rippingtons to name a few. Then I've included a few pieces that have continued to grow on me over the years...that's the way it is sometimes with music. Making their debuts on this series are Ronny Jordan, Andreas Vollenweider, Warren Bernhardt, and a couple of others. So stick with us because I know that you're going to love it!
|Café Jazz Goes International & The 2004 Most Played List !
Big news for us! KHBL 96.9 FM in Hannibal, Missouri joined our list of affiliates a few weeks back. Yes Café Jazz has gone international as our program is now heard in the birthplace of Samuel Clemens & "America's Hometown". Café Jazz airs on KHBL on Sundays from Noon until 2pm with a special encore presentation of the previous week's show from 10:00am til Noon. I make that out to be back to back shows and a total of four hours of unique relaxing music. Why with smooth programming like that, I wouldn't be surprised if the town's population shows a sudden & dramatic increase! People will be flocking to Hannibal from all over the state. I can just read the headlines. Ahh yes! Hannibal, Missouri, where the music is so good, you'll want to live there! Seriously though, thanks go out to David P. Norman at KHBL for selecting our show as part of his line up.
And a bit overdue perhaps, but at long last our Most Played List of Albums, Artists, & Selections is finally available. This is our first attempt at compiling a comprehensive summary of this type and with that in mind, I think that it turned out quite well. Check out the details by clicking on the paw....