Smooth Jazz Hear and Now

Smooth Jazz Hear and Now

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Jazz Alliance International is a nonprofit organization that works to educate the public about jazz and to make life a little easier for its performers. This CD, which has selections from 14 different groups of musicians that fall into the smooth jazz style, consists of music that had been put out previously on individual sets. An excellent sampling of the current

Overview

Jazz Alliance International is a nonprofit organization that works to educate the public about jazz and to make life a little easier for its performers. This CD, which has selections from 14 different groups of musicians that fall into the smooth jazz style, consists of music that had been put out previously on individual sets. An excellent sampling of the current smooth scene, this disc has easy listening performances by such notables as guitarist Norman Brown (sounding a bit like Wes Montgomery on "Just Chillin'"), Norah Jones (her hit "Don't Know Why"), pianist Joe Sample, Al Jarreau, and Fourplay, among others. The overall set will not win converts to the music from the straight-ahead jazz world, but it serves as a fine introduction to smooth jazz for those unfamiliar with the very accessible music.

Product Details

Release Date:
08/19/2003
Label:
JAZZ ALLIANCE INT'L
UPC:
0724358350821
catalogNumber:
83508

Tracks

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Jarreau   Vocals
Luther Vandross   Vocals
Larry Carlton   Guitar
Dave Koz   Tenor Saxophone
Joe Sample   Piano
Peter White   Guitar
Jeff Lorber   Keyboards
Norman Brown   Guitar
Boney James   Tenor Saxophone
Chris Botti   Trumpet
Rick Braun   Trumpet
Brian Culbertson   Keyboards
Nathan East   Bass
Harvey Mason   Drums
Kirk Whalum   Tenor Saxophone
Marc Antoine   Guitar
Euge Groove   Tenor Saxophone
Norah Jones   Vocals

Technical Credits

Larry Carlton   Composer
Dave Koz   Composer
Freddie Ravel   Composer
Joe Sample   Composer
Peter White   Composer
Jeff Lorber   Composer
Norman Brown   Composer
Evan Rogers   Composer
Chris Botti   Composer
Eddie Brigati   Composer
Felix Cavaliere   Composer
Brian Culbertson   Composer
Steve Dubin   Composer
Steve Grove   Composer
Arno Lucas   Composer
Dominic Miller   Composer
Carl Sturken   Composer
Joe Turano   Composer
Marc Antoine   Composer
Ross Bolton   Composer
Suzan Jenkins   Executive Producer
Jesse Harris   Composer
Frank Cody   Liner Notes
Chuck Iwanusa   Executive Producer
David Kahlid Woods   Composer

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