Earnest Walker Jr. - "Dimensions" - Ifatoba Music

Earnest Walker Jr. is back with another high-octane gem from his latest album IFATOBA, “Dimensions”. True to its title, the track fuses a simmering, hypnotic soul vibe with wild African flavored percussion fills, showcasing the saxophonist’s expansive musical-cultural palette all in one track. Dig even deeper into the album and you’ll hear how he showcases the depth of his heartfelt and emotional playing on a soulful, balmy arrangement of John Legend’s hit “Ordinary People” which takes the original piano/vocal arrangement to powerful new heights. On the silkier side, IFATOBA wraps with the sultry and smooth sounding “Sweet Dreams,” a tune grounded in old school sensibilities and featuring one of Walker’s most intense, passionate sax melodies.


Tony Saunders - "Chasing the Dream" - SF Records

Hot on the heels of his chart-topping hits “Rock Steady” and “Tony’s Romance”, Tony Saunders releases his 3rd single, “Chasing the Dream” from Sexy Somethin. Saunders fuses the fluid, melodic side of his electric bass guitar artistry with a hook straight out of urban jazz heaven. That chorus pairs the super soulful sax of emerging star Jeff Ryan with Saunders’ buoyant bass along with Gail Jhonson on keys. Then the arrangement opens up and slows down a bit so that Saunders can solo with a thoughtful funk flow and create cool snippets of soul to soul conversation with Ryan.
Nils once again plays a foundational role on this can’t miss jam, co-writing and co-producing the track, along with his guitar and programming duties. The uplifting and inspirational “Chasing the Dream” serves as a tribute to, and was written for his family friend, Lynette Schwartz when he found out that she was dying. “I sat by her bedside writing it and I hoped God had a miracle for my dear friend. She had always encouraged me in my career. I will forever be Chasing the Dream for Lynette,” states Saunders.


Ted Howe - "Simply Smooth" - Ted Howe Music

“Simply Smooth”, pianist Ted Howe’s newest release, will take you on an exciting musical journey deep into the cool world of Smooth Jazz. Catchy melodies, soothing rhythms, and sonic surprises combine to make for a relaxing and unforgettable listening experience. Ted Howe brings a whole new musical approach to this very popular genre. Come for the ride, and enjoy the listen! Compositions by: Ted Howe, Produced by: Trammell Starks, Arrangements: Ted Howe & Trammell Starks, Keyboards and programming: Ted Howe, Additional Keyboards and programming: Trammell Starks, Drums: Louis “Styx” Newsome, Bass: Joseph Patrick Moore, Saxophone: Sam Skelton.


J. White - "Keep Shining" - JWhite Entertainment

JWhite Entertainment is ecstatic to announce “Keep Shining”, a highly anticipated follow up single to J. White’s Billboard hit single, “Driven”. J. White is bringing the summer heat with this infectious and energetic tune that was produced by multi #1 hit making super producer/keyboardist Greg Manning. J. White is a Phoenix, AZ based Saxophonist, born  and raised in Detroit, Mi. J. White’s Detroit roots bring out the true soul, funk and melody that is undeniable in his music. “Keep Shining” is a must add to your summer playlist.


The Groove Project - "Beyond The Atmosphere" - Narked Records

After releasing a series of singles, the The Groove Project releases their second album, titled Volume 1: Flights of Fantasy. The music is a smooth jazz concept album about man’s fascination with flight. The lineup for this new album is fronted by Arun Shenoy and acclaimed producer Matthew Shell, alongside keyboardist & vocalist Lonnie Park. The 3 principals along with saxophonist Marcus Mitchell and keyboardist David Joubert are collectively credited with songwriting. The band has released 3 music videos in support of the album for the tracks “Beyond the Atmosphere“, “First Flight” and “Bird On a Wire (Song for Mo).” Two other tracks “Leap of Faith” and “Beyond the Atmosphere” have been picked up by Spotify Editorial Playlists, Sax and the City and Smooth Drive respectively. The airtight rhythm section is locked down by Glenn Welman from UK on the drums and Hector Ruano from Venezuela on bass. Guitarist Samituru from Norway brings his maverick guitar work to the music.


