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1. Shine
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2. X
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3. Playin' Favorites
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4. When I Fall In Love
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5. To Love Again
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6. Smoke 'N' Mirrors
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7. Twentysomething
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8. Forecast: Tomorrow
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9. The Jazzmasters V
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10. 20th Anniversary
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11. Rendezvous in Rio
$31.99
12. Rent (1996 Original Broadway Cast)
$11.99
13. Dressed to Chill
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14. Catching Tales
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15. Golden Slumbers: A Father's Lullaby
$17.49
16. The Essential Kenny G
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17. MF Horn: Ballad Style
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18. M.F. Horn
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19. On a Starry Night
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20. It's On Tonight

1. Shine
by Concord Records
Audio CD (26 September, 2006)
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Asin: B000GPIPHY
Sales Rank: 115
Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars
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Reviews (13)

5-0 out of 5 stars Very Nice Album
Boney James has once again released a superior album. James always manages to compose a fine album, and Shine is no different. This album combines upbeat and relaxing music along with exceptional sound quality and nice ballads. I would recommend Shine to any smooth jazz fan or to someone who enjoys relaxing music. Shine is a must have.

5-0 out of 5 stars Boney is "SHINE" ing bright
Just a great CD.A lot of vocalists enhance this CD.I would say this CD rocks with great ballads, nice sax, and beautiful blending.This is one you want to throw into you CD or ipod and just sit back and enjoy!

5-0 out of 5 stars Comes up with the goods
once again. Boney James rules. Forget about classifying the music he plays. He does what he does, and he does it well. I read a few reviews, which I only use as guides, as well you should, and then I went ahead and parted with my hard earned cash. If you like his type of groove, then you know this type of groove, and make no mistake about it-IT'S A GROOVE.Highlights are many. Sure the purist of you out there will cry out for less vocals, and I understand where you're coming from. I was a bit concerned too, until I bought the disc and listened to it. Highly enjoyable. ... Read more

Subjects:  1. Adult Contemporary    2. Contemporary Jazz    3. Crossover Jazz    4. Instrumental Pop    5. Jazz    6. Jazz-Pop    7. Pop    8. Smooth Jazz    9. United States of America   


2. X
by RCA Victor
Audio CD (08 August, 2006)
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Asin: B000GG4XCE
Sales Rank: 209
Average Customer Review: 3.5 out of 5 stars
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4-0 out of 5 stars Irresistible !
Fourplay are the reigning champions of urbane sophistication, bringing a sublime sense of form and interplay to the contemporary jazz genre.
1-0 out of 5 stars Waste of money
I was very eager to buy this CD. I have the CD Elixir and I love it. I saw and heard fourplay in Atlanta and they were awesome. However, this CD has too much computerized music. Too many sythensized voices. Very predictable. In my estimation, a bunch of tracks to play on smooth jazz radio stations or in an elevator as mindless filler. I didn't care for this one at all.

4-0 out of 5 stars Almost... but not quite
This is a welcome return to form by the smooth jazz quartet. I found the last two albums rather iffy to say the least. Heartfelt was saved, for me, by a mere three songs: "Tally Ho!", "Goin' Back Home" and "Making Up". The only song I really liked on Journey was "Rozil".
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Subjects:  1. Contemporary Jazz    2. Jazz    3. Pop    4. Smooth Jazz   


3. Playin' Favorites
Audio CD (27 June, 2006)
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Asin: B000FNNI7Y
Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars
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Obviously this collection of old pop hits is aimed at the smooth jazz set, not the mainstream jazz crowd, and by its standards, it gets the job done with its carefully produced blend of shimmering atmospheric effects, spare horn charts, lite grooves, breathy female background voices--and, of course, White's ringing melodic statements, for which he should be called Mr. Clean--if he isn't already. The songs include Van Morrison's "Crazy Love," Ray Charles' "Hit the Road, Jack," Burt Bacharach's "The Look of Love" and Bobby Hebb's inevitable "Sunny." The guest performers include Jonathan Butler, Bob James, and Jeffrey Osborne.Read more

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5-0 out of 5 stars This is taking jazz to another level
I must confess listening to this CD when I bought it in August almost brought tears to my eyes.Peter is simply a genuis!DJ for radio QFM in Zambia, Sam Sakala asked me to buy him a copy.I bought it but since it was meant as a gift I did not want to unwrap it.I kept it in my car for three days without playing it (it wasn't easy though) and then gave it to my cousin Gladstone who was travelling to Zambia.A month later I bought my copy and I must admit captain fingers has just elevated smooth jazz to another level!Peter, thanks for such a wonderful CD and to me it will always be a mystery just how on earth a human being can play the guitar so sweetly!I own every CD by PW but this one just puts the icing on the cake so for jazz fans out there you are missing something if you have not added it to your collection.I cannot wait for PW's next release!

