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HOLLYWOOD BOWL JAZZ FESTIVAL Celebrates 42nd Year in 2022 Artists Slated to Appear Include The Roots, Gregory Porter, To...
01/13/2022

HOLLYWOOD BOWL JAZZ FESTIVAL

Celebrates 42nd Year in 2022

Artists Slated to Appear Include The Roots, Gregory Porter, Tower of Power, Terri Lyne Carrington, Femi Kuti, Cory Wong, Christian Scott aTunde Adjuah, José James, Gerald Clayton, Azar Lawrence, Gordon Goodwin and more

June 25–26, 2022, at the Hollywood Bowl - On Sale February 15, 2022

Remembering the smooth vocals and 2 - times GRAMMY Winner George Duke.
01/12/2022

Remembering the smooth vocals and 2 - times GRAMMY Winner George Duke.

HaPpY BirThDay!! to the smooth vocals of Phil Perry.
01/12/2022

HaPpY BirThDay!! to the smooth vocals of Phil Perry.

George Duke
01/12/2022
George Duke

George Duke

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GRAMMY Show Canceled...the Recording Academy® and CBS have postponed the 64th Annual GRAMMY Awards® Show.  Due to health...
01/05/2022

GRAMMY Show Canceled...the Recording Academy® and CBS have postponed the 64th Annual GRAMMY Awards® Show. Due to health and safety concerns.

GRAMMY Show Canceled...the Recording Academy® and CBS have postponed the 64th Annual GRAMMY Awards® Show. Due to health and safety concerns.

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01/02/2022

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HaPpY BirThDaY!! to the smooth vocals and 12 - times GRAMMY Winner John Legend
12/28/2021

HaPpY BirThDaY!! to the smooth vocals and 12 - times GRAMMY Winner John Legend

HaPpY BirThDaY!! Pamela Williams
12/28/2021

HaPpY BirThDaY!! Pamela Williams

The Whispers - This Christmas (Solar Records 1979)
12/23/2021
The Whispers - This Christmas (Solar Records 1979)

The Whispers - This Christmas (Solar Records 1979)

"This Christmas" is a well-known Christmas song originally recorded by R&B singer/songwriter Donny Hathaway and released as an Atco single in 1970. Hathaway ...

The Temptations - Silent Night (Live)
12/22/2021
The Temptations - Silent Night (Live)

The Temptations - Silent Night (Live)

ARTIST: The TemptationsSINGLE: Silent NightALBUM: The Temptations Christmas CardPERFORMANCE: A Motown ChristmasSINGLE RELEASE DATE: Album cut….not released a...

Remembering GRAMMY Winner Grover Washington Jr.  HaPpY BirThDaY!!
12/12/2021

Remembering GRAMMY Winner Grover Washington Jr. HaPpY BirThDaY!!

HaPpY BirThDaY Sheila E.
12/12/2021

HaPpY BirThDaY Sheila E.

Remembering the smooth vocals and GRAMMY Winner Joe Williams. HaPpY BirThDaY!!
12/12/2021

Remembering the smooth vocals and GRAMMY Winner Joe Williams. HaPpY BirThDaY!!

Remembering 22 - times GRAMMY Winner, (The Chairman of the Board" Frank Sinatra., HaPpY BirThDaY!!
12/12/2021

Remembering 22 - times GRAMMY Winner, (The Chairman of the Board" Frank Sinatra., HaPpY BirThDaY!!

