Sunday, October 2, 2011

LynnValleyJazz Newsletter

It's Autumn on the west coast and Jazz is in the air . . .
With the advent of a new season comes fresh new jazz and a plethora of innovative new music to choose from.  Many new releases over the next few days and weeks and I will get to a few in this newsletter.

As a promoter of independent jazz labels and internet radio, I am always on the lookout for exciting new artists and Rod Williams fits the bill like new gloves. His latest CD "The Journey" was released on August 16th and has since gained a 5 star customer rating on Amazon.  This self produced project is appropriately named as Rod takes you on a smooth journey with his sweet smooth sounds in every track.  His sound is unique and just may change the contemporary jazz world of sax.  Though he started his musical education with the violin, he later changed to his instrument of choice, the sax and thus began his own musical journey. It has been said that to be a great artist you must have experienced some tragedy and after recovering from cancer he was able to transfer his experiences into his music.  One of the many highlights are the track "Sweet & Spicy" (video below) I highly recommend you have a listen and purchase your download today!

Be sure and check out "The Journey" at CD Baby for more songs and samples:  

Rod Williams - "Sweet & Spicy"

NEW CD's to Watch For:
New releases are arriving faster that the autumn night chill and one of the most exciting is the new release from jazz's prodigal guitarist, George Benson.  'Guitar Man' to be released on October 4th (available NOW) showcases his pure jazz roots featuring the legendary likes Joe Sample on keyboards,  Harvey Mason on drums, and bassist Ben Williams.  One of the feature tracks, "Fingerlero" highlights all of the above mentioned jazz legends in what will sure to become an overwhelmingly jazz standard.  This CD will be available everywhere and also here at his own website:

George Benson - "Fingerlero"

Other New Releases of Noteworthy Mention: 

September 20, 2011
Tony Bennett - "Duets II"

September 27, 2011
Acoustic Alchemy - "Roseland"

I'll be back again in December just in time to preview another new artist and the latest offerings of some very jazzy Christmas CD's including Michael Buble, Chris Standring, Joe Yander, Drew Davidson, Take 6 and sure to be more. 

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Until then I wish you Peace and Love and as always, 'I'll be keepin' you in the mix'.

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