Category Archives: CD Reviews

Reviews of CDs that came across the SmoothViews desk that we think are worth a listen.

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…

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….

Dean Mongerio Inter/Change

Cutting to the chase – this is one of the most exciting new releases I have heard in the last 20 years. Fresh, different, boundary-busting, it delivers a high level…

Mindi Abair and The Boneshakers Live In Seattle

That’s the iconic Maxell ad that didn’t need words to show exactly how that perfect album can hit you. When was the last time you felt like that? Put an…

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…

Lebron – New Era

Saxophonist Lebron Dennis (Lebron) has released his second offering on the Trippin N Rhythm label, and has a lot to show this time out. Surrounded by a host of great…

John Dillard – Let’s Ride

There are so many times that we wonder why this guy doesn’t have a CD out to go with all of his great performances. We see them locally and wish…

Blake Aaron – Soul Stories

Let’s start out with the bottom line. I love this album. Guitarist Blake Aaron’s Soul Stories has already delivered three hit songs and every song on here has the same…

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…