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2005 NOTES SHOWCASE ALBUM/FEATURE HIGHLIGHTS

December 18
Edition # 389
A Café Jazz Christmas !
The Bacchanalia Continues
On Part 2 of our holiday special we're featuring great new seasonal selections from Rick Braun, Anita Baker, The Pointer Sisters, and several other never-before-been-played-on-our-show tracks...
Featured Selections & Play List:
My Little Drum - Rick Braun
Christmas Fantasy - Anita Baker
Christmas, Love & You - Will Downing
What Child is This? - Roberto Perera
Deck the Halls ... - Steve Oliver
Christmas in NY - The Pointer Sisters

December 11
Edition # 388
A Café Jazz Christmas !
Part 1
With Christmas Day only days away, we're arranging our musical stockings with the utmost care as we prepare a Café Jazz Christmas. Seasonal music is tricky at the best of times...
Featured Selections & Play List:
Christmas Time is Here - Fourplay
Baby, It's Cold Outside - Vanessa Williams & Bobby Caldwell
Silent Night - Al Jarreau
Driving Home For Christmas - Chris Rea
Winter Wonderland - Hiroshima
Do You Hear ... - Rauder and Hobbs

December 4
Edition # 387
Modern Times
Marc Antoine

As a young boy growing up in Paris, Antoine was first exposed to the sound of the guitar through a neighbour, who knew but a single song. Nevertheless, Marc fell in love with its mellifluous tone...

Back Trax:
My Love - Brian Bromberg
Never Too Much - Richard Smith
Green Angel - Nestor Torres
Forbidden Love - Craig Chaquico
California Grooves, Yo! - Dancing Fantasy

November 27
Edition # 386
For Her
Walter Beasley

Growing up in El Centro, California, Beasley's passion for music sprang to life when he was nine. His Aunt had given him a Grover Washington, Jr. record. That album, and ...

Fresh Trax:
You Are The Sun - Marcin Nowakowski
Backburn - Chuck Leavell
Emotion - Eric Marienthal
Beauty of Mine - Gretchen Lieberum
Casual Bliss - Nate Wingfield

November 20
Edition # 385
Yours Truly
Rick Braun

The man who nearly single-handedly revitalized the sound of the trumpet in contemporary music is back with his first studio release in a couple of years !! Over the past dozen years ...

Back Trax:
She Likes to Watch - The Rippingtons
Necessary Autumn - Vital Information
Eastlake Blue - Tony Gable & 206
Just For The Moment - Dan Siegel
Jive Town - Brian Tarquin

November 13
Edition # 384
Texas Hold'em
Joe McBride

A Fulton, MI native, McBride started banging on the piano at the tender age of four. Blessed with a fair degree of natural talent, he was already playing in a few of the local jazz clubs in nearby St. Louis while he was still in high school ...

Fresh Trax:
Julian's Smile - Tom Braxton
Pas y Amor - Javid
All In A Days Work - Bob Baldwin
Nobody - Michael B. Sutton
brainfreez - Jason Weber

November 5
Edition # 383
Soul Lounge
Bona Fide

Bona Fide is the creation & musical alter ego for the smooth jazz crooner known as Slim Man. Tim Camponeschi is the man
behind the project ...

Back Trax:
Just Me and You - Richard Elliot
The Magic Hour - Steve Allee
Curves - Chris Camozzi
Quiet Moments - Lonnie Liston Smith
Bahia Funk - Lee Ritenour

October 30
Edition # 382
It's All Good
Brian Simpson

Now we haven't heard anything new from Simpson for quite some time. True, he was a member of Rhythm Logic, a 4-piece combo that recorded a pair of projects back in the late 90s ...

Fresh Trax:
Groovette - Shady Grady
Wey U - Kirk Whalum
Love's Theme - Rick Braun
Everglades - Richy Kicklighter
Cha Cha Cool - Steve Raybine

October 23
Edition # 381
Long Time Coming
Jay Soto

Music has always been a very important part of Jay's life. He was only five when he started playing drums & it a couple of years later he began formal classical training ...

