We must confess -- Turquoise waters speak to our hearts here at Smoothjazz.com. Planet9 will stir the Caribbean soul in you too. Nominated best new artist in the 2002 National Smooth Jazz Awards, the Florida-based band is a group of accomplished players....Cool Breeze is certainly a refreshing, lively approach to a genre that has been guilty of over playing the same ol stuff. Smoothjazz.com is big on Pieds Contentos, Takeoff and Monas Smile.
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Pieds Contentos - This little number also known as the "woo-woo" song features a hot alto sax solo by saxman Charlie DeChant toward the end of the piece.
Aguaford - This song is based on a melody and arrangement from over 20 years ago, when the author first discovered instrumental jazz (remember David Sanborn's "Voyeur"? - check it out).
Nylon Mambo - Drew wanted to do a mambo - so we wrote a mambo. Check out the horns in the middle of the song. Nice piano break too!
Take Off - its an uptempo groove with a sentimental middle.... Drew's nylon guitar solo is really nice.
Husband & wife team Amy & Bill "Giff" Gifford sharing the stage!
Vie De La Rue - what do you get when you combine a "Sade" style drum groove with nylon guitar melodies, and klezmer-like saxelo?!?
Last Light Of Day - can you say "film score"? Check out Charlie DeChant's tenor solo (yes, that's a tenor) in the bridge. Features really nice guitar work by Drew.
Cool Breeze - thanks to Steve Skinner for some great melodies on this one. Check out the Charlies' sax and drum solos, respectively.
Groova Originale - this was the first song written for this project, hence the title. You've gotta love the flugelhorn solos throughout!!
Mona's Smile - the original version of this swung, and was written for an activities section of a famous children's show... It just needed to find it's latin roots.
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