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Dave Koz and Friends - David Benoit, Rick Braun, Peter White - 20th Anniversary Christmas
Dave Koz and Friends - 20th Anniversary Christmas Looking to Jazz up the Christmas holidays? Dave Koz and Friends - David Benoit, Rick Braun, Peter White - 20th Anniversary Christmas album released on the Concord Music Group is perfect to create a festive atmosphere. For the past 20 years, Dave Koz and friends have helped Jazz fans celebrate the holiday season. For 2017, Dave Koz teams up with friends, pianist David Benoit, trumpeter Rick Braun, and guitarist Peter White to create holiday magic on the 11-track album. Joined by special guest vocalists Gabriel Orengo, Selina Albright, Javier Colon, Kenny Lattimore, and Jeffrey Osborne, Dave Koz and Friends - David Benoit, Rick Braun, Peter White - 20thAnniversary Christmas is the perfect accompaniment for holiday parties or just sitting by the Christmas tree with your special someone.
Casey James - Interview
Casy James Blues singer, songwriter, guitarist Casey James took time from touring to speak with Luxury Experience about his new fabulous release, Strip It Down, as well as about his life. From learning to play guitar at age 13, to being a finalist on American Idol, to his musical journey through life, Casey James is clearly an inspired talent who looks ahead and builds on each experience; he is also an extremely nice person.
Casey James - Strip It Down
Casey James - Strip It Down Casey James hits his mark dead-center with his new 14-track Blues release, Casey James - Strip It Down, produced by Grammy® Winner Tom Hambridge. Joined by Ron McNelley, Tommy McDonald, Delbert McClinton, Pat Buchanan, Muscle Shoals Horns, Tom Hambridge, and Wendy Moten, former American Idol finalist Casey James proves his talent as a singer, songwriter, and guitarist.
Telly Leung - Interview
Telly Leung Broadway star Telly Leung is a "triple threat" - a theater term for someone who can act, sing, and dance. With a host of top-Broadway shows under his belt, including his current role in the hit Broadway musical - Aladdin, as well as television appearances including the role of Wes the Warbler on Glee, he is someone who continues to prove his mettle. Telly Leung takes time from his busy schedule to speak with Luxury Experience.
Alastair Greene - Dream Train
Aastair Greene - Dream TrainAlastair Greene - Dream Train  is a mélange of Blues and Southern Rock across 13-tracks of excellence with original music written by Alastair Greene featuring the trio of Alastair Greene, Jim Rankin, and Austin Beede, with an illustrious line-up of special guests including Walter Trout, Mike Finnigan, Dennis Gruenling, Debbie Davies, and Mike Zito, released on the Rip Cat Records label. If you love Blues and Southern Rock, you are going to love this release, I sure did! From start to finish Alastair Greene - Dream Train delivers the musical goods.
Eliane Elias - Dance Of Time
Eliane Elias - Dance Of TimeEliane Elias - Dance Of Time marks Brazilian Jazz pianist, singer, songwriter, composer's 24th album. Released on the Concord Music Group label, this outstanding 12-track release has already earned two Latin Grammy® nominations for Best Latin Jazz Album and Best Engineered Album. The album celebrates the music that influenced Eliane Elias while growing up in Brazil, as well as the 100th anniversary of samba, so put on your dancing shoes and get ready for romance with this spectacularly brilliant release sung in English and Portuguese.
Leo Fender: The Quiet Giant Heard Around The World by Phyllis Fender and Randall Bell
Leo Fender - The Quiet Giant Heard Around The World Writing about music since college, when I saw the book, Leo Fender: The Quiet Giant Heard Around The World written by Phyllis Fender and Randall Bell, I knew that it was a book I wanted to read, as guitarists have long cherished Fender guitars. Written by Leo Fender's widow, Phyllis Fender, and Randall Bell, who grew up in the same neighborhood as the Fenders, and whose father worked for the Fender company, the book is filled with fun, personal anecdotes and photos that humanize the creative genius who left his mark on the world and forever changed the sound of music and electric guitars.
