• September 3, 2020

    Because Black Lives Matter

    Sometimes someone else covers a subject with such insight and substance that directing others toward them seems like the best way to cover the story. ...
  • August 30, 2020

    Quick reviews – don’t miss t...

    Paul Brown’s Ones Upon A Time is to my ears his best in years. This is a reimagining of some of his biggest hits as a go to producer during...
  • August 28, 2019

    Chris Walker “We’re In This...

    OK.. I can see your eyes glaze over at the mention of a tribute album. More remakes of familiar songs to feed the boomer nostalgia market and a radio ...
  • July 2, 2019

    Hidden Gems – A Summer Playlist

      There are some great songs you might be missing if you listen to traditional smooth jazz formats on the air or online because they only play th...
  • April 11, 2019

    Boney James – Florida Theatre Jack...

    AIn’t no party like a Boney James party and a Boney James party gonna raise the roof… (the back row pre show chant) That’s what happ...

Because Black Lives Matter

Sometimes someone else covers a subject with such insight and substance that directing others toward them seems like the best way to cover the story. This is how I feel…

Quick reviews – don’t miss these

Paul Brown’s Ones Upon A Time is to my ears his best in years. This is a reimagining of some of his biggest hits as a go to producer during…

Chris Walker “We’re In This Love Together, Celebrating Al Jarreau”

OK.. I can see your eyes glaze over at the mention of a tribute album. More remakes of familiar songs to feed the boomer nostalgia market and a radio format…

Hidden Gems – A Summer Playlist

  There are some great songs you might be missing if you listen to traditional smooth jazz formats on the air or online because they only play the single. Smooth…

Boney James – Florida Theatre Jacksonville FL

AIn’t no party like a Boney James party and a Boney James party gonna raise the roof… (the back row pre show chant) That’s what happened at the Florida Theatre…

Russ Freeman: Music, Life, and the “Open Road”

March 22, 2019 Interviewed by Shannon West Open Road, the Rippingtons latest release, was three years in the making and it shows in the attention to sonic detailing by band…

Nelson Rangell – By Light

Just. Absolutely. Stunning. This album is like a restoration of every element that made contemporary/smooth jazz so exciting before adventurous spirit and emotional engagement were replaced with passive relaxation. The…

Embrace – Jeff Ryan

A long time ago I was music director at a radio staiton that had a Sunday morning jazz brunch show. This was the most musically exciting time for the emerging…

Cindy Bradley – Natural

Fresh, fun, and ultra contemporary. Those are the words that best describe Natural and those are the elements that pull every song on the album and the project itself far…

Remembering Al Jarreau

Take a breath. Start with this. If it wasn’t for Al Jarreau you wouldn’t be reading this because I wouldn’t be writing it here.. It’s that simple. On a summer…