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This Week @ Cafe Jazz.ca - Edition #638
December 25th
Edition # 638
A Café Jazz Christmas!
Songs of Ceremony & Celebration!
Carols for the new millennium include seasonal grooves from David Arkenstone, Patrick Yandall, Shakatak, and Chris Standring & Kathrin Shorr.
Featured Selections / Playlist: Playlist for Ed#638 - A Café Jazz Christmas 2011!
The First Noel - David Arkenstone
Christmas San Diego Style - P. Yandall
Christmas With You - Shakatak
Little Drummer Boy - Daryl Stuermer
Good Christian Men ... - Marc Hoffman
Send Me Some Snow - Standring & Shorr
This Week @ Cafe Jazz.ca - Edition #637
December 11th
Edition # 637
Groove Jazz N Chill#1
Konstantin

With an album that blurs the lines between electronica and smooth, Konstantin is set to move squarely into the smooth jazz lime light!
Vintage Collection / Playlist: Playlist for Ed #637
Titles - Vangelis
E Minor Shuffle - David Garfield
Stream - Andrew Glover
False Prophet - Quintana + Speer
The Experiment - Alan King
This Week @ Cafe Jazz.ca - Edition #636
December 4th
Edition # 636
Watson's Riddle
Watson's Riddle

With moments that range from introspection to playful funkiness, there's interaction galore on this the debut from Watson's Riddle !
Fresh Trax / Playlist: Playlist for Ed #636
Dave's Song - David Hughes
Lucky in Love - Pete Gitlin
Café Jazz - Rocco & Rahj
Love Ballad - Terrence Young
Living for the Moment - Richie Cannata
This Week @ Cafe Jazz.ca - Edition #635
November 27th
Edition # 635
Buddha's Ear
Terry Wollman

The Buddha's long ears are said to denote superb perception and so it would appear the title Buddha's Ear is indeed well chosen!
Euro-Zone / Playlist: Playlist for Ed #635
Silver Wheel - Andreas Vollenweider
Happy Mode - Eugene K
Human Touch - Michael van Droff
Promenade sur ... - S-Tone Inc.
Above and Beyond - David King
This Week @ Cafe Jazz.ca - Edition #634
November 20th
Edition # 634
In The Zone
Richard Elliot

For Richard Elliot ... he's right where he wants to be. The combination of all the elements - the band and the music and where he's at emotionally and in his personal life - they're all kind of clicking!
Chill-Out / Playlist: Playlist for Ed #634
Asian Lights - Dakini Mandarava
Please Don't Leave - Fedreghini & Bianchi
Lights of Euphoria - North / Michael e
Que Pasa Con Tu Corazon - Sol Project
Deep Water - Rodrigo Sanchez
This Week @ Cafe Jazz.ca - Edition #633
November 13th
Edition # 633
Balance.Energy. Laughter.Love
Rob Tardik

For years Tardik's formula for success in life has been one of balance, energy, laughter, and love. As in life, so it now is in music with Rob Tardik and his cd B.E.L.L. ringing loud and clear!
Vintage Collection / Playlist: Playlist for Ed #633
Soulful Strut - Young-Holt Unlimited
Oceans of Sand - John Costello
Astral Traveling - Pharoah Sanders
California Nights - Wes Montgomery
The Best - Attila Molnar
This Week @ Cafe Jazz.ca - Edition #632
November 6th
Edition # 632
Roseland
Acoustic Alchemy

With Roseland, Acoustic Alchemy once again delivers on the promise of their name with a project that's divers, melodic and inspired!
Fresh Trax / Playlist: Playlist for Ed #632
Bigger Than Outside - Tony Saunders
Take Five - Terry Disley Experience
Summer Wind - Konstantin
Esperando - Louie Cruz Beltran
Funky Love - Paolo Rustichelli
This Week @ Cafe Jazz.ca - Edition #631
October 30th
Edition # 631
Closed for the Holidays
Wayne Jones

In spite of the title Closed For The Holidays, there's little doubt that in so far as Wayne Jones is concerned, business is about to pick up!
Euro-Zone / Playlist: Playlist for Ed #631
Exotica - Hattler
On The Night - Rocco Ventrella
Last Summer - Daniel Domenge
Copacabana Soul - S-Tone Inc.
It's A Funk Thing - Mezzoforte
This Week @ Cafe Jazz.ca - Edition #630
October 23rd
Edition # 630
Wayback in '96
The Timeline Series!

