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This Week @ Cafe - Edition #464
December 23rd
Edition # 464
A Café Jazz Christmas !
Our Sixth Bacchanalia
With a mighty "Ho Ho Ho, direct from studio B" we launch the sixth installment of our yearly review of all the best in smooth seasonal music !!
Featured Selections & Play List: Playlist
What Child Is This? - Phil Sheeran
Have Yourself A Merry ... - Dave Koz
Chinese Dance - Terry Disley
Greensleeves - Peter White
Holly & The Ivy - Danny Wright
Skating - Boney James
This Week @ Cafe - Edition #463
December 16th
Edition # 463
Meow Baby
Danny Lerman
It's readily apparent Lerman has paved his way to stardom with Meow Baby, a project that has the full potential to become a top break thru release for the year!!
Back Trax:
Daybreak - Tom Scott
Elena - Neal Davis
Speaking Without Words - Mark Sloniker
Sometimes - B-Tribe
All For You - Tom Saviano
This Week @ Cafe - Edition #462
December 2nd
Edition # 462
Hi-Lo Split
Marc Antoine
True to the spirit of the poker term that describes when the winnings are split by the highest and lowest hands - we're all winners with Antoine's latest effort!!
Fresh Trax:
Out Of Nowhere - Jimmy Sommers
Baker's Thing - José Feliciano
Old School - Everette Harp
What Love Has Joined ... - Queen Latifah
Today's The Day - Keith Andrew
This Week @ Cafe - Edition #461
November 25th
Edition # 461
Above the Clouds
Brian Simpson
With the release of Above the Clouds, Simpson more than ready to build on the successes he's enjoyed with a project that's as fine as any you'll find in the genre!!
Back Trax:
Deep Within My Heart - William Aura
There Goes ... - Joseph Diamond
Big Sky - Pat Kelley
Ah! - Danny Jung
On The Town - Doug Cameron
This Week @ Cafe - Edition #460
November 18th
Edition # 460
R n R
Rick Braun & Richard Elliot
Rick & Richard infuse some much needed gusto into the Smooth Jazz scene with a cd that well lives up to its billing as "the jazz event release of 2007"!!
Fresh Trax:
Lucky Star - Paul Hardcastle
Drivin' - Gordon James
Space Coastin' - Matt Marshak
That Was Then - Darryl Williams
Uptown - Darren Rahn
This Week @ Cafe - Edition #459
November 4th
Edition # 459
Sweet Drive
Les Sabler
Guaranteed to be one of the finer projects in 2007, you'll want to hitch a ride on this one, as the drive is sweet indeed !!
Back Trax:
Sweet Butterfly - Chuck Mangione
Bamboo Spirits - Native Vibe
Exotic Love - Bobby Lyle
A Walk in the Park - Denny Jiosa
Chomp - Krippaehne & Hall
This Week @ Cafe - Edition #458
October 28th
Edition # 458
Take This Ride
Dave Sereny
Give It To Me Baby, the first single to radio has registered a sizable 10 on the "wow factor scale" while Dave has once again earned a nod in the upcoming CSJA ...
Fresh Trax:
Seven Secrets - Omar Akram
Milano - Bill Bergman and the Metro Jets
Week's End - Jamie Bonk
Woman of the World - Main Gazane
In The V.I.P. - Soul Ballet
This Week @ Cafe - Edition #457
October 21st
Edition # 457
Blake Aaron
From Aaron's getting married, to buying a new home and starting a family, this album has been three full years in the making ...
Back Trax:
Red - Exodus Quartet
Smiles and Smiles to go - Larry Carlton
Closer Still - Brian Simpson
The Love I Give - Nite Flyte
Slamdunk - Dave Camp
This Week @ Cafe - Edition #456
October 14th
Edition # 456
This Way
Acoustic Alchemy
