Smooth jazz radio top thirty most played for the seven days ending March 17, 2006. Perhaps it’s the time of the year but new sounds on the smooth jazz chart are rare indeed. Fortunately some tremendous music is bubbling under and in this respect there is none better than ‘Enjoy The Silence’ from Janita. This version of the Depeche Mode hit is the advance single from her eagerly anticipated CD ‘Seasons Of Life’ that is due out on May 16. Smooth Jazz Therapy will be carrying a complete review of ‘Seasons Of Life’ soon.
Also new and active is ‘Positive Vibe’ from super saxophonist Pamela Williams. It is taken from her album ‘Elixer’ that will be released on Shanachie at the end of this month.
The one newcomer to this week’s chart, Jeff Lorber’s ‘Everybody Knows That’ from the ‘Flipside’ CD, is a re-entry at 30. It replaces another tune that has been in and out of the chart on more than one occasion; Wayman Tisdale’s version of the Smokey Robinson hit ‘Cruisin’. Richard Elliot is at 1 with ‘Mystique’, Nils is right behind him with ‘Summer Nights’ and Paul Brown’s ‘Winelight’ is up one to 3. ‘Do It Again’ from the Phillipe Saisse Trio climbs four to 17 and Herbie Hancock has two hits on the chart. His duet with Christina Aguilera, ‘A Song For You’ from the album ‘Possibilities’ is up seven at 22 while the previous single from the same CD, ‘Stitched Up’ featuring John Mayer, is down one at 13.
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