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Casey James - If You Don’t Know By Now
Casey James  If You Don't Know By Now
American singer, songwriter, guitarist Casey James shines on his latest 10-track blues release, If You Don't Know By Now produced by Grammy® winner Tom Hambridge. Joining Casey James are Tom Hambridge, Tommy Macdonald, Mike Rojas, Rob McNelley, Wendy Moten, Bryan Meggison, and Desmond Ng. The release, Casey James - If You Don't Know By Now, hit the street on September 18, 2020, so run to pick up a copy.
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Alastair Greene – The New World Blues
Alastair Greene - The New World  Blues
Alastair Greene - The New World Blues is a fresh and exciting release from Alastair Greene and has his trademark creative lyrics and blazing electric and slide guitar. The release features a Power Trio of Alastair Greene, Tab Benoit on drums and harmonies, and Corey Duplechin on bass. The New World Blues was recorded with limited remixing and only a few overdubs resulting in a "raw" energy filled release that is cut from the souls of the Power Trio. 
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Nora Jean Wallace – Blues Woman
Nora Jean Wallace - Blues Woman
Nora Jean Wallace has a voice that was made to sing the blues, a voice that will knock you off your feet and demand your attention and thank goodness for that. After taking a break from singing to care for her mother, she returns full force with an album, Nora Jean Wallace - Blues Woman, released by Severn Records, Inc. label that is absolutely stunning. Joining Nora Jean are Kim Wilson, Johnny Moeller, David Earl, Steve Gomes, Kevin Anker, Steve Guyger, Stanley Banks, and Robb Stupka. The release hits the streets on October 30, 2020.
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Savoy Brown – Ain’t Done Yet
Savoy Brown - Ain't Done Yet
The latest release Ain't Done Yet from legendary band Savoy Brown continues a decade long approach that lead singer / songwriter / guitarist Kim Simmonds has taken the band through. The Blues Rock sound of Savoy Brown is one of the longest running in existence. The latest 10-track release shows that there is no slowing down in energy or creativity for this legendary trio (Kim Simmonds, Pat DeSalvo, and Garnet Grimm). 
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Luba Mason – Triangle
Luba Mason - Triangle
Singer Luba Mason has a wow of a release with Luba Mason - Triangle released on the Blue Canoe Records label that hits the streets on October 23, 2020. Marking her fourth solo release, Luba Mason - Triangle features Luba Mason's signature vocals, Joe Locke on vibraphone, Samuel Torres on percussion, and James Genus on bass. Always on the forefront of pushing music to new levels, Luba Mason challenges and engages her audience with music across genres with Pop songs like Paul Simon's Fifty Ways To Leave Your Lover and The Beatles Ticket To Ride, to Jazz, Broadway songs, and more, all done with Luba Mason's creative styling that will have you hitting the play button several times to have another listen.
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Chick Corea Plays
Chick Corea Plays
American Jazz pianist and composer Chick Corea  takes the listener on a musical journey that transcends time and place playing the music written by some of the legendary pianists throughout history including Chopin, Scarlatti, Scriabin, Mozart, Monk, Jobim, Gershwin, Evans, and Wonder on Chick Corea Plays, a 2-disc extravaganza of an album released on the Concord Jazz label! On this release, there is no band backing him up, it is just Chick Corea playing solo piano with music composed by some of his favorites and it is fabulous! The first disc has 15-tracks and the second disc has 18 tracks. Do pick up a copy and sit back for some incredible piano music.
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Al Basile - Last Hand
Al Basile - Last Hand
Multi-nominated bluesman Al Basile takes a step in a new direction with his latest release, Last Hand released on his Sweetspot records label, which has a rich Jazzy Blues feel. Last Hand is like a Blues opera that tells the tale of a May-December romance over the course of this fabulous 12-track release. Joining Al are Bruce Bears on piano and organ, Brad Hallen on electric bass, and Mark Teixeira on drums. The musicianship is on this release is pure magic to complement Al Basile's engaging lyrics. The album hits the streets on August 21, 2020, so grab yourself a copy and sit back and enjoy listening to an exciting tale told by songwriter extraordinaire Al Basile.
