Smooth Jazz, Meets New Age…
‘Sipping Beauty’, The New Album from Tom Grant!
Bridging New Age and Smooth Jazz music genres is not easy, but the masterful instrumentalist Tom Grant has done it perfectly with his New Album ‘Sipping Beauty’. One of the pioneers of the Smooth Jazz genre, pianist Tom Grant, has just released his second foray into the new age music genre with ‘Sipping Beauty’, This New Album is a delightful mixture of instrumentals, highlighted by warm, flowing melodies…gentle rhythms, and an overall sensation of calm and serenity, accented by subtle sensuality and immersed with palpable romanticism.
Tom Grant's delicate yet soulful piano playing is accented by lush keyboard textures and spot-on rhythms, as well as by superb accompaniment by guest artists Kevin Karrick on guitar and David Captein on bass and sitar. Besides the more typical new age music characteristics, Tom Grant also sprinkles in some of his signature Smooth Jazz elements on some track as well as some mellow chill-out grooves. ‘Sipping Beauty’ is a album that will quickly captivate you with its brilliance…its sense of stylistic tracks that stimulates you like no other album in recent memory. It will become a listeners favorite in no time at all and will have audiences wanting more of Tom Grant's recordings.
The album's ten tracks offer one aural delight after the other, unified by Tom Grant’s artistry and vision of a world bound together by music and beauty. This is a stand out Album release for 2017 and will see Tom Grant's new fan base from New Age music grow even further. There’s a wonderful flow with each and every track; some of the stand out tracks include ‘Sighs and Whispers’ and ‘Arms Wide Open’… these are just sensational. This is an album that will have music lovers everywhere wanting so much more!
This master instrumentalist, talented singer and natural entertainer nimbly walks the line between jazz tradition and modern pop. This soft-spoken Oregon native's inspired songwriting produces propulsive R&B grooves, infectious melodic hooks, and stylish ballads with equal ease. He plays jazz piano with the harmonic sophistication and deep sense of swing that only comes from more than three decades on the bandstand. At the same time, his recordings have consistently landed at the top of the Smooth Jazz charts, a genre of music Tom helped to pioneer in the mid-80s.
As the Pacific Northwest's most renowned musical artist, Tom Grant's career achievements reflect his unique ability to embrace the full spectrum of contemporary music.
Since 1983, Tom Grant's records have repeatedly topped the Smooth Jazz charts. Several, including the popular ‘Mango Tango’, ‘Night Charade’, ‘In My Wildest Dreams’, and ‘The View from Here’, enjoyed lengthy stays at Number One. His recent tours of Japan and Indonesia attest to his popularity in Asia. He has been featured on CNN and has been a guest on the Tonight Show with Jay Leno.
His compositions are also used in TV and Films worldwide. Recently, Tom has delved more deeply into the world of music for film. Working primarily on documentaries and independent films, Tom's touch can add magic to a soundtrack. In his hometown of Portland OR, Tom is well known for his work with charitable organizations with numerous appearances through the years at charity events and on charity compilation CD’s.
In 2001, Tom started recording on his own record label, Nu-Wrinkle Records. After nearly 35 years of recording on various labels (Windham Hill, Verve, Shanachie, PAUSA, Gaia, WMOT, Timeless International, Chase Music) he felt it was time to explore the world of self-produced music. He currently has seven releases on this label.
‘Sipping Beauty’ by Tom Grant is quite simply one of Tom's best albums to date, we salute one of the pioneers of Smooth Jazz the best way we can…every music lover across the world needs to get a copy of this New Album…Its Just Breathtaking!
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Timothy Crane is Back with A Dazzling New Album, ‘The Fall Of A Sparrow’
Timothy Crane’s website describes his music as instrumental pop music that blends influences from new age, popular, rock, and even classical music into compositions that are both interesting and enjoyable. This would be a very accurate description of this contemporary pianist whose impressive accessible debut solo recording, ‘The Other Life I Dream’, was released years ago.
Since then, Timothy Crane has not only avoided the dreaded sophomore jinx but has also continued to create and compose impressive compositions, with 2010’s ‘Dragonfly’ & 2012’s ‘Pianoforte’. Tim is now back with his new album, ‘The Fall of A Sparrow’.
Elan Trotman is Back with New Album, ‘Electro Sax’
Saxophonist Elan Trotman is unwavering in his commitment to wave the flag high for Caribbean music, and after releasing six soul-jazz albums and more than ten chart-topping singles, the Barbados native is "shaking it up" by going electronic on ‘Electro Sax’, his seventh outing which is released by Island Muzik Productions.
The first single set to seduce the world is the smooth, reggae-infused “Island Gal”, which spotlights Trotman on soprano sax on the cut he describes as having “a sexy vibe to it.”