Kenny Pore A Place Across Town Kenny Pore Sessions Smooth Jazz, Light Jazz, Dinner Jazz…it goes by many names and it’s usually awful to all but hi-fi nuts and sessions musicians (usually just the cats that played on that actual session).
Bob James Trio Espresso Evosound Returning to the trio format after a recent lovely foray into duo work with Nathan East, here the master player and composer stretches his fingers across jazz, his first love. Small combo playing has been a huge part of James’ career whether polite (Fourplay) or deep and funky (the classic early 70s albums now […]
Nathan East: For The Record Directors: Chris Gero/David Maxwell Yamaha Entertainment Group of America/New Wave Entertainment Television What started out, clearly, as a digital press-kit component to Nathan East’s debut solo album gets stretched beyond EPK and into feature-length documentary film. Understandable when you play into the film’s tagline that Nathan East is the most […]
Nicholas Payton Numbers Nicholas Payton Best known as a trumpeter, here, on his latest album, Payton barely touches his horn. It’s all late-night Fender Rhodes with a band that could be backing Harvey Mason or Herbie Hancock – it’s a skinny-dip through jazz and funk waters after midnight, a little bit like Fourplay at times […]
Harvey Mason Chameleon Concord For his first album in a decade Harvey Mason revisits material he’s written/co-written/recorded with various legends of soft-jazz/fusion/funk such as Bob James, Bobby Hutcherson and Herbie Hancock (the title track). The album features some great players – including our own Mark de Clive-Lowe and talents that include keyboardist Kris Bowers, trumpeter […]
Nathan East Nathan East Yamaha Entertainment Group When I was 13 years old I saw an Eric Clapton concert, my first big-name international gig; it was certainly a formative experience. The band was phenomenal, ex-members of The Average White Band and people who had recorded with Michael Jackson and toured with Stevie Wonder and the […]