The Sound of Jazz FM 2009 Volume 1

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The music featured on this CD is a representation of the sound Jazz FM and we have tried to make it as eclectic as possible so that it catches both the spirit and the essence of our radio station.

You will hear the amazing ‘jazzy rhythms (as Robbie Vincent would say)’ of the much sought after Italian artist Mario Biondi with ‘This is What You Are’ which was first played to me by Jazz FM’s very own Peter Young, plus George Duke’s ‘Sausalito’ and Lonnie Liston Smith’s ‘Quiet Moments’. To give a taste of Steve Quirk’s favourite ‘smooth jazz melodies’ we have Jeff Lorber, Pieces Of A Dream, Kenny G, Kevin Whalum singing about Frankie Beverly and Stevie Wonder, and Darren Rhan featuring bassist Wayman Tisdale’s ‘What’cha Gonna Do For Me’.

Gil Scott-Heron songs feature twice on this CD. Firstly; you can hear Maysa’s very original take on ‘The Bottle’, then the very soulful and funky Esther Phillips with her version of the song ‘Home Is Where the Hatred Is’ which is definitely worth checking out. Bobby Lyle’s amazing cover version of Anita Baker’s ‘Been So Long’ is just fantastic (who better to cover the song than the man who has played the piano on this track so many times ‘live’ while accompanying Anita Baker as her musical director on tour?). Also featured is Bob Baldwin’s jazzy piano re-take on the Jocelyn Brown classic ‘Somebody Else’s Guy’ which features Jocelyn re-singing the song bringing a 2008/9 freshness to this timeless tune.


Disc 1:
Can’t Hide Love – Earth Wind & Fire
Distant Lover – Heston
You Got Something – Jeff Lorber
WonderMaze – Kevin Whallum
Sausalito – George Duke
Somebody Else’s Guy – Bob Baldwin/Jocelyn Brown
Fiesta Loca – Kenny G
The Bottle – Maysa
Shine – Frank McComb
Just Can’t Give You Up – Mystic Merlin
Seven Years of Good Luck – Joe Sample
Think Twice – Donald Byrd
Warm Weather – Pieces of A Dream
This Is What You Are – Mario Biondi

Disc 2:
For The Love Of You – The Isley Brothers
Fly Me To The Moon – Jimmy Sommers
Quiet Time – Regina Belle
If I Ain’t Got You – Eric Darius
Speak Love – James Day
What’Cha Gonna Do – Darren Rahn/Wayman Tisdale
Been So Long – Bobby Lyle
Brighter Tomorrow – Tom Browne
Every Generation – Ronnie Laws
Quiet Moments – Lonnie Liston Smith
Long After U Have Gone – Lalah Hathaway
Home Is Where The Hatred Is – Esther Phillips
In The Dark – Roy Ayers
Never Wanna Say Goodnight – Ramsey Lewis with Nancy Wilson



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