Included on this the 3rd chapter in our continuing timeline series, are Richard Elliot, Chieli Minucci, Earl Klugh, Brian Culbertson, The Rippingtons & Peter White, as we zing Wayback to '96!
Highlights / Playlist: Playlist for Ed #630: Wayback in '96
That's Right - George Benson
Flirtation - Herb Alpert
Pacific Coast Drive - Doc Powell
Venice Beach - Blue Knights
A Cat on the ... - Keiko Matsui
Talk 2 Me - Thom Rotella
This Week @ Cafe Jazz.ca - Edition #629
October 16th
Edition # 629
The QR
Q3 for 2011!

Highlights include Richard Elliot, Spyro Gyra, and Paul Hardcastle. Also appearing are David King, Michael e, and Down to the Bone plus there's a 6-pack of featured selections …
Featured Selections / Playlist: Playlist for Ed #629
Gettin' Ready ... - Terry Wollman
Looking Through Rain - Damien DelRusso
Bahia - Westbound
Day's Ahead - Watson's Riddle
Barefoot - Cates Fomin Project
Closed for the Holidays - Wayne Jones
This Week @ Cafe Jazz.ca - Edition #628
October 9th
Edition # 628
The Way of the East
111 East

'Go east young man' is a twist on a famous quote, and we're extending this as a bit of a nod to the band 111 East on the occasion of their debut offering!
Chill-Out / Playlist: Playlist for Ed #628
Wait Till You ... (remix) - Ella Fitzgerald
Coconut Bay - Tomazz
Beata - Dave Sereny
Three A.M. - Gretchen Lieberum
Time to Lounge - Alkemx
This Week @ Cafe Jazz.ca - Edition #627
October 2nd
Edition # 627
Departures & Arrivals
Michael e

Likely the most prolific, imaginative, and consistent player on today's downtempo scene, word is spreading like wildfire as Michael's already appeared on over 100 compilations.
Vintage Collection / Playlist: Playlist for Ed #627
Sunday Morning - Alphonse Mouzon
Theme from Shaft - Isaac Hayes
When Love Appears - Gary Meek
Love's Theme - Love Unlimited Orchestra
Can't Believe It's True - Rory Gallagher
This Week @ Cafe Jazz.ca - Edition #626
September 25th
Edition # 626
Sounds of Summer Review!
7th Annual

We're here with all the hottest tracks of the season on a special called the Sounds of Summer Review. Included are DTTB, Andy Snitzer, Cindy Bradley & a host of others!
Featured Selections / Playlist: Playlist for Ed #626
Samasama - Keith Andrew
Distant Memory - Eugene K
Canção de Ninar - Spyro Gyra
Samba Samba - Russ Hewitt
Tá Nessa Ainda Bicho? - Azymuth
New Destinations - Journeys
This Week @ Cafe Jazz.ca - Edition #625
September 18th
Edition # 625
The Universal Dream
David King

A cd that's been described as 'almost cinematic in nature', The Universal Dream should ensure David King a spot in the musical cosmos!
Fresh Trax / Playlist: Playlist for Ed #625
Weekend Getaway - Misz
Hot Sauce - Jessy J
Shorelines - Roman Street
Boom Town - Richard Elliot
Marrakesh - Acoustic Alchemy
This Week @ Cafe Jazz.ca - Edition #624
July 17th
Edition # 624
Unscripted
Cindy Bradley

... explores & reveals a wide gamut of emotions - from the thumping retro club atmosphere of Massive Transit, to the optimism expressed in Lifted
and A New Day.
Vintage Collection / Playlist: Playlist for Ed #624
I'll Laugh the Last - Charlie Moreno
Brazilian Mama - Althea René
Kickin' It - Joel Gaines
Spellbound - Joe Taylor
Little Sunflower - Steve Madaio
This Week @ Cafe Jazz.ca - Edition #623
July 10th
Edition # 623
Kool&Klean Volume II
Konstantin

The initial album was packaged for release just last year and the positive response led to the issue of a follow-up in what we can only hope will be a multi-disc venture!
Fresh Trax / Playlist: Playlist for Ed #623
Let's Chill - Neamen
Disco - David Hughes
The Passage - D.Edward
Señor Sandoval - Michael e
Friday Night - Jonathan Fritzén
This Week @ Cafe Jazz.ca - Edition #622
July 3rd
Edition # 622
Traveler
Andy Snitzer

Accessible yet avant-garde, with Traveler Snitzer shows all the polish of a performer who has played the world stage several times over!
Chill-Out / Playlist: Playlist for Ed #622
Ocean Eyes - Konstantin/Kool&Klean
Café Tranquillo - Michael e
Midnight Moon - Briza
Anything You Need - Candy Dulfer
Miles To Go - Billy Paul Williams
This Week @ Cafe Jazz.ca - Edition #621
June 26th
Edition # 621
Smooth Jazz in Canada
9th Annual

We're celebrating Canada's birthday in the best way we know, with a 100%
'made in Canada' special !
Featured Selections / Playlist: Playlist for Ed #621
You & I - Brian Hughes
Meander - Nish
Red Giants and ... - James Gabriano
Obsession - Robert Michaels
Same City Different ... - Stuart Steinhart
Love Is - Vince Mai
This Week @ Cafe Jazz.ca - Edition #620
June 19th
Edition # 620
The QR
2nd in 2011!

