2002 NEW SMOOTH JAZZ RELEASES


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JAZZTRAX TOP 10 "ALBUMS" OF 2002
1. FOURPLAY 'HEARTFELT'
2. DTTB 'CRAZY VIBES & THINGS'
3. JOE SAMPLE 'THE PECAN TREE'
4. BOB JAMES 'MORNING, NOON & NIGHT'
5. CHUCK LOEB 'ALL THERE IS'
6. DAVID BENOIT 'FUZZY LOGIC'
7. KENNY G 'PARADISE'
8. GERALD ALBRIGHT 'GROOVOLOGY'
9. DAVID LANZ 'FINDING PARADISE'
10. PAT METHENY GROUP
'SPEAKING OF NOW'
JAZZTRAX TOP 10 "SONGS" OF 2002
1. FOURPLAY 'TALLY HO'
2. JOE SAMPLE 'THE PECAN TREE'
3. DTTB 'ELECTRA GLIDE'
4. NORMAN BROWN 'JUST CHILLIN’'
5. GREG ADAMS 'ROADHOUSE'
6. JOE SAMPLE/HOWARD HEWITT 'IN A HEARTBEAT'
7. KENNY G 'SEASIDE JAM'
8. FOURPLAY 'GALAXIA'
9. DTTB 'I SOFTLY SURRENDER TO YOU'
10. PAT METHENY GROUP
'A PLACE IN THE WORLD'
'THE GATHERING SKY'
JAZZTRAX DEBUT ARTIST OF 2002
MR. GONE
JAZZTRAX BEST SONG/ALBUM TITLE OF THE YEAR
WARREN HILL 'SEPTEMBER MORNING'
BEST LIVE PERFORMANCE OF THE YEAR
GREG ADAMS...AVALON CASINO BALLROOM
CATALINA ISLAND JAZZTRAX FESTIVAL OCT. 11TH 2002
BEST SMOOTH JAZZ VOCAL SONG OF THE YEAR
Joe Sample, Featuring Howard Hewett "In A Heartbeat"
Track off the June, 2002, Joe Sample release, "The Pecan Tree'
NEW RELEASES 2002

JANUARY
ARTIST
ALBUM
AIR PLAY
WALTER BEASLEY RENDEZVOUS
FEBRUARY
ARTIST
ALBUM
AIR PLAY
DAVID BENOIT 'FUZZY LOGIC'
PAT METHENY GROUP 'SPEAKING OF NOW'
PAMELA WILLIAMS 'EVOLUTION'
RAMSEY LEWIS & NANCY WILSON 'MEANT TO BE'
DAVID LANZ 'FINDING PARADISE'
MARCH
ARTIST
ALBUM
AIR PLAY
WARREN HILL 'LOVE SONGS'
JEFF GOLUB 'DO IT AGAIN'
URBAN KNIGHTS PRESENTS 'THE CHICAGO PROJECT'
APRIL
ARTIST
ALBUM
AIR PLAY
THE BRAXTON BROTHERS 'BOTH SIDES'
CRAIG CHAQUICO 'SHADOW & LIGHT'
CLUB 1600 'RIDIN' HIGH'
MAY
ARTIST
ALBUM
AIR PLAY
PAUL HARDCASTLE 'HARDCASTLE 3'
JOE MCBRIDE 'KEEPIN' IT REAL'
WILL DOWNING 'SENSUAL JOURNEY'
3RD FORCE 'GENTLE FORCE'
CHUCK LOEB 'ALL THERE IS'
DOWN TO THE BONE 'CRAZY VIBES & THINGS
JUNE
ARTIST
ALBUM
AIR PLAY
JOE SAMPLE 'THE PECAN TREE'
STEVE OLIVER 'POSITIVE ENERGY'
OTTMAR LIEBERT 'IN THE ARMS OF LOVE'
GERALD ALBRIGHT 'GROOVOLOGY'
JONATHAN BUTLER 'SURRENDER'
JULY
ARTIST
ALBUM
AIR PLAY
EUGE GROOVE 'PLAY DATE'
NORMAN BROWN 'JUST CHILLIN'
MR. GONE 'FRESH OUT THE BOX'
JIMMY REID 'FOR THE FAMILY'
FOURPLAY 'HEARTFELT'
MARION MEADOWS 'IN DEEP'
JUNE KURAMOTO (KOTO PLAYER OF HIROSHIMA) 'SPIRIT AND SOUL'
MAYSA 'OUT OF THE BLUE'
SHAKATAK 'UNDER YOUR SPELL'
AUGUST
ARTIST
ALBUM
AIR PLAY
JIM BRICKMAN 'LOVE SONGS & LULLABIES'
JEFF KASHIWA 'SIMPLE TRUTH'
RUSS FREEMAN 'DRIVE'
THOM ROTELLA 'A DAY IN THE LIFE'
LEE RITENOUR 'RIT'S HOUSE'
NESTOR TORRES 'MY LATIN SOUL'
ACOUSTIC ALCHEMY 'BEST OF ACOUSTIC ALCHEMY'
DAVE GRUSIN 'BEST OF DAVE GRUSIN'
SPYRO GYRA 'BEST OF SPYRO GYRA'
GRP RECORDS PRESENTS 'BEST SMOOTH JAZZ EVER'
FEATURING GROUP 3...David Benoit
...Richard Elliot...Jeff Golub
SEPTEMBER
ARTIST
ALBUM
AIR PLAY
DENNY JIOSA 'BODY 2 BODY'
KENNY G 'PARADISE'
BOB BALDWIN 'STANDING TALL'
NATALIE COLE 'ASK A WOMAN WHO KNOWS'
AL JARREAU 'ALL I GOT'
JANE MONHEIT
BOB JAMES 'MORNING, NOON & NIGHT'
TOMMY EMMANUEL 'ONLY'
GATO BARBIERI 'THE SHADOW OF THE CAT'
CANDY & HANS DULFER 'DULFER/DULFER' (european only)
OCTOBER
ARTIST
ALBUM
AIR PLAY
KEIKO MATSUI 'THE RING'
SAMANTHA SIVA 'MASQUERADE'
TOM SCOTT 'NEW FOUND FREEDOM'
FOUR80EAST 'ROUND THREE'
BWB (Rick Braun..Kirk Whalum..Norman Brown) 'GROOVIN'
GREGG KARUKAS 'HEAT WAVE'
MICHAEL LINGTON 'EVERYTHING MUST CHANGE'
NOVEMBER
ARTIST
ALBUM
AIR PLAY
BOBBY LYLE 'JOYFUL'
NOV. 19TH
DECEMBER'S BRAND NEW HOLIDAY ALBUMS
CHRIS BOTTI 'DECEMBER'
KENNY G 'WISHES
WARREN HILL 'A WARREN HILL CHRISTMAS'
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