Annie Haslam of Renaissance - Interview
Annie Haslam - Rainforest Painted GuitarAnnie Haslam whose fabulously distinctive voice is the signature of the symphonic rock band, Renaissance, took time to speak with Luxury Experience days before the band's upcoming tour starts on October 26, 2017 at The Ridgefield Playhouse in Ridgefield, Connecticut. Speaking at length about the band's upcoming tour, her life, and her art, Annie Haslam is the personification of a renaissance woman, which is defined as having many talents or areas of knowledge. 
Polyrhythmics - Caldera
Polyrhythmiscs - Caldera Seattle, Washington based instrumental Jazz Fusion band, the Polyrhythmics has a new album out, Polyrhythmics - Caldera and it is delectable! This talented 8-piece band brings a cohesive and freshness to this instrumental release that has a cutting-edge vibe that they recorded live with all members playing concurrently, which for the listener has the feel of sitting in a concert venue. The band wrote all 12-tracks on the release and it is definitely worth giving it many a listen.
Patrick Bradley - Intangible
Patrick Bradley - IntangiblePatrick Bradley - Intangible marks the third release combining the talents of keyboardist Patrick Bradley and Jeff Lorber, and fans of instrumental Fusion Jazz are going to love this 10-track release. Joined by an impressive list of musicians: Paul Jackson, Jr., Michael Thompson, Adam Hawley, Jimmy Haslip, Andrew Carney, Gary Novak, and David Mann, make this a release you will want to add to your collection.
Milligan Vaughan Project
Miiligan Vaughan Project The Milligan Vaughan Project is the latest musical journey of vocalist Malford Milligan and Blues Rock guitarist Tyrone Vaughan with the debut of their 11-track release by the same name, backed by a host of excellent musicians including Chris Maresh, Brannen Temple, Michael Ramos, David Grissom, Mike Cross, Jeff Hayes, Kenneth Furr, Jay D. Stiles, and Jorge Castillo.
The Nighthawks - All You Gotta Do
The Nighthawks - All You Gotta Do Washington, DC based Blues& Roots band, The Nighthawks: Mark Wenner, Paul Bell, Johnny Castle, and Mark Stutso, have a new release out entitled, All You Gotta Do, on the EllerSoul Records label. As a fan of Blues harmonica, I really appreciated this stellar 12-track release. A combination of new songs written by the band, as well as some old-time favorites, give The Nighthawks - All You Gotta Do, the right mix of play for an enjoyable listen.
Boney James - Honestly
Boney James - Honestly Four-time Grammy® nominated Jazz Saxophonist Boney James has a fabulous new release entitled Honestly out on the Concord Music Group label. Boney James collaborated with Brandon Coleman, Jairus Monee, Malcolm Eric Murray, David Bonilla, Denise White, Dana Johnson, Tim Carmon, Francois Dean, Jr., Herman Jackson, Eric Roberson, and Darrell Smith to write 9 of the 10 songs on the release, and together with a talented ensemble of musicians, and vocalists Avery* Sunshine and Eric Roberson, they have created a noteworthy release destined to gain critical attention.
Tucci - Olivia
Tucci - Olivia Southern Blues Rock Sarasota, Florida band, Tucci, consisting of Steve "Doc" Tucci, Michael Tucci, Shawn Murphy, and Harry DeBusk, have a stellar hit with their latest 11-track release, Tucci - Olivia, featuring legendary guitarists Larry McCray and Dan Toler, and special guests Donnie Richards, Ira Stanley, Dan Ryan, and Bob Dielman.
Delta Wires - Born in Oakland 
Delta Wires - Born In OaklandDelta Wires - Born In Oakland is a Blues treat right out of the box with trombones, saxophones, and trumpets blazing away. Add in some fine harmonica by bandleader, Ernie Pinata, some saucy lyrics, and you have a modern Blues album worth giving many a listen. The 7-piece band, Delta Wires: Ernie Pinata, Tom Gerrits, Richard Healy, Tony Huszar, Gerry Jonutz, David Bowman, and John Christensen may be "Born in Oakland" but they have their hearts firmly planted in the Delta Blues.