4-0 out of 5 stars Very enjoyable,elegant,instant crossover jazz !
Some really smooth instrumental jazz fromthe British born guitar giant Peter White, just the thing to relax with - settle back with a drink and close your eyes.
4-0 out of 5 stars a very hot smooth jazz sampler
Peter White created a very satisfying smooth jazz CD of pop and r&b standards from the 60's-70's.This is great "chilling" beachside music or a nice bookreading/relaxing evening with your honey.Although there are no big surprises in the arrangements on some of these classics, he does offer nice renditions of "lovely day" and "you are everything."Ray Charles' "Hit the Road Jack" benefits from a surprising bare bones treatment of guitar and bass only which actually highlights the fine melody and structure of that song.The down tempo bossa nova styling of Burt Bacharach's "look of love" is gorgeous and reminds me of hot summer night on a moonlight beach in Brazil.Hall & Oates "One on One" gets the smooth jazz teratment and is layered with soothing guitar riffs, horns and honeyed vocals.Sip your pina colada and enjoy! ... Read more

Subjects:  1. Crossover Jazz    2. England    3. Jazz    4. Pop    5. Smooth Jazz   


4. When I Fall In Love
Audio CD (28 September, 2004)
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Asin: B0002VL0K6
Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars
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This is not the typical example of an artist from another genre jumping on the crowded standards-and-ballads bandwagon. Read more

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5-0 out of 5 stars Get in the Zone
I had this CD for a while and couldn't make up my mind wether I like it or not.I listened to it a couple of times and there's a lot to like about this CD even though you feel like this CD was manufactured for nothing but success, success with the average audience. Chris Botti's trumpet is lush and right on as far as pleasing the New Wave jazz crowd.It's very romantic and makes a real nice backdrop to a much anticipated Valentine's Day Dinner.And there's some real nice vocals by Paula Cole and Sting.The songs are old standards and familiar but done with such aromatic flavor that it might sound new to some.I like this CD very much for what it is and people who are hard core jazz fans shouldn't be too snooty and dismiss it as easy listening pop stuff.Chris Botti has some real talent and with the abundance of sax out there, his trumpet is refreshing, but don't be in a hurry to compare him to Miles Davis yet, let alone Lee Morgan, nice music though, gets you in the romantic zone.

5-0 out of 5 stars Sail up to the stars
Ah, that perennial conundrum. Is it a smooth jazz performance or is it just instrumental pop? For years I've railed against artistes like Kenny G, George Howard, Najee and even Norman Brown (for a minute); artistes who not only think it's clever to play their instruments along the vocal melodies of pop songs and claim they're playing jazz but actually go on to have massive commercial success at it. They play just enough improvisation to substantiate their claims but not too much, so as not to scare the horses. Not that I've got anything against jazz artistes doing pop tunes. Even the heavyweight Pat Metheny did a cover on his last solo album, "One Quiet Night" but it was a Norah Jones song and it was almost a one-off. He certainly doesn't do entire albums of covers. I just think it's lazy and boring.
5-0 out of 5 stars When I fall in Love
Another one i recommed highly for your collection. Even to give to someone special, she/he would love this one! ... Read more

Subjects:  1. Contemporary Jazz    2. Crossover Jazz    3. Instrumental Pop    4. Jazz    5. Mainstream Jazz    6. Orchestral Jazz    7. Pop    8. Smooth Jazz    9. Standards   


5. To Love Again
Audio CD (18 October, 2005)
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Asin: B000B9EYF2
Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars
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Somewhere, Kenny G is hiding behind his cascading ringlets in shame. Chris Botti, a jazz world super-talent whose trumpeting earns frequent comparisons to Miles Davis and Chet Baker, has found the formula for classing up the pop charts, and within it there's not a single soaring sax or tired attempt at career revivalism to be found. What we're treated to instead is an all-star lineup (Sting, Gladys Knight, Michael Buble and others) vocally saluting a musician whose resume reads like a page torn out of the Rock Snob's Dictionary: in addition to touring with Sting, Botti has played sideman to Paul Simon, Natalie Merchant, Joni Mitchell, and dozens more. Here that experience pays off handsomely. Gone are the matinee-idol smooth artist's earlier experiments with jazz synthesizers and pop-fusion compositions (see 2002's Read more

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5-0 out of 5 stars Great
I went to see Chris Botti in concert this summer, after seeing him on PBS, the cd is excellent, so glad I purchased it, I like every song on the cd.sh

5-0 out of 5 stars Lovely !
About two years ago ..I stumbled on a recording by Mr.Botti ...and I was so taken back from what I heard I told myself that I have to have his work ..Well two years passed and Mr. Botti has redifined what it takes to be a true musician ...Just saw the special on PBS....whew....I loved every bit of each performance...Jill Scott, Paula Cole, Sting , Gladys Knight .....Its nice to see an artist at his best.

