Smooth jazz compilation album featuring artists from the Shanachie label.
Four CD set features over four hours of jazz classics from such artists as Norah Jones, St. Germain, Nina Simone, Shuggy Otis, Luther Vandross, Ella Fitzgerald, & many more. It's the 1st part of popular series "The Best… Ever!"
This album is the 4th in Smooth Jazz series produced by contemporary saxophonist and producer Konstantin Klashtorni. Relaxed, enjoyable groovy and romantic tracks is a main feature of his music. This latest release from Konstantin is an excellent addition to any Jazz collection. His artistry is one of the finest out there. His work is fantastic. You will be happy and listen to these albums over and over again without tiring of them. If you like any single release by Konstantin, you will not be let down by his others. He is a true master at keeping your mood on track through his music. His sound is settling and positive without being intrusive to your dealings through your day. Try it you will love it and the other albums of this and other series. Enjoy.
This album is the 3rd in Smooth Jazz series produced by contemporary saxophonist and producer Konstantin Klashtorni. Relaxed, enjoyable groovy and romantic tracks is a main feature of Konstantin's music. The music, produced by Konstantin Klashtorni is attracting more and more new fans every year, and not for nothing. Nice and mellow mixture of Smooth Jazz, Chill Out and Electronica has made Konstantin's albums stand out between variety of artists within Smooth Jazz genre. Smooth Jazz III continues the mastery of composing and producing coming to the highest standards in industry. Lighthearted and deeply emotional melodies accompanied by solid grooves make the song sound smooth and pleasant and at the same time excited and lively.
From a guitarist's perspective, Smooth Jazz is more like instrumental rhythm and blues, funk and pop music! It is a vibrant playground of great grooves, sophisticated blues-based harmonies, and lush orchestration - in the tradition of James Brown, Tower of Power, Earth, Wind and Fire and Carlos Santana. It is where jazz, rock, pop, funk, r&b, and Latin styles all come together on the guitar Thus DVD will help you to master this style, extending your knowledge of jazz harmony, blues techniques, funk rhythm skills and a keen, lyrical sense of melody in a variety of tone and amp settings Richard Smith is a session player and recording artist who lives in Los Angeles, California. He is also a Senior Professor and Chair of theStudio/Jazz Guitar department at the University of Southern California.