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- Smooth Jazz News, May 2010
- Jazz Pianist Jeff Goldblum Announces New Album Release
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His rhythm and lead work is found on a variety of pop, jazz and Brazilian recordings. We at Shanachie are saddened by the loss of Chuck Loeb, who had been part of the Shanachie family of artists for two decades.watch
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All rights reserved. We at The Smooth Jazz Ride also offer our sympathy and condolences to the family. Search for:. Your email address. Of course, comparison with George Benson is inevitable. These two tracks are a continuation of a welcome move to focus more or original compositions and to move toward arrangements that feature live drums and real rather than computer generated strings.
Smooth Jazz News, May 2010
Life and love in the future? There is of course no room for displeasure of any kind, because the music beam the listener directly into the good-time feel-good mode. Nimble fingers elicit the string instrument dashing solos that whiz across the soft-clocked soul-jazz underground without resistance by the 13 new fleet makers. May 17, by unamprod Fresh News , Uncategorized.
FM Top10! April 30, by unamprod Charts , Fresh News. For me, the best music comes out of an inner feeling of either intense happiness or sadness. I always try to stay faithful to that original inspiration, because that is where the true 'sound of emotion' comes from. His current single, "Rio Drive" sits at top spot on the The Billboard and Smooth Jazz Top 20 charts which monitor the national airplay on radio and internet stations.
Jazz Pianist Jeff Goldblum Announces New Album Release
It follows "Elegant Nights" which hit the top of the charts in January of this year. Gregg will bring his melodic grooves to the Catalina Jazztrax Festival for his 4th headline show on October 18 at noon. Organic, funky, and melodic is how Gregg describes his latest, long awaited 12th solo project, Soul Secrets. Gregg's elegant grand piano and tasteful grooves are everywhere, and this time around he digs into his roots and also features the classic Fender Rhodes, Wurlie, Minimoog and Hammond B3 keyboards he grew up.
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After traveling the world with Koz and supporting all the artists onboard, Gregg made a deliberate career move in to focus more on his solo projects and finally found time to bring 14 new songs to life. With the recent Grammy award and several 1 hit songs to his credit, Karukas has more than fulfilled his childhood dreams; having spent his early years close to the jukebox in his father's roadside tavern in Bowie, MD absorbing the hits of the sixties - from The Beatles to Motown.
Add in a great ability to communicate live, and you have an all-around great talent. In , Gregg hooked up with Russ Freeman and founded the Rippingtons.
When Dave began his own Dave Koz and Friends at Sea Cruise in , he asked Gregg to be Musical Director and together they established what has become one of the ultimate "destination concert" events. Gregg's uplifting attitude shows in his concerts, as he has emerged over the years as one of the genre's most dynamic and inspiring live performers since he took the stage in with the original Rippingtons at the very first Jazztrax Catalina Jazz Festival. More trivia: Gregg lost the tip of his right middle finger at age 12 and kept practicing piano with 4 fingers for the next 2 years until it healed enough to take the impact.