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This Week @ Cafe Jazz.ca - Edition #575
December 30th
Edition # 575
The Very Best of Café Jazz
The Holy Grail of Smooth!

... a once a year fiesta that we time to coincide with some sort of milestone edition! On this occasion we're celebrating program #575 with our 9th annual installment!
Highlights / Play List: Playlist for Ed #575
Rio Sunset - Paprika Soul
Extra Sensual Perception - Kevin Toney
Morning Mist - Chris Boardman
Maltese Connection - Vital Information
Up in My Treehouse - Chet Atkins
Midnight Conversation - Rhythm Logic
This Week @ Cafe Jazz.ca - Edition #638
December 23rd
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
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 #618
December 16th
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
December 9th
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
December 2nd
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
November 25th
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
November 18th
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
November 11th
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
November 4th
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
October 28th
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
October 21st
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 #600
October 14th
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
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 #608
October 7th
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
September 30th
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 #604
September 23rd 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 #594
September 16th
Edition # 594
Funk in the Trunk
Michael Fair

Changes over the past few years have seen a lot of the air let out of smooth jazz - thankfully artists like Michael Fair and cds like Funk in the Trunk are breathing some much needed life into the genre!
Back Trax / Playlist: Playlist for Ed #594
Calypso Coast - Elements
Secret Garden - The Alan Parsons Project
Hypnotique - Bill Sharpe
Trouble Up Warieka Hill - Rohan Reid
Mr. Barista - Kiku Collins
This Week @ Cafe Jazz.ca - Edition #593
September 9th
Edition # 593
North End Soul
Vincent Ingala

That major blip on our smooth jazz radar is none other than Vincent Ingala, an artist whose trajectory indicates he's destined for greatness!
Fresh Trax / Playlist: Playlist for Ed #593
She Loves The Water - Cal Harris, Jr.
Warm - Brad Rambur
Peace Song - Gabriel
Midnight Groove - Nate Najar
Candleglow - Darren Motamedy
This Week @ Cafe Jazz.ca - Edition #630
September 2nd
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
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 #421
July 8th
Edition # 421
Samoa Soul
Patrick Yandall

The "axe man" from San Diego's name appeared on our own in house list of most played albums for the past two years and he's now poised to three-peat ...

Back Trax / Playlist: Playlist for Ed #421
I Wish - Sam Cardon
Rina - Bobby Caldwell
Sunrise - Jay Beckenstein
Heart of the City - Frank Mills
One Wish - Steve Oliver

This Week @ Cafe Jazz.ca - Edition #382
July 1st
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 / Playlist: Playlist for Ed #382
Groovette - Shady Grady
Wey U - Kirk Whalum
Love's Theme - Rick Braun
Everglades - Richy Kicklighter
Cha Cha Cool - Steve Raybine
This Week @ Cafe Jazz.ca - Edition #381
June 24th
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 / Playlist: Playlist for Ed #381
Spice - Fattburger
Rendezvous - Eric Marienthal
Ocean Way - Torcuato Mariano
Every Time She ... - Michael Franks
Ain't Nobody - Tom Grant
This Week @ Cafe Jazz.ca - Edition #377
June 17th
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 / Playlist: Playlist for Ed #377
Bittersweet - Glenn McNulty
Boulevard - Peter White
Blue Azure - Shakatak
December Bossa - Gold Coast
At Midnight - Bob Mamet
This Week @ Cafe Jazz.ca - Edition #368
June 10th

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 / Playlist: Playlist for Ed #368
Doc Powell - Sade's Song
Andreas Vollenweider - Dancing with ...
Dave McMurray - 7 Day Love
Marc Antoine - Unity
Down to the Bone - Brooklyn Heights
This Week @ Cafe Jazz.ca - Edition #314
June 3rd