12/07/2021
HaPpY BirThDaY!! Eric Darius
12/03/2021

HaPpY BirThDaY!! Eric Darius

Remembering the smooth vocals and 3 - times GRAMMY Winner Lou Rawls
12/01/2021

Remembering the smooth vocals and 3 - times GRAMMY Winner Lou Rawls

AWARD-WINNING HOST AND COMEDIAN TREVOR NOAH OF "THE DAILY SHOW" RETURNS TO HOST THE 64TH ANNUAL GRAMMY AWARDS®MUSIC'S BI...
12/01/2021

AWARD-WINNING HOST AND COMEDIAN TREVOR NOAH OF "THE DAILY SHOW" RETURNS TO HOST THE 64TH ANNUAL GRAMMY AWARDS®

MUSIC'S BIGGEST NIGHT® AIRS MON, JAN. 31, 2022 ON CBS

AWARD-WINNING HOST AND COMEDIAN TREVOR NOAH OF "THE DAILY SHOW" RETURNS TO HOST THE 64TH ANNUAL GRAMMY AWARDS®

MUSIC'S BIGGEST NIGHT® AIRS MON, JAN. 31, 2022 ON CBS

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Contemporary jazz guitarist Les Sabler finds “Tranquility” on new album produced by GRAMMY winner Paul Brown “Crescent City Strut” earns Billboard’s Most Added and Most Increased Plays single status NASHVILLE (3 February 2021): Like a trusted friend, contemporary jazz guitarist Les Sabler finds that playing guitar brings him tranquility, especially when the noise of the world becomes too much. He can disappear by slipping into an electric guitar groove and find calmness while exploring a nylon string guitar riff. While sheltering in place in his Nashville home during the early months of the COVID-19 pandemic and as civil unrest erupted, Sabler quieted his mind while getting to know the vintage Gibson Johnny Smith guitar model recommended by his producer, two-time GRAMMY winner Paul Brown. The resulting album, “Tranquility,” a soothing cocktail of cosmopolitan jazz, soul-powered R&B grooves and mellifluous pop instrumentals, dropped last Friday on the New Vista label. After tracking two songs last February in Brown’s Los Angeles recording studio, work on the 10-track set, Sabler’s eighth album and first since 2014, had to be put on hold. When the project resumed in July, they were joined by the socially distant bassist Roberto Vally, drummer Gorden Campbell, percussionist Lenny Castro, Lee Thornburg (trumpet and trombone) and saxophonist Greg Vail. Sabler and Brown teamed to write eight songs for the set, collaborating on compositions with Shane Theriot (“Crescent City Strut,” “City Rhythm,” “Three Dee,” “Esselle’s Dance” and “Tranquility”), Lew Laing (“Keep Pushin’” and “Where Has She Gone”) and Jeff Carruthers (“Easy Moves”). The seeds of “Tranquility,” which hit No. 7 on Amazon’s New Releases in Jazz chart, were planted nearly two years ago when Sabler wrote, recorded and released “In The Light.” He re-recorded his guitar parts for the slick cool jazz single that spent three weeks at No. 1 at WAVE.FM in Sabler’s native Canada. While in lockdown last May, Sabler issued “Keep Pushin’” as a single. It was the first track recorded using the guitar suggested by Brown. Sabler’s 1967 instrument has an expressive tone that gives him a new sound on an electric guitar reputed for bringing high-quality amplification and high-quality acoustic sound together for the first time. The guitarist describes the chill groove with a sweet melody as a song that is “a subtle call for resiliency and the unwillingness to let up on the drive to press on during challenging times.” Theriot’s New Orleans heritage informs Sabler’s new single, “Crescent City Strut,” which has earned Billboard’s Most Added and Most Increased Plays honors in recent weeks. Like the Crescent City itself, the tune offers mystery, intrigue and seductive allure marked by crafty guitar play amplified by lush horn section work. Another “Tranquility” highlight is “Esselle’s Dance,” an exquisite dalliance on nylon-string guitar that has already received over 800 plays on YouTube. “Tranquility” concludes by revisiting George Benson’s “Sunrise,” an apropos selection that ends the disc with the striking rays of hope and promise of a new day. Below are excerpts from a couple album reviews: “A memorable musical experience from start to finish, Tranquility is a modern day, instrumental jazz classic.” – Roots Music Report “Les Sabler's album Tranquility offers a select collection of exquisite guitar pieces that are rarely found.” – Smooth Jazz Daily For more information, please visit http://www.lessabler.net. # # #
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