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THE JAZZTRAX BEST OF 2004
AND THE VERY FIRST NEW CD’S OF 2005
JAZZTRAX ALBUM OF THE YEAR
David Benoit & Russ Freeman
‘The Benoit-Freeman Project 2’


JAZZTRAX SONG OF THE YEAR
“Ocean Beach”
by Black Mighty Orchestra,
off ‘Rendezvous Lounge’


JazzTrax debut Artist of The Year
GUITARIST PAUL BROWN
JazzTrax Best Live Performance
of The Year
October 17, 2004
…Avalon Casino Ballroom

Groovin’ for Grover with Gerald Albright, Richard Elliot, Paul Taylor, Jeff Lorber
JazzTrax Top 10 Albums of 2004
1. ‘The Benoit-Freeman Project 2’
by David Benoit & Russ Freeman


2. ‘Cellar Funk’
by Down to the Bone


3. ‘Kickin’ It Up’
by Gerald Albright

4. ‘Livin’ Large’
by Euge Groove


5. ‘Confidential’
by Peter White


6. ‘West Coast Coolin’
by Norman Brown

7. ‘Come as You Are’
by Mindi Abair


8. ‘James Vargas’
by James Vargas


9. ‘Up Front’
by Paul Brown

10. 3-way tie COMPILATIONS

Forever For Always For Luther’‘Rendezvous Lounge’‘The Groove Boutique Volume 1’
GRP All-Star Tribute to Luther VandrossVarious Artists Chill Compilation Various Artists Chill Compilation


Honorable Mention:
‘Irreplaceable’  by George Benson ‘Midnight Noon’ by Craig Chaquico

JazzTrax Top 10 Songs of The Year

1‘Ocean Beach’by Black Mighty Orchestraoff ‘Rendezvous Lounge’
2‘Magic World’by Steve Oliveroff ‘3D’
3‘Why Georgia’by Gerald Albrightoff ‘Kickin’ It Up’
4‘Play Around It’by Fourplayoff ‘Journey’
5‘Cell phone’by George Bensonoff ‘Irreplaceable’
6‘Thank You for Lettin’ Me Be Mice Elf’by Euge Grooveoff ‘Livin’ Large’
7‘Let’s Play’by Norman Brownoff ‘West Coast Coolin’
8‘How Does It Feel’by Peter Whiteoff ‘Confidential’
9‘Lasting Impression’by James Vargasoff ‘James Vargas’
10‘Apasionada’by Michael Lingtonoff ‘Stay With Me’

Honorable Mention:

“Naturally”by Slow Train Souloff ‘Groove Boutique’
“Downtown”by The Bob James Triooff ‘Take it from the Top’
“Forever For Always For Love” by Lalah Hathawayoff ‘Outrun the Sky’ and ‘Forever For Always For Luther’
“Timeless”by Down to the Boneoff ‘Cellar Funk’
“Take You Out”by George Bensonoff ‘Irreplaceable’
“Here She Comes”by Boney Jamesoff ‘Pure’
“Gone But Not Forgotten” by Dan Siegeloff ‘Inside Out’
“On Her Wings”by Pieces of a Dreamoff ‘No Assembly Required’  
“Arabian Nights”by Terry Disleyoff ‘Experience’
“Sweetness #34”by Dotserooff ‘Fresh Pants’
“The Least You Can Do”by Daryl Stuermeroff ‘Retrofit’
“Icy”by Rafe Gomez off ‘The Groove Boutique’

JazzTrax Best Song or Album Title of the Year
“Gone But Not Forgotten” Dan Siegel………….. off ‘Inside Out’
Final Track on Dan’s lst CD in 5 years. Written a few days after 911 in memory of those who died in
the Planes, Pentagon, and World Trade Center Towers. Dan did not signify this on the project’s liner
notes because he didn’t want to jump on the bandwagon. 911 inspired the song. JazzTrax found out,
in a simple question about why the song title in our JazzTrax debut of the CD.

Honorable Mention Best Song or Album Title
‘Outrun the Sky’ CD title by Lalah Hathaway named during a Rocky Airline Flight into Las Vegas.
‘Give me the Chair Where I Waited for You’ Song title off Nestor Torres new ‘Sin Palabras’ CD.
how romantic…in an odd sort of descriptive way.
‘Cabolicious’ Song Title off Euge Groove’s new ‘Livin’ Large’ CD….
think about it…..describing Cabo in an edible sort of way
‘Cellar Funk’ CD title by Down to the Bone
cellars we guess are now for storing wine, stuff, and funk