Edition # 314
Mediterraneo
Marc Antoine

Parisian born & classically trained, Marc Antoine was first exposed to the guitar through a neighbor who could play but a single song...
Fresh Trax / Playlist: Playlist for Ed #314
Lee Ritenour - Never Can Say Goodbye
Brian Bromberg - Bobblehead
Amedeo - Sax On Line
Anthony James Baker - Sueli
Terry Disley - Slam Dunk
This Week @ Cafe Jazz.ca - Edition #491
May 27th

Edition # 491
City Streets
Jim Adkins

Classy, upbeat, and polished, Jim Adkins' City Streets heralds what is easily one of the catchiest and most charismatic releases for the year!
Fresh Trax / Playlist: Playlist for Ed #491
Vibes Alive - After Hours
Tim Bowman - Sweet Sundays
Warren Hill - La Dolce Vita
Oli Silk - Chill or be Chilled
Native Vibe - Where There's Smoke
This Week @ Cafe Jazz.ca - Edition #383
May 20th
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 / Playlist: Playlist for Ed #383
Just Me and You - Richard Elliot
The Magic Hour - Steve Allee
Curves - Chris Camozzi
Quiet Moments - Lonnie Liston Smith
Bahia Funk - Lee Ritenour
This Week @ Cafe Jazz.ca - Edition #420
May 13th
Edition # 420
Metropolis
Alan Hewitt

Don't pass this one up!
Metropolis is not only one of the best smooth jazz releases for the year, it's one the finest to come along in several years !
Fresh Trax / Playlist: Playlist for Ed #420
True Love - Urban Jazz Coalition
The Total Experience - Boney James
Splashdown - Briza
The End of Summer - Jay Rowe
Motherland - Lee Ritenour
This Week @ Cafe Jazz.ca - Edition #493
May 6th
Edition # 493
Smooth Talkin'
Present Tense
While their live show has been drawing rave reviews, Present Tense's studio efforts maintain that same level of integrity and intensity!
Back Trax / Playlist: Playlist for Ed #493
Vibraphonic - Can't Get Enough
Jim Savitt - The Way Home
Kirk Whalum - Now ' Til Forever
Jay Rowe - Jay Walking
Pete Escovedo - La Samba
This Week @ Cafe Jazz.ca - Edition #411
April 29th
Edition # 411
Elixir
Pamela Williams

Subtle, sensual, & sophisticated, this latest album rather convincingly confirms a long-held belief. Say what you will, above all else Ms Williams is indeed the first lady of sax...
Fresh Trax / Playlist: Playlist for Ed #411
Look What's Happened - Shilts
House Call - Nestor Torres
What Does It Take - Peter White
Easy Does It - Oli Silk
In The Grove - Gumbi Ortiz
This Week @ Cafe Jazz.ca - Edition #486
April 22nd
Edition # 486
Monterey Cool
Kevin Kooyumjian
It's with the utmost pleasure that we present an inspiring microcosm of the famed California coastal music scene with Mr. K and his Monterey Cool release!
Back Trax / Playlist: Playlist for Ed #486
Dan Farrow - How Much I Want You
Dwight Sills - Caribbean Soul
Hadley Hockensmith - Lullaby
Bill Evans - The Sunday After
Tower of Power - Cruise Control
This Week @ Cafe Jazz.ca - Edition #516
April 15th
Edition # 516
Life Is Good
Tom Grant

Tom Grant returns to the contemporary scene with his 23rd release, while displaying a total command of the genre he helped pioneer!
Back Trax / Playlist: Playlist for Ed #516
Cruisin' Downtown - Soft Sugar
The Time Is Right - Birds Of A Feather
Like The River Flows - Rachel Z
Pretzel Logic - Steely Dan
dabadab - Reggie Worthy & D-Phunk
This Week @ Cafe Jazz.ca - Edition #461
April 8th
Edition # 461
Above the Clouds
Brian Simpson
With the release of Above the Clouds, Simpson more than ready to build on the successes he's enjoyed with a project that's as fine as any you'll find in the genre!
Back Trax / Playlist: Playlist for Ed #461
Deep Within My Heart - William Aura
There Goes ... - Joseph Diamond
Big Sky - Pat Kelley
Ah! - Danny Jung
On The Town - Doug Cameron
This Week @ Cafe Jazz.ca - Edition #537
April 1st
Edition # 537
Foreign Xchange
Paul Brown + Marc Antoine