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Michael Silverman featuring Jeff Lorber – Human Spirit
Michael Silverman - Human Spirit - Featuring  Jeff Lorber
I love Jazz piano and when I saw Michael Silverman's debut instrumental Jazz album, Michael Silverman - Human Spirit featuring Jeff Lorber, I was intrigued to give it a listen, followed by several listens. Joined by his brother, acclaimed veteran drummer Rob Silverman, and a host of talented guest musicians Jimmy Haslip, Eric Marienthal, David Benoit, Michael Thompson, Adam Hawley, Vinnie Colaiuta, and Gary Novak, the album sparkles with crystal clarity. The release hits the street on July 15, 2020. 
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Anthony Geraci - Daydreams In Blue
Anthony Geraci - Daydreams In Blue
Anthony Geraci - Daydreams In Blue with Dennis Brennan released on the Shining Stone Records label is an impressive 12-track Blues release that hits the street on July 10, 2020. Anthony Geraci is not only a gifted pianist he also shows his prowess as a talented a songwriter having written 10 of the songs on this release. Boston musician and his friend Dennis Brennan along with Troy Gonyea and Peter Ward contribute one song, and Anthony Geraci beautifully covers the 1941 hit Jelly, Jelly written by Earl Hines and William (Billy) Eckstein. Special guests on the release include the legendary guitarists Walter Trout and Monster Mike Welch.
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John Lake: Seven Angels
John Lake - Seven Angels
New York Jazz trumpeter John Lake has a fabulous new 11- track instrumental Jazz release entitled, Seven Angels, that hits the street on June 26, 2020. I got my hands on the release early for Luxury Experience, and instrumental Jazz fans are in for a real treat with Seven Angels. John Lake proves his mettle as a dynamic Jazz composer, arranger, and soloist on this dynamic freshman release, so be sure to grab a copy and give it a listen.
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Crystal Shawanda - Church House Blues
Crystal Shawanda - Church House  Blues Blues singer songwriter Crystal Shawanda shows her passion and her incredible vocals on her latest release, Church House Blues released on the Canadian True North Records label.  Joining forces with Crystal Shawanda on this fantastic release: Darren James, Dave Roe, Michael Dearing, Jonathan Nixon, Hinkie Hamilton, Dewayne Strobel, Tommy Stillwell, Peter Keys, Jessie O'Brien, Dana Robbins, Miqui Guitierez, Stephen Hanner, McCrary Sisters, Angela Hurt, KG Green, and Quisha Wint. The 10-track Blues album hits the streets on April17, 2020. This is one you will definitely want to add to your Blues collection. 
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Ella 100: Live at the Apollo!
Ella 100: Live At The Apollo! Ella Fitzgerald fans are going to fall in love with the new release, Ella 100: Live at the Apollo! Released on the Concord Jazz label, the album celebrates the life and music of the legendary Jazz singer Ella Fitzgerald.  Featuring a host of Jazz greats including Patti Austin, Andra Day, Lizz Wright & The Ella 100 All-Star Quartet: Shelly Berg, Nathan East, Brian Nova and Gregg Field, Afro Blue, Casandra Wilson, Ledisi, Monica Mancini, The Count Basie Orchestra, David Alan Grier, and the inimitable Ella Fitzgerald herself on the last track, this 80-minute album is pure listening pleasure and is destined to become a favorite of Jazz collectors. Ella 100: Live at the Apollo! is set to hit the streets on April 24, 2020.  
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11 Guys Quartet: Small Blues and Grooves
11 Guys Quartet: Small Blues and Grooves Instrumental Blues fans are going to love the 14-track album, 11 Guys Quartet: Small Blues and Grooves, released on the Vizz Tone label group. Longtime friends and musicians, Paul Lenart on guitar, Bill "Coach" Mather on bass, Chuck Purro on drums, and Richard Rosenblatt on harmonica make up the 11 Guys Quartet and they wrote all of the original music, so sit back and settle in for a listen of 11 Guys Quartet: Small Blues and Grooves. The release hit the streets in late January 2020.
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Sergio Mendes - In the Key of Joy
Sergio Mendes - In The Key of Joy I just returned from a fabulous trip to Brazil, and while I could not take our readers along, I can introduce you to Brazil's own multi-award winning producer, composer, keyboardist and vocalist, Sergio Mendes and his latest album set to hit the streets on February 28, 2020, Sergio Mendes - In the Key of Joy released on the Concord Records label.