Displaying artisanship of the highest calibre as they traverse a variety of musical themes, Carmichael & Gilderdale confer upon their fans one of their most thrilling ...
Fresh Trax:
Slowdown - U-Nam
Kicking High - J. Dee
Higher Calling - Dwayne Kerr
Where Are You Now? - Lisa Hilton
Get Up - Keith Jacobson
This Week @ Cafe - Edition #455
October 7th
Edition # 455
A Manhattan Affair
Mike Catalano
Delivering a polished blend of smooth jazz, A Manhattan Affair is generously seasoned with Brazilian spice, making it one of the more memorable musical excursions ...
Back Trax:
Caves of Altamira - Garden Party
A Lasting Moment - Gerald Veasley
Bahia - Toledo
Bingo, Bango, Bongo - Tom Coster
Set Me Free - Paul Taylor
This Week @ Cafe - Edition #454
September 30th
Edition # 454
The Quarterly Review
Q3 for '007
The third in our series for 2007, the Quarterly Review looks back at all the freshest & hippest from the past 90 days - step outside the ordinary!!
Evening Drive - Tom Braxton
Meu Amigo, ... - Ragan Whiteside
773 - Lake Effect
Snoopy's Dance - Danny Lerman
Small Hours - Shakatak
Movin' Up - Jeff Kashiwa
This Week @ Cafe - Edition #453
September 23rd
Edition # 453
Stay Awhile
Jay Soto
With impeccable production and incredible playing Jay Soto's Stay Awhile cd is destined to be among a few elite projects vying for Café Jazz top honors for the year!!
Fresh Trax:
Shine - Blake Aaron
Blue Water - Eric Marienthal
Let's Get It Going - Burt Brion
Summerlove - DeeLight feat. Ken Norris
Club Street - Les Sabler
This Week @ Cafe - Edition #452
September 16th
Edition # 452
Born 2 Groove
Euge Groove
The project is Groove's 3rd on Narada Jazz, 5th overall, and may well represent his finest overall effort to date - from it, we have our usual assortment of three tasty tracks !!
Back Trax:
Felinicity - Warren Bernhardt
The Tropic of Cool - Donald Harrison
Sunset Bay - The Braxton Brothers
Race Thru the Clouds - Jeanne Newhall
Visionism - Aftertouch
This Week @ Cafe - 3rd Annual Sounds of Summer Review
September 9th
Edition # 451
The Sounds of Summer
3rd Annual
As the summer of '07 begins to wind down, we're firing things up with a sun-baked special - the 3rd annual installment in our sizzling Sounds of Summer series !!
Featured Selections:
Brazilian Sunrise - David Crawford
Hi-Lo Split - Marc Antoine
Child At Heart - Najee
Don't Cha Know - Darren Motamedy
On The Night - Rocco Ventrella
Give It To Me Baby - Dave Sereny
This Week @ Cafe - The Very Best of Café Jazz Celebrating Edition #450
September 2nd
Edition # 450
The Very Best of Café Jazz
Celebrating Program #450
We're revisiting tracks that have helped define Café Jazz as the hippest show on radio - so get set to enjoy a small sampling
of our absolute best !!
Featured Selections & Play List:
Chasing the Wind - Gregg Karukas
Nova Bossa - Shakatak
Kabuki - Sam Riney
At Last - Ronny Jordan
The Beauty of It All - Carlos Reyes
Wishing Well - Schönherz and Scott
This Week @ Cafe - Edition #449
August 26th
Edition # 449
Next In Line
Nate Harasim
Although still only in his twenties, Nate Harasim's finesse as a musician belies his early years resulting in as auspicious a debut as we've seen in recent times! !!
Fresh Trax:
The Cat's Meow - Dan Carlin
Take Me Back To Rio - Mike Catalano
What Cha Gonna Do? - Brian Simpson
In Her Arms - Bob Madsen
R n R - Rick Braun & Richard Elliot

