Smooth jazz radio top thirty most played for the seven days ending July 28, 2006. With Peter White at the top, both Mindi Abair and Wayman Tisdale close behind, and Shilts ‘boppin’ along nicely at 21 the chart has a familiar feel about it. Yet, looking to the new entries, there is a hint of something altogether more fresh and different. Pamela Williams is a vastly under rated artist who can do no wrong, a fact that is evidenced by her current CD ‘Elixir’. It’s a collection of tunes that range from super smooth to earthily urban and the title track has already enjoyed an extended stay on the smooth jazz charts. The contribution, both as writer and producer, of David Mann is considerable and he is very much to the fore on the latest track to make it onto radio. The sparky ‘Positive Vibe’, handled by Williams in fine style, is new this week at 26. Of last weeks new entries its ‘I Call It Love’ from the legendary Lionel Richie that has continued to make most progress. Up four at 26 it comes from the album ‘Coming Home’ that is due in record stores on September 12.