Tonight I am continuing our temporary abbreviated artist segment in order to provide more time to play the large number of new releases that we are currently blessed to have in smooth jazz.
A must, in our look at smooth jazz groups is Acoustic Alchemy. They have been highly successful with 18 albums and over 30 years of playing outstanding music. From England, Guitarists Nick Webb and Greg Carmichael started inauspiciously as in flight entertainment for Virgin Airlines, providing in-flight music on trans-Atlantic trips. Signed to MCA in the mid-'80s, Acoustic Alchemy released its debut album, Red Dust & Spanish Lace, in 1987. Acoustic Alchemy’s subsequent albums were well received. Their fourth album Reference Point was nominated for an Grammy Award. In 1998 sadly Nick Webb passed away from cancer and in the year 2000, Carmichael unveiled a revamped Acoustic Alchemy including new guitarists, keyboardists and a bassist. They released the album AArt in 2001 and it proved to be the group's biggest splash, landing them another Grammy nomination that year. In 2011, Acoustic Alchemy marked the band's 30th anniversary with the release of the album Roseland. From that album they had a mega billboard number one hit Marrakesh.
I will play Billboard’s top three songs in smooth jazz this week.
New 2018 releases, the absolute latest in Smooth Jazz from the guitar of Chris Standring, the trumpet of Greg Adams, the guitar of Adam Hawley, a vocal from Lindsey Webster, the guitar of Nils, the sax of Marion Meadows, and the piano of Dan Siegel.
In the second hour of turn up the quiet time we have Diana Krall, Euge Groove with Paul Brown, Fourplay, Grover Washington Jr., Rick Braun, more Acoustic Alchemy, Candy Dulfer, Gerald Albright with lee Ritenour, and Chuck Loeb.
The conclusion is my very favorite Acoustic Alchemy song.