3-0 out of 5 stars Chris Botti is "Dave Sanborn+Rick Braun"
I now own three (3)Chris Botti CDs: When I Fall in Love; To Fall in Love and Midnight Without you.
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Subjects:  1. Contemporary Jazz    2. Crossover Jazz    3. Instrumental Pop    4. Jazz    5. Mainstream Jazz    6. Pop    7. Smooth Jazz    8. Standards   


6. Smoke 'N' Mirrors
by Peak Records
Audio CD (22 August, 2006)
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Asin: B000G8P1JQ
Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars
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As comfortable as guitarist Lee Ritenour has always been in the smooth jazz format, he has strived to go beyond it with his embrace of world music and serious jazz stylists including Wes Montgomery. Read more

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5-0 out of 5 stars Magical, multi-faceted global journey.
True to its intriguing and provocative title, Lee Ritenour's latest CD "Smoke 'N' Mirrors" takes listeners on a magical, multi-faceted global journey unlike any other in the legendary guitarist's three decade, nearly 40 album career.
5-0 out of 5 stars Lee in 2006
I've been listening to Lee Ritenour since the early 80's and love most everything he has done. This CD brings back some memories of older days which frankly I prefer and the sound quality is amazing. Several of the songs are dashboard banging upbeat tunes that are very unique, uplifting and infectous. Highly recomend. My only question to Lee is when are you going to tour again??

4-0 out of 5 stars Smoke`n`mirrors
Well, pretty good album, but for a long time Rit fan there are a better ones! The last song on the album reminds me of an old GRP sound, but for me there is always a question of (modern) production... For instance, I am very pleased to hear Fender Rhodes keyboard on a few songs, but this modern drum production sounds so shallow and therefore the whole song sound (the songs are great) is shallow too! Anyway, a solid 4! ... Read more

Subjects:  1. Afro-Pop    2. Brazilian Jazz    3. Crossover Jazz    4. Jazz    5. Jazz-Pop    6. Pop    7. Smooth Jazz    8. United States of America   


7. Twentysomething
by Verve
Audio CD (11 May, 2004)
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Asin: B0001XANUI
Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars
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English singer-pianist Jamie Cullum comes into view as an already heralded jazz-pop artist, signed to a million-pound contract and riding a CD that's already registered double platinum in the UK. The "jazz" label doesn't hang that comfortably on the 24-year-old Cullum--he's more in the mold of polished lounge swingers like Bobby Darin and Buddy Greco and has more in common with, say, Billy Joel (definitely a "New York State of Mind") than any traditional jazz artist you might mention. An ironist who covers both Cole Porter and Radiohead, he's aware of the contradictions that he embodies. Those contradictions drive the title track as Cullum's lyrics plumb "twentysomething" uncertainties ("Maybe move back home and pay off my loans/Working nine to five answering phones") while moving to a mock-primitive chanted riff that's pure '50s hip. What surprises most is Cullum's emotional and musical range, and the way he combines methods to create depth and complexity. "Blame it on My Youth" is delivered with the heartfelt delicacy of Chet Baker, while his reading of "The Wind Cries Mary" suggests that Jimi Hendrix might have just about invented smooth jazz. "I Could Have Danced All Night" explodes with playful energy and creativity, launched with scat singing over a rhythm pounded out on drums and piano wood. Cullum has energy and talent to burn, plus a postmodern knack for layering idioms that signals a welcome direction for jazz-pop. As "Lover, You Should've Come Over" attests, he can also project an emotional intensity that breaks through the clever arrangements. Read more

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5-0 out of 5 stars Deserves Twentysomething Stars!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
This cd is great Jamie Cullum has replaced Sade as my favorite jazz vocalist -- every song is something new - it might be jazz , rock , popor combinations of jazz and pop or jazz and rock this is a cd that will stay in my jazz collection for many years to come!!!!!

5-0 out of 5 stars ONE OF THE BEST YOUNG ARTISTS
Jamie Cullum, in my opinion, is one of the best young artists around right now. And, Twentysomething is the best of his three CD's that he has released. If you have never experienced his music before, listen to a few tracks. You will think you are listening to a guy who has been around the block a few times and has been playing Vegas piano bars since the Rat Pack days. His songs are of the life experience and show a maturity well beyond his years (he is currently 26 and he was about 24 when he made this album).
3-0 out of 5 stars Vinnie Rates
I saw Jamie Cullum which promted me to buy the CD.The CD was not as electricfing as his concert appearance. ... Read more

Subjects:  1. Adult Alternative Pop/Rock    2. Ballads    3. Contemporary Jazz    4. Crossover Jazz    5. Jazz    6. Jazz Vocals    7. Jazz-Pop    8. Pop    9. Singer/Songwriter    10. Vocal Jazz   