The initial sessions ... proved catalytic and ignited a flow that developed into a complete & genuine co-venture - one that blossomed in the true spirit and to the full promise of the album title!
Back Trax / Playlist: Playlist for Ed #537
E Jam - Sojourn
Lansana's Priestess - Donald Byrd
Festejo - Jay Leach
Bride of Summer - Jade Wrrior
Fever - Juluka
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This Week @ Cafe Jazz.ca - Edition #650
March 25th
Edition # 650
The Very Best of ...
11th Annual Edition

Hidden somewhere in Inner Asia, Shambala commonly is understood to be a place of peace, tranquility, and happiness, and so it seemed a good fit for us as a theme for this our 650th show!
Featured Selections / Playlist: Playlist for Ed #650
Above and Beyond - David Mann
A Day in Sydney - Igor
I Wish - Sam Cardon
Wind Parade - Donald Byrd
Unconditional - Pamela Williams
Come When You Call - Oleta Adams
This Week @ Cafe Jazz.ca - Edition #649
March 18th
Edition # 649
Upping the Ante
The
Retrospective - Part 4
... featured are perennial favourites by 3rd Force and Acoustic Alchemy; while also high on our list of defining tracks are selections by Marc Antoine, Brian Culbertson, and Lonnie Liston Smith...
Featured Selections / Playlist: Playlist for Ed #649
Hangin' Out - Joe Fuentes
Timeless Line - Marc Antoine
Keepers of the Flame - Craig Chaquico
7th Heaven - 3rd Force
Jive Town - Brian Tarquin
Escape - Brian Culbertson
This Week @ Cafe Jazz.ca - Edition #648
March 11th
Edition # 648
In the Limelight
Part 3
in a Retrospective
Our 15-year retrospective continues and in addition to the featured selections, also appearing are Glenn McNulty, George Duke, Art Porter Jr. & The Jazzmasters; those plus #1 tracks from 2008 & '09!
Featured Selections / Playlist: Playlist for Ed #648
Blue Touch - Gregg Karukas
Conversations - Helios
Sweet PC - David Garfield
Before Dawn - Joyce Cooling
Runaway - Lee Ritenour
Samba del Luna - Chaquico & Freeman
This Week @ Cafe Jazz.ca - Edition #647
March 4th
Edition # 647
Nuggets & Gems
A Retrospective - Part 2

… the second in a four part series and an edition that literally sparkles with nuggets & gems from our 15 seasons!
Featured Selections / Playlist: Playlist for Ed #647
Riviera - Philippe Saisse
Hang Loose - Dancing Fantasy
Beyond - Herb Alpert
Festevo - Steve Oliver
Espirito - Espirito
Born to be Bad - Joe Sample
This Week @ Cafe Jazz.ca - Edition #646
February 26th
Edition # 646
Through the Years
A Café Jazz Retrospective

It's the first in a four part series with tracks from as far back as the early 70s right on through to the 00s. Featured are Dan Siegel, Thom Rotella, Marcos Ariel, & Blue Knights!
Featured Selections / Playlist: Playlist for Ed #646
After Hours - Vibes Alive
Soft Silk - Blue Knights
Green Eyes - Marcos Ariel
Lady of the Moon - Thom Rotella
Ocean Way - Torcuato Mariano
Soft Touch - Dan Siegel
This Week @ Cafe Jazz.ca - Edition #645
February 19th
Edition # 645
NewUrbanJazz.com 2
Bob Baldwin

