Category Archives: SmoothViews

Keeping Smooth Jazz In Sight

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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…

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Jarreauniac! Concert memories from a wandering fan.

“I can’t imagine anything but music that could have brought about this alchemy. Maybe it’s because music is about as physical as it gets.: your essential rhythm is your heartbeat;…


New Music Playist – March 2017

Curated playlists are ever so trendy, it’s a chance for those of us who have access to share the music you may not have time in your busy life to keep…


JarreauLinks – Reviews, Interviews, and more

Indulge yourself in a Jarreauniac binge – here are links to all our coverage of Jarreau, his music, and even interviews some of the musicians who played with him Interviews…


Music News and Notes – March 2017

Check out the most exciting tracks from new releases on our monthly Spotify playlist!. Spyro Gyra is previewing tracks from their forthcoming album during their concerts and it’s going to…


Richard Elliot – Summer Madness

Think of all those times you have left a concert feeling so energized you don’t want it to end. You go through your music collection and just can’t find anything…


John Dillard – Charlotte, NC

A chilly night in the queen city brought out a lot of fans for some hot jazz at Sydney’s Martini and Wine Bar in downtown to hear the latest from…


Dwight Sills – Short Stories

You know Dwight Sills. The name may not have hit you between the eyes the first time you saw it on our home page but when you think a lil’…


Fourplay – Silver

I have to start with the anthemic rock guitar shred. It’s Chuck Loeb on track seven and it’s a complete surprise showing up in the middle of a Fourplay album….


Mindi Abair – Wild Hearted and Shakin’ Bones

Inspiration is a lifeline to creative people, whether you are a music star fronting a band or working mom who sneaks in some self time with paintbrush and canvas when the kids…