Back Trax:
Spice - Fattburger
Rendezvous - Eric Marienthal
Ocean Way - Torcuato Mariano
Every Time She ... - Michael Franks
Ain't Nobody - Tom Grant

October 16
Edition # 380
Looking Up
Gregg Karukas

Although he'd messed around on piano since the age of six, Karukas didn't seriously entertain thoughts of a career as a musician until he saw the Beatles on TV ...

Fresh Trax:
One Eyed Jack - Joe McBride
This Must Be For Real - Euge Groove
The Journey - Bona Fide
Better With Time - Veronica Martell
Alive, Living in Jersey - William Woods

October 9
Edition # 379
The City
Paul Brown
For the past 20 years, Paul Brown's expertise as a producer has helped fuel the popularity of Smooth Jazz. Brown has worked with all the prominent names ...

Back Trax:
Daybreak - Freddie Ravel
Highway 60's Revisited - Grant Geissman
Pulse Point - Ken Navarro
Precious Time - Keiko Matsui
Tequila Frenzy - Paul 'Shilts' Weimar

October 2
Edition # 378
The QR
The 3rd Quarter

Yes indeed, this is the quarterly review and this is now our third installment for the year! We've just gone thru a fantastic period during which oodles of fabulous music made its way into our Café Jazz studios!!
Featuring:
Lowdown - Boz Scaggs
Deep Into You - Gregg Karukas
Finally Free - Robin Avery
Too Hot - Larry Gittens
Hey Young World - G. Albright/K. Toney
Gramercy Groove - Kenny Carr

September 25
Edition # 377
Metro Blue
Richard Elliot

There's a sense of excitement surrounding the release of Metro Blue, now Elliot's 14th solo effort and one that may well mark another pivotal point in his career ...

Back Trax:
Bittersweet - Glenn McNulty
Boulevard - Peter White
Blue Azure - Shakatak
December Bossa - Gold Coast
At Midnight - Bob Mamet

September 18
Edition # 376
Temptation
Jeff Golub

On this effort, Golub has hooked up with top producer Paul Brown for the first time. This affiliation certainly hasn't hurt Jeff one bit,
in fact ...
Fresh Trax:
Here With You - Brian Simpson
Steppin' Out - Kim Waters
Caught in a Moment - Jay Soto
Wish You Were Here - Jason Parra
Elizabeth - David Pack

September 11
Edition # 375
Hardcastle 4
Paul Hardcastle

Although Hardcastle had been a part of the London music scene as far back as 1981, things didn't really start to click until the release of ...
Back Trax:
Romeo & Juliet - Euge Groove
Samba Del Luna - Freeman & Chaquico
Cool Shades - Chris Standring
Insatiable - Roberto Perera
Morning Song - Soundscape

September 4
Edition # 374
The Sounds of
Summer Special

If it was new this past summer & if it was great, chances are that you'll hear it right here on the premier edition of our summer special !!
Featuring:
So This Is Love - Lisa Hilton
One Day at a Time - Anthony Pope
Charm - Najee
Fragments of an After ... - Danny Federici
Spin Zone - Blake Aaron
Set You Free - Kem

August 28
Edition # 373
The Eyes of Mars
Patrick Yandall

It's time for all you great guitarists on the SJ scene to move over & make room for Patrick Yandall, as this man has arrived !!
Fresh Trax:
Quisiera Ser - Turning Point
Steppin' Up - Mark Hollingsworth
It's You and Only You - Kevin Toney
All In My Mind - Liberty Silver
I'm Only U-Nam - U-Nam

August 21
Edition # 372
Flipside
Jeff Lorber

Like a fine wine, Lorber seems to just keep getting better with age as this project signifies one of his most focused and refined efforts to date ...
Back Trax:
Al Jarreau - Gimme What You Got
Special EFX - Seduction
Spyro Gyra - Shaker Song
3rd Force - Here Comes the Night
Gota - Cruisin' Your Way

