Saturday, February 21, 2015

The Top Ten - week ending 02-21-2015

As I sit hunched over my computer, a light snowfall is happening outside, adding a few more centimetres to what is already there. Hibernation is a perfect time to work on this post.
As the new songs begin to trend and the older ones slide off, the New Releases are in a constant state of flux. Breaking through and bumping Karen Souza from the top spot, veteran DJ Sven Van Hees takes the Number One position with Sulco Brasilia. It must be this North American cold snap that has listeners longing for a warmer Brasilian-like climate.
Another track from Diana Krall's Wildflower album inches up from the bottom to make room for Jamie Cullum's Good Morning Heartache. Nice to see Jamie's new material culled from jazz history.
The film, and the soundtrack to, Fifty Shades of Grey continues to be on everyone's eyes, ears, and lips. Not to be outdone here at This is Lounge, a small indie band has started to get some attention for their work on the soundtrack to Jason Reitman's new film, Men, Women & Children.
Known collectively as The Plantains, Nick Hallett and Ray Sweeten have included an extremely stripped down version of the Donna Summer/ Giorgio Moroder classic, I Feel Love on the soundtrack. With the imminent release of this film after it's film fest circuit run, the buzz will start to grow on this. Not exactly a New Release, but since it October 2014 placement on iTunes, I can see it's slow trend happening, and that's why it's the only "Bubbling Under" track this week. I'm very excited to be adding this to the playlist. It's more than just jazz, more than just chill - This is Lounge!

Bubbling Under

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