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  • 02:12

    "Up Close & Personal" with multidimensional eclectic guitarist "Rob Tardik"

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    Rob Tardik — Moments


    Nov. 2, 2015

    Since the very early 2000s, guitarist Rob Tardik has been dazzling listeners with his exciting and often exotic mix of substantive c-jazz/R&B/rock and burning hot Latin melodies. With tunes so attractive, they are by nature riveting, seductive, uplifting, and powerful.Such is the case with his latest release Moments, another eclectic gem.

    Seizing the moment and leading off with a Latin scorcher, “Sip and Salsa,” inspired by his fiancé’s love of dance, the gifted guitarist soars from one mood to another. Examples would be track two’s sizzler jazz/rocker “Rite of Passage,” then on to the romantic R&B deliciousness of “Moments in Time” featuring the silky lead vocals of one Aiden Castillo and sweet backing harmonies of vocalists Dee and Brittani Cole, and the handsome downtempo Latin-tinged “Eros.” Definitely not applying the brakes on the project yet, Tardik treats us to a stinger with a mean hook called “Hang Time” which is co-written by fellow guitarist Steve Oliver (who is featured in some way or other throughout the album). In fact, Oliver co-produced the album with Tardik. A very cool pairing indeed.

    Tardik enjoys the contributions of other very fine notable musicians here, as well, including saxmen Will Donato and Walle Larsson, trumpeter Gabriel Mark Hasselbach, bassist Gary Grainger (of Acoustic Alchemy fame), pianist/keyboardist Nate Harasim, and a host of others who felt the groove and wanted in.

    Speaking of feeling the groove, you will definitely want to stop by and check out the blazing funkster called “Stop!,” a command you may have trouble obeying on the dance floor. Whew. Is there a fire extinguisher in the house?

    See full review on www.thesmoothjazzride.com/cdreviews

  • 02:03

    Ancient Aliens /Close Encounters / The Truth about the "Truth" /E22

    in Paranormal

    Hello all..and Welcome..My name is Clarence Mitchell an admin for the Facebook group "Ancient Aliens".On tonights show I will be talking about what folks believe as the truth on the subject of ET's and Close Encounters..and possibly a few other things..Feel free to call in and talk with me live..(347)-989-1008..Dont forget to hit the "Follow" button to listen to this and all of the past shows..Thank You All..

  • 01:21

    Up Close & Personal with Flamenco Guitarist Extraordinaire "Jesse Cook"

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    New York City, New York (27 August 2015): Constantinople, the ancient melting pot mecca intersecting  Europe, India, Middle East and Africa, serves as the inspiration for the adventurous sonic explorations of “One World,” the ninth studio album from world music guitarist Jesse Cook.

    Joining primal instrumentation from all over the globe with rhythmic loops, textured audioscapes and technological experimentation, Cook’s eOne Music release, which debuted at No. 1 on the jazz and world music charts in the Canadian’s homeland, will receive it’s official U.S. release on October 2 tied to the launch of the first leg of the American “One World” concert tour

  • 01:21

    "Up Close & Personal" with composer, keyboardist "Jonathan Fritzen"

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    Jonathan Fritzen


    Take one of the hottest composers and keyboard players in instrumental pop, add in featured performances from the likes of Gerald Albright, Paul Taylor and Nils Landgren, hook them up with ten wonderful new tunes and what do you have?  The answer is ‘Fritzenized’, the latest album from the Billboard chart-topping, artist Jonathan Fritzén.

    It is the Swedish American’s fifth solo CD and follows the critically acclaimed ‘Magical’ from which the title cut blasted a path to #1 on every smooth jazz airplay chart on the planet.

    The fact that even before it’s release date, ‘Fritzenized’ has already become a chart topper says much for a collection that, two years in the making, is Fritzén’s most personal to date.  Writing, producing and (for the first time) mixing every track, he comes closer to his true musical vision than with any other project he has created so far.

  • 01:51

    Ancient Aliens / Close Encounters/E8

    in History

    Clarence Mitchell an Admin for the group "Anient Aliens" on Facebook,talks about the Acient Alien theroy and Close Encounters,,Please join me by calling in at (347) 989-1008,,,Share your story with us and or just talk about whats on your mind,,We would like to hear from you..Don't forget to follow me by hitting the follow button when you come in Thank You..