August 14
Edition # 371
Wild Card
The Rippingtons

Founded in 1987, The Rippingtons have enjoyed tremendous success as innovators in the smooth jazz arena ....
Fresh Trax:
Matt Jordan - Nothing We Can't Do
Paul Brown - Side Steppin'
Brian Culbertson - Let's Get Started
3D - Riff to the Smooth
Marc Antoine - Bella Via

July 3
Edition # 370
The Second 90 Days
The Quareterly Review

All the finest Smooth Jazz
that has made its way
into our studio in the past 90 days
... and its all on one
incredible show!!
Featuring:
Richard Elliot - Mystery
Amarosa - El Baile Del Sol
Seal - Lips Like Sugar
Jonathan Butler - Rio
Warren Hill - Still in Love
Brian Bromberg - Choices

June 26
Edition # 369
Smooth Jazz in Canada Eh!
A Special Presentation

As part of our Canada Day celebrations we're featuring the music of Canadian Smooth Jazz artists exclusively. We first tried this a couple of years ago ...
Featuring:
Les Sabler - Bridge the Gap
Ray Garand - Talk To Me
Michael Bublé - You'll Never Find ...
The Clayton/Scott Group - Zakattak
Nura -Rue Clarendon
Dino Pacifici - Iridescence

June 19
Edition # 368
Music and Laughter
Allon Sams

In the course of events, Allon met up with Grammy-winning producer Paul Brown and soon he was collaborating with Peter White....
Back Trax:
Doc Powell - Sade's Song
Andreas Vollenweider - Dancing with ...
Dave McMurray - 7 Day Love
Marc Antoine - Unity
Down to the Bone - Brooklyn Heights

June 12
Edition # 367
Nightlife
Paul Taylor

Although he started playing sax at the age seven, Taylor didn't consider a career in music until he was in high school....
Fresh Trax:
Dave Sereny - Beata
Walter Beasley - Coolness
Paul Hardcastle - Serene
Mike Di Lorenzo - Loosey Goosey
Down to the Bone - Tiburon

June 5
Edition # 366
American/English
Acoustic Alchemy

Greg Carmichael never thought he had the personality to become a solo performer & so he always preferred being part of a group.
Back Trax:
Tim Heintz - Together at Last
Sam Riney - Playing With Fire
Slim Man - Should've Been Me
Ray Parker Jr. - After Midnite
Dotsero - Off Shore

May 29
Edition # 365
Gabriel... First Name Basis
Gabriel Mark Hasselbach

This is an another excellent effort & one on which Hasselbach continues to provide ample proof that he belongs among the elite of ...
Fresh Trax:
Amarosa - El Baile Del Sol
Average White Band - Work To Do
Keiko Matsui - Gentle Sands
Cascadu - East River Sail
Camiel - I'm Ready

May 22
Edition # 364
Perfect Island Nights
Bobby Caldwell

True to the mood that the title suggests, Perfect Island Nights is a warm & inviting musical sojourn & brimming with intoxicating melodies!
Back Trax:
Billy Joe Walker Jr. - Luis
Bernard Oattes - Sold
Brian Culbertson - Alone With You
The Jazzmasters - Smooth Groove
Joyce Cooling - Sleight of Hand

May 15
Edition # 363
Sweet Saxations
Pamela Williams

I'm not sure if you've heard the word, but the first lady of sax is back & she's sounding better than ever ...
Fresh Trax:
Bass X - Our Time
Jeff Golub - Simple Pleasures
Ronny Jordan - After 8
Michael Bublé - Quando, Quando, Quando
Black Gold Massive - Don't Give Up Now

