Way After 8 is moving up the charts again...

The momentum continues for Way After 8!

In addition to the chart report above, the following stations included in the Smooth Jazz Network are also spinning Way After 8!

KCCB 1260 AM CORNING ARKANSAS
WAJH 91.1 FM BIRMINGHAM ALABAMA
KSOF 98.9 2 FM FRESNO CALIFORNIA
107.1 FM SACRAMENTO SMOOTH JAZZ CALIFORNIA
KKLI 106.3 FM COLORADO SPRINGS COLORADO
WAJD 98.9 FM 1390 AM GAINESVILLE FLORIDA
WLRQ 99.3 2 FM MELBOURNE FLORIDA
WMGF 107.7 2 FM ORLANDO FLORIDA
WBHQ 92.7 FM BEVERLY BEACH FLORIDA
WUCR 107.9 FM BUTLER FLORIDA
WAEG 92.3 AUGUSTA GEORGIA
WJZA 101.1 ATLANTA GEORGIA
HTR HAWAII STREAM HAWAII
MIX 96.7 HONOLULU HAWAII
MY 102.1 MAUI HAWAII
WKSC 103.5 2 FM CHICAGO ILLINOIS
WAVE 105 STREAM INDIANAPOLIS INDIANA
WAVE 105 HD2 INDIANAPOLIS INDIANA
KDXA 106.3 2 FM DES MOINES IOWA
WNOZ NEW ORLEANS LOUISIANA
WCLZ 98.9 FM PORTLAND MAINE
WRMO 93.7 and 94.1 FM BANGOR MAINE
WHFC 91.1 FM BEL AIR MARYLAND
WSRW 105.7 2 FM GRAND RAPIDS MICHIGAN
WLDR 101.9 2 FM TRAVERSE CITY MICHIGAN
KMJM 100.3 2 FM ST. LOUIS MISSOURI
CD101.9 NEW YORK
SMOOTH JAZZ MIX NEW YORK
WRIP FM WINDHAM NEW YORK
WMAG 99.5 2 FM GREENSBORO NORTH CAROLINA
WCHD 99.9 2 FM DAYTON OHIO
KKCW 103.3 2 FM PORTLAND OREGON
WISX HD2 PHILADELPHIA PENNSYLVANIA
WVLY 100.9 FM SUNDBURY PENNSYLVANIA
WSNE 93.3 2 FM PROVIDENCE RHODE ISLAND
WUBT 101.1 2 FM NASHVILLE TENNESSEE
KQXT 101.9 2 FM SAN ANTONIO TEXAS
KODJ 94.1 2 FM SALT LAKE CITY UTAH
WBTJ 106.5 2 FM RICHMOND VIRGINIA
KWDR 93.5 and 102.3 FM KENNEWICK WASHINGTON
KISC 98.1 2 FM SPOKANE WASHINGTON
KFNY 102.9 SEATTLE and TACOMA WASHINGTON
(INTERNATIONAL)
INDIGO 99.1 FM INDIA
COOL 89.3 FM PANAMA
97.3 FM PHILIPPINES
LUSAKA MUSIC 97.7 ZAMBIA


A Jazz Vespers Christmas with Gabriel

Gabriel Mark Hasselbach and his band Jason DeCouto (p), Chris Haas (d),  Wynston Minkler (b) perform a set of holiday tunes with nuance and warmth at St Andrews Wesley. Minister Dan Chambers offered a succinct and moving service.

Brass Mob on Come All Ye Faithful arranged and conducted by Jamie Croil, with Jamie Croil, Garth Balint, Gord Deyell, Mike Smith, Gerry Deagle, Norm Quinn Ruth Stephens, Linnea Gibbs, Jim Hopson, Ted Downey

Info: specialtytalent@gmail.com

Home For The Holidays 

Christmastime Is Here 

Silver Bells  

What Child Is This  

O Come All Ye Faithful (with the SAW Brass Mob)  

Musicians and Fans: trouble at Big Radio


Musicians and Fans,

“Big Radio” is at it again. The deceptively named Local Radio Freedom Act, backed by the National Association of Broadcasters, has been introduced in Congress. Broadcasters want to continue playing music on AM/FM radio without paying musicians.
The bill falsely asserts that paying musicians for their work is a “tax” and opposes any potential legislation that would impose new performance royalties on broadcast radio stations for music airplay.
Urge your member of Congress to protect musicians from Big Radio by opposing the Local Radio Freedom Act.
Rejecting the principle that musicians should be paid fairly for our work and calling compensation to musicians a “tax” is outrageous. Yet this bill does just that. It argues that radio stations "provide free publicity and promotion to the recording industry and performers," and broadcasters should not be obliged to pay musicians or other artists new fees or charges.
Exposure doesn’t pay the rent—it never has and it never will. Tell your member of Congress to oppose legislation that harms the ability of musicians to earn a living and provide for our families.
No one makes more money from recorded music than broadcasters and yet they continue to pay nothing to the artists who bring music to life. This bill is just another attempt to protect Big Radio at the expense of musicians. It isn’t fair. Let your member of Congress know musicians do not support the Local Radio Freedom Act.
Musicians standing together have the power
In Unity,
Ray Hair
AFM International President



Gabriel Hasselbach

https://goo.gl/rGW5JA

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WAY AFTER 8: Smooth Jazz Most Added for March 25, 2019

My latest single Way After 8 (feat Ronny Jordan) is starting to take off! 
March 25, 2019
 
SMOOTH JAZZ MOST  ADDED
ARTIST Title (Label) THIS