8. Forecast: Tomorrow
Audio CD (19 September, 2006)
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Asin: B000HEWGPG
Sales Rank: 1599
Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars
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5-0 out of 5 stars Another Shame by Sony/Colombia!!!
I am going to give WR 5 stars always.
2-0 out of 5 stars Forcast: WARNING!
With the greatest respect to the incredible Bob Beldon, Joe Zawinul, and Wayne Shorter, this Box Set should contain a warning.
4-0 out of 5 stars A great collection.........but
The truly great thing about this box is the focus put on the early WR and the post Jaco version of the band.Most best of collections skip either or both completely.Disc 1 which focuses on the very beginnings is tremendous.There are new mixes of "Eurydice" and "Orange Lady", an unreleased studio version of "Directions"....it just shows you how esoteric and great the original WR was.Disc 2 and 3 trace further evolution till the end (leaving out their horrid last album, which is very good).
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Subjects:  1. Box Sets (Audio Only)    2. Contemporary Jazz    3. Crossover Jazz    4. Free Funk    5. Funk    6. Fusion    7. Jazz    8. Jazz-Funk    9. Jazz-Pop    10. Pop   


9. The Jazzmasters V
by Trippin 'n Rhythm
Audio CD (25 July, 2006)
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Sales Rank: 1288
Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars
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4-0 out of 5 stars Moon Trekin'... Is The Shiznit
I do kinda agree with the last reviewer that Paul Hardcastle's music is a bit mundane but THAT is just Paul Hardcastle's style and honestly I wouldn't expect him to change a thing because his style is what defines him and when you hear it you automatically know without question who it is and I love Paul's flavor. It's a beautiful unique blend that consists of futuristic keyboard sounds along with flutes and saxophone.
1-0 out of 5 stars Zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz!
Same old sound, same old arrangements, same old beats. Nothing new here. Paul's sound is becoming quite mundane and boring. Stick with Jazzmasters 1, 2 & 4 and call it a day.

5-0 out of 5 stars Hardcastle's Musical Garden Of Eden
Warm sunshine...a cool breeze...splashing waves on the beach...these are the images that come to my mind when I listen to the magical smooth grooves of Paul Hardcastle. Paul is back with his latest release, "Jazzmasters V," and it's yet another in a long line of outstanding albums from this multi-talented studio wizard. Track for track it is gorgeous, hypnotic smooth jazz of the highest order. It's mostly an instrumental album, but Paul's longtime vocalist Helen Rogers is back to lend her soulful voice to three amazing tracks: the brilliant cover of "Children Of The Ghetto" (originally recorded by the UK act The Real Thing), and the equally dreamy "Garden Of Eden" and "Live For The Dream." Stunning instrumental pieces include "Never Far Away," "Free As The Wind," "The Sun Says Goodbye," and Paul's very first "epic" smooth-jazz piece, "World In Action," which clocks in at nearly 11 minutes and is simply marvelous. Saxophonist Snake Davis makes excellent contributions throughout, and the album's sound is sparkling & shiny. I just can't get enough of Paul Hardcastle's awesome music---"Jazzmasters V" is wonderful stuff. (Now, if we can just convince Paul to get out of the studio and do a tour...I'd be there for him in a second!) ... Read more

Subjects:  1. Contemporary Jazz    2. Crossover Jazz    3. Electronic    4. England    5. Fusion    6. Jazz    7. Pop   


10. 20th Anniversary
by Peak Records
Audio CD (25 July, 2006)
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Sales Rank: 2335
Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars
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4-0 out of 5 stars Russ the visionary and his comfort zone !
Russ Freeman's Smooth Jazz iconic group celebrate 20 years recording with this archetypal Rippingtons album.
5-0 out of 5 stars Back To the Basics.
When I first heard the sound of the Rippingtons in the '80s I was impressed with their sound as it was different and quite hip. They sounded very progressive and ushered in a new style of music. Then, I happen to see them live at an out door concert in Regency Park in Raleigh, North Carolina and I was hooked. After a few sucessful CDs, they seem to loose some creativity and their CDs were unmemorable. Also, they shared a common trait, the horn section was too loud and was irratating to listen to for an extended period, and the bass was lacking. The high frequencies dominated their recordings making them fatiquing to listen to for an extended period. They also lost a few members. However, beginning with the CD before this one, I thought they seem to sound a little better with their recordings sounding better balanced as the horn section was tamed. To me, this effort marks their reclaimation as premier smooth jazz artist as the sound is that of the old Rippingtons during the beginning of the smooth jazz format. I understand that they called all the original musicians on this anniversary CD and it shows. They sound like the group I liked when the smooth jazz format began. The recording quality shines on this effort and it is truly a reference quality sounding disc. To top it off, at the end of this CD, they have a live mix featuring all of their top past compositions which is excellent to say the least. A good DJ mixer could not have done a better job. Additionally, they throw in a bonus DVD, which has marginal picture quality, but contains good music. This CD is a gift to all smooth jazz lovers and Rippingtons fans in particular. They are due a thank you, and I thank them. You, too, will thank them once you hear this CD/DVD.

