CHUCK LOEB - SILHOUETTE
Chuck Loeb’s latest release is Silhouette which features guest appearances by stellar jazz musicians such as Fouplay band mate Nathan East, Will Lee (of David Letterman fame), legendary drummer Steve Gadd (Steely Dan), Eric Marienthal, Andy Snitzer (Rolling Stones), and others. Silhouette lso features vocals from Loeb’s wife, Carmen Cuesta, whose sensuous delivery has resulted in her own growing fan base. With over 25 Top 10 Smooth Jazz radio hits to his credit, including an incredible 15 #1 smashes, Chuck Loeb is truly an icon and pioneer of the Smooth Jazz genre. The first single off the album is the title track, Silhouette, which is currently climbing up the smooth jazz radio charts. Other tracks include Silver Lining, Present Sense. Appreciation, JT, Lockdown, Stompin’, Esta Tarde Vi Llover, My One And Only Love, and Las Eras. Loeb is also a member and lead guitarist of the super group Fourplay.
QUINCY DAVIS - SONGS IN THE KEY OF Q
This is the debut album by Quincy Davis, who has long been highly regarded as one of the great jazz drummers of his generation. On Songs In The Key Of Q, listeners will enjoy a compelling glimpse into the mind and soul of Davis as a composer. He is joined by a stellar band: Dayna Stephens (tenor sax), Warren Wolf (vibraphone), Xavier Davis (piano), Vicente Archer (bass) and Richie Goods (electric bass, 1 track). Davis' music can be described as very "melodic, sophisticated, introspective, soulful and catchy". His playing can be described as simply "refreshing". While the roots of jazz are deeply embedded throughout this album, you will hear no cliches what-so-ever.
SYLVIA WOODARD THOMPSON - FOR THE LOVE OF JAZZ
Sylvia Woodard Thompson's contributions to the jazz music scene have been recognized and praised by listeners and fellow musicians. This second jazz CD, "For the Love of Jazz," is part of her continuing effort to keep traditional vocal jazz front and center for the enjoyment of a new generation of jazz enthusiasts. Her music is rooted in traditions that stem from a jazz-musician father and a music-loving family. Her performances feature smooth vocal jazz, delivering classic love songs from the era when jazz was in its heyday. Together with seasoned jazz instrumentalists, her music brings easy-listening memories to the older set and provides something new for younger audiences.