Make a difference: Support jazz online

Support All About Jazz Your friends at All About Jazz are looking for readers to help back our website upgrade project. Of critical importance, this project will result in a vastly improved design across all devices and will make future All About Jazz projects much easier to implement. Click here to learn more about this project including donation rewards.

161

Various Artists: This is Smooth Jazz

Robert Spencer By

Sign in to view read count
Yet another stellar smoothie collection from Instinct Jazz brings you the silky sounds of Kirk Whalum, Gerald Albright, Brian Bromberg, and more. This is the music of smooth evenings with young ladies like the one on the cover of this disc, and, smooth fans, glass and babies' bottoms never had it so good.

A minor quibble, that does not detract from the velvet danceable sheen of this music: this collection comes with helpful profiles of each of the artists, but it doesn't identify the soloists. So who's playing the horn for Nite Flyte? You have to buy Nite Flyte's Ascension to find out, I suppose. But on the strength of the track here, you will probably want to, so I suppose nothing is lost.

This is the music that grew out of Miles Davis' jump to fusion. This is the spiritual successor of Weather Report and Spyro Gyra. This is music to dance to, enlivened by ever-smooth soloing. Dig it.

Track listing (artists): Dawn (Nite Flyte), Changes (Gota), Cascade (Soundscape UK), Hypnotique (Bill Sharpe), Hide & Seek (Count Basic), Tangled Web (Brian Tarquin), Dream Your Dream (Duncan Millar), Move a Little Closer (Shakatak), The Good, the Bad . . . (Martin Fuss), Solitaire (Chris Standring).


Title: This is Smooth Jazz | Year Released: 1999 | Record Label: Instinct Records

Tags

comments powered by Disqus

More Articles

Read Not Nearly Enough To Buy A House CD/LP/Track Review Not Nearly Enough To Buy A House
by Mark Sullivan
Published: January 21, 2018
Read Journey to a New World CD/LP/Track Review Journey to a New World
by Troy Dostert
Published: January 21, 2018
Read Disappeared Behind the Sun CD/LP/Track Review Disappeared Behind the Sun
by John Sharpe
Published: January 21, 2018
Read 2018 Neujahrskonzert New Year’s Concert CD/LP/Track Review 2018 Neujahrskonzert New Year’s Concert
by C. Michael Bailey
Published: January 21, 2018
Read Lux CD/LP/Track Review Lux
by Karl Ackermann
Published: January 20, 2018
Read Unleashed CD/LP/Track Review Unleashed
by John Sharpe
Published: January 20, 2018
Read "Everybody Wants to Go to Heaven" CD/LP/Track Review Everybody Wants to Go to Heaven
by Doug Collette
Published: December 9, 2017
Read "The 3Dom Factor: Live in Krakow" CD/LP/Track Review The 3Dom Factor: Live in Krakow
by Karl Ackermann
Published: October 3, 2017
Read "Karoujite" CD/LP/Track Review Karoujite
by John Eyles
Published: June 21, 2017
Read "Reimagined" CD/LP/Track Review Reimagined
by Mark Sullivan
Published: July 8, 2017
Read "Bad Hombre" CD/LP/Track Review Bad Hombre
by Dan Bilawsky
Published: December 12, 2017
Read "Music From Our Soul" CD/LP/Track Review Music From Our Soul
by Dan Bilawsky
Published: June 20, 2017