5-0 out of 5 stars Back and as great as ever!
I was completely suprised at the 20th anniversary release by the Rippingtons. I was getting turned off at the Latin influence that was beginning to mar their recent outings but that has been removed and they are back and among the best they've been since "Black Diamond" and "Topaz". A great bonus track is the final track which actually incorporates pieces of their older known songs and blends them into the space of six minutes and rerecords them in this track. Highly recommended! ... Read more

Subjects:  1. Crossover Jazz    2. Instrumental Pop    3. Jazz    4. Jazz-Pop    5. Pop    6. Smooth Jazz   


11. Rendezvous in Rio
by Koch Records
Audio CD (27 June, 2006)
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Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars
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As one of the prime movers in that select sub-group of white folk-pop singers who have found a home in Brazilian style (Kenny Rankin is a "similar urban AOR rival," to quote a customer review), contemporary jazz artist Michael Franks has aged pretty well--if not all that gracefully. As a guy who resorts to couplets like "The clothes on my back/Are too Pasternak," he probably shouldn't be waxing philosophical about how "feeble" and "pedantic" critics are ("The Critics Are Never Kind," a musical-derived number onwhich Van Gogh, Gauguin, and Degas commiserate). Franks also makes music his subject too often for his own good, celebrating "The Cool School" in self-congratulatory fashion and the first time he heard "Take Five"--he says Dave Brubeck's beloved version, though his use of bleating smooth jazz saxist Eric Marienthal to evoke the great Paul Desmond makes you wonder. But his vocals are breezy and intimate, and the instrumental settings provided by a cast including guitarist Chuck Loeb and keyboardist David Sancious are attractive without being too slick. Fans whose "inner harmony always turns blue in the end" won't be able to resist the wistful pull of the songs. Read more

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5-0 out of 5 stars Musical poetry in motion.
My love of Michael Franks and Brazilian rhythms has never been in jeopardy. The thought of Michael merging his sublime style with this beautiful bossa sound was something that I was seriously looking forward to hearing. This is indeed a marriage made in heaven, and a pairing that I hope will be showcased more often than not in the future. His admiration for the late, great Antonio Carlos Jobim, and his touching 1995 album, "Abandoned Garden" flirted with all things Latin, and it is here where he has definitively rendezvoused in Rio.
3-0 out of 5 stars I really wanted to like this
I've long been a Franks fan, owning pretty much all of his work, but the last few CDs have been profoundly mediocre.Rendezvous in Rio feels like a downhill slide to me with its cliched Braziliana and uninspired lyrics ("Me, I'm a child of the cool school"??).To me, "Songbird" redeems the CD.Sadly, Franks seems best at eulogies of late.
5-0 out of 5 stars Michael Franks ROCKS!!
When I first bought this cd it took me awhile to warm up to it.But now after a week of listening to it I can say I love it... Michael Franks is always full of surprises.He and his band is EXTREMLY gifted... Somewhere I read once someone quoted Michael's music as like being on a magic carpet ride.In this case, it really is... ... Read more

Subjects:  1. Crossover Jazz    2. Jazz    3. Jazz Vocals    4. Pop    5. Smooth Jazz    6. United States of America   


12. Rent (1996 Original Broadway Cast)
by Dreamworks
Audio CD (27 August, 1996)
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Asin: B000005ALT
Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars
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Into Broadway's creative vacuum of revivals, movie adaptations, and Hollywood star vehicles comes Read more

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5-0 out of 5 stars I LOVE RENT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
I am addicted to this cd!! I listen to it pretty much 24/7! There isn't one song on it that I don't like!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!RENT is the best!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I can't stop listening to this CD!!! With this and the movie I have turned 3 people into RENTheads, and am working on #4 now...
5-0 out of 5 stars Rent (1996 Original Broadway Cast)
Perfect combination of rock, musical elements and deep meaning!!
5-0 out of 5 stars Amazing!
not a kid...just dont have an account.this cast recording is definitely amazing.great quality.i listen to this almost every day.im a total RENThead. ... Read more

Subjects:  1. Cast Recordings    2. Music Theater    3. Musical Theater    4. Musicals    5. Original Cast Recordings    6. Pop    7. Show Tunes    8. Showtunes / B'way   


