Sunday, December 28, 2008

The Best of 2008

Ok here's my list of the top smooth jazz tracks from the year gone by. As always I stress that this is MY list, and not compiled from any charts, sales or the suchlike. Feel free to disregard and/or disagree with it.

1. Kim Waters – Distant Lover
2. Jessy J – Tequila Moon
3. Tim Bowman – Soul Dream
4. Michael Lington – Chuva
5. Fourplay – The Whistler
6. Streetwize – Mary Jane (All Night Long)
7. Vibes Alive – After Hours
8. Kenny G – Besame Mucho
9. Jaared – Piccadilly Circus
10. Oli Silk – Chill Or Be Chilled
11. Jessy J – Poetry Man
12. The Sax Pack – The Sax Pack
13. Joyce Cooling – Come And Get It
14. Bob Baldwin – Third Wind
15. Michael Lington – You & I
16. Dave Koz – Life In The Fast Lane
17. Earl Klugh – Sleepy Head
18. Oli Silk – De-Stress Signal
19. Paul Hardcastle – Dancing Lights
20. Andre Delano – More Than Words Can Say
21. Jaared - Cruising The Strip
22. Nate Harasim – Love’s Taken Over
23. Warren Hill – La Dolce Vita
24. Paul Hardcastle – Return Of The Rainman
25. Gerald Albright – Cheaper To Keep Her

Sunday, December 07, 2008

Surprise Guest Renato Falaschi

Listeners and Viewers of the Sunday live show were treated to a surprise visit from Renato Falaschi today.

It was a special treat as he played live in the studio to a backing track he'd let me have earlier in the week. The song has no name as yet, but as you can see and hear if you click below, it's coming along nicely.

Renato is part of our line up for the Smooth Jazz Week in January at the Pizza Express Jazz Club in London.

Wednesday, December 03, 2008 Smooth Jazz Week

Hey, we've done it. The world's biggest smooth jazz station is putting on some gigs! The first ones are in London, England with 7 shows over 5 nights at the famous Pizza Express Jazz Club in London's Soho.

Starring Jaared, Oli Silk, Rocco Ventrella & Renato Falaschi. Four artists, One stage. The dates are January 21st through to January 25th.

These guys will be backed by Bruce Nazarian (guitar), Frank Felix (bass) and Greg Grainger (drums), so Acoustic Alchemy fans will doubtless want to come too!

It's the biggest smooth jazz event in the UK for several years and you can reserve seats NOW on the Pizza Express Jazz Club Website, so don't miss out. Places are going fast. You can also reserve seats on the phone. call Pizza Express on 020 7734 3220 (outside the UK dial 0044 20 7734 3220).

Pizza Express Jazz Club is at 10 Dean Street, London, W1D 3RW.