2004 NEW SMOOTH JAZZ RELEASES
JANUARY
ARTIST
ALBUM
DATE
LARRY CARLTON
SAPPHIRE BLUE (blues)
BRIAN BROMBERG
CHOICES
DOWN TO THE BONE
CELLAR FUNK
FEBRUARY
ARTIST
ALBUM
DATE
NORAH JONES
FEELS LIKE HOME
PAUL BROWN
UP FRONT
KEIKO MATSUI
WILDFLOWER
DAVID GARFIELD
GIVING BACK
BOB JAMES TRIO
TAKE IT FROM THE TOP
HIL ST. SOUL
COPASETIK & COOL
VARIOUS ARTISTS
RENDEZVOUS LOUNGE
BRAXTON BROTHERS
ROLLIN' 3 STARS
MARCH
ARTIST
ALBUM
DATE
DAN SIEGEL
INSIDE OUT
EUGE GROOVE
LIVIN' LARGE
RONNIE LAWS
EVERLASTING
BOB BALDWIN
BRAZIL CHILL
PETER WHITE
CONFIDENTIAL
JOYCE COOLING
THIS GIRLS GOTTA PLAY
HUBERT LAWS
MOONDANCE
ANDY NARRELL
THE PASSAGE
MAXIMUM GROOVE
COAST TO COAST
NESTOR TORRES
SIN PALABRAS
JAZZ FOR COUCH POTATOES
(Chuck Loeb, David Mann,
Michael Brecker, Kim Waters)
ALPHONZO BLACKWELL
SAX YOU DOWN
APRIL
ARTIST
ALBUM
DATE
ROGER SMITH
JUST ENOUGH
DIANA KRALL
THE GIRL IN THE OTHER ROOM
MARION MEADOWS
PLAYER'S CLUB
KIM WATERS
IN THE NAME OF LOVE
PIECES OF A DREAM
NO ASSEMBLY REQUIRED
ALAN HEWITT PROJECT
NOCHE DE PASION
BOBBY LYLE
STRAIGHT AND SMOOTH
MAY
ARTIST
ALBUM
DATE
ELIANE ELIAS
DREAMER
JAMIE CULLUM
TWENTY SOMETHING
HARVEY MASON
WITH ALL MY HEART
MICHAEL LINGTON
STAY WITH ME
SPYRO GYRA
THE DEEP END
DOTSERO
FRESH PANTS
JUNE
ARTIST
ALBUM
DATE
GERALD ALBRIGHT
KICKIN' IT UP
GEORGE BENSON
IRREPLACEABLE
MARCUS JOHNSON
JUST DOIN' WHAT I DO
DAVID BENOIT & RUSS FREEMAN
THE BENOIT/FREEMAN PROJECT 2
FOURPLAY
JOURNEY
EVERETTE HARP
ALL FOR YOU
ERIC DARIUS
NIGHT ON THE TOWN
BROMBO
SMOOTH JAZZ CRUISIN'
RAMSEY LEWIS TRIO
TIME FLIES
JULY
ARTIST
ALBUM
DATE
DAVID LANZ
THE GOOD LIFE
WAYMAN TISDALE
HANGTIME
JAMES VARGAS
JAMES VARGAS
VARIOUS GRP ARTISTS
GRP COMPILATION (Boney, Benson,
Koz, Elliot, Lalah, Mindi and more)
NOVECENTO
Featuring Stanley Jordan
DAVE GRUSIN
NOW PLAYING:Movie Themes-Solo Piano
DOC POWELL
COOL LIKE THAT
RICK BRAUN
SESSIONS VOLUME 1
AUGUST
ARTIST
ALBUM
DATE
BONEY JAMES
PURE
AL JARREAU
ACCENTUATE THE POSITIVE
GEORGE HOWARD
THE VERY BEST OF GEORGE HOWARD
STEVE OLIVER
3-D
INCOGNITO
ADVENTURES IN BLACK SUNSHINE
JEFF LORBER & FRIENDS
SHADES OF SOUL
VARIOUS ARTISTS
GROOVE BOUTIQUE VOLUME 1
JEFF KASHIWA
PEACE OF MIND
OTTMAR LIEBERT
LA SEMANA
Chick Corea Elektric Band
TO THE STARS
SEPTEMBER
ARTIST
ALBUM
DATE
ANITA BAKER
MY EVERYTHING
DARYL STUERMER
RETROFIT
MINDI ABAIR
COME AS YOU ARE
NORMAN BROWN
WEST COAST COOLIN'
FAT TBURGER
WORK TO DO
LALAH HATHAWAY
OUTRUN THE SKY
CRAIG CHAQUICO
MIDNIGHT NOON
CHRIS BOTTI
WHEN I FALL IN LOVE
OCTOBER
ARTIST
ALBUM
DATE
GABRIELA ANDERS
LAST TANGO IN RIO
BRENDA RUSSELL
BETWEEN THE SUN AND THE MOON
GREG ADAMS
FIREFLY
JOE SAMPLE
SOUL SHADOWS (solo paino)
NOVEMBER
ARTIST
ALBUM
DATE
KENNY G
AT LAST... THE DUETS ALBUM
RONNY JORDAN
AFTER 8
ALEXANDER ZONJIC
SELDOM BLUES
DECEMBER
ARTIST
ALBUM
DATE
HIROSHIMA
SPIRIT OF THE SEASON
YELLOWJACKETS
PEACE ROUND a Christmas Celebration
RAMSEY LEWIS
A CHRISTMAS ABLUM re-release from the 60's
NELSON RANGELL 
‘ALL I HOPE FOR CHRISTMAS’
MANNHEIM STEAMROLLER
‘CHRISTMAS CELEBRATION’
WILL DOWNING
‘CHRISTMAS, LOVE, AND YOU’
JIMMY SOMMERS  
‘A HOLIDAY WISH’

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