13. Dressed to Chill
by Heads Up
Audio CD (23 May, 2006)
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Asin: B000FAOC6S
Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars
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Soprano/tenor saxophonist and clarinetist Marion Meadows comes from the smooth jazz sax tradition paved by Grover Washington, Jr. and George Howard.Though his sound is not a full as those two, he makes up for it with his lyricism, which imbues the twelve tracks here. Highlights include the "down-low" quiet-storm track "Miss Know it All,"with vocalist Will Brock, "Dance With My Daughter," Meadows' companion piece to Luther Vandross' "Dance With My Father,""and his engaging cover of R.Kelley's "I Believe I Can Fly." The lively "Steppers...Let's Do This" is a high-energy salute to the disco-house dance genre from Chicago.With production by keyboardists Michael Broening and Chris "Big Dog" Davis and some instrumental support from guitarists Chuck Loeb and Freddy Fox, this recording is the right fit for Marion Meadows' contemporary fans. Read more

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5-0 out of 5 stars Marion Meadows best work yet!!
I habe to agree with the previous reviewer. This is definitely Meadows'best production yet. Mixing funky with mellow sounds, he really steps up a notch or two on the smooth jazz ladder.

5-0 out of 5 stars Music for the Grown and Sexy
Marion Meadows takes smooth jazz to an entirely different level. This Cd (as well as all of his Cd's)is for mature adults who still "have it". It is both sexy and soothing. His melodies and sound will quickly help you unwind, soothe you, and make you feel erotic all at the same time.

5-0 out of 5 stars Dressed to Chill, Marion Meadows
I've own one other CD by Marion; however, this one is the BOMB.... ... Read more

Subjects:  1. Adult Contemporary    2. Crossover Jazz    3. Jazz    4. Jazz-Pop    5. Pop    6. R&B    7. Smooth Jazz   


14. Catching Tales
by Verve Forecast
Audio CD (11 October, 2005)
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Asin: B000AD1NY4
Sales Rank: 1539
Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars
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5-0 out of 5 stars Jamie Rocks the House!
Jamie is an incredible artist! I first heard about him promoting "Twentysomething" on NPR and am now hooked. After seeing him live at Chastain Park in Atlanta, there's no other word for him than BRILLIANT! The album is fantastic and definitely worth the $$$.

5-0 out of 5 stars Pop and Chet Baker mixed.. Nah, it's Jaime just trying to be...
cool, seductive, and bring a fresh vibe to jazz.It's caught on, and he knows it.Dance music, with a smooth classic beat.I can get into that. I have to admit, I love getting My way, even if that's not the game we're playing, but the tone of this one album, just makes me say YES!

1-0 out of 5 stars He should be prohibited -by law- from singing.
This guy stinks in a serious way. His voice is absolutely horrible, he cannot sing at all. He's twenty something years old and tries to sing some old classics, it is pathetic. ... Read more

Subjects:  1. Adult Alternative Pop/Rock    2. Ballads    3. Contemporary Jazz    4. Crossover Jazz    5. Jazz    6. Jazz Vocals    7. Pop    8. Singer/Songwriter    9. Vocal Jazz   


15. Golden Slumbers: A Father's Lullaby
by Warner Bros / Wea
Audio CD (24 September, 2002)
list price: $18.98 -- our price: $12.97
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Asin: B00006785T
Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars
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This is a real sleeper of an album, literally. Smooth-jazz musicians--including Peter White, Dave Koz, Norman Brown, David Benoit, and others--play music here to put babies to sleep. Fans of New Age music, specifically what came out of the Pacific Northwest in the '80s, may find many of these 14 tracks reminiscent of that period. Long-time listeners of smooth-jazz radio may be reminded of the kind of ethereal, spacey music that was played in the early days of the format. Many of the songs are as obvious as Brian Culbertson's somnambulating "Brahms' Lullaby" and Koz's "Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star," but some are inspired choices with creative arrangements and strong performances. Koz and his brother Jeff shine on the Beatles' title tune and the other Lennon/McCartney chestnut, "Blackbird." Brown's take on James Taylor's "You Can Close Your Eyes" is also moving, while not straying from the stillness of the concept. Perhaps the standout track is the superb performance of vocalist John Stoddart on Stevie Wonder's "Isn't She Lovely." Read more

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5-0 out of 5 stars Absolutely lovely!
This CD is just a beautiful compilation of relaxing music, for our daughter [and me, the "Mom"].I've loved many of the artists for years, and was thrilled that my husband found this CD.I would highly recommend this CD to anyone that just wants to relax at the end of the day, with or without child.

5-0 out of 5 stars Great CD
Perfect for putting the little one to sleep.What a great voice!!!