  • 02:47

    Up Close & Personal with c- jazz artist, pianist and composer "Cecil Ramirez"

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    Cecil Ramirez

    Party In The Back

    Party In The Back is Cecil's homage to the R&B grooves that he grew up with, listened to and played as part of an R&B band on tour in the 80's. The album is a collection of 7 hook-laden original tunes and 3 covers of Cecil's favorite songs. Cecil invited some of his buddies to play on Party In The Back and the album features amazing guest performances by sax men Michael Lington, Darren Rahn, & Phil Denny; guitarist Adam Hawley; and pianist/producer Brian Culbertson playing synth solos on the new single "Remember The Time".

    About Party In The Back, Cecil says, "I wanted to create an album that showed where my music is today, but still reflected where I came from. Playing casino gigs in the 80's with a 7-piece group was a unique experience; I have great memories of the music and musicians I met during that time. Hopefully, the album will take listeners on a fun trip back to where they were in the 80's."

  • 01:54

    Ancient Aliens /Close Encounters/E5

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    Clarence Mitchell an Admin for the group "Acient Aliens" on Facebook,will be talking about the Ancient Alien theory,Close Encounters,Ufo sightings,and much more..Do you ever wonder where we come from?? Do you believe in life from outher planets?? Have you or somebody you know ever had an Close Encounter?? Than this is the show for you..Pleaae call into the show at (347) 989-1008,,and lets talk,,,

  • 02:00

    Ancient Aliens / Close Encounters / E11

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    Clarence Mitchell an Admin for the group"Ancient Aliens" on Facebook will be talking about the Acient Alien theory,Close Encounters,Abductions,Crop circles and much more...Specail Guest tonight..Mike Wilson Volbeat..This will be a great show,,If you would like to call in tonight the number is (347) 989-1008..Dont forget to hit the follow button when you join in..this will keep you updated on all shows..Thank You..

  • 01:52

    Ancient Aliens / Close Encounters / E10

    in Paranormal

    Clarence Mitchell an Admin for the group"Ancient Aliens" on Facebook,talks about the Ancient Alien theory,Close Encounters,Abductions and much more.Do you or somebody you know have a story?. Are you looking for answers that you just cant seem to find? Then this is the place for you..Call in at (347) 989-1008..and lets talk about it..

  • 01:51

    "Up Close & Personal" with Bassist "John Dillard"

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    Profusely talented and highly gifted.Born and raised in Rochester, NY, John was surrounded by music that helped shape his particular style of playing. John credits his early influences to his father. John’s musical journey started when he was eight years old. John gives credit to other heavy influences aside from family members such as Jaco Pastorius, Marcus Miller, Dave Holland, Ron Carter, John Patitucci, Nathan East, Fred Hammond, and Joel Smith. They drove his growth, resulting in a deeper love and dedication to the art of being a bassist. When asked about his greatest influences, John’s response is always: “Too many to name and enough to keep me humble and always practicing.” 
    Whether John is playing electric, acoustic (upright) bass, or key bass, John can be found holding the groove on local stages in Charlotte, NC, his hometown, or performing on main stages across the country with national recording artists. In his career thus far, he has worked with gospel artist Lejuene Thompson, musical director for Grammy Award-winning singer and actress Stephanie Mills, contemporary jazz artists Brian Simpson, Matt Marshak, Jeff Kashiwa, Steve Cole, Walter Beasley, Nick Colionne, Marc Antoine, and Four80East. Additionally, John has earned Grammy certifications for his performances on EMI gospel projects “Oh Happy Day,” an All-Star Celebration (Best Traditional Gospel Album) and Heather Headley’s “Audience of One” (Best Contemporary R&B Gospel Album.) They were both won at the 52nd Annual Grammy Awards. 


  • 01:59

    Ancient Aliens / Close Encounters /E9

    in Paranormal

    Clarence Mitchell an admin for The group "Ancient Aliens" on Facebook,talks about the Ancient Alien theory and Close Encounters..Tonights show Clarence will tell his own story and how his Close Encounter changed his life..If you would like to call in and talk about this and or you own story the number is (347) 989-1008..Dont forget to click the follow button when you join in..Hope to hear from you..:)

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