May 8
Edition # 362
Got It Goin' On
Chieli Minucci

Minucci has developed into one of the most respected artist in contemporary instrumental music. He resurrected Special EFX ...
Back Trax:
Kilauea - No Getting Over You
Norman Brown - Lydian
Marcos Ariel - Green Eyes
Hiroshima - Sup Poze
Dave Koz - You Make Me Smile

May 1
Edition # 361
Will Power
Will Donato

So who will be the next rising sax star in SJ? There are an ever-increasing number of music lovers that feel it will be Mr. Will Donato...
Fresh Trax:
Hiroshima - China Latina
Gail Jhonson - Gimme Your Groove
Acoustic Alchemy - The Crossing
Allon Sams - Retreat
Donny Osmond - Breeze On By

April 24
Edition # 360
Retrofit
Daryl Stuermer

It was during a 1975 tour date, that George Duke sat in with Daryl's band & soon after recommended Stuermer for an audition with Jean-Luc Ponty...
Back Trax:
Bob James - Mind Games
Tony Guerrero - Beautiful
Ray Obiedo - Moodswing
Earl Klugh - Till The End Of Time
Club 1600 - Stay

April 17
Edition # 359
Driving Force
3rd Force

For the past 10 years or more, 3rd Force has been a mainstay in Smooth Jazz. It was their second album that broke their sound onto...
Fresh Trax:
Nick Colione - High Flyin' (remix)
Walter Duda - Revitalized
Patrick Yandall - Saturday Love
Michael Brandeburg - Midnight
The Rippingtons - Wild Card

April 10
Edition # 358
Pacific Coast Highway
Nils

For an artist who originally comes to us from Germany, Nils certainly has got this whole smooth jazz thing nailed down cold ...
Back Trax:
Duncan Millar - Dream Your Dream
Steve Laury - Astoria
Alvin Davis - The Greeting
Joe Fuentes - Hangin' Out
J.Michael Verta - O.B.C.

April 3
Edition # 357
Stay With Me
Michael Lington

The Copenhagen-born saxplayer began playing clarinet at seven and for a period underwent some classical training ...
Fresh Trax:
Kenny G - Don't Know Why
Herb Alpert - Wailing of the Willow
Bryan Lubeck - A Mother's Smile
Vanessa Williams - Everlasting Love
Michael Haggins - Norine

March 27
Edition # 356
A Special Presentation
The Quarterly Review

Where are you going to find all the freshest sounds to this point in 2005? You need look no further! Only three months in and we've already introduced ...
Highlights:
3rd Force - Ask Me Why
Steve Barakatt - Sensation
Bobby Caldwell - Perfect Island Nights
Queen Latifah - Hard Times
Nils - Pacific Coast Highway
Pamela Williams - Sweet Saxations

March 20
Edition # 355
All About Love
Nicolas Bearde

Hailing from Nashville, Bearde relocated to 'The City by the Bay' where he has established himself both as a vocalist and as an actor...
Fresh Trax:
Winston Byrd - Been So Long
Chieli Minucci - Good Times Ahead
Andre Delano - Mystic Journey
Matt Bianco - I Never Meant To
Steve Cole - Thursday

March 13
Edition # 354
Seldom Blues
Alexander Zonjic

Zonjic started in music as a rock guitarist and actually didn't even own a flute until the age of 21, when he bought his first one through a chance encounter with a shady character...
Fresh Trax:
Paul Taylor - Nightlife
George Duke - T-Jam
Marc Kunkel - Every Now and Then
Janita - No Words
Jonathan Sigel - Inner Space

March 6
Edition # 353
Love Coloured Soul
Ken Navarro

Since the release of his debut, Navarro has not only been one of the most prolific artists in Smooth Jazz, he's also been one of the hardest working...
Fresh Trax:
Will Donato - Espana
Adani & Wolf - Daylight
Lin Rountree - For Your Love
Nelson Rangell - That's the Way of the World
The Longo Brothers
- When I Get Back to You

