Smooth Grooves, Vol. 3 [Higher Octave]

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All Music Guide - Paula Edelstein
Smooth Grooves, Vol. 3 is a compilation that features artists who record for the Higher Octave Jazz label, and it is just what hardcore smooth jazz fanatics relish in. Ten tracks that include some of the biggest radio hits in smooth jazz will marvel listeners with an interest in irrepressible melodies, smooth, seductive grooves, and danceable rhythms. For openers, guitarist Craig Chaquico's fiery Latin party jam "Café Carnival" will get your party started. Along the way, you'll hear saxophonist Jimmy Sommers' retro-funk on "Promise Me" and the smash sun and fun hit from flutist Bryan Savage titled "Zuma Beach." Germany's Yulara and the stellar U.K. group Acoustic ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Paula Edelstein
Smooth Grooves, Vol. 3 is a compilation that features artists who record for the Higher Octave Jazz label, and it is just what hardcore smooth jazz fanatics relish in. Ten tracks that include some of the biggest radio hits in smooth jazz will marvel listeners with an interest in irrepressible melodies, smooth, seductive grooves, and danceable rhythms. For openers, guitarist Craig Chaquico's fiery Latin party jam "Café Carnival" will get your party started. Along the way, you'll hear saxophonist Jimmy Sommers' retro-funk on "Promise Me" and the smash sun and fun hit from flutist Bryan Savage titled "Zuma Beach." Germany's Yulara and the stellar U.K. group Acoustic Alchemy round out the hit list with world beats, reggae grooves, and their own unique international musical appetites. Smooth Grooves. Vol. 3 is the fourth in a series of five releases for the label and is one that is truly representative of the label's commitment to excellence in the smooth jazz genre.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 8/14/2001
  • Label: Higher Octave
  • UPC: 724381063828
  • Catalog Number: 10638
  • Sales rank: 17,587

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Café Carnivál (4:15)
  2. 2 There's No Wonder (3:49)
  3. 3 Dance With Me - 3rd Force (4:23)
  4. 4 Promise Me - Jimmy Sommers (4:13)
  5. 5 Rio Dawn (6:00)
  6. 6 Zuma Beach (4:26)
  7. 7 Flyin' High - Yulara (4:34)
  8. 8 Man About Town - Brian Hughes (5:31)
  9. 9 Pacific - Natural High (4:31)
  10. 10 The Beautiful Game (5:13)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Acoustic Alchemy Track Performer
Brian Hughes Track Performer
Craig Chaquico Track Performer
Bryan Savage Track Performer
Yulara Track Performer
Natural High Track Performer
Jimmy Sommers Track Performer
Paprika Soul Track Performer
Shilts Track Performer
Technical Credits
Matt Marshall Executive Producer
Ron McMaster Mastering
Dan Selene Executive Producer
Jonathan Widran Liner Notes
Joel T. Jordan Graphic Design
Saori Soga Art Direction
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