• 01:04

    A Smooth Conversation With Melina

    in Music

    Join us (Smooth Conversations host Ron Jackson and co-hosts Aira & Mike -- all from The Smooth Jazz Ride) as we chat it up with the lovely, new, and exciting R&B/smooth jazz songbird known simply as Melina. Her seductive and mesmerizing vocals are on full display on her debut release Wishing On Love, and we are pleased to bring her to you live as she shares her inspirations and story behind this wonderful work. Come groove to the intoxicating tracks, and bring your questions and comments for her! "See" ya there! 

  • 01:17

    A Smooth Conversation With Joey Sommerville

    in Music

    On October 28, soulful and exciting trumpeter Joey Sommerville will release his fifth CD, Overnight Sensation -- a collection of songs on which he's been working since as far back as 1993! Talk about wanting to get it right! Believe us when we say that the wait has been well worth it. Join us (Smooth Conversations host Ron Jackson and co-hosts Aira and Mike -- all of The Smooth Jazz Ride) as we chat with this trumpet sensation about the CD and play select tracks from it. You do not want to miss this!

  • 01:15

    A Smooth Conversation With Danny Kusz

    in Music

    If you're a fan of white-hot jazz funk and passionate, seductive jazz grooves that start and keep a fire burnin', Minneapolis saxman Danny Kusz has what you need. His new release Sexy.Funk :: Velvet.Jazz comes after a long hiatus for the saxman following his smokin' 5-track EP Lost in the Groove. After years of working as a sideman with some of the top musicians in the business, Danny decided it was time to bring the funk again as a solo artist with this latest work. Join us (Smooth Conversations host Ron Jackson and co-hosts Aira & Mike -- all from The Smooth Jazz Ride) as we chat it up with Danny and play tracks from his sizzling new release. Bring your questions and comments for him, as well as your dancin' shoes!

  • 00:29

    True Crime Author Cathy Scott Joins the CL Gammon Program

    in Books

    Cathy Scott joins us on the CL Gammon Show. Cathy Scott is a tour de force in true crime as a Los Angeles Times bestselling author and an award-winning investigative journalist. She attracted international acclaim for her classic true-crime biographies, The Killing of Tupac Shakur and The Murder of Biggie Smalls. Her eighth book, The Millionaire's Wife, was released March 27, 2012. by St. Martin's Press about the 1990 contract murder of George Kogan on an Upper East Side Manhattan street in broad daylight. Fast-forward nearly 20 years, and Barbara Kogan, George's estranged wife, admitted to hiring a hit man to have her husband gunned down. Her ninth book - Murder in Beverly Hills (the re-release and update of Murder of a Mafia Daughter) - was published in November 2013 about the unsolved murder of writer Susan Berman. The book includes exclusive information from investigators and new information about their prime suspect. A memoir of a former drug kingpin, Freeway Rick Ross: The Untold Autobiography, which Cathy co-wrote with Ross, was released in June 2014 to a standing-room audience at its Los Angeles launch. Her latest project is the Dawn Viens case. Dawn, 37, disappeared on Oct. 18, 2010, after leaving Thyme Contemporary Cafe, in Lomita, California, that she and her husband ran. David Viens told police that he and his wife had argued. She didn't take her cell phone or stash of cash, and her car was later towed as evidence when she did not return. The husband, after throwing himself off a cliff -- and surviving -- admitted to killing his wife but has not told police where Dawn's body is.

  • 01:10

    A Smooth Conversation w/Jim Carr of New Latitude

    in Music

    Looking for some seriously mellow and melodic acoustic contemporary jazz? Join us (Ron Jackson, Aira, and Mike of The Smooth Jazz Ride) as we present acoustic guitarist Jim Carr of New Latitude, a smooth, laid-back acoustic guitar duo (also featuring Dave Erickson) with a wonderfully embracing, warm sound. Their debut release Convergence is bound to find a home in many a heart. Come check out some of the tracks and hear what Jim has to say. If you like Acoustic Alchemy, you'll dig this music, too!

  • 00:28

    Author Jennifer Sage Drops by the CL Gammon Show for a visit

    in Books

    Internationally acclaimed,and best selling author of the novels "Immortal Dreams, Immortal Bound, Keltor-The Guardian Archives and Ratha-The Magic Within" ((Book 1.5 in the Guardian Archives series.), Jennifer Sage visits the CL Gammon Show. Keltor, her first book in "The Guardian Archives" has been translated into Italian by her wonderful publisher out of Rome, Dunwich Edizioni. They hold all Italian rights to that work and soon, the series. Ratha was released 9/14/14 and Dante-Part 1 (Which is books 2 & 3 in the Guardian Archives) is scheduled for release 10/31/14. Dante is to date is her steamiest, most epic, most sought after title. Fans will not be disappointed, though she does fully expect to be on high alert for crazy stalkers that may want to replay "Misery" until part 2 is released. It's coming soon after, Winter 2014 or at the very latest Spring 2015. Part 2 is nearly finished however "The End" is never the end. All of the production that goes on after those words can take months. Ms. Sage is also the sought after poet of some very controversial erotica, which she usually shares for free over her many social media platforms. Requested by popular demand, was an Anthology published called "Sexual Tendencies" filled with many talented Authors and 100% of the proceeds on that work will forever go to the charity "Art Start" - Sex sells, why not help a great cause at the same time?


  • 01:19

    A Smooth Conversation with Gregg Karukas

    in Music

    Join the SC team (host Ron Jackson, Aira, & Mike of The Smooth Jazz Ride) as they chat with keyboardist/composer/producer Gregg Karukas about his sensational new release Soul Secrets. Truly a masterful piece of work. The team will offer tracks from the release. Listeners with questions and comments for Gregg can call in on 858-777-8436. Don't miss this one!

  • 01:03

    A Smooth Conversation with Al DeGregoris

    in Music

    Join SC host Ron Jackson and co-hosts Aira & Mike of The Smooth Jazz Ride as they chat with contemporary jazz pianist/keyboardist Al DeGregoris about his new release All In Good Time and offer tracks from that classy release. Listeners with comments and/or questions for Al can call in on 858-777-8436. Get in on this party!

  • 01:10

    A Smooth Conversation with Peter White

    in Music

    British contemporary jazz guitar icon Peter White joins the SC team (host Ron Jackson and co-hosts Aira & Mike) to chat about his upcoming release Smile. The SC team will offer tracks from this CD that will surely become an instant hit with smooth/contemporary jazzers everywhere. Listeners with questions and/or comments for Peter can call in on 858-777-8436. Come join this party!

  • 01:14

    A Smooth Conversation with U-Nam

    in Music

    Join SC host Ron Jackson and co-hosts Aira & Mike of The Smooth Jazz Ride as they chat with jazz funk guitarist U-Nam about his new release C'est Le Funk and offer tracks from that hot release. Listeners with comments and/or questions for the French guitar master can call in on 858-777-8436. Get in on the groove!

  • 00:31

    Heathen Leader Steven T. Abell on the CL Gammon Show

    in Religion

    Steven T Abell, the Steersman (chair person) of the Troth (truth) will discuss the Heathen religion as practiced by his organization. We will discuss why this faith – sometimes referred to as Asatru, Forn Sed, Urglaawe Odinism, Norse religion or Theodism – though ancient, is growing so rapidly. We will also discuss the how the members of the Troth respect the earth, revere their ancestors and honor the rich pantheon of gods and goddesses of Northern Europe. In addition, will discuss how the Troth attempts to embrace all other heathens, regardless of the variations in their individual beliefs. Finally, we will dicuss what, if any, part runes play in heathenism. 

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