Thorbjorn Risager & The Black Tornado - Change My Game
Thorbjorn Risager and the Black Tornado - Change My Game Thorbjørn Risager & The Black Tornado - Change My Game is 11-tracks of big-band Blues excellence by the 8-member band. Released on the Ruf Records label, this Danish Grammy award-winning Copenhagen-based band comprised of Thorbjørn RisagerPeter SkjerningEmil BalsgaardSoren Bojgaard, Martin SeidelinHans NyboKasper Wagnerand Peter Kehl takes their latest release to new heights.    
Oriente López  - Aguas Profundas
Oriente Lopez - Aquas Profundas Instrumental Jazz lovers will want to add Oriente López - Aguas Profundas (Deep Waters), a stunningly vibrant 13-track instrumental Latin Jazz release featuring the Oriente López Trio Oriente López, Itaiguara Brandão, and Mauricio Zottarelli, joined by special guests Paquito D'Rivera Luis Felipe Lamoglia, Hendrik Meurkens, and Romero Lubambo, to their collections.
Davell Crawford - Piano In The Vaults, Vol. 1 
Davell Crawford - Piano in the Vaults, Vol 1 New Orleans native son, Davell Crawford plays some fine Jazz piano on his album - Davell Crawford - Piano In The Vaults, Vol. 1 released on the Basin Street Records label. Recorded between 1998 and 2013, the 13-track release is a treasure trove of great New Orleans Jazz piano music enhanced by Davell Crawford's impressive vocals and piano work. Highly recommended for fans of New Orleans music.
Alex Webb and The Copasetics - Call Me Lucky
Alex Webb & The Copasetics Cal Me Lucky The 13-track Jazz release Alex Webb & The Copasetics - Call Me Lucky released on the UK Splash Point Music, LTD label features some of the today's top Jazz talents including Alex Webb, Lianne Carroll, Raphaël Lemmonier, Miles Danso. Alex Davis, Andrew Cleyndert, Fabien Marcoz, Sophie Alloway, Andy Chapman, Jean-Pierre Derouard, Sue Richardson, Freddie Gavita, Winston Rollins, Denys Baptiste, Nathaniel Facey, Jo Caleb, Ayana Witter-Johnson, Andres Ticino, and Cherise Coryna. Jazz lovers, hang onto your seats as this release will blow you away. Stunningly brilliant!
Carmen Lundy - Code Noir
carmen_lundy-code_noir.jpg The latest release by Carmen Lundy - Code Noir is a melding of African influenced sounds from across genres such as Jazz, Blues, Funk, Bossa Nova, and more. Code Noir shows Carmen Lundy's mastery of writing passionate lyrics that blend seamlessly with alluring melodies.
Rachael Sage - Choreographic
Rachael Sage - ChoreographicRachael Sage, the multi-talented American Pop Rock singer, songwriter, and musician has a brand-new release Choreographic, released on her Indy label, MPress Records. The 13-track release proves that 13 is a lucky number as the release is as sparkling as her lovely voice. An "artist's artist" in addition to being a singer, songwriter, and musician, Rachael is also an artist, graphic designer, dancer, actor, and choreographer, when actors are thought to be a "triple threat" if they can act, sing, and dance, Rachael Sage's creativity and ability explodes off the charts.
Ell and Hart - Interview
Jade Ell & Sheona Urquhart Swedish songwriter, singer, musician Jade Ell and Australian saxophonist, singer Sheona Urquhart take time to speak with Debra C. Argen and Edward F. Nesta of Luxury Experience about their latest project, Ell & Hart, and their two new singles, Hotel of Hearts, and Hushabye Mountain. Talent times two is incomparably brilliant!
Cary Morin - Cradle to the Grave
Cary Morin - Cradle to the Grave The Cary Morin - Cradle to the Grave release is simplicity at its best; the 11-track release is a blend of Blues, Folk, and Roots music and features just Cary Morin's vocals and his acoustic guitar, and that is more than enough to enchant and engage the listener with his deft mastery of finger-picking guitar and the storytelling lyrics of his 8 original songs.
