Smooth Jazz #1 Hits

Smooth Jazz #1 Hits




Simply put, this set from Concord Jazz collects 11 tracks that reached the top of Billboard's contemporary jazz chart -- we're not sure why Concord's trying to bring back the "smooth jazz" moniker -- from the late 2000s and 2010s. Highlights include Boney James' shimmering "Touch" from Send One Your Love; Fourplay's slick, funky "3rd Degree" from Let's Touch the Sky; George Benson's "Livin' in High Definition" off Songs and Stories; Mindi Abair's Grover Washington-esque "Be Beautiful" from her In Hi-Fi Stereo long-player, and the title track from saxophonist Paul Taylor's Burnin' album. Concord did their level best to cross-license the highest quality chart-toppers from these years, and came up with a summery, easy-grooving collection that should satisfy every contemporary (er, smooth) jazz fan's expectations.

Product Details

Release Date: 05/03/2011
Label: Concord Records
UPC: 0888072328549
catalogNumber: 32854

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Walter Beasley   Alto Saxophone
George Benson   Guitar,Vocals
Jonathan Butler   Guitar
Omar Hakim   Drums
Bob James   Keyboards
Gregg Karukas   Keyboards
Dave Koz   Alto Saxophone
Najee   Soprano Saxophone
Peter White   Guitar,Keyboards
Boney James   Keyboards,Tenor Saxophone
Alex Al   Bass
Lenny Castro   Percussion
Darrell Crooks   Guitar
Brian Culbertson   Keyboards
Sheila E.   Percussion
Nathan East   Bass
Chuck Findley   Trombone,Trumpet
Richie Gajate Garcia   Percussion
Gary Grant   Trumpet
Dan Higgins   Tenor Saxophone
James K. Lloyd   Keyboards
Chuck Loeb   Guitar
Harvey Mason   Percussion,Drums
Marcus Miller   Bass
Ray Parker   Guitar
Dean Parks   Guitar
Greg Phillinganes   Piano
Rex Rideout   Wurlitzer
Lee Ritenour   Guitar
Lil John Roberts   Cymbals
John "J.R." Robinson   Drums
Michael Spiro   Percussion
Paul Taylor   Tenor Saxophone
Wah Wah Watson   Guitar
Scott Amendola   Drums
Smitty Smith   Bass
Kate Stenberg   Violin
Michael White   Drums
David Ryan Harris   Guitar,Vocals
Jon Evans   Bass
Tim Carmon   Keyboards,fender rhodes
Mindi Abair   Alto Saxophone,Vocals
David Delhomme   Keyboards
Paul Ehrlich   Viola
Randall Bowland   Guitar
Shayna Steele   Background Vocals
Jubu   Guitar
Dina Maccabee   Viola
Spencer Day   Vocals
Darren Rahn   Keyboards,Saxophone,Tenor Saxophone,fender rhodes,Horn Section
Frank Selman   Electric Guitar
Justin Johnston   Background Vocals
Julie Kim   Violin
Jessy J   Flute,Tenor Saxophone
Melvin Lee Davis   Bass
Jason Rahn   Trumpet,Flugelhorn
Yair Evnine   Acoustic Guitar,Electric Guitar
D.C.   Keyboards
Tony Watson   Saxophone
Bobby Sparks   Hammond B3
Roberto Valle   Bass
Sergio Gonzalez   Drums
Barry Eastmond   Percussion,Keyboards
Vicky Ehrlich   Cello
Rene Sazer   Violin
Brian Lee   Violin
Chrystal Monee Hall   Background Vocals
Dawayne Swan   Hammond B3
Mel Brown   Bass

Technical Credits

Gregg Karukas   Arranger
John Klemmer   Composer
Dave Koz   Composer
Najee   Composer
Peter White   Composer,Producer,Engineer
Boney James   Arranger,Programming,Producer,Engineer
Fourplay   Producer
Paul Brown   Arranger,Producer,Engineer
John Burk   Producer
Lamont Dozier   Composer
Barry J. Eastmond   Arranger,Producer
James K. Lloyd   Programming,Producer
Chuck Loeb   Composer
Marcus Miller   Programming,Producer,Horn Arrangements,String Arrangements
Dennis Moody   Engineer
Don Murray   Engineer
David Rideau   Engineer
Rex Rideout   Producer
Philippe Saisse   Engineer
Bill Schnee   Engineer
Michael White   Engineer
David Ryan Harris   Composer
Mindi Abair   Producer
Dan Savant   Engineer
Guilherme Canaes   Engineer
J.J. Blair   Engineer
Taka Honda   Engineer
John Wroble   Engineer
Richard Barron   Engineer
Noel Zancanella   Engineer
Stuart Bogie   String Arrangements
Seth Presant   Engineer
Isaiah Abolin   Engineer
Mighty Simon Phillips   Engineer
Jeff Harris   Engineer
Spencer Day   Producer
Ben Yonas   Producer,Engineer
Darren Rahn   Producer,Engineer,Horn Arrangements,drum programming
Jessy J   Composer
Melvin Lee Davis   Engineer
James Lloyd   Composer
Chandler Harrod   Engineer
D.C.   Programming,Producer,Engineer
Stefan Nordin   Engineer
Barry Eastmond   Engineer

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