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Chick Corea The Spanish Heart Band - Antidote
Chick Corea The Spanish Heart Band - Antidote American Jazz pianist, keyboardist and composer Chick Corea has over 20 Grammy awards to his name and 63 nominations, so it came as no surprise to learn that his latest album, Chick Corea The Spanish Heart Band - Antidote, has earned a Grammy nomination for Best Latin Jazz Album. The 11-track release on the Concord Jazz label is 74-minutes of pure listening pleasure. Special guests joining Chick Corea and The Spanish Heart Band (Marcus Gilmore, Carlitos Del Puerto, Jorge Pardo, Niño Josele, Steve Davis, Michael Rodriguez, Luisito Quintero, Nino de los Reyes) on this stellar release include vocals by Ruben Blades, Gayle Moran Corea, and Maria Bianca. Come the 62nd Grammy Awards on January 26, 2020, I will be cheering for a win for Chick Corea The Spanish Heart Band - Antidote
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Spyro Gyra - Vinyl Tap
Spyro Gyra - Vinyl Tap Contemporary Instrumental Jazz fans are in for a time travel treat from the band Spyro Gyra with their latest album, Spyro Gyra Vinyl Tap released on the Amherst Records label. Spyro Gyra, comprised of Jay Beckenstein, Tom Schuman, Julio Fernandez, Scott Ambush, and Lionel Cordew take the listener back to the 1960s and 1970s by covering some of the best songs from that period. By giving them an instrumental Jazz interpretation and arrangements, the songs feel fresh and fun. Guest musicians Gary Schreiner, Michito Sanchez and Skip Martin join the band on a stellar release from Spyro Gyra. The album hits the streets in October 2019.
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Tad Robinson - Real Street
Tad Robinson - Real - StreetTad Robinson - Real Street is a perfect Soulful Blues harmonica-driven album released on the Severn Records, Inc. label to help you ease into Autumn as it hits the streets in September 2019. The 10-track release is a well-crafted blend of original music and four select covers that will have you in the mood for dancing to the Blues. Tad Robinson and his band, Charles Hodges, Leroy Hodges, Howard Grimes, Kevin Anker, Marc Franklin, Kirk Smothers, and Devin B.Thompson deliver the musical goods on a Soulful Blues release that deserves recognition.
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Philippe Saisse Trio - the BODY AND SOUL sessions Remastered
Philippe Saisse Trio - the Body And Soul sessions RemasteredPhilippe Saisse Trio - the BODY AND SOUL sessions Remastered takes the listener down an instrumental memory lane of memorable songs by Steely Dan, Lennon and McCartney, James Taylor, Jorge Ben, Boz Scaggs, and Johnny Green to name but a few. The Philippe Saisse Trio - the BODY AND SOUL sessions, remastered, is 12-tracks of exceptional music by Philippe Saisse on piano, Fender Rhodes, and keyboards, David Finck on bass, and Scooter Warner on drums and percussion.
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Adam Holt: Kind of Blues
Adam Holt - Kind of BluesAdam Holt: Kind of Blues is a 10-track Blues and Southern Rock album released on the Zenith Records label featuring 9 original songs written by the multi-talented singer, songwriter, guitarist Adam Holt, and a great tribute to Bob Dylan on the band's cover of Lay Lady Lay. Joining Adam Holt are bandmates Owen Finley, Greg Deluca, Donnie Sundal, Lee Yankie, Mark Welborn, and Pierre Robinson, with John Keuler layering in additional guitars. The release hits the streets on May 24, 2019, making it the perfect musical backdrop for the summer (or anytime) months.
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Phil Madeira: Crickets
Phil Madeira - Crickets The Phil Madeira: Crickets album is one of the best instrumental Jazz piano releases that I have come across in quite a while. Featuring the multi-talented award-winning musician, songwriter, and producer Phil Madeira on piano, Bahsaan Barberon saxophones, Aaron Smith on drums, Roland Barber on trombone and trumpet, James Hollihan on electric guitar, and Chris Donohue on upright bass, the Phil Madeira: Crickets album is one for Jazz collectors' collections.
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Blues Beatles 2017
Blues Beatles 2017 Brazilian band, the Blues Beatles deftly combines the band's love of the Blues with their passion for the Beatles, and their 9-track release, Blues Beatles 2017 goes beyond a tribute and delves deeper into showcasing and melding two distinct styles and imprinting it with their own indelible mark; namely Blues and Beatles music. With songs: A Hard Day's Night, Eleanor Rigby, You Can't Do That, Stand By Me, I've Got A Feeling, Ticket To Ride, Yellow Submarine, The Word, and Help, the album is a standout.