John Mayall - Talk About That
John Mayall - Talk About That The legendary John Mayall - "The Godfather of British Blues" once again "delivers the goods" on his latest release, Talk About That, on the Forty Below Records label. The 11-tracks of pure blues pleasure featuring John Mayall, guitarist Rocky Athas, bass guitarist Greg Rzab, and drummer Jay Davenport, with a guest appearance by guitarist Joe Walsh will have you talking about the release, Talk About That, for a long time.
Patrick Zimmerli Quartet - Shores Against Silence
Patrick Zimmerli - Quartet Shores Against Silence Although Patrick Zimmerli Quartet - Shores Against Silence was released on November 4, 2016 and distributed by Songlines Recordings, it was recorded in 1992 and only distributed as an underground tape on the New York music scene. For Jazz lovers, the wait was well worth it! Consisting of 6-tracks composed by Patrick Zimmerli, the instrumental release takes the listener on a fabulous journey of Avant Garde, traditional, and modern Jazz.
Colbie Caillat - The Malibu Sessions
Colbie Caillat - The Malibu Sessions The latest Indie release by Colbie Caillat - The Malibu Sessions, is a tour-de-force and a must have for fans of Colbie or fans of exceptional songwriting and musicianship. The release is a journey through love found, lost, wanting, and living for the now, captured through compelling lyrics and captivating melodies.  
Giulia Millanta - Moonbeam Parade
Giulia Millanta - Moonbeam Parade Some releases grab you from the opening track; Giulia Millanta - Moonbeam Parade, is one of them. The multi-talented singer, multi-lingual songwriter, musician who hails from Florence, Italy, learned to play guitar from her father at 8, and moved to Austin, Texas in 2012. She has a voice made to sing rock and her inspired and emotionally evocative lyrics will keep you listening to make sure that you do not miss a word on the 13-track release.
Backtrack Blues Band - Way Back Home
Backtrack Blues Band - Way Back HomeBacktrack Blues Band - Way Back Home is 10 out-of-the-box fabulous traditional Blues tracks. The band focuses on harmonica driven Chicago Blues with Sonny Charles leading the way, joined by Kid Royal on lead guitar, Little Johnny Walter on rhythm guitar, Stick Davis on bass guitar, Joe Bencomo on drums, and special guest Victor Wainwright layering in piano. Latonya Oliver and Dana Merriweather add their lovely background vocals to make this release one to own.
Richard Elliot - Summer Madness
Richard Elliot - Summer MadnessRichard Elliot - Summer Madness produced by Rick Braun and released on the Heads Up International a division of Concord Music Group label is 10-tracks of pure listening pleasure that combines instrumental Jazz, Funk, and R & B. Joining Richard Elliot on this wonderful release are Rick Braun, Ron Reinhardt, Randy Jacobs, Nathaniel Phillips, Franklin Richardson III, Lenny Castro, Curt Waylee, Rebecca Vega, Gerey Johnson, and Eric Valentine.
Tommaso Starace with Michele Di Toro - From a distant past
Tommaso Starace and Michele Di Toro -From a distant pastThe latest release from Saxophonist Tommaso Starace is the melding of two instruments, a horn and piano, to create Tommaso Starace with Michel Di Toro - From a distant past. The resultant release is a masterpiece of melodies, transitions, and complementing musicianship.
The Steepwater Band - Shake Your Faith
The Steepwater Band - Shake Your FaithRockers, get ready to rock with The Steepwater Band and their latest release, Shake Your Faith, which consists of 11 tracks of music written by the band: Jeff Massey, Eric Saylors, Tod Bowers, and Joe Winters released on the Diamond Day Records label. Guest Jim Wirt layers in harmony vocals and also plays piano and organ on this outstanding release.
Ashleigh Smith - Sunkissed
Ashleigh Smith - SunkissedJazz Vocalist Ashleigh Smith's debut album, Ashleigh Smith - Sunkissed, released on the Concord Music Group label is one that Jazz aficionados will want to add to their collections. Winner of the 2014 Sarah Vaughan International Vocal Competition, Ashleigh Smith makes her mark as a singer and songwriter on this 10-track stunning release.
