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Posted by Kat Cullen on 2016/04/25
Raw. Gritty. Edgy. Dirty. Four basic words in the modern English language that immediately came to mind from the onset of listening to a collection of a dozen new songs that unbelievably sound like a cache of decades-old classics that were...

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Posted by Terry Sweeney on 2016/04/11
He is an artist, a producer, a mixing engineer, a sound architect and a proud Canadian (British Columbia born). And with over 25 #1 radio singles and multiple Grammy nominations already to his credit, Darren Rahn is only just getting started....

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Posted by Kat Cullen on 2016/03/30
Artists these days in the music industry are taking control of their careers and pride in how they showcase themselves to the world.  Chicago based singer Kenya is one of them.  Born Kenya Maguire Johnson - this is her debut album released on her...

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Posted by Kat Cullen on 2016/03/16
Longevity, endurance, and continued relevance are hard to come by these days. We live in a world that craves instant gratification, and once our interest has waned with one thing, we’re off in search of the next big thing. In the musical realm,...

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Posted by Terry Sweeney on 2016/02/29
What an absolute delight to hear a female voice that is cool, calm, collected and oh-so-smooth. No screaming, no vocal gymnastics and no showing off. Nope, Ms. Webster is a most welcome newcomer to the smooth groove scene. Kind of like a mellow,...

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Posted by Terry Sweeney on 2016/02/17
Smooth jazz has come along way since it’s popularity on radio started way back as the early 80’s. It’s when the industry trade papers named it "smooth jazz/new age".  3rd Force are one of those groups that still blend the two for a true inspiring...

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Posted by Kat Cullen on 2016/02/01
If indeed you can a judge a book, or in this case an album, by it’s cover, then the latest from guitarist Nils should be an easy assumption of what you’re going to get. The stylish new designer suit, the cool shades, and  the electrifying new...

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Posted by Terry Sweeney on 2016/01/19
Rob and Tony have long been the superstars of Canadian Smooth Jazz and with good reason: they give us (their words) "groove jazz for the masses!"  I love it!  The phrase and the music which is all smooth, groovy, accessible, never pretentious but...

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Posted by Kat Cullen on 2016/01/05
The foursome of Bob James, Nathan East, Harvey Mason and now Chuck Loeb have returned to celebrate with a 25th anniversary album that include former guitarist members Larry Carlton and Lee Ritenour.  The four do play an array of melodic, groove...

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Posted by Terry Sweeney on 2015/12/21
A quick glance at your on-line bank balance or credit card account will immediately verify that this is indeed the season of spending.  Gifting, hosting, eating, imbibing, decorating, travelling are among the culprits that can cause the annual...

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Posted by Terry Sweeney on 2015/12/07
Sometimes I'm in the mood for simple. Simple, elegant and sweet. Especially during the holiday season when the world fills up with hustle and bustle and a whole lot of noise. And as much as I love Christmas music (and I do!), I tire very quickly...

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Posted by Kat Cullen on 2015/11/24
Grab your passport.  You’re in for quite the adventure from Jesse Cook’s ninth studio album "One World".  His style of “nueva flamenco” takes off with the sounds of India, Middle East and Africa but with a modern edge.  He’s created some cool...

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Posted by Kat Cullen on 2015/11/09
Rob Tardik – Moments If there is one life lesson we all seem to embrace as we mature, it's to take a moment to cherish the moments we experience, regardless of how big or small they may be, or not. Most of us express our feelings of gratitude on...

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Posted by Terry Sweeney on 2015/10/26
Moody, intense, introspective, unexpected, emotive, compelling ... I could spend this entire review just writing word after word, each one perfectly describing Melody Gardot. Her style is so unique she defies categorization. She is pop and jazz...

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Posted by Terry Sweeney on 2015/10/13
Grammy nominated and Soul Train winning singer Maysa has gone back to what she loves which is danceable soul and r&b.  Featuring cool beats throughout the 12 songs on her 12th solo release the former Incognito member gives the listener the goods....

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Posted by Kat Cullen on 2015/10/05
To trace the origins of the latest evolution in the career Grammy nominated saxophonist MIndi Abair, one must go back to the summer of 2014 and the unfolding of a fortuitous event at the famed Newport Beach Jazz Festival. It was by coincidence...

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Posted by Terry Sweeney on 2015/09/15
I have only three words for the latest East Bay Soul album "That's Life".  FUN FUN FUN! From the opening howl on "Little Black Dress" to the closing familiar groove of the classic "Let's Stay Together" this record is just one big smile after...

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Posted by Terry Sweeney on 2015/09/02
Sonically, tunefully and soulfully the sax supergroup of Steve Cole (tenor), Jeff Kashiwa (tenor) and Kim Waters (Alto) are a joy to listen to.  It’s high energy and fun! The single 'Sooner Or Later' kicks it off with some funky grooves backed by...

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Posted by Terry Sweeney on 2015/08/19
Upon listening to the to the fitting and deserving Dave Koz commemorative album Collaborations, I realized I wasn't simply opening a CD case to explore its digital music contents. I realized I was unlocking a portal, and through this specific ...

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Posted by Terry Sweeney on 2015/08/04
When I think of "Bluey" I think of my son's puffalump pony, the first baby toy he glommed onto and never let go. But no ... this Bluey is something else. Literally.  Born in 1957, Jean-Paul 'Bluey' Maunick is a British guitarist, composer and...

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