July 1st
Edition # 448
Smooth Jazz in Canada Eh!
5th Annual Presentation
As we celebrate Smooth Jazz in our land, we're playing the music of Canadian artists exclusively. So sit back and enjoy the unique vibe of a show that's unlike ...
Café Salsa - ReDuX
Under The Moon ... - Alexander Zonjic
You Can't Go Back Now - Barry Aiken
Midnight Reflections - Les Sabler
Lowdown - Greg Lowe
Kobe - Bill King

June 24th
Edition # 447
The Quarterly Review
Q2 for '007
Included are Norman Brown, Keiko Matsui, Hiroshima, and Jeff Golub. If you want to hear those and more of the freshest & hippest from the past 90 days, you can bet they'll be here as part of The Q.2 !!
Grooveland - Jay Soto
Elevation - Jackiem Joyner
Waterline - Four80East
It Will Turn Out Right - Dephazz
Born 2 Groove - Euge Groove
Together As One - Dee Brown

June 10th
Edition # 446
Stay With Me
Norman Brown
With a view to all that is soothing and smooth, we've selected three tasty tunes that we feel show this supremely talented guitarist at his best !!
Back Trax:
Somewhere I Never ... - East Bounce
Favela - Ritenour & Marienthal
Lights Out San Fran. - Craig Chaquico
Song for Shari - Scott Wilkie
Playola - Paul Hanmer

June 3rd
Edition # 445
Sweet Surrender
Special EFX

This latest album unifies the series of Special EFX releases and thereby underscores the band's relevance in the annals of instrumental music!!
Fresh Trax:
Newbury Street - Don Breithaupt
Ernie - Acoustic Alchemy
Ladies' Choice - Paul Taylor
Hiro Chill - Hiroshima
Hip City - Down To The Bone

May 27th
Edition # 444
Lao Tizer

The themes explored on this latest effort well reflect the album title Diversify with masterful sampling of hues & textures from a multi-coloured musical palette!!
Back Trax:
Tickle Me Again - Kim Pensyl
Jamaica - Grover Washington Jr.
And Da Livin Is EZ - Soul Ballet
Quiet Eyes - Brandon Fields
The Thought of You - Thom Rotella

May 20th
Edition # 443
Chuck Loeb

Another outstanding project from the man who makes the most of each and every note that he plays and an exceptional showcase feature!!
Fresh Trax:
Backspin - Outta Nowhere
Next In Line - Nate Harasim
Moving On - Andrew Neu
Hello Betty - Jeff Golub
After The Rain - Keiko Matsui

April 29th
Edition # 442
Don't Get No Better
Lamb & Meyer

Taking time from their rolls as support musicians, Patrick Lamb and Patsy Meyer collaborate to give us one of the finer independent releases of the season!!
Back Trax:
The Matador & The Maiden - Pamela Williams
Cruisin' - Les Sabler
Esperanza - Bluezeum
First Wish - Chris Botti
Ocean - Monica Ramos

April 15th
Edition # 441
Across The Pond
Terry Disley

If you're searching for a worthwhile listening experience, do yourself a huge favour by picking up a copy of Terry Disley's Across the Pond today! They don't come any finer!
Fresh Trax:
Into The Rainbow - Kymaera
Burning Spear - Valarie King
Let's Take A Ride - Norman Brown
Contradictions - Lauren Wood
Up A Notch - Lao Tizer

April 1st
Edition # 440
The Quarterly Review
Best from The First 90 Days

Broadcast in three segments, The QR covers the absolute best in new music for the preceding 90-day period with one of our finest and most diverse collections ...
Seaport Village - Joel Rodney Siemion
Don't Want To Be ... - Jonathan Butler
Cool Breeze - Richy Kicklighter
Bay of Hope - Planet Lounge
André's Theme - André Ward
Now - Kyle Eastwood

March 25th
Edition # 439
Hands On
Bobby Lyle

This most recent release from the versatile Mr. Lyle presents an exciting blend of contemporary jazz and acoustic piano that deftly crisscrosses the boundaries ...
Back Trax:
Sup Poze - Hiroshima
Boss Tres Bien - Paprika Soul
Soul Mates - Steve Reid's Bamboo Forest
Precious Time - Keiko Matsui
Conquistador - Helios