…it's the second in our three-a-year jamboree! Highlights include selections by Bob Baldwin, Michael Franks, Paul Hardcastle, Euge Groove, Cindy Bradley, and many others …
Featured Selections / Playlist: Playlist for Ed #620
Make It Happen - Gail Jhonson
Waterfall - Shakatak
That's Just The Way ... - Dotsero
You Know The Way - Jeff Gaeth
Fine Wine - John Costello
Is This Heaven - David King
This Week @ Cafe Jazz.ca - Edition #619
June 12th
Edition # 619
Urban Folktales
Matt Marshak

Marshak's 5th cd and first concept record not only locks on the vibe of a late-night city chill, it's a celebration of the experience!
Vintage Collection / Playlist: Playlist for Ed #619
We Kinda Music - Andy Narell
Florentine - Jeff Tyzik
Every Island - Danny Heines
Cool Breeze - Sadao Watanabe
River Song - Dave & Don Grusin
This Week @ Cafe Jazz.ca - Edition #618
June 5th
Edition # 618
S7ven Large
Euge Groove

S7ven is lucky indeed for Groove's admiring legion of fans - and for us, as the man born to groove takes center stage as the star of our spotlight feature!
Fresh Trax / Playlist: Playlist for Ed #618
So What - Konstantin/Kool&Klean
Music is the Key - DTTB
The Windy Dance - Nick Colionne
Now That the ... - Michael Franks
Deep Kiss - Mandorla
This Week @ Cafe Jazz.ca - Edition #617
May 29th
Edition # 617
Common Ground
Three Deep

...
Chill-Out / Playlist: Playlist for Ed #617
Not in Love ... - Hp Hoeger & T Partl
Shiva Dance - Planet Lounge
Icy - Rafe Gomez
Dolalalaleng - DeeLight
Just Past Midnight - David Arkenstone
This Week @ Cafe Jazz.ca - Edition #616
May 22nd
Edition # 616
Doo Bee Doo Bop
Alexander Boynton Jr

...
Vintage Collection / Playlist: Playlist for Ed #616
Gift From Above - Marc Vee
Placid Paul - Ricky Peterson
KW's Groove - Kerry Wilkins
Thinking of You - Richard Tee
Got Your Number - Mottoretti
This Week @ Cafe Jazz.ca - Edition #615
May 15th
Edition # 615
Under the Sun
Patrick Bradley

...
Fresh Trax / Playlist: Playlist for Ed #615
Moment We Touch - Udi Levy
Big Dreams - Lorenzo Johnson
S7ven Large - Euge Groove
AG (Angie's Groove) - The JWB
East Meets Wes - Rob Tardik
This Week @ Cafe Jazz.ca - Edition #614
May 8th
Edition # 614
Contact
Boney James

...
Vintage Collection / Playlist: Playlist for Ed #614
Take It Slow - The Jazz Steppers
Secrets - Colors in Motion
Cosmopolitan - Tomazz
The Urban Theme - Maxwell
Dry Land - Herbie Mann
This Week @ Cafe Jazz.ca - Edition #613
May 1st
Edition # 613
Blue Ocean
Greg Anderson

Filled with load of licks, soaring melodies, and laid-back grooves, here's an effort that's as slick as they come!
Fresh Trax / Playlist: Playlist for Ed #613
For Grover and George - Bob Baldwin
Bluvis Gruvis - Three Deep
Rainforest / What's ... - Paul Hardcastle
Gulf Breeze - Michael C. Lewis
Riding High - Joel Rodney
This Week @ Cafe Jazz.ca - Edition #612
April 24th
Edition # 612
Love Affair
Sammy Peralta

For Sammy, his career goal has always been to contribute to music as an art form and when all is said and done, there really isn't any loftier objective for a true musician!
Vintage Collection / Playlist: Playlist for Ed #612
Reunion - Gary Burton
Hide and Seek - Chris Ho
Your Sweet Voice - David Hughes
Mardi Gras - Max Bennett
Barcelona - Michael e
This Week @ Cafe Jazz.ca - Edition #611
April 17th
Edition # 611
State of Feeling
Cliff deMarks

Cliff deMarks eliminates any sensory deprivation you may be experiencing. Here's music that heightens your awareness, while it transcends!
Fresh Trax / Playlist: Playlist for Ed #611
Lorelei - Cole Jacobs
Marseille - Andy Snitzer
Teddy P - Matt Marshak
Movado - Bryant Thompson
Into the Sunset - Patrick Bradley
This Week @ Cafe Jazz.ca - Edition #610
April 10th
Edition # 610
Wayback in '95
The Timeline Series!

