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December 26
Edition # 343
James Vargas (self-titled cd)
James Vargas

As a schoolboy, Vargas was
a head chorister. Nevertheless, he
developed a disposition for
rock, jazz, & soul ...

David Mann - I Want You
Jesse Cook - Jumpstart (live)
Jim Adkins - Ocean Breeze
Queen Latifah - Hard Times
Steve Barakatt - California Vibes

December 19
Edition # 342
A Café Jazz
Christmas !

Special Presentation
For the third time in as many years, we're featuring the best in Yuletide music as we present our annual bacchanalia ...
Highlights & Complete Play List:
Lori Andrews - O Come Emmanuel
Dave Koz - Beneath the Moonlit Sky
Dionne Warwick - Happy Holiday
Jim Brickman - Dreams Come True
Rick Braun - It's Christmas
Peter White - The Christmas Song

December 5
Edition # 341
Vladosphere
Vlad

Uplifting, melodic and stimulating are just some adjectives that begin to describe the music of Vladomir De Briansky...

James Gabriano - Red Teddy
Nighthawks - As The Sun Sets
Mark Whitfield - Smoov Soul
Demo Cates - A Vow
Dalminjo - Bossa Note

November 28
Edition # 340
Night on the Town
Eric Darius

In spite of the fact that he's still a student at the University of S.Florida, Eric Darius is quickly developing into one of the brightest young stars...

Greg Lowe - Songo
Dotsero - Sleep Tight Katydid
Chris Botti - No Ordinary Love
Marilyn Scott - I Wished on a Moon
Alexander Zonjic - Isabela

November 14
Edition # 339
3D
Steve Oliver

Steve Oliver's combination of talent and energy is indeed a rare commodity in music and as such, it's really no wonder that Oliver is quickly becoming a star attraction ...

Vernon D. Fails - I'm Here
Shades of Soul - Love Come Down
Rick Braun - Dance With My Father
Marc Jordan - Let's Waste Some Time
(duet with Molly Johnson)
Stacey Knights - Southwest Shuffle

November 7
Edition # 338
The Benoit Freeman
Project 2

Not surprisingly, the teaming of two top artists in the genre results in one of the top albums of the year.

Joey Sommerville - Until Further Notice
Christiaan Mostert - Stephanie
Swing Out Sister - Where Our Love Grows
All-For-7 - A Walk in Paradise
George Collichio - Biarritz

October 24
Edition # 337
The Good Life
David Lanz

David Lanz played in several bands as a teen and had aspirations of "making it" as a rock musician. However, at nearly the same time...

Garry Goin - Don't Ask My Neighbors
Rick Kelly as Soul Ballet - Cream
TFOXX - In The Pocket
Machan - Blossom
Craig Chaquico - Her Boyfriend's Wedding

October 17
Edition # 336
The Cool Groove
of Summer
The Quareterly Review

Typically the summer months provide us with some of the finest listening of the year. That was especially true this past season...
Highlights :
Tim Bowman - Summer Groove
Frankie Cendejas - Nosotros
Michael van Droff - Fragile Heart
Incognito - True to Myself
Garner Thomas - Workin' Late
Waymen Tisdale - Ain't No Stoppin' ....

October 10
Edition # 335
Diary
Torcuato Mariano

Mariano grew up listening to the music of his native Argentina but was also greatly influenced by American artists such as Santana and Stevie Wonder...

Jamie Bonk - Looking In
Jeff Kashiwa - Wait and See
Vince Madison - One Rainy Night
Fattburger - Work To Do
Vlad - Little Star

September 19
Edition # 334
Newport Nights
Theo Bishop

Although he just recently released his solo debut, Theo Bishop is no newcomer to the music scene.The veteran keyboardist was born in Portland Oregon ...

Gene Cannon - St. Augustine
Novecento featuring Stanley Jordan
- Easy Love
Fourplay - Fields of Gold
Michael Lington - Call Me Late Tonight
Greg Adams - FireFly

September 12
Edition # 333
Player's Club
Marion Meadows

Hey! Is this the best cd that Marion Meadows has ever recorded? I'm not totally certain of the answer, but it just may be...

Robert Monteleone - Takin' A Break
Norman Brown - Up 'N' At 'Em
Kim Waters - Tell Me So
Rafe Gomez - Icy
Steve Oliver - Funhouse

July 24
Edition # 332
This Girl's Got to Play
Joyce Cooling

It's frequently true, that all it takes is one song for a performer to become an over-night sensation. Such was the case with Ms Cooling...

