Asha Brodie

Asha Brodie

The word "Zambra" is a gypsy word that means "a gathering of musical merriment" and is a dance done by women from Spain. It is also the name of Willie and Lobo's latest …
It's compilations like Florida based saxman Eric Darius' Just Getting Started that reminds us of the reason why we love contemporary jazz music in the first pla…
What do you get when you place Turkish born composer/pianist Fahir Atakoglu with other cool cats like drummer Horacio Hernandez and bassist Anthony Jackson? A frolicky j…
There is nothing endangered about baritone saxman David Schumacher or his sound for that matter. Instead what you have here is a hard working musician with a penchant fo…
Without so much as looking at the liner notes, a trained ear for jazz music would have picked up Brand New Heavies' co-founder/member Jim Wellman's involvement on the la…
If you love easy listening jazz music, then you'll gravitate to pianist Burt Brion's latest work Say the Word. This is Burt Brion's debut CD and for those not f…
Vibesman/singer, Roy Ayers, is living proof that longevity is the name of the game in the music business. The fact that Ayers has been around successfully churning out j…
Refreshing as a splash of water on your face on a hot summer's day is exactly what Solade brings musically to the soul. On this CD, she hasn’t allowed herself to be boxe…

It could be argued that the cohesiveness that marks out super-group Fourplay from the crowd is, in part, tied to the offstage camaraderie between band members Harvey Mason, Bob James, Nathan East and Chuck Loeb. With the brand new album, ‘Let’s Touch The Sky’, this tight distinctive groove is again on display and it is interesting to ponder from where this obvious togetherness comes.

According to Mason, when the group isn’t performing they are enjoying what he calls ‘Fourplay din …

Gerald Albright has been bringing his A-game to the smooth jazz circuit for twenty-five years and he still continues to maintain his title as one of the more consistent musicians around. Even after all his accomplishments as a reputed jazz musician, Albright is a humble man who exudes such a positive aura; after the interview it was clear that Albright was in the business for the love of the music and his fans, and not necessarily for resting on his own laurels.

Grooveability is Geral …

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