Thursday, June 3, 2010

Cool Jazz to Beat the Heat

Jaime Cullum is part of Cool Sexy Jazz 4

Even with the spattering of rains that the metro has felt, as the summer season draws to a close, it’s still scorching outside and people are finding ways to beat the heat. You can feel the beads of perspiration forming on your forehead, see the heat ripples doing their faraway dance on the pavement. With this heat, maybe it’s best to just stay at home, whip up a cold drink, and enjoy the sultry twang of a guitar string, the light clinking of piano keys, and the crystal-clear caress of a woman’s voice.

Cool Sexy Jazz 4, the latest in the Cool Sexy Jazz series, takes you away from the simmering heat of summer and ushers you through a musical journey of your favorite songs, paved with velvety vocals, flirtatious sax solos, and some sensuous guitar work. The superb collection brings together 17 smooth jazz and easy listening renditions of some of the most memorable songs pop music has produced, including the Beatles’ “In My Life,” Michael Jackson’s “Human Nature,” Elton John’s “Your Song,” Stevie Wonder’s “Isn’t She Lovely,” The Police’s “Every Little Thing She Does Is Magic,” Sade’s “Smooth Operator,” and the Burt Bacharach-penned “This Guy’s In Love With You,” as re-imagined by today’s jazz legends, pop singers, and upstarts.

Cool Contributions

Cool Sexy Jazz 4 boasts of contributions from contemporary smooth jazz heavyweights David Benoit, George Benson, Spyro Gyra, and Lee Ritenour, as well as jazz chanteuses Karrin Allyson and Jane Monheit, their suave musical stylings distinct and unmistakable. Relative newcomers like Nayo and Winterplay add a refreshing touch to the collection as their silky voices play up the softness of the genre. Jazz-pop stars Amy Winehouse and Jamie Cullum round up the set, mighty pipes ringing bright and clear to stripped-down accompaniment.

Cool Sexy Jazz 4 is available now in all record shops nationwide for Php350, only from MCA Music. Slip this CD in your player and cool down with your favorite songs, like you’ve never heard them before.

Amy Winehouse sings Will You Still Love Me Tomorrow

Songs on Cool Sexy Jazz 4 are: I’ll Be Around – The Rippingtons , Human Nature – David Benoit, Every Little Thing She Does Is Magic – Lee Ritenour, Send One Your Love – Boney James, In My Life – Spyro Gyra, Sailing – George Benson, One More Night – The John Tesh Project, Emotion – Eric Marienthal, Isn’t She Lovely - David Sanborn, Smooth Operator – Nayo , Moondance – Paul Brown, It’s Too Late – Karrin Allyson, Will You Still Love Me Tomorrow – Amy Winehouse, I Need To Be In Love – Winterplay, Everybody Wants To Rule The World – The Bad Plus, Your Song – Jaime Cullum, This Girl’s In Love With You – Jane Monheit

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