5-0 out of 5 stars Sleepy time
I bought this cd for my grandchildren.I wanted something soothing to play for them as they fell asleep. This cd is just that. Thank you. ... Read more

Subjects:  1. Children's Collections    2. Childrens    3. Jazz Music    4. Pop   


16. The Essential Kenny G
by Arista
Audio CD (24 January, 2006)
list price: $24.98 -- our price: $17.49
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Asin: B000CZ0Q7K
Sales Rank: 524
Average Customer Review: 3.5 out of 5 stars
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5-0 out of 5 stars The essential Kenny G
The CD is great, it has so many wonderful songs and they cover several decades.

1-0 out of 5 stars Borng!
This muzak is really boring. Totally devoid of all energy and expression, just a lot of long notes and vibrato. Plus Kenny totally ruined Louis Armstrong's "What A Wonderful World" on the second disc.
5-0 out of 5 stars Wonderful IntroTo MEHDl
I've always enjoyed Kenny Gand this album is no exception, but while reading some of the customer recommendations posted on this site I discovered a group by the name of MEHDl (pronounced medie). After an online search I found their site (S00THINGMUSIC,C0M) and listened to the samples...
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Subjects:  1. Adult Contemporary    2. Crossover Jazz    3. Jazz    4. Jazz-Pop    5. Pop    6. Smooth Jazz   


17. MF Horn: Ballad Style
by Dutton Vocalion
Audio CD (12 September, 2006)
list price: $21.98 -- our price: $17.99
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Asin: B000FOQHFI
Sales Rank: 7263
Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars
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4-0 out of 5 stars A Great Album Coupled A Puzzling One...Finally on CD
I was among the many who pre-ordered this package from Amazon, with no little anticipation. I first heard the MF Horn 2 material a year after it was released in 1972, and in the last thirty-odd years have gone through at least half-a-dozen copies of the LP. The "Ballad Style" material was unknown to me until the advent of eBay, but I never considered myself well-heeled enough to justify the $200 plus price tag. I must say that I can not recall being as wound up waiting for a CD to arrive in the mail...then the suspense of finally ripping off the shrinkwrap and dropping the disc in the player...truly sublime! At least it was until I heard the music. Don't misunderstand, I am genuinely grateful to have this music in CD format. But, folks, with all due respect to Dutton/Vocalion, I have to say that after some 25 years of digital recording and mastering, I thought we had come farther in our quest for sonic nirvana. Arguably, the MF Horn 2 tracks do sound just exactly like the LP. No harm, no foul, unless your ears are like mine, and have always thought that the mix was a little muddy in the bottom; or that some of the lead trumpet lines could have been a bit more prominent in the mix (most notably the high F# [concert E] in the bridge of 'Shaft'). Maybe I'm losing my hearing.All in all, I prefer my own home-computer digital audio rendering of this material to that of this CD. Enough has already been said about the truncated electric piano solo on "Country Road". The rest of the program, "The Ballad Style of Maynard Ferguson" really belongs in a whole different bag...it's a pleasant listen, sort of like a slightly hipper Bert Kaempfert album from the same period. In 1969, easy listening was still a significant segment of the LP market, and arranger Keith Mansfield had done his share of session work with pop stars (some Tom Jones singles come to mind). It's not really surprising that CBS would test the waters with some pop tunes. It's a tactic that Roulette had used with Maynard in the early 60's and that Columbia would use again several years later with the post MF Horn albums. "The Ballad Style..." in all is hardly to be considered essential MF listening; however, moments of absolute beauty can be found here and there (check out "Somewhere"). THANKS MUCH to Dutton/Vocalion for finally bringing this music out.

4-0 out of 5 stars The "MF Horn 2" tracks are required listening; the rest is hard to sit through
Maynard Ferguson'slate 60's and 70's LPs have been re-released as CD's in a rather haphazard way but at least his most important LP's of the period are finally making it to CD. If you are Maynard collector, you need to have this CD because it contains some of the key tracks that helped revive Maynard's career in the early 70's.
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Subjects:  1. Canada    2. Crossover Jazz    3. Jazz    4. Pop   


18. M.F. Horn
by Wounded Bird Records
Audio CD (21 June, 2005)
list price: $16.98 -- our price: $13.99
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Asin: B0009NSDL6
Sales Rank: 6190
Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars
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4-0 out of 5 stars A Maynard Milestone
At this late date it is hard to convey the impact this album had on a generation of mostly high school age musicians and fans who were hereto introduced to big band jazz.
5-0 out of 5 stars A Great Album, A Great Musician, A Great Person
Maynard Ferguson passed away just a few days ago. A sad day for jazz, he was probably one of the last of the old jazz greats. I'm so glad that I was able to take the family to see him live - front row center, it was a great experience. When I was in high school in the 70s he and his band played at our auditorium, our high school jazz band opened for him. Prior to the show he and his band sat in with us for our rehearsal and it was one of those experiences I'll never forgot. He was not only a great musician, he was a very fine person.
5-0 out of 5 stars Alas, A Sensative Horn...
Ballad to Max has to be one of, if not the most, beautiful thing Maynard Ferguson has ever recorded. His Flugelhorn is flawless and absolutely "liquid". The rest of the album is straight ahead for the times when this was made over in Europe, but the Ballad (mentioned) is easily worth the price of the album if ever you put a horn to your mouth. This is the ultimate phrasing and one of a kind sound. Others play just as high, but not just as well noras musical as Maynard does up there. At an age approaching 80, his double high C is still as big as a Buick. He remains, after these six plus decades, entirely in a class by himself. ... Read more

