This week's featured artist is saxophonist and bass guitar player Gerald Albright. Recording albums for over thirty years, Albright has seven billboard number one songs and has had twelve consecutive albums reach Billboard’s top ten jazz albums chart. Albright has to his credit numerous appearances at jazz festivals, on tours, on TV, and was a featured performer at Bill Clinton’s inauguration as well as other functions for the President. Albright has teamed up his work with many contemporary jazz stars. Albright’s work has also been featured on video games. I hope you enjoy the terrific music from this very talented artist. Stay tuned to the end of the show when I will play my very favorite Gerald Albright song. I love the title of this song but hope my wife is not listening.
Billboard’s top three songs in smooth jazz this week. Guitarist Nick Colionne with his all time smooth jazz record album Journey’s song Buckle Up (fifth song from this album to reach number one) continuing as the Billboard number one song. The very romantic Colors Of Love released by pianist Brian Culbertson on Valentine’s Day continues at number two. Velvet Groove continues at number three.
New 2018 releases from trumpeter Lin Rountree, saxophonist Marion Meadows and a brand new single from the sax of Dave Koz.
Second hour is turn up the quiet time. Artists performing five in a row uninterrupted include Diana Krall, Nils, Cindy Bradley, David Benoit, and Vincent Ingala.
Another song from this year’s Grammy Award winning album Prototype from the Jeff Lorber Fusion.
Another song from Jim Brickman in anticipation of his April 20th appearance in Redding.
More songs from Darryl Williams, Dave Koz, Brian Simpson, Ken Navarro, and jazz singer Norah Jones.
And don’t forget to catch the conclusion with my favorite Gerald Albright song.