Michael Silverman (w/ Jeff Lorber) Human Spirit Autumn Hill Records Michael Silverman has been a jobbing composer and player of TV themes (Two And A Half Men, The Good Wife) and he and composing partner Jeff Lorber have dabbled in smooth jazz and light pop orchestrations as well as making music separately. Here they combine […]
Boney James Solid Concord Records Sometimes I like to dip a toe in the waters of “Smooth Jazz – and by waters of smooth jazz I am of course referring to a bubble bath. And if anyone’s going to provide the musical equivalent of Epsom salts, blowing his sax with a mix or rose and […]
Earl Klugh, Low Ride (1983) If I have a record – and artist – that would jump in and out of the “Guilty Pleasure” category (if I did actually have a Guilty Pleasure category) then it would be this album in particular, and more generally Earl Klugh. Look, he’s obviously great – and I love […]
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, Heads (1977) There’s that scene in the Monty Python film, The Meaning of Life that I always think about – one in particular – they’re at the dinner party with Death, meeting their death, being shepherded out…and one of the characters, Michael Palin I think – in drag, says something about liking the […]