Subjects:  1. Crossover Jazz    2. Hard Bop    3. Jazz    4. Jazz-Pop    5. Pop   


19. On a Starry Night
by Windham Hill Records
Audio CD (15 April, 1997)
list price: $11.98 -- our price: $10.99
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Asin: B000000NMK
Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars
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The party line on most Windham Hill products seems to be that it's either the greatest stuff since wave machines, or that it all sounds alike. Read more

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5-0 out of 5 stars Relaxing & enjoyable for all age groups
I have a 4 mth old baby and both he and I enjoy music.He gets a little uptight during changes so I like to play calming music for us both.This CD offers a wide range of beautiful songs.I can see this one playing in our household for many years.

5-0 out of 5 stars We Luv, Luv, Luv This Album
I play this every night for my daughter (17 months).I often sleep in the same room with her and really look forward to playing this softly.We even keep the CD player on repeat and I still like this.Very soothing and interesting.I highly recommend this for any new parent.

5-0 out of 5 stars buy more than one!
I first purchased this cd several years ago for myself, it was a wonderful way to relax. When my son came along I put it in his room among other "kids" cds.My son, now age 9,(who won't listen to anymore "kid" cds) absolutely loves it.He has been falling asleep to this wonderful cd for the past 3 years.I loved being able to share "the world" with him through music.Recently we remodeled and unfortunately the cd was chipped! He was heartbroken... so here I am purchasing another!Soothing rhythms, soft voices, wonderful instrumentation. A cd that the entire family will love and not get tired of hearing.Even familiar lullabies are updated very nicely. ... Read more

Subjects:  1. 90's    2. Adult Alternative    3. Adult Contemporary    4. Afro-Brazilian    5. Alternative Country    6. Brazilian Jazz    7. Brazilian Pop    8. Children's Collections    9. Contemporary Folk    10. Contemporary Instrumental    11. Crossover Jazz    12. Fusion    13. Int'l & World Music    14. Latin Jazz    15. Lullabies    16. Neo-Bop    17. Neo-Classical    18. New Acoustic    19. Pan-Global    20. Pop   


20. It's On Tonight
by Grp Records
Audio CD (26 July, 2005)
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Asin: B0009W5IW4
Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars
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The phrase "It’s On Tonight," is a catch-word leading to nocturnal negotiations. On this, his seventh CD as a leader, the Illinois-born keyboardist Brian Culberston composed a 12-song "seduction suite," designed to inspire moonlight maneuvers--legal or illicit. His cohorts in carnal knowledge and crime include several vocalists: Will Downing's impassioned baritone imbues the zesty title track. The always awesome Patti Austin graces "Love Will Never Let You Down," and Marc Nelson lends his poetic pipes to the straightforward "Wear it Out." Saxophonists Boney James and Kirk Whalum lend their silken improvisations to the mix, along with the Milesian musings of trumpeter Chris Botti. Culbertson’s musicality obviously speaks the language of the radio-friendly smooth jazz variety, albeit laced with the influences of Chicago, Blood Sweat and Tears, and Tower of Power. In this idiom, the groove rules, and Culbertson and company ride them like pros. Read more

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5-0 out of 5 stars Greaaaat!!
This is an awesome CD from beginning to end. I was delighted to see the vocal stylings of Marc Nelson (from the group Az Yet)appear on this album. My fave track is "Sensuality" (I can literally listen to that one again and again). If you enjoy great smooth jazz and want a good CD to chill with a perfect glass of wine or better yet that perfect person, this is the CD for you.

5-0 out of 5 stars It;'s on tonight
This CD is excellent.Lots of mellow sounds.I listen to it every evening.It's great!!!

5-0 out of 5 stars Where have I been?
Always heard his name - never listened to his music. That'll all change now cause after hearing this one, I want to go back to all of Mr. Culbertson's music to see what I've missed!! This CD is SO smooth, cool & mellow. It's the first thing I listen to when I come in to work. A must-have for your jazz collection!!!! ... Read more

Subjects:  1. Contemporary Jazz    2. Crossover Jazz    3. Jazz    4. Pop    5. Smooth Jazz   


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