SADE “SMOOTH OPERATOR”

“Smooth Operator” is a song by the English group Sade, released as the fourth and final single from their debut album Diamond Life (1984). It was released… Read more “SADE “SMOOTH OPERATOR””

Chaka Khan | My Funny Valentine

“My Funny Valentine” is a show tune from the 1937 Richard Rodgers and Lorenz Hart musical Babes in Arms in which it was introduced by former child star Mitzi Green. The song became a popular jazz standard, appearing on over 1300 albums performed by over 600 artists. One of them was Chet Baker, for whom it became his signature song.

In 2015, it was announced that the Gerry Mulligan quartet featuring Chet Baker’s version of the song was inducted into the Library of Congress’s National Recording Registry for the song’s “cultural, artistic and/or historical significance to American society and the nation’s audio legacy”. Mulligan also recorded the song with his Concert Jazz Band in 1960.

Chaka Kahn gives her provocative version of love and pours it sweetly on every musical note. Enjoy!

Norah Jones | Come Away With Me

The song was released on February 26, 2002 by American recording artist Norah Jones, and peaked at number one on the US Billboard 200, receiving Grammy Awards for Album of the Year and Best Pop Vocal Album.

Come Away with Me is an acoustic pop album that features Jones supported by jazz musicians: Kevin Breit, Bill Frisell, Adam Levy, Adam Rogers, and Tony Scherr on guitar; Sam Yahel on organ; Jenny Scheinman on violin; Rob Burger on accordion; and Brian Blade, Dan Rieser, and Kenny Wollesen on drums. Jones wrote the title song. Guitarist Jesse Harris wrote the hit “Don’t Know Why”. The album includes Jones’ versions of “The Nearness of You” by Hoagy Carmichael and “Cold, Cold Heart” by Hank Williams.

Come Away with Me incorporates blues, jazz, and folk music. Bobby Dodd of All About Jazz writes that although the album features jazz standards, jazz purists and academics “may deny [Jones] jazz credibility for her folk infusion”.

Kenny G “The Moment”

The Moment is the eighth studio album by American saxophonist Kenny G.

It is the second single taken from this album, “Havana“, was remixed and released to dance clubs in the United States, and these remixes went to number 1 on the Hot Dance Club Playchart in 1997, earning Kenny G his first number 1 on this chart. The remixes were by Todd Terryand Tony Moran.

It was released by Arista Records in 1996, and reached number 1 on the Billboard Top Contemporary Jazz Albums chart, number 2 on the Billboard200, number 9 on the Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums chart and number 16 on the Canadian Albums Chart. Wiki