Chovancova (sax. flute), Robert Fertl (guitar, bass, drum programming,
keyboards), and Gabriela Chovancova (drums and vibraphone) are the
Munich based group Threestyle. Their breeding ground for artistic
production is the label Welovemusic Records. In the smooth jazz
section the group already released Feel The Vibe (2012),
Get It (2014) and Road To Montery (2016).
On their newest project Smooth Ride (2017) they are joined by
a stellar compilation of top notch musicians. Among them are Lew
Laing, Paul Brown, Nils, Jeff Carruthers, Robert Vally and many more.
The album starts with A Little Longer, which the same
time also represents their first single. Cuddly and lithe is the sound
of Magdalena's saxophone embedded in Paul Brown's smooth arrangement
of the highest level. Smoothjazz.com broadcasts live from Monterey,
California. The broadcasting studio is just a few hundred meters from
the beach. Road to Monterey is Threestyle's tribute to this
great institution featuring Nils on guitar.
Magdalena on sax
and Robert Fertl on acoustic guitar are the main actors of Like
Butta. A perfect interplay based on long lasting harmony. On
Days Gone By Lew Laing brings in his creativity known by his
works with Paul Jackson, Lisa Deveaux or Blake Aaron. Guitarist
Vincente Pereira is influenced by the Brazilian music of Carlos Jobim.
On Cascais Breeze one can smell this Bossa Nova flair.
Let's Stay Together by American recording artist Al Green
is perfectly adapted by singer Latonya Black Gilliard, a beautiful
voice for an equal eternal melody. Love For A Reason is
recorded sensitively by the group. The up-tempo Back In Da House
is settled on the borderline of funk and smooth jazz. A catchy tune
performed with a vivid verve. Tony Jezek's piano solo is off the
On Nice To Be Here Gabriela Chovancova is
joining the group on drums. The West Coast influence is definitely
listenable even on this tune. Robert Fertl plays skillfully his guitar
in a George Benson style while Magdalena Chovancova intuitively
switches between flute and saxophone. What A Day is not only
a haunting melody but is also performed with such great sophistication
in duo mode that it deserves a special mention. The album ends with a
vocal version of Like butta featuring Latonya Black Gilliard
in addition to the previous players and an album version of A
Little Longer. The meaning of the title gets a new sense.
With Smooth Ride Threestyle has successfully created their
own recognizable style. Improved hooking melodies, perfectly
interpreted, full of emotions is what the audience loves.
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Label: Welovemusic Records
01 A Little Longer
02 Road to Monterey
03 Like butta
04 Days Gone By
05 Cascais Breeze
Let's Stay Together
07 Love For A Reason
08 Back In Da
09 Nice To Be Here
10 What A Day
11 Like butta
12 A Little Longer