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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.
You ever wonder why your outcomes come out half baked? Perhaps it's because your making choices with the wrong thoughts. Not so much your heart, but you didn't ask the right questions.
Todays show we will discuss a more productive way to make choices, be it in your relationships or career.
Why, Purpose, Disadvantages vs Benefits, Conclusion and last a mind provoking assingment for you to take with you.
The choices of most people living in low income areas always amazes me. Not everyone in these areas makes the same choices. I have been looking around to see who uy wat and why. I have seen people in need of food but choose to buy beer rather than food. I have seen store owners of convience stores in these areas allow peoploe to buy illegal items with food stamps. No convience store is to see single cigarettes out of a pack of 20 but many store owners in low income sell single cigarettes. These are only a few of the things that is wrong.
Join us as Gail debuts her new album "New Beginnings" on today's show!!!
Born and raised in the city of Philadelphia, Gail Denise Jhonson began piano lessons in elementary school at age 10. Proving to be a gifted student she advanced quickly and at age 14, played her first gigs on the organ with numerous local Funk and R&B bands. By the time she was 18, her musical pursuit led her to enroll into Berklee College of Music where she received a B.A. in Composition. Returning home, as a jazz pianist, Gail performed with several jazz bands, and other popular Philadelphia artists. She left Germantown in 1985, with her keyboard strapp?ed on and landed an audition with Morris Day (of The TIME). She eventually moved to Los Angeles to make her dream career come true!
Masterfully “Cool”: An album unlike any other by
Bob James and Nathan East
“The New Cool,” an expansive acoustic offering centered on scholarly jazz piano and bass duets, will be released September 18, a first from the GRAMMY®-honored artists and long-time collaborators.
Nashville, Tennessee (7 July 2015): Albums just aren’t made like the way “The New Cool” was made. Yamaha Entertainment Group label president Chris Gero put legendary keyboardist Bob James and master bassist Nathan East in the recording studio, equipped them with state-of-the-art Yamaha gear and gave them free reign to create. Recorded entirely in Nashville, the long-time collaborators emerged with an unexpected and audacious collection of original compositions plus a few handpicked classics, an acoustic jazz outing that will make you forget everything you thought you knew about these GRAMMY®-recognized artists best known as contemporary jazz luminaries. The disc produced by Gero, James and East will be released September 18.
“The New Cool” unfolds much in the way the meticulously-crafted project was conceived. The germ begins organically with a couple of intimate James and East duets. Pastoral piano wanderings explore the outer perimeter of straight-ahead jazz where they peruse, mirror and engage with meandering bass lines. In fact, more than half of the record’s compositions written by James and/or East are sparsely-produced, probing piano and bass sojourns.
School is back in session! If you are a parent you are likely cheering like it is your only job. The kids may or may not be thrilled. What are the choices we as parents have to educate our children? What do they look like and where do we find them? In true wonder twin fashion, we are all bound to learn a little something!
Join the Wonder Twins, Jennifer Flynn and Danica Trebel as they unpack the choices we as parents and kids have in education in this day and age and breakdown the stigma's and sterotypes of them all.
Danica Trebel is a Perspective & Family Dynamics Coach who knows first-hand the power of the spoken and unspoken word. It was through her own personal and professional experiences that she was led to this place of healing, restoration and passion to help others. She is an expert in helping people live their lives to the fullest through faith, communication and vulnerability.
Jennifer Flynn is passionate about helping people reach their goals and potential. She primarily works with 'addicted to busy' high achievers and small business owners who have gotten caught in the choke hold of stress with a life out of balance. For more information on programs and services contact her directly at www.thebalancemaven.com or reach out via your favorite social media link.
Special Guest: Louise Harisson, The Beatles's Legend, George Harisson's Big Sister, THE FOREVER YOUNG PRINCESS
What is the relationship between people and plants? What is the relationship between you and the planet?
is your ecological footprint a result of your behaviour as a consumer?
Scientific studies show that as a parent, you can influence your baby at very early stages in their life ( ages 0-3 year old) to a healthy lifestyle, and the chances are that your baby will become 27% healthier and, later in life, make better lifestyle choices, mirroring the same lifestyle as their parents.
As a parent, the level of your income determines what foods you put on the table, the time you allocate for outdoor activities and exercise, the living environment you provide for your children. Your children have no choice but to be part of your lifestyle choices. When you involve yourself in unhealthy,poverty-related stress release activities, like smoking, drinking or depression, you are the part of your child learning process.
Are your beliefs affecting your lifestyle? Do you engage in " green" consumptions of energy, organic foods, outdoor activities, farming activities, to consume fewer resources and produce less harmful waste? Are your lifestyle choices deriving a sense of self from making choices that can protect the environment, even in a small way? Is our modern society able to create healthy lifestyle options to further help individuals to choose "green" products ? What is your lifestyle saying about you?
Serah Lister and Marina Nani, Founder, the Academy of Significance
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.
): Driven to overcome the serious injuries sustained in a violent car crash that could have been the devastating knockout blow to his dream of a career in music, saxophonist Kenyon Carter rallied and rebounded from the life-altering accident with renewed purpose, tenacity and patience. That focus has him poised on the precipice of a career breakthrough with the forthcoming “Game On,” a spirited ten-song contemporary jazz workout written and produced by Carter that CurvePoint Media released on August 14 prefaced with the servicing of the title track as a radio single, a propulsive track highlighted by a dazzling display of frenetic tenor sax and feisty fretwork from guitarist Chuck Loeb.
Join in and listen as Kenyon shares some life points and tracks from Game On.
Coast to Coast
The long-awaited third release of multi-instrumentalist, Vincent Ingala, gives you more of his funky, soulful smooth jazz. From the driving upbeat title track, "Coast to Coast," to the smooth, sensual, "Love On Hold," Ingala will take you on an emotional journey, In addition to his seven original compositions, Ingala stays true to his love of old-school and R&B with three surprising covers
Since May 2011, Vincent has become an ever-increasing presence on the Smooth Jazz circuit, performing as a solo artist at the Hyatt Regency Newport Beach Jazz Festival, Catalina Island Jazz Trax Festival, the Seabreeze Jazz Festival and was a featured artist on the Dave Koz & Friends 2011 Alaskan Cruise. He will also be on board for Koz’s 2016 Caribbean Cruise this fall. Vincent will be releasing his third album , “Coast to Coast” on May 1st, 2015.
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