We've set the controls on our time travelling Wayback machine to 1995 and appearing on the screen up ahead are the likes of 3rd Force, Fantasy Band, Rick Braun, Tom Scott, Paul Taylor, and ...
Highlights / Playlist: Playlist for Ed #610: Wayback in '95
Blue Light - Fantasy Band
Two Hearts Make One - Gregg Karukas
Vital Connection - 3rd Force
Groovis - Rick Braun
Midnight Sun - Brian Culbertson
Catina - Tony Gable & 206

This Week @ Cafe Jazz.ca - Edition #609
April 3rd
Edition # 609

The QR - Q.1 2011
Music from the first 90 days!

We're on a mission with a special edition ... it's the first in our thrice-a-year series! At the top of the list is something brand new from Cindy Bradley; while other featured selections are by Rob Parissi ...
Featured Selections / Playlist: Playlist for Ed #609: The QR - Q1 2010
Ocean Sunset - Rob Parissi
Massive Transit - Cindy Bradley
Chi Town - Jeanette Harris
Venus in Gemini - Artur Bayramgalin
Quedate - Sammy Peralta
All For You - Joel Gaines
This Week @ Cafe Jazz.ca - Edition #608
March 27th
Edition # 608
Gruv' Horn
Darren Motamedy

Many Seattle jazzers are reeling from Motamedy's move to LV, but as Gruv' Horn continues its steady assault on the charts, Darren may find his well-deserved day
in the sun!
Vintage Collection / Playlist: Playlist for Ed #608
Cool Breeze - Alto Reed
Fly into the Rainbow - Bobby Blackston
Azul - Metro
What Does It Take ... - Jr. Walker
Holidays - Abe Laboriel
This Week @ Cafe Jazz.ca - Edition #607
March 20th
Edition # 607
Cool Burn
Rocco & Rahj

Rocco & Rahj have not only created a new sub-genre in music with 'beach jazz', they now officially begin their reign as the undisputed kings!
Fresh Trax / Playlist: Playlist for Ed #607
Cotton Candy - John Gatti
Urban Vision - Daniel Domenge
Cosmic Sigh - Cliff deMarks
So Long Ago - Alexander Boynton Jr.
Blue Ocean - Greg Anderson
This Week @ Cafe Jazz.ca - Edition #606
March 13th
Edition # 606
Inside Out
Cal Harris Jr.

With a fresh and varied approach, Inside Out is a bold musical statement and an album upon which his gifts convey Cal Harris Jr. to the next level!
Vintage Collection / Playlist: Playlist for Ed #606
Diamond Drive - Steve Nieves
Special Love - Bryan Anderson
Together Again - Gabriela Anders
Laid Back - Ronny Smith
Trust Me (I Gotta Go) - Sammy Peralta
This Week @ Cafe Jazz.ca - Edition #605
March 6th
Edition # 605
Ocean View
Phillip Brooks

Cohesive yet adventurous, Ocean View is a cd upon which Phillip Brooks sets a personal high water mark with much of his best work to date!
Fresh Trax / Playlist: Playlist for Ed #605
Seasons - Lin Rountree
Spin Cycle - Drew Davidsen
Java Breeze - Rocco & Rahj
3 Am - Blue Soul Groove
Contact - Boney James
This Week @ Cafe Jazz.ca - Edition #604
February 27th
Edition # 604
A Journey of One
Nicholas Cole

His premier release may be called A Journey of One, but with as promising a coming out album as we've heard in quite some time, for Nicholas Cole his next journey will be with many!
Vintage Collection / Playlist: Playlist for Ed #604
Writes of Passage - Sheila E.
Scenes From the Past - Jack Lee
Paradise - Gordon James
Foundwind - Shadowfax
End Titles - Alan Silvestri
This Week @ Cafe Jazz.ca - Edition #603
February 20th
Edition # 603
Hello Tomorrow
Dave Koz

