Sunday, August 9, 2015

The Top Ten - week ending 8 August 2015

Welcome back to the weekly Top Ten list!

We have some wonderful new music this week that I am honoured to add to the playlist. But first, lets  give a congrats to Halle Loren, who has finally unseated Mario Biondi from the number one position. Halle's interpretation of a jazz standard is a well deserved honour.

With Michael Bijker staying put, Igor Gerzina leapfrogs to the number three position with his Smooth Jazz sax sound.

Of course, the big news this week (yesterday actually), was the release of Chillout master Michael e's new album, From Within. With Saturday not a usual day to release an album, he chose this date as it was also his birthday. So, Happy Birthday, Michael, and we thank you for your gift to us, your fans. 

We at This is Lounge had a hard time deciding which of the wonderful tracks from the album to select for inclusion on the playlist. It came down to the positive message of the aptly titled Be Kind. Jumping over the preliminary Bubbling Under category, Michael went straight to number ten. For more sounds from the album, be sure to check out his "taster" mix posted on Mixcloud a couple of weeks ago.

Sadly, we see David Clayton Thomas and Francia Jazzline Orchestra & Phigroa slip beneath the top ten. But stay tuned for their continued daily rotation.

Lastly, we see a new Jesse Cook track emerge as the Bubbling Under track of the week. Taken from his One World album, released in April of the year, this was one of those releases that I knew about, but slipped my mind due to......whatever. well, I've rectified that by finally adding the beautiful To Your Shore into the mix. I'm sure that you'll agree, his exemplary Mediterranean/ World-inspired guitar playing is what chill is all about. He is always welcome here.

As mentioned last week, the new release of Cafe del Mar Jazz 3 includes a new release from Sven Van Hees' latest album, Chameleon. That track, Soda Pressing, is our other Bubbling Under track this week. Enjoy.

So tune an enjoy. Spread the word. I must give a big shoutout to all the listeners. The station has been award one "headphone" by host, Radionomy. Similar to a star rating, the headphone is in recognition of Popularity. So, thank you for listener and sharing. Keep up the good work, and good word.

Bubbling Under

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