Category Archives: SmoothViews

Keeping Smooth Jazz In Sight

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…

Euge Groove – A Conversation

Some people are flat out fun to talk to. Euge Groove is one of them. Smart, articulate, thoughtful and you can feel the warmth and positivity all the way across…

Jonathan Butler on Tavis Smiley Show

Tune in or set your DVR’s to the Tavis Smiley Show on Friday, July 18th to see Tavis’ interview with Jonathan Butler. Jonathan’s new album, Living My Dream, released on…

Joe Turano – Al Jarreau’s Musical Director

SV: I don’t think people in general know what a Musical Director is or what their role is with an artist. Most touring artists have one and he or she…