Following on the heels of Greatest Hits released in 2008, Hello Tomorrow gives Dave Koz a fantastic lead on the next installment of what is sure to be a multi-volume best of series!
Fresh Trax / Playlist: Playlist for Ed #603
Syd's Summer Wave - Rocco & Rahj
Who Now Do You Love - Shawn Brock
Iridescense - Nate Harasim
Hayley's Song - Todd Ashley
Poquito Mas - Dana Robbins
This Week @ Cafe Jazz.ca - Edition #602
February 13th
Edition # 602
Volcanic
Mezzoforte

For the second time in as many years, there's some shaking going on in Iceland and an eruption of epic proportions - this time it's with the sounds of Mezzoforte and their Volcanic release!
Vintage Collection / Playlist: Playlist for Ed #602
Freedom Words - Colour Club
Travellin' Man - Bob Berg
Battery Park - Open Door
Lettin' Go - Hiroko Kokubu
The Bomba Shack - Grusin & Sharpe
This Week @ Cafe Jazz.ca - Edition #601
February 6th
Edition # 601
Tracks
Will Sumner

With a nice mix of Latin and Brazilian styles together with flavours of pop and jazz, the project features an organic mix colored with brilliant harmonies, beautiful textures, and vibrant improvisation!
Fresh Trax / Playlist: Playlist for Ed #601
Ghost of Aviation - Michael E
Sunday Afternoon in ... - Sonny Olsen
Valentines - Paul Hardcastle
Awakening - Keiko Matsui
Bad Luck - Larry Carlton
This Week @ Cafe Jazz.ca - Edition #600
January 30th
Edition # 600
The Very Best of ...
10th Annual 'Super Show'

... leaping tall buildings on show #600 with The Crusaders, Grover Washington, Jr., Andreas Vollenweider and others, on the Dom Pérignon of smooth jazz radio!
Featured Selections / Playlist: Playlist for Ed #600 Vol.3 in the Best of '10 - The 'Charm' Edition
Pace Verde - Andreas Vollenweider
Fire of Love - Gabriela Anders
Let It Flow - Grover Washington, Jr.
Feel It - The Crusaders
Aqua Marine - Santana
Castille - Ray Obiedo
This Week @ Cafe Jazz.ca - Edition #599
January 23rd
Edition # 599
All We Need
Oli Silk

... with a trio of selections it becomes fairly obvious that in so far as quintessential smooth listening is concerned, all we need is Oli and his appropriately titled cd!
Fresh Trax / Playlist: Playlist for Ed #599
Magic - Michael Paulo
Postcard from Cannes - The Rippingtons
Contigo - Hp.Hoeger & Sugar Shake
My Hero, (Uncle Jim) - SureWill
Berlin Boogie - Mezzoforte
This Week @ Cafe Jazz.ca - Edition #598
January 16th
Edition # 598
The Best of 2010 - Vol.3
The 'Charm' Edition

… this 3rd installment in the series features Bob Baldwin, Dave Koz, Fourplay, and Marc Antoine, in addition to Spring Island and Marty Q, as we continue to feed our yen with all the best from 2010!
Featured Selections / Playlist: Playlist for Ed #598 Vol.3 in the Best of '10 - The 'Charm' Edition
Our Love - Brian Simpson
Catch the Wind - Cindy Bradley
Seaside - The Eric Evans Project
Step by Step - Wine & Chocolate
Steppin in Blue - Ron Hutchens
In The Works - Alan Hewitt
This Week @ Cafe Jazz.ca - Edition #597
January 9th
Edition # 597
The Best of 2010
Chapter 2

… the second chapter in the series includes outstanding tracks from Nils, Tim Bowman, Jonathan Fritzén, and Oli Silk while by destiny or by design, Gregorie Howard is our top break-thru performer!
Featured Selections / Playlist: By Destiny or By Design: Ed #597 The Best of 2010 Chapter 2
Undercover - Jonathan Fritzén
Just Past Midnight - David Arkenstone
Beaches - Walle Larsson
Smooth - Gregorie Howard
Dance With Me - Nils
How High Is The Moon - S-Tone Inc.
This Week @ Cafe Jazz.ca - Edition #596
January 2nd
Edition # 596
Best of '10 - Part 1
11th Annual Re-Cap

… as we flip the calendar page we're looking back at all the best from the past year. There's Steve Oliver, Rick Braun, & Jaared with our #1 track plus newcomers like Vincent Ingala & Stan Berger …
Featured Selections / Playlist: From 2010 - Here Again: Ed #596 The Best of '10 Part 1
Dancing With You - Jaared
Trust in Love - Stan Berger
Street Lights - Tony Vattimo
Straightaway - David Benoit
Open Road - Tom Braxton
Mission 2 Mars - Peter White

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