Rendezvous Entertainment has released two unique CD compilations of smooth jazz music that highlight their stable of artists. Celebrating five years of success as one of smooth jazz’s most successful labels, Rendezvous Entertainment presents a collection of #1 hits from Dave Koz, Patti Austin, Wayman Tisdale, Kirk Whalum, Praful and a host of other notable artists. The two albums entitled Smooth Ones and Late Night Rendezvous are filled with a cornucopia of smooth jazz that not only offer segmented versions of chill music, but also contain some of the label’s most dynamic rhythmic groove patterns.
Although Rendezvous Entertainment is in its infancy as a label and a major contributor to smooth jazz, the company has been extremely adept at signing some of the genre’s most successful artists. In addition, Smooth Ones and Late Night Rendezvous build upon the success of three previously released compilations entitled Rendezvous Lounge Vol. I & Volume II and RSVP. With that being said and with the successful addition of numerous artists, it was deemed appropriate to follow suit with another foray of smooth jazz hits.
Smooth Ones and Late Night Rendezvous provides smooth jazz beginners with an overview of some of the most successful artists around today. Given the opportunity to do so, aficionados and connoisseurs of this style of music can make informed decisions regarding their CD selections. As the cost of purchasing albums has increased astronomically in recent years, compilations provide an excellent mechanism to explore smooth jazz on a variety of levels. By the same token, doors could be opened to investigate other styles of jazz as well.
When Dave Koz, Frank Cody and Hyman Katz founded Rendezvous Entertainment in 2002, there was a high degree of anticipation attached to the label’s formation. In a little more than five years, the organization has released 25 albums and garnered considerable merit on Billboard sales charts. The two releases entitled Smooth Ones and Late Night Rendezvous are the end result of rapid success as one of smooth jazz’s premier labels, while providing considerable insight and pleasure into a style of music that has found a niche in mainstream society. In every sense of what this style of jazz has to offer, a window of opportunity is opened to hear music of a different sort.