Karlton Jones - "Supahero" - The Calling Records

Karlton’s most recent single titled “Supahero” blends R&B, Hip-Hop, and Electronic Dance Music. There are two versions of the song that features a collaboration with Cherch aka Ronald Wilds. This version features Karlton on soprano saxophone. The song “Supahero” was produced by BCoe Productions and was mixed/mastered by BEAUZ whom are signed to Armada records and whose EDM music has been featured by Zedd at some of the largest music festivals in the country such as Coachella and around the world. Karlton’s first album The Calling received much success and was featured on Rapzilla.com and in the highly respected jazz online and print magazine JazzTimes.com. His first EP Brighter Day and his second EP equally received much success and songs on both projects made it onto the billboard charts.


J. White - "Valley Of The Sun" - Independent

J. White is back with his newest single from Fearless, “Valley of the Sun”. Originally from Detroit, now based in Phoenix, J. White in demand both locally and nationally and he has shared the stage with Regina Belle, Cece Peniston, Adina Howard, Selina Albright, Jeffrey Osborne, Najee, Bobby Blue Bland, & Dave Hollister just to name a few. After taking runner up at the Warren Hill Sax Summit in 2013, J. White has continued to make his musical mark at many Jazz festivals and venues.


Spyro Gyra - "Can't Find My Way Home" - Amherst Records

Spyro Gyra’s new release ”Vinyl Tap”, their first album of new material in six years, is sure to excite their worldwide fan base as well as to bring new listeners into the fold. Never content to rest on their prodigious work of the past, they have once again challenged themselves to apply their iconic sound to an idea that makes this release stand out from all of its predecessors. With ”Vinyl Tap”, they have decided to craft an entire album of inventive jazz covers from pop favorites from the vinyl era. But these versions of familiar tunes will surprise the listener as well as entertain them. Whether it’s turning Cream’s ”Sunshine of Your Love” into a Latin big band sound or making a tender ballad out of the Beatles’ ”You’ve Got to Hide Your Love Away”, this release will impress at every turn. They weren’t satisfied with just turning Johnny Rivers’ 1960’s hit ”Secret Agent Man” into a rollicking party jam. They added an uptempo melody from ”Alfie’s Theme” to make something brand new, ”Secret Agent Mash”. There are also more conventional approaches with faithful versions of songs like War’s ”The Cisco Kid” and the Doobie Brothers’ ”What a Fool Believes”. Spyro Gyra’s haunting version of Blind Faith’s ”Can’t Find My Way Home” is sure to become a fan favorite.


Lori Williams - "Sailing On A Dream" - Lori Jazz

Lori Williams is moving smoothly in the right direction with her latest sexy single – “Sailing on a Dream” – originally covered and co-written by crooner Will Downing. The vocal contrasts between the baritone Downing and alto Williams is well worth a listen. Close your eyes and go for a long sail! “She’s got a soft-edged, creamy voice that’s a natural vehicle for introspection, but also one that you could happily curl up and get lost in. It’s stunning, supple subtle, sumptuous, soulful music – let’s call that the five Ss of Lori Williams, shall we?” Michael J. West – The Washington City


Doug Jones - "Back On Redwood" - Doug Jones Music

The new track from saxophonist Doug Jones is an up-tempo composition featuring Saxophone and Guitar. The song was written, arranged and produced by Doug Jones. With the drum groove and horn section, this song has a Motown vibe to it. Ron Jackson from The Smooth Jazz Ride writes: “Back On Redwood”, you need and will want to take the time to absorb all of this one.”


Reza Khan - "Gathering" ft. Jeff Kashiwa & Philippe Saisse - Painted Media

“The Gathering”, the second radio single from Next Train Home features Khan’s jazzy guitar, strolling along in smooth step with a silky sax line by Jeff Kashiwa – until Philippe Saisse pops in with a brash synth crash sound and the tune revs up the funk and offers space to Matt King for one of his trademark piano solo jams. The result is ultra-infectious and melodic, and still quite radio friendly – music that draws listeners in and keeps them there throughout the journey.

 

“I believe my music has evolved tremendously over the past few years. My favorite aspect of Next Train Home was how organically everything happened, from my original melodies written in African hotels to the natural flow that happened in the studio when we were tracking live, with no overdubs. The album captures and preserves the musicianship and interactions as we lived them in the moment. It reflects some of the greatest musicians in the world having fun, and when you’re having fun, everything sounds good.”


Tony Saunders - "Rock Steady" - SF Records

The title of Tony Saunders’ latest single, a fiery and jamming, funked up spin through The Whispers’ late 80’s #1 R&B smash “Rock Steady,” perfectly captures the non-stop cool and energetic flow of his multi-faceted career. The multi-talented two-time Emmy Award winning bassist, composer, arranger and producer (and son of legendary Bay Area keyboardist Merl Saunders), has conquered the worlds of jazz, gospel, R&B, pop and world music. Produced and arranged by Magic for Magic Muzik Productions, the track – the lead single from Saunders’ upcoming album Sexy Somethin – grooves buoyantly from start to finish, his lively lead bass melody interacting with old school synth flashes, sizzling horn textures and bubbly voices (by Magic and Harmony) reminding us that Babyface and L.A. Reid wrote some killer hooks back in the day. In addition to Saunders’ own tasty soloing, the track features the crisp, rockin’ energy of smooth jazz superstar Nils’ electric guitar.


Alex Parchment - "It's Real" - Next Paradigm Music

Next Paradigm Records is thrilled to introduce Washington D.C. based trumpeter Alex Parchment with his debut smash hit single “It’s Real”. Alex has teamed up with multi #1 Billboard making producer, keyboardist, and bassist Jacob Webb with this hot track. The single showcases Alex’s mastery as a premier trumpeter and virtuoso in the contemporary jazz world with his rich and warm tonality. Alex has collaborated with some of the most grounded musicians on the east coast including Stantawn Kendrick on saxophones, Jacob Webb on keys and bass, Sonny Dumarsais on Guitar, and Kevin Bowden on drums. This foot-tapping, head bopping new composition will keep the listener on the edge of their seat  until the end!


Reggie Codrington - "Sunny Skies" - MANDATE Records

Sunny Skies is an encouraging brisk and uptempo collaboration produced by international recording artist Darryl Williams and also features Reggie’s dad, veteran Jazz trumpeter Ray Codrington. This energetic number was mixed by world renowned saxophonist Euge Groove and embodies all the flavors of a smooth jazz chart-topping hit! Reggie Codrington and Darryl Williams prove to be the perfect pairing for this infectious funky groove colored with warm melodious riffs that stir the emotions with its invigorating drive in tempo that gives the listener something to ride to and sets the mood for hopeful days ahead.