Category Archives: SmoothViews

Keeping Smooth Jazz In Sight

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…

Jonathan Butler at Blues Alley

Jonathan Butler returned to Blues Alley last month, just in time for the release of his latest gospel CD, Free. It’s always a treat for me when he comes to…

Lorraine Feather – Flirting With Disaster…

A Review In Two Chapters Listen to the album while you read this. You are going to love it and you can buy it without even having to get out of…

Boney James – A Conversation About FutureSoul

SV: 23 years and 15 albums if you count the collaboration with Rick Braun and the seasonal projects, which we do because people loved them. Other people have come and…

Red – Nelson Rangell

It’s like this. It took my breath away from the minute I hit play on track 1. This beautiful keyboard line that holds a promise that unfolds over 10 fabulous…