Al DeGregoris ft. Jeff Lorber - "Cookie Jar" - A-Pex Recordings Int'l

Contemporary keyboardist, Al DeGregoris is back with his latest project – this time with legendary producer/composer/keyboardist Jeff Lorber at the helm! Tight, brassy and retro cool beyond any of his previous releases, DeGregoris’ new album Time Sensitive showcases the dynamic chemistry he’s created the fusion legend more than ever before. The two began collaborating musically years ago, but this is the first time that every track was co-written and produced by Lorber. The result is pure melodic magic, non-stop energetic funk exuberance, driven by the wild, adventurous intertwining of their keyboards, starting with the opening track and lead single “Cookie Jar”, with guitarist Paul Jackson Jr. also lending his considerable talents to the track. True to its whimsical title, “Cookie Jar” is relentlessly playful, a groovestomping jam that rolls with a bouncy bass bottom and a simmering horn section created by David Mann. Lorber has clearly imparted his passion for old school keyboard sounds to DeGregoris, who jams brilliantly on them before exploring the deeper, jazzier soul of the track with a highly improvisational acoustic piano section. A truly uplifting tune set for release at a time when our collective spirits most need it, “Cookie Jar” is a non-stop retro funkfest performed by two masterful keyboard talents.


Nate Harasim - "Never Look Back" - Harasim Soundesign

“Never Look Back” is the story of Nate Harasim’s life. From falling in and out of love to chasing big music industry dreams, no song in Harasim’s vast multi genre repertoire is more personal. It’s not just a song, it’s his story from the first down beat to the infectious fade out and speaks of Harasim’s personal and professional life. The track features Detroit’s Monica Notaro. She’s the house National Anthem singer for the Detroit Red Wings, Lions and Pistons and this is Monica’s first international release. Word has it, this won’t be the last collaboration between her and Harasim.


Michael Silverman ft. Jeff Lorber - "Human Spirit" - Autumn Hill Records

While you may have never heard his name, you’ve almost certainly heard his music. Michael Silverman is one of the most streamed and downloaded instrumentalists in the world, with over six billion streams on Spotify, Apple Music and Amazon. His classical recordings can be heard in popular television shows including “The Good Wife,” “Two and a Half Men” and “American Horror Story.” When Michael’s friend Jeff Lorber asked to collaborate on a contemporary jazz album, Silverman was thrilled at the opportunity. The collaboration of Lorber’s amazing production and writing skills, blended with Silverman’s classical and New Age melodic sensibilities combined to create an inspired collection of new pieces on Human Spirit. Additional musicians on the album include a who’s who of instrumental jazz: bassist Jimmy Haslip, drummer Vinnie Colaiuta, drummer Gary Novak, guitar legend Michael Thompson, pianist David Benoit, guitarist Paul Jackson Jr., and top-selling drummer and world percussionist Rob Silverman, Michael’s brother and co-founder of Autumn Hill Records.


Nelson Garcia - "East Coast Drive" - Next Paradigm

Next Paradigm Records is thrilled to present NEWLY SIGNED Tenor Saxophonist, Nelson Garcia with his latest sensational smash hit radio single “East Coast Drive”. This time around, Nelson has taken a FRESH new approach by signing on with Next Paradigm Records. “East Coast Drive” was produced by Multi #1 hit making phenom/ keyboardist/bassist Jacob Webb. Also joining in is one of contemporary jazz’s hottest guitarists, Adam Hawley! You can hear Adam’s beautiful guitar production shining throughout the entire
composition. Connecticut based Saxophonist Nelson is working on his DEBUT album on Next Paradigm Records set to be released January 2021. This Head Boppin’ Dance Hit will most certainly keep the listeners on the edge of their seat until the end! “East Coast Drive” is a MUST ADD to your spring and summer collection of music. Let Nelson’s inviting warm saxophone timbre take you on a ride as we’re about to embark on an “East Coast Drive”. On Behalf of Next Paradigm Records, We would like to thank you for your time and consideration.


Reza Khan - "Next Train Home" - Painted Media

The Bangladesh born and raised, NYC based composer/guitarist Reza Khan is back with his third single, title track “Next Train Home” which starts with a dreamy atmosphere and subtle locomotive percussion, with melodic-harmonic interaction by Khan and Egan that will remind people of the classic Pat Metheny vibe. It evolves into a high energy funk jam featuring swirling vibes, deep exotic percussion and dramatic symphonic textures. While Khan’s core acoustic and electric lines are front and center on every tune of Next Train Home – the album features bassist Mark Egan, pianist Matt King, drummers Mauricio Zottarelli and Graham Hawthorne, percussionist Gumbi Ortiz, guitarist Nils, rhythm guitarist Sergio Pereira, saxophonists Jeff Kashiwa and Andy Snitzer, flutist David Mann and keyboardist Philippe Saisse, who also plays synth and adds touches of accordion and marimba. For Reza, his latest project is a musical statement declaring that he has come a long way as a musician, and the decades he’s dedicated to his craft have resulted in his best piece of work ever.