James Vargas - Lasting Impression
Jonathan Cain - Guilty Pleasures
Doc Powell - Push
Matt Dusk - Miracle
Eric Darius - Let's Stay Together

July 17
Edition # 331
The Second 90 Days
The Quareterly Review

On this edition we're looking back at some great tracks that have either been released or otherwise been featured on the show in the past 90 days or so...
Highlights :
Andre Ward - Every Time I Open My Eyes
Nestor Torres - Maybe Tonight
Barry Danielian - Keep On Keepin' On
Torcuato Mariano - Where Love Will Take
Marion Meadows - Suede
Eliane Elias - Movin' Me On

July 10
Edition # 330
Confidential
Peter White

For fans of White's music, it might best be described as a typically brilliant affair and one which provides yet another fabulous chapter ...

David Lanz - The Good Life
Everette Harp - Can You Hear Me
Lynn Cannon - P'zazz!
Boney James - Here She Comes
Koop - Summer Sun

July 3
Edition # 329
Smooth Jazz in Canada Eh!
A Café Jazz Special Presentation

On this occasion, we're playing the music of Canadian Smooth Jazz artists exclusively. We first did this last year and we're doing it again, so I guess it's now an annual event....
Highlights :
Nura -Rue Clarendon
Eddie Bullen - Your Sweetness ...
Ray Garand - Only You
Alexander Zonjic - Angel of the Night
Dino Pacifici - Bossa on the Breeze
Jamie Bonk - Momentum

June 19
Edition # 328
No Assembly Required
Pieces of a Dream

This group was first formed in Philadelphia when two of the founding members, James Lloyd and Curtis Harmon, were still
teen-agers...
Ricardo Scales -Your Sweet Love
Craig Boyd - Since I Met You
Patrick Yandall - First Dance
David Benoit / Russ Freeman
- Palmetto Park
Doctor Jazz - Because of You

June 5
Edition # 327
So Nice
The Clayton/Scott Group

For this endeavour Clayton & Scott enlisted the aid of Tony Grace & Rob DeBoar aka Four80East. The aligning of these creative forces has resulted in a superb disc ...

Gary Fuston -Heard It Before
Ed Stone - Mind Over Matter
NiteFlyte - So Much
Eliane Elias - A House Is Not A Home
Theo Bishop - Put The Top Down

May 29
Edition # 326
This Time Around
Matt Marshak

A promising young artist, Marshak well exemplifies the fantastic new breed of player that is emerging in contemporary music...

Marcus Johnson -18th & M
Torcuato Mariano - High Frequency
Jon Dalton - The Gift
Spyro Gyra - In My Arms
Elliot Levine - Urban Groove

May 22
Edition # 325
Noche de Pasion
The Alan Hewitt Project

Recording this cd as a project enabled Alan to stretch out creatively in ways that he couldn't have had it
just been a solo album...

Bill Shafton -In My Hands
Keiko Matsui - Facing Up
Shakatak - Tortola Sunset
Andre Ward - Every Time I Open My Eyes
Plan 9 - Superfriction

May 8
Edition # 324
Giving Back
David Garfield

Garfield began the piano when he was seven. For David there was an immediate connection with the instrument that was almost spiritual in nature ...

Alkemx -Time to Lounge
Cabo Frio - Flight Time
William Woods - Blue Me Down
Brian Lenair - Kickin' Back
The Clayton/Scott Group - Back Pocket

May 1
Edition # 323
Sophistication
Grady Nichols

Out for just for a short while is Sophistication, now his fourth and latest cd. Nichols has definitely kicked things up a notch ...
Analysis - Nightlife
Pieces of a Dream - It's Go Time
Gene Dunlap - Up South
Edison West - Quest for an Angel
Matt Marshak - I Will Be With You

April 24
Edition # 322
Inside Out
Dan Siegel

Siegel began taking piano lessons at the age of eight and when he was only 12 he started performing professionally in a rock band .....

Paul Brown - Phat City
Maximum Grooves - When I Get There
Nestor Torres - Regalame La Silla ...
Marion Meadows - Suede
Barry Danielian - Keep On Keepin' On

April 10
Edition # 321
The Quarterly Review
A Special Presentation

On this edition we take a look back at some of the great music that's been released in the past few months. We're calling it the Quarterly Review or in this case the best of 2004... so far.
Highlights :
C M - Savvy
Urban Jazz Coalition - Luquillo Beach
Down to the Bone - Little Smile
Grady Nichols - Alone With You
James Hollihan - Across the Desert Sky
David Garfield - Los

April 3
Edition # 320
Gabriel's Horns
Gabriel Mark Hasselbach

An award-winning composer and recording artist, Hasselbach grew up in Denver Colorado relocating to Canada's West Coast...