March 18th
Edition # 438
Ready to Play

So, does Nils have another smash on his hands? Ultimately, time will determine Ready to Play's rightful place in the analogs of music - however, in my humble opinion ...
Fresh Trax:
Anthem For A New America - Jeff Lorber
Just Because - Dotsero
R 'n' B Bump - Paul Brown
Listen to the Wind - Slim Man
Tropica - Will Donato

March 11th
Edition # 437
Playin' Favorites
Peter White

Needless to say, whenever we feature Peter White or one of his tracks, we are invariably "playin' favorites"!!
Back Trax:
Song For Elizabeth - Jonathan Butler
X Ray Hip - Bona Fide
Angelica - T.D.F.
Millennium Dance - Jeff Jarvis
Elegance on the Catwalk - Jonathan Cain

February 25th
Edition # 436
The Meeting Place
Ken Navarro

With The Meeting Place, Navarro delivers another classy and typically entertaining project and lays undisputed claim to the title "jazz's most soulful smooth guitarist" !!
Fresh Trax:
It Might Be You - Dave Koz
Shaken Not Stirred - Terry Disley
Hangin' With You - Chuck Loeb
The Loved - Pete Alderton
Mystical - Special EFX

February 18th
Edition # 435
In The Moment
Everette Harp

Back Trax:
Bluvis Groovis - Russ Brannon
Northern Lights - Val Gardena
Quiet Passion - Pieces of a Dream
Wherever the Tide Takes Us - Billy Eric
Hyde Park - Jeff Kashiwa

February 11th
Edition # 434
Soul Express
Chris Standring

Fresh Trax:
After Hours - Michael Vince
Land of the Sun - Walter Beasley
Chill - Bill McGee
Hands of Passion - Lamb & Meyer
Midnight Breeze - Nils

February 4th
Edition # 433
The Best of '06 Review
Part 3

This final chapter includes Pieces of a Dream, Matt Marshak, Pamela Williams, Steve Cole, Doc Powell, Alan Hewitt, and Nick Colionne ...
Featured Selections & Play List:
Fairway - Gene Dunlap
Dreamer - J Thompson
Cruizin' - Wilton Felder
Street Talk - Dan Siegel
Do It Again - Philippe Saisse
Under The Sun - Michael Franks

January 28th
Edition # 432
Boney James

Now with four gold records to his credit,
and recognized as one of the most popular artists in the genre, the nickname has
nevertheless stuck ...
Back Trax:
Smooth - Double Scale
A.T.S. - Sugar & Silk
Orchid - Phil Sheeran
The Space - Andrew Glover
Rhum 'n' Zouc - Jean-Luc Ponty

January 21st
Edition # 431
The Best of '06 Review
Part 2

We pick up where we left off with part 2 in our 3 part series... highlights include Eric Darius, The Jazzmasters, Everette Harp, and Nestor Torres !!
Featured Selections & Play List:
Feeling Good - Steve Oliver
Soul Candy - Ultrablue
Bongo Baby - Greg Adams
Splashdown - Briza
Skip It - Steve Briody
Just My Style - Marion Meadows

January 14th
Edition # 430
20th Anniversary
The Rippingtons

The year 2006 marked the 20th anniversary of the first Russ Freeman fronted project and it's now our pleasure to help The Rippingtons celebrate a milestone event ...
Fresh Trax:
Waterfall - Jim Brickman
Sunrise - David Longoria
You're Beautiful - Kenny G
The Hypnotic - Rhonda Smith
Did You Hear That? - Ken Navarro

January 7th
Edition # 429
Favourites from '06!!
Our Annual Review - Pt.1

The first show in '007 begins our 7th annual review. Part 1 in this series includes David Benoit, Fourplay, Oli Silk, The Rippingtons, Vince Madison, & Lisa Hilton !!
Featured Selections & Play List:
What Does It Take ... - Peter White
Spring Lake - David Stellmach
The Lowdown - Spyro Gyra
The Sunrise - Jeffery B. Suttles
Vinoy Park - TFOXX
Nuno - Vince Mai

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