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Matt Andersen - Halfway Home By Morning
Matt Andersen - Halfway Home By Morning Multi-award winning singer, songwriter, and Soul-Blues musician, Matt Andersen sets the pace with his latest release, Halfway Home By Morning, a 13-track Blues album released on the True North Records label. Add the incredible vocals of Amy Helm and The McCrary Sisters, along with musicians Steve Dawson, Mike Farrington, Jay Bellerose, Jim Hoke, Charles Rose, and Steve Hermann to the mix, and this is a release that you will want to add to your Blues collection.
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Live At Little Gem Saloon - Basin Street Records Celebrates 20 Years
Live At Little Gem Saloon - Basin Street Records Celebrates 20 Years Listening to Live At Little Gem Saloon: Basin Street Records Celebrates 20 Years, with Jason Marsalis, Kermit Ruffins, Irvin Mayfield, Bill Summers, Dr. Michael White, and Davell Crawford will have you wanting to book an immediate trip to New Orleans to listen to more great Jazz; it's that good. Celebrating Basin Street Records' 20th anniversary, the 9-track Jazz release includes top New Orleans musicians Jason Marsalis, Kermit Ruffins, Irvin Mayfield, Bill Summers, Dr. Michael White, Davell Crawford, Oscar Rossignoli, Jasen Weaver, Gerald Watkins, Yoshitaka "Z2", Kevin Morris, Jerry Barbarin Anderson, Ronald Markham, Gregory Stafford, Seva Venet, Devone Allison, Jameison Ledonio, Shelly Spruill II, and Leshawn Lee.   
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Bob Baldwin Presents Abbey Road and The Beatles
Bob Baldwin - Presents Abbey Rroad and The Beatles Singer, songwriter, musician Bob Baldwin takes on The Beatles in his latest project, Bob Baldwin Presents Abbey Road and The Beatles, a sensational 12-track urban-jazz album that shows the legacy of the British band and the talents of Bob Baldwin. Add featured vocalists CeCe Peniston and Lori Williams, and saxophone great Euge Groove for good measure and the release really flies.
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Erin Harpe and The Delta Swingers - The Christmas Swing
Erin Harpe & The Delta Swingers - The Christmas Swing Getting into the Christmas spirit is easy with a little holiday cheer from Erin Harpe & The Delta Swingers: The Christmas Swing. The 10-track Blues album featuring Erin Harpe, Jim Countryman, Matt "Charles" Prozialeck, and Chris Anzalone with Special Guests: John Juxo and Richard Rosenblatt released on the VizzTone Label Group /Juicy Juju Records/Squirrelygirl Music is a mix of new and old-time favorites that are sure to get your holiday party started in style.
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Alastair Greene - Interview
Alastair Greene Southern Blues Rock singer, songwriter, master guitarist Alastair Greene takes time from touring with the band to speak with Luxury Experience about his new release, Alastair Greene - Live From The 805 recorded in his hometown of Santa Barbara, California, about on the road touring, and life in general. Life is looking good for the multi-talented Alastair Greene.
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Alastair Greene - Live From The 805

Alastair Greene - Live From The 805 Listen up Alastair Greene fans! I just listened to the new Alastair Greene Live From The 805, a 2-Disc, 20-track album that is going to rock your Southern Blues Rock world; it did mine. Released on the Rip Cat Records label, Alastair Greene proves his mettle as a guitarist, vocalist, and songwriter, along and his band mates, Jim Rankin on bass and Austin Beede on drums. Recorded live in Santa Barbara, California in front of a sold-out show, the 94:30-minute release has great energy and drive.

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Joanne Shaw Taylor - Wild
Joanne Shaw Taylor - Wild British Blues rocker singer, songwriter, guitarist Joanne Shaw Taylor has a killer new album, Wild, which hits the streets on August 31, 2018. Joanne Shaw Taylor co-wrote 9 of the 11-tracks on the Wild release, and fully does justice to 2 great covers, the Dimitri Tiomkin and Ned Washington song, Wild Is The Wind, and the George Gershwin and DuBose Heyward song, Summertime. Joanne Shaw Taylor struts her stuff with her powerful vocals and proves her mastery as a top Blues Rock guitarist, as well as songwriter. This release is one that you will want to add to your collection.
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Rory Block - A Woman's Soul - A Tribute to Bessie Smith
Rory Block - A Woman's Soul Fans of early Blues music are in for a rare treat with Rory Block - A Woman's Soul - A Tribute to Bessie Smith released on the Stony Plain Records label. For her latest release, multi-award-winning Blues singer/songwriter/musician Rory Block pays tribute to the legendary Blues singer, Bessie Smith known as the Empress of the Blues, with songs from the 1920s and 1930s. For this 10-track release, its all Rory Block, with no outside distractions and the result is something wonderful.
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Dana Fuchs - Love Lives On

Dana Fuchs - Love Lives On Singer, Songwriter, Blues Rocker Dana Fuchs has a killer new album out, Love Lives On, released on her own record label, Get Along Records. The 13-track release is Dana Fuchs at her best, a heady mix of songs that hit you hard, songs that caress and give you hope, and emotionally charged lyrics that will leave you crying, laughing, and hitting the replay button to relive the magic of Dana Fuchs - Love Lives On.

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Ricardo Bacelar - Sebastiana
Ricardo Bacelar - SebastianaBrazilian Jazz pianist, composer Ricardo Bacelar brings exciting rhythms and a host of talented musicians to his latest project, Ricardo Bacelar - Sebastiana. This sumptuous 15-track release brings together the creative talent of Brazilian, American, Venezuelan, Cuban, Columbian, and Argentine musicians and singers to create a release that is as tasty and satisfying as a bowl of Brazilian feijoada with its delicious mélange of instrumental compositions, and songs sung in English and in Portuguese.
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Dana Fuchs - Interview
Dana Fuchs The Queen of Blues Rock Dana Fuchs took time to speak with Luxury Experience about her new release, Love Lives On, her own record label, Get Along Records, and life in general. Since her debut album in 2003, Dana Fuchs keeps on growing as an artist and always keeps audiences and listeners delightfully surprised.

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Ally Venable Band - Puppet Show
Ally Venable Band -  Puppet Show Blues Rocker singer songwriter musician Ally Venable shows a maturity and talent beyond her nineteen years writing all of the music for her 10-track release, Ally Venable Band - Puppet Show released on the Connor Ray Music label. Joined by band members Elijah Owings on drums, and Bobby Wallace on bass, and special guests Gary Hoey, Lance Lopez, Eric Steckel, and Steve Krase, the release is outstanding and makes the Ally Venable Band one to watch.
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Mike Zito - First Class Life
Mike Zito - First Class LifeMike Zito - First Class Life released on the Ruf Records label is a masterful release for Blues singer/songwriter/guitarist Mike Zito .Joined by Lewis Stephens, Matthew Johnson, Terry Dry, and Bernard Allison, the 11-track release showcases Mike Zito's rich story telling lyrics, the talent of the musicians, and has enough chops to keep you repeatedly hitting the replay button. The release hits stores on May11, 2018.
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Mud Morganfield - They Call Me Mud
Mud Morganfield - They Call Me Mud With his latest release, Mud Morganfield - They Call Me Mud released in March 2018 on the Severn Records label, Mud Morganfield, son of the late Blues master Muddy Waters, proves the apple did not fall far from the talent tree, as a singer, songwriter, and Blues musician, with 12 exceptional tracks that will make  Blues fans want to pick up a copy a give it several listens.
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John Mayall - Three For The Road - A 2017 Live Recording
John Mayall - Three For The Road -A 2017 Live Recording John Mayall, the Godfather of British Blues, along with Greg Rzab and Jay Davenport deliver live Blues at their best on the their latest release, John Mayall - Three For The Road - A 2017 Live Recording released on the Forty Below Records label, which hits the market on February 23, 2018. After giving this release several listens, it just keeps getting better.
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Jason Marsalis and the 21st Century Trad Band - Melody Reimagined: book 1
Jason Marsalis and 21st Century Trad Band Melody Reimagined: book 1Jason Marsalis delivers the instrumental Jazz goods on his latest release, Jason Marsalis and the 21st Century Trad Band - Melody Reimagined: book 1 released on the Basin Street Records label. Featuring Jason Marsalis on vibes, Austin Johnson on piano, Will Goble on bass, and Dave Potter on drums, with special guests: father Ellis Marsalis on piano, and brother Delfeayo Marsalis on trombone, this release is sure to set vibe fans' hearts afire.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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