Smooth jazz radio top thirty most played for the seven days ending March 31, 2006. It’s official. Paul Brown’s single ‘Winelight’ from his CD ‘The City’ has been steadily climbing for some weeks and is now most played on smooth jazz radio. Richard Elliot drops to 2 with ‘Mystique’ and ‘Summer Nights’ from Nils holds steady at 3. ‘Stitched Up’ featuring John Mayer and ‘A Song For You’ with Christina Aguilera, both tracks from the Herbie Hancock the album ‘Possibilities’, are at 14 and 16 respectively while this week’s biggest climber is ‘Do It Again’ from the Philippe Saisse Trio. It is up four at 13.
Not for the first time Ken Navarro is making moves toward the thirty with ‘Stoned Soul Picnic’ and saxophonist Pamela Williams also travels chart-wards with ‘Positive Vibe’ from her new album ‘Elixer’. Guitar legend Ray Parker Jr, who played on Euge Groove’s 2005 CD ‘Just Feels Right’, is a chart debutant with ‘Mismaloya Beach’. It is taken from his brand new album ‘I’m Free’ and the other new entry this week is also from a guitarist. The up and coming Steve Oliver has steadily been making waves and getting noticed. ‘Good To Go’ is the first single from his latest release ‘Radiant’ and looks set to catapult him to major success in 2006. One to watch out for is ‘City Lights’ from Nelson Rangell. The album ‘Soul To Souls’ from which it is taken will be released on April 4 and is an interesting blend of original compositions and cool covers. A review of ‘Soul To Souls’ will appear here soon.
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