Category Archives: SmoothViews

Keeping Smooth Jazz In Sight

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…

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…

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 – Fall 2018

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…