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THE JAZZTRAX BEST OF 2006

JAZZTRAX ALBUM OF THE YEAR
Mindi Abair
‘Life Less Ordinary’


JAZZTRAX SONG OF THE YEAR
"Turnabout" off 'X'
Composed by Bob James,


JazzTrax debut
Artist of The Year

Oli Silk

"So Many Ways"

JazzTrax Best Live Performance
of The Year

Avalon Casino Ballroom, Catalina Island
JazzTrax Festival
Sunday Nights Oct. 8 & Oct. 15, 2006

All Star Performance by
Shilts, Chris Standring & Gregg Karukas

The World Debut of the Music of Paul Hardcastle and The Jazzmasters

JazzTrax Top 10 Albums of 2006
1. ‘Life Less Ordinary’
by Mindi Abair


2. ‘Urban Flamingo’
by Bob James


3. ‘I'm Free’
by Ray Parker Jr.

4. ‘Smoke 'N Mirrors’
by Lee Ritenour


5. ‘Just Getting Started’
by Eric Darius


6. ‘Keepin' It Cool’
by Nick Colionne

7. ‘Pillow Talk’
by Pieces of a Dream


8. ‘Jazzmasters V’
by Paul Hardcastle


9. ‘X’
by Fourplay


10. ‘Shine’
by Boney James

Best JazzTrax Moment
Guitarist Nick Colionne
Performing on the Train On Board Amtrak's the City of New Orleans
on JazzTrax Baseball Train Round Midnight departing Memphis,
headed overnight to Chicago
JazzTrax Top 10 Songs of 2006
1. Fourplay "Turnabout" off 'X' composed by Bob James

2. Bob James "Choose Me" off 'Urban Flamingo' composed byBob James

3. David Benoit "Beat Street" off 'Full Circle' composed by David Benoit & Jeff Lorber

4. Bob James featuring Earl Klugh "Fresh Start" off 'Urban Flamingo'

5. Mindi Abair "Long Ride Home" off 'Life Less Ordinary' composed by Mindi Abair & Matthew Hager

6. Nick Colionne "Always Thinking of You" off 'Keepin' It Cool' composed by Nick Colionne and Dave Hiltebrand

7. Kyle Eastwood "Now" off 'Now' composed by Kyle Eastwood and Michael Stevens

8. Jazzmasters "Never Far Away" off 'Jazzmasters V' composed by Paul Hardcastle

9. Eric Darius "It's Alright With Me" off 'Just Getting Started' composed by Eric Darius and Jason Atkins

10. Dan Siegel "Across the Sea" off 'Departure' composed by Dan Siegel

JazzTrax Best Vocal
of The Year


Lee Ritenour's
"Lovely Day"
off 'Smoke N' Mirrors' featuring Zamajobe

JazzTrax Best Scat
Vocal of The Year


Dan Siegel's
"Across the Sea"
featuring Bill Cantos

JazzTrax Best Song
or Album Title


Boney James
song
"Let It Go"
off 'Shine'

Most Controversial JazzTrax Moment

The Jazzmasters
Go Go Dancer
“contrary to rumours…. Holly Weber did not strip on stage and in fact, is a model, not a stripper….
But some people’s minds are certainly judgemental beyond actuality and fact.”

JANUARY 2006 NEW SMOOTH JAZZ RELEASES
Tom Schuman
Deep Chill
Grant Geissman
Say That!
Willie & Lobo
Zambra
Rendezvous
Lounge 2
(compilation album)
RSVP
Rendezvous,
If You Please
(compilation album)

Ladysmith Black Mambazo
Long Walk to Freedom
Incognito
Eleven

February
Jason Miles
What's Going On...Songs of Marvin Gaye
Jim Brickman
DVD
Nick Colionne
Keepin' It Cool
Bob James
Urban Flamingo
Spyro Gyra
Wrapped in a Dream
Joe Sample/
Nils Landgren
Creole Love Call
Steve tyrell
Disney Standards
Ray Parker Jr.
I'm Free!

MARCH

Eric Darius
Just Getting Started

Steve Oliver
The Radiant

Pieces of a Dream
Pillow Talk

Maysa
Sweet Classic Soul

Gerald Albright
New Beginnings
Pamela Williams
Elixir
Larry Carlton
Fire Wire
Take 6
Feels Good
Smooth Jazz
Does the Divas’r
Phil Perry
'Classic Love Songs'

APRIL

Nelson Rangell
Soul to Souls

Wilton Felder
Let's Spend Some Time

Mindi Abair
Life Less Ordinary

Philippe Saisse Trio
The Body and soul Sessions

Nestor Torres
Dances, Prayers and Meditations for Peace
Hil St. Soul
SOULIDIFIED

MAY

Chris Standring
Soul Express

Various Artists
The Royal Dan: A Tribute to Genius of Steely Dan

Janita
Seasons of Life

Marion Meadows
Dressed to Chill

Everette Harp
In The Moment

JUNE

Shilts
Headboppin

Allan Hewitt
Metropolis

Zero 7
The Garden

Michael Franks
Rendezvous in Rio

David Benoit
Full Circle
Wayman Tisdale
Way Up
Bobby Lyle
Hands On
Peter White
Playin’ Favorites

JULY

DAN SIEGEL
Departure

THE RIPPINGTONS
20th Anniv. CD

JAZZMASTERS
JAZZMASTERS V

AUGUST

OLI SILK
So Many Ways

DINO SOLDO
Artistry

FOURPLAY
X

JODY WATLEY
Makeover

GREG ADAMS
Cool to the Touch
LEE RITENOUR
Smoke 'N Mirrors
DOC POWELL
Doc Powel

SEPTEMBER

JOYCE COOLING
Revolving Door

DIANA KRALL
From this
moment on

TORCUATO MARIANO
Lift Me Up

Pat Metheny &
Brad Meldau
Metheny/Meldau

JONATHAN
BUTLER
Gospel Goes Classical

BONEY JAMES
Shine

MICHAEL LINGTON
A Song for you

OCTOBER

JIM BRICKMAN
Escape

KYLE EASTWOOD
Now

INCOGNITO
Bees + Things + Flowers

George Benson/
Al Jarreau
Givin’ It Up

NOVEMBER

FOREVER FOR ALWAYS FOR LUTHER
VOLUME II

KENNY G
I'm in the Mood for Love The Most Romantic Melodies of All Time

STEVE COLE

DECEMBER

BRIAN CULBERTSON
A Soulful
Christmas

HALL & OATES
Home for Christmas

JIM BRICKMAN
Christmas
Romance
1st NEW RELEASES
COMIN' IN 2007

Chuck Loeb 'Presence'
Dave Koz 'At the Movies'
Four80East 'En Route'
Sample/Crawford
'Feeling Good'

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