Alfonzo Blackwell
- Love Song
Joyce Cooling - Expression
Bernard Alcorn - Late Arrival
TekNeek - Playtime
The Alan Hewitt Project - Breathless

March 27
Edition # 319
Freddie Fox (self-titled cd)
Freddie Fox

Out of Tullahoma, Tennessee comes Mr. Freddie Fox, who for the past eighteen years has toured the world with a host of top names...

Bob Baldwin
- I Wanna Be Where You Are
Lou Watson - It Doesn't Matter
Incendio - Awakening
Shikandaza -Bridge Over the Moon
Barry Aiken - Sending A Message

March 13
Edition # 318
Experience
Terry Disley

Although perhaps best known in Smooth Jazz circles through his association with Acoustic Alchemy, Disley is a highly versatile ...

Tony Whitfield
- Hold On
David Garfield - Desert Hideaway
Ron Fattorusso - Up All Night
McKenzie Burns -This Funky Groove
C M - Savvy

February 28
Edition # 317
Sweet Talk
Eric Marienthal

In a genre that's heavily laden with sax players, there are only a handful that might be considered as great musicians...

The Jazzy Devils - Night Groove
Hubert Laws - Bloodshot
Roger Smith - Rough Cut
James Hollihan - Waltz of the Leaves
Konstantin Klashtorni - Sunday

February 21
Confidential
Peter White

Peter relates.. "By 'confidential' I mean personal and revealing; that's exactly what this record is to me. I play from the heart...


Launch of Indispensable Listening List
- A Guide to Musical Adventure

February 14
Edition # 316
Just Come On In
Nick Colionne

Born and bred in Chicago, Colionne grew up in a household surrounded by jazz. Initially learning guitar under the tutelage of his stepfather, music was an integral ....

In Due Season
- Bojangling
Joe Kurasz - Funky B
Everett B. Walters
- And the Story Goes Like This
Jeff Friend - Smoothie
Euge Groove - Livin' Large

February 7
Edition # 315
Southern Living
Alex Bugnon

The Swiss born keyboardist began by learning a classical style of playing. However, Bugnon soon developed a love for jazz thanks to his father, a jazz guitarist, and his uncle, trumpet great Donald Byrd....

Dan Siegel
- In Your Eyes
Jazz Crusaders f. Wayne Henderson
- Clima Suave
Peter White - Talkin' Bout Love
Grady Nichols - Circle of Friends
Down to the Bone
- I'll Always Hold You Close

January 31
Edition # 314
Mediterraneo
Marc Antoine

Parisian born & classically trained, Antoine was first exposed to the guitar through a neighbor who could play but a single song...

Lee Ritenour - Never Can Say Goodbye
Brian Bromberg - Bobblehead
Amedeo - Sax On Line
Anthony James Baker - Sueli
Terry Disley - Slam Dunk

January 17
Edition # 313
The Best of 2003
Part 3

Over the past 2 weeks we've played some great tunes that made last year one of the most memorable in recent times...
Highlights & Complete Play List:
Ultrablue - Nightgroove
Brian Hughes - Wherever You Are
Steve Briody - Orchard Walk
A. Ray Fuller - Portuguese Love
The Rippingtons - 17 Mile Drive
Spyro Gyra - Cape Town Love

January 10
Edition # 312
The Best of 2003
Part 2

As we continue our musical review of 2003, we have music from Brian Culbertson & Fattburger to name but two. However, we play much more than just hits...
Highlights & Complete Play List:
Les Sabler - Clouds
Pamela Williams - Unconditional
Nick Colionne - High Flyin'
Steve Cole - Missing You
Alex Bugnon - Lonely Nights
Acoustic Alchemy - Venus Morena

January 3
Edition # 311
The Best of 2003
Part 1

For our first show of the new year we take a look back ... 2003 was a tremendous one for Smooth Jazz, and now is the time when all this fantastic music comes together...
Highlights & Complete Play List:
Marc Antoine - Cubanova
Paul Jackson Jr. - Athens Park
Freddie Fox - Thoughts of You
Eric Marienthal - Sweet Talk
Nura - Rue Clarendon
Special EFX - Get On Up

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