Featured: Music

These contemporary and smooth jazz tunes will have your feet tapping and your soul moving.

Chamber Music Society

by Esperanza Spalding

Contents: Little fly — Knowledge of good and evil — Really very small — Chacarera — Wild is the wind — Apple blossom — As a sprout — What a friend — Winter sun — InĂștil paisagem — Short and sweet.

Performer: Esperanza Spalding, acoustic bass, vocals ; with Leo Genovese, piano, Rhodes, melodica ; Terri Lyne Carrington, drums ; Quintino Cinalli, percussion, drums ; and additional musicians.

Modern Art

by The Rippingtons

Contents: Modern art (4:17) — Paris groove (3:39) — Black book (3:59) — Pastels on canvas (4:55) — One step closer (4:42) — I still believe (4:38) — Body art (4:40) — Age of reason (4:28) — Sweet lullaby (4:28) — Jet set (4:15) — Love story (4:05).

Performer: The Rippingtons are ; Russ Freeman, guitars, electric sitar, keyboards, rhythm & bass programming ; Dave Karasony, drums ; Rico Belled, bass ; Bell Heller, keyboards and accordion ; Keff Kashiwa, saxophone and EWI ; guest musician, Rick Braun, trumpet.

Hello Tomorrow

by Dave Koz

Contents: Put the top down (featuring Lee Ritenour) (4:59) — When will I know for sure (featuring Boney James) (4:53) — It’s always been you (3:57) — Getaway (featuring Jonathan Butler and Sheila E.) 4:45) — This guy’s in love with you (featuring Herb Alpert) (4:56) — Anything’s possible (4:04) — There’s a better way (featuring Keb’ Mo’) (4:31) — Start all over again (featuring Dana Glover) (4:09) — Think big (featuring Christian Scott, Marcus Miller, Keb’ Mo’ and Brian Culbertson) (4:59) — The journey (5:54) — Remember where you came from (featuring Jeff Lorber) (4:34) — Whisper in your ear (4:47) — What you leave behind (1:56).

Performer: Dave Koz, saxophone ; with various performers including Herb Alpert, Lee Ritenour, Sheila E, and others.

The Gate

by Kurt Elling

Contents: Matte Kudasai — Steppin’ out — Come running to me — Norwegian wood — Blue in green — Samurai cowboy — After the love is gone — Golden lady — Nighttown, lady bright.

Performer: Kurt Elling, vocals; with jazz ensemble.

Let’s Touch the Sky

by Fourplay

Contents: Let’s touch the sky — 3rd degree — More than a dream — Pineapple getaway — I’ll still be lovin’ you (feat. Nathan East) — Gentle giant (for Hank) — A night in Rio — Love TKO (feat. Ruben Studdard) — Above and beyond — Golden faders — You’re my thrill (feat. Anita Baker).

Performer: Fourplay (Bob James, keyboards ; Nathan East, bass, vocals ; Chuck Loeb, guitars ; Harvey Mason, drums, percussion).

The Reflection

by Keb Mo

Contents: The whole enchilada — Inside outside — All the way — The reflection (I see myself in you) — Crush on you — One of these nights — My baby’s tellin’ lies — My shadow — We don’t need it — Just lookin’ — Walk through fire — Something within. Performer:

Performed by Keb’ Mo’.

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