Monday, January 26, 2015


Concord Music Group has announced the forthcoming release of Smooth Jazz Hits: The Ultimate Collection. Due out March 30th, the Collection is loaded with 17 of the hottest Smooth Jazz hits, straight from the top of recent Mediabase Smooth AC and Billboard Smooth Jazz Songs charts. 

Featured in the collection are some of today’s most exciting artists in contemporary jazz music, including Mindi Abair, whose star-studded album Wild Heart was praised for its “sophistication…gritty, raucous spirit, and exceptional creative imagination” by Saxophonist and fan favorite Dave Koz is at the helm on two chart-topping selections off his GRAMMY-nominated, collaborative 2013 effort, Summer Horns (including a grooving cover of the Beatles’ “Got to Get You Into My Life”). Also in the mix are such icons as Boney James, George Benson, and Al Jarreau, whose cover of “Bring me Joy” pays tribute to his longtime friend George Duke (off 2014’s My Old Friend). And no smooth jazz collection would be complete without a track from superstar Kenny G, who is featured in his number one hit “Heart and Soul.”
Featuring original hit songs, plus grooving covers of favorites—such as BWB’s take on Michael Jackson's “Shake Your Body (Down to the Ground),” Gerald Albright & Norman Brown’s fresh spin on Ne-Yo's “Champagne Life” and Dave Koz & Friends’ celebratory performance of Sly and the Family Stone’s “Hot Fun in the Summertime”—Smooth Jazz Hits: The Ultimate Collection will become a fast favorite for any fan of contemporary jazz.

Track Listing:
1. Boney James: Batucada (The Beat) (4:03)
2. Dave Koz and Friends: Got to Get You into My Life (5:37)
3. Mindi Abair: Haute Sauce (3:18)
4. George Benson: The Lady in My Life (4:30)
5. BWB: Shake Your Body (Down to the Ground) (5:13)
6. Gerald Albright / Norman Brown: Champagne Life (5:22)
7. Fourplay: Sonnymoon (4:13)
8. Kenny G: Heart and Soul (4:35)
9. David Benoit: Feelin’ It (3:57)
10. Richard Elliot: Givin’ It Up (4:01)
11. Jeff Lorber Fusion: Hacienda (5:31)
12. Al Jarreau: Bring Me Joy (4:36)
13. Peter White: Head over Heels (5:13)
14. Dave Koz and Friends: Hot Fun in the Summertime (4:26)
15. Boney James: Powerhouse (4:00)
16. BWB: Man in the Mirror (4:27)

17. Jeff Lorber Fusion: City (4:29)

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