Urban and funky, spirited and fashionable, NewUrbanJazz.com 2 re-affirms Bob Baldwin's position as part of the vanguard for the urban-jazz scene!
Fresh Trax / Playlist: Playlist for Ed #645
Sail - Konstantin
Oliver's Twist - Chris Standring
Steal Your Heart - Patrick Yandall
In The Clouds - Najee
Here We Go - Peter White
This Week @ Cafe Jazz.ca - Edition #644
February 12th
Edition # 644
Between Two Worlds
Roberto Vazquez

Somewhere between spirit and passion, between creativity and good taste, that is where you'll find Roberto Vazquez and Between Two Worlds!
The Euro-Zone / Playlist: Playlist for Ed #644
Saronno on the Rocks - Bebo Best
Tribute - Mezzoforte
In Motion - Jonathan Fritzén
Easy Love - Novecento ft Stanley Jordan
This Is What You Are - Mario Biondi
This Week @ Cafe Jazz.ca - Edition #643
February 5th
Edition # 643
The Main Ingredients
Down to the Bone

Sometimes edgy, frequently funky, yet always fueled with a groove, 'there's plenty of meat on the Bone' with The Main Ingredients!
Vintage Collection / Playlist: Playlist for Ed #643
Feet First - Lyle Mays
Chief Inspector - Wally Badarou
Redwing - Larry Coryell
Behind the Waterfall - Lanz & Speer
Slide - Rhythm 'n' Jazz
This Week @ Cafe Jazz.ca - Edition #642
January 29th
Edition # 642
Beach Life
Rocco & Rahj

A standout from beginning to end, Beach Life takes on a whole new meaning with the sun and surf sounds of Rocco & Rahj!
Fresh Trax / Playlist: Playlist for Ed #642
Home Again - Scott Allman
On Fallen Ground - Drew Simpson
Going West - Roberto Vazquez
Stay Cool - Eliane Elias
Dream of Love - Lloyd Gregory
This Week @ Cafe Jazz.ca - Edition #641
January 22nd
Edition # 641
The 2011 Rewind
Best of '11 - Volume 3
…selections by Wayne Jones, Vince Mai, Bob Baldwin, and Nate Harasim, plus repeat appearances by Dave Koz & David Benoit - as we pop the cork one last time for the 2011 rewind!
Featured Selections / Playlist: Playlist for Ed #641 - Vol.3 in the Best of '11
Track 01 - Euge Groove
Livin' - Watson's Riddle
Moonlit Ocean - Brian Simpson
Playground - Shawn Brock
Beyond the Gate - Alexander Boynton Jr.
Sunrise Mist - John Costello
This Week @ Cafe Jazz.ca - Edition #640
January 15th
Edition # 640
The 2011 Review
Chapter 2

We take the utmost pride in our year-end rewind being chockfull of music you won't find anywhere else - this edition is a prime example!
Featured Selections / Playlist: The Résumé Resumes: Ed #640 The 2011 Review Chapter 2
So What - Konstantin
Lifted - Cindy Bradley
Is This Heaven - David King
Blue Ocean - Greg Anderson
State of Feeling - Cliff deMarks
Lausanne - Andy Snitzer
This Week @ Cafe Jazz.ca - Edition #639
January 8th
Edition # 639
Best of '11 - Part 1
12th Annual Re-Cap

... it's the 12th annual rewind spotlighting our MPL for the year. Featured is Cal Harris Jr. with the most played track in 2011, while also appearing are Rocco & Rahj as the top debutants!
Featured Selections / Playlist: The 2011 Mozaic: Ed #639 Part 1 of the Review
Berlin Boogie - Mezzoforte
Blue Midnight - Rob Tardik
She Loves the Water - Cal Harris Jr.
Syd's Summer Wave - Rocco & Rahj
It Is What It Is - Vincent Ingala
Quedate - Sammy Peralta

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