Jeremiah Johnson Band - Blues Heart Attack
Jeremiah Johnson - Blues Heart AttackJeremiah Johnson Band - Blues Heart Attack released on the Connor Ray Music label is 12-tracks of the Blues with a twinge of St. Louis Blues mixed in with Texas Blues. The Jeremiah Johnson Band consists of Jeremiah Johnson, Jeff Girardier, and Benet Schaeffer, with special guests Nathan Hershey, Frank Bauer, and Tom "Papa" Ray to complement the well-crafted studio release with all music written by Jeremiah Johnson.
Royal Southern Brotherhood - The Royal Gospel
Royal Southern Brotherhood - The Royal GospelThe Royal Southern Brotherhood - The Royal Gospel, the latest release from this talented Blues Rock group released on the Ruf Records label features RSB members, Cyril Neville, Bart Walker, Tyrone Vaughan, Darrell Phillips, Yonrico Scott, with special guest Norman Caesar lending his talents on this impressive album.
Van Wilks - 21st Century Blues
Van Wilks - 21st Century BluesVan Wilks - 21st Century Blues is his first studio release in 10 years, and the wait was well worth it! The 12-track release starts out blazing, continues to add steam, and culminates in an impressive finish that begs the finger to hit the play button again. Joining Van Wilks on this fabulous release are special guests Christopher Cross and Malford Milligan.
Jefferson Grizzard - Daydream Of Hope
Jefferson Grizzard - Daydream Of HopeJefferson Grizzard establishes his talent front and center, with Daydream Of Hope, a follow-up to his acclaimed Learning To Lie CD, released on the Back Porch Syndicate Records label. The 9-track release features all original music written by Jefferson Grizzard, with impressive guitarmanship, storytelling lyrics, and a honeyed whiskey voice that helps Jefferson Grizzard and the band lay down a release that you will want to add to your collection.
Mike Zito and The Wheel - Keep Coming Back
Mike Zito & The Wheel -Keep Coming BackMike Zito & The Wheel - Keep Coming Back released on the Ruf Records label is a rollicking Blues follow-up to his releases Songs From The Road and Mike Zito & The Wheel - Gone To Texas. Joining Mike Zito are Jimmy Carpenter, Rob Lee, Lewis Stephens, Scott Sutherland, Anders Osborne, Trina Shoemaker, Suze Simms, Riley Zito (Mike Zito's daughter), and David Farrell who keep the Blues moving along nicely on this fabulous 12-track release.
Fourplay - Silver
Fourplay - SilverThe Jazz group, Fourplay: Bob James, Nathan East, Chuck Loeb, and Harvey Mason, with special guests and ex-Fourplay members Larry Carlton and Lee Ritenour, celebrate their 25th anniversary with their aptly titled CD, Silver, released on the Heads Up International label, a division of Concord Music GroupFourplay - Silver is a mix of Funk, Fusion, Pop, Jazz, Blues, and that all so familiar tight melodies and the Fourplay exactness from talented musicians at the highest level.
Luciana Souza - Speaking in Tongues
Luciana Souza - Speaking in Tongues Jazz vocalist Luciana Souza is at her most daring with her latest release, Luciana Souza - Speaking in Tongues on the Sunnyside Records label. She deftly explores and melds musical heritages, cultures, and genres with her ensemble of Lionel Loueke, Gregoire Maret, Massimo Biolcati, and Kendrick Scott, and the listener is enriched by the journey that leads to new discoveries.
Lee Ritenour - a TWIST of RIT
Lee Ritenour - a TWIST of RIT Grammy® winning Jazz guitarist Lee Ritenour (aka Captain Fingers) celebrates his 40th anniversary since his debut album release in 1976. His latest release, a TWIST of RIT, is not a "best of" rehash of old tunes; it consists of 12 tracks of new and old favorites with a "twist and flip" released on the Concord Music Group label.
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