February 27
Edition # 352
This Is What I Hear
Tim Bowman

Bowman received a call when Marvin needed a guitarist for his group The Winans, which went on to become the best-selling gospel group ...
Fresh Trax:
O'2L - Riders on the Storm
David Sanborn - Capetown Fringe
George Scott - True Feelings
Monkey House - Tough Love
Rich Arnold & Mike Young - Blue Coast

February 20
Edition # 351
FireFly
Greg Adams

Although he is best known for his lengthy stint with Tower of Power, Greg Adams is also a Grammy and Emmy nominated artist...
Fresh Trax:
Jeff Lorber - Ooh La La
Sean Grace - Street Flight
Lino - Wings
3rd Force - Ask Me Why
David Boswell - Up, Up and Away

February 13
Edition # 350
The Very Best of
Café Jazz !

A Special Presentation
We're celebrating a milestone with our 350th program! I couldn't think of a better to mark the occasion than by featuring some of the best music that we've ever played ...
Highlights & Play List:
Acoustic Alchemy - Missing Your Touch
The Jazzmasters - Lost Summer
Thom Rotella - Dance The Night Away
Ricardo Silveira - Francesa
Kenny G - Northern Lights
Herb Alpert
- Can't Stop Thinking About You

February 6
Edition # 349
Up Front
Paul Brown

For the last 20 years, Paul Brown has worked as a SJ producer & engineer. In that respect he's recorded with the most prominent names in the genre, from....
Fresh Trax:
Jamie Cullum - What A Difference ...
Chuck Loeb - Tropical
Bobby Wells - I Barely Know You
Bobby Caldwell & Deniece Williams
- Where Is The Love
Nils - Pacific Coast Highway

January 30
Edition # 348
Best of 2004
The 3rd of Three Parts

It was a fantastic year! Week after week one top caliber album after another found its way into our studios.I've saved some of the best music just for this occasion....
Highlights & Play List:
Steve Oliver - Chips & Salsa
The Benoit / Freman Project - Montecito
Torcuato Mariano - Where Love Will Take
Eric Darius - In The Pocket
Machan - Blossom
The Alan Hewitt Project - Breathless

January 23
Edition # 347
Where Our Love Grows
Swing Out Sister

Together Corinne Drewery on vocals & Andy Connell on keyboards are Swing Out Sister and they are now quickly closing in on their 20th anniversary as a band....
Fresh Trax:
Madeleine Peyroux - You're Gonna ...
Daryl Stuermer - Zanzibar
George Winston - Joy, Hope, and Peace
Daryl Hall & John Oates
- What You See is What You Get
Gabriel Mark Hasselbach - Take That!

January 16
Edition # 346
Best of '04
Part 2

A couple of weeks ago we gave you a sampling of music that in our estimation made last year a standout. Today we're continuing with the second installment in our three-part series...
Highlights & Play List:
Dan Siegel - When the Time Comes
Steve Barakatt - California Vibes
Nestor Torres - Regalame La Silla...
Peter White - Are You Mine
Theo Bishop - Child's Play
Marion Meadows - Suede

January 9
Edition # 345
West Coast Coolin'
Norman Brown

Norman was only eight when his family relocated to Kansas City and he first became interested in guitar. One of his earliest idols was Jimi Hendrix....
Fresh Trax:
Steve Glotzer - Bailar Conmigo
Nicolas Bearde - Every Little Star
Ken Navarro - You Are Everything
Pascale Lavoie - Speak Low
Pamela Williams - Fly Away With Me

January 2
Edition # 344
Cafe Jazz Best of 2004
Part 1

On this first show in 2005 we take a fond look back at musical highlights from 2004. The past year provided some incredible listening. We begin our review with the first of what will be a three-part presentation....
Highlights & Complete Play List:
Matt Marshak - Good Evening
Grady Nichols - Within the Blue
James Hollihan - Waltz of the Leaves
David Lanz - Kal-E-Fornia
Anita Baker - How Does It Feel
Gerald Albright - 4 on the Floor

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