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Hailing from Waterbury, Connecticut GRAMMY nominated producer, writer and multi-instrumentalist Chris 'Big Dog' Davis is one of the main producers of the smooth jazz area. He worked for Althea Rene (Flawsome), Nick Colionne (The Journey), Norman Brown (The Highest Act Of Love), Pieces Of A Dream (All In), Art Sherrod Jr. (Back 2 Business), Gerald Albright (30), Phil Perry (Breathless), Marion Meadows (Soul City), Najee (The Smooth Side Of Soul), Maysa (Blue Velvet Soul), Kim Waters, Rick Braun, Chanté Moore, Dave Koz, Will Downing and many more. He has significantly influenced the sound of smooth jazz. 

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The corona virus has thrown the world and with it the community of musicians into confusion. While previously the diary was packed full of event dates, it is now empty. All musicians at present have plenty of time to record and release new music. However, as in all branches of industry, coronavirus-related bottlenecks occurred in CD pressing, but these are to be eliminated in the meantime. The music lover will be pleased, because he can now access a large amount of new releases.
  

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New York City born bass player Sekou Bunch worked together with Tom Browne, when he recorded the hit Funkin' For Jamaica. has performed and/or recorded with Quincy Jones, Rod Stewart, Stevie Wonder, Roger Daltry, Whitney Houston, Michael Jackson, Luther Vandross, Anita Baker, Ray Charles, Chaka Khan, Paul Anka, George Benson, Wayne Shorter, the Winans, Lionel Richie, Toni Braxton, Freddie Hubbard, Roberta Flack, Liza Minneli and many others.  


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Rarely does a musician release a double album packed with such a large number of songs. In the case of the keyboardist Skinny Hightower, there is a special reason he openly and honestly describes on his website.

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For something a little different, give a listen to pianist Isamu McGregor’s Resonance (Ghost Note Records, 2017). The music moves from breathtaking to symphonic to placid to hard-charging.


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Morning Dance

That opening riff. Hear that, and you know what's coming.


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 If you have been a fan of British jazz-funk and soul music for more than twenty years, you’ll know Shakatak. And if you know Shakatak, you’ll know George Anderson – he’s been holding down the low end since the early 80’s.


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