This week for Smooth Jazz Sunday, I wanted an all-saxophone affair. What I didn’t count on was having seventeen songs on the playlist this week. One thing led to another, and before I knew it, the number of songs I chose had ballooned to that number. If there’s any reason for it, I partially blame Spotify. Usually, I have a song in mind and I’ll start building the list on YouTube, then go to Spotify. This time, I did the reverse. The first song “Suede” by Marion Meadows, was the jumping-off point, and then I used Spotify’s “Related Artist” feature to find the remaining artists and songs.
Enough intro; let’s get to the music.
The songs in this week’s playlist (in case you are unable to play the song here):
- “Suede” by Marion Meadows
- “Outside The Box” by Shilts
- “Trinity” by Jackiem Joyner
- “Velvet” by Andy Snitzer
- “The Lucky One” by Jeff Kashiwa
- “All Jazzed Up (And Nowhere To Go)” by Everette Harp
- “Snap Your Fingers” by Rocco Ventrella (featuring Patches Stewart & Cecil Ramirez)
- “Reverence” by Steve Cole
- “Forbidden Fruit” by Pamela Williams
- “The Sax Pack” by The Sax Pack
- “Off The Hook” by Michael Lington
- “Lovesong” by Jessy J
- “Pleasure Seeker” by Paul Taylor
- “Forever And A Day” by Euge Groove Featuring Althea Rene
- “I Wish I Wasn’t” by Kirk Whalum
- “Skinny Dippin'” by Warren Hill
- “Tale Of Two Cities” by Darren Rahn
Another thing you may notice is that a lot of the bigger-name sax players are missing here. No Boney James, no Richard Elliot, no Grover Washington, Jr., no David Sanborn. I tried to give some of the lesser names a bit of love this week. There are female players (Jessy J and Pamela Williams). A couple players are featured twice (Steve Cole and Jeff Kashiwa, who are members of The Sax Pack). There are also a couple brand new songs featured here by Jackiem Joyner and Rocco Ventrella. A few of them have been featured on Smooth Jazz Sunday before (notably Euge Groove, but Michael Lington has also been here also).
If you use Spotify, here’s the playlist:
New or old, I hope this is a mix everyone can enjoy, as it features smooth jazz’s most popular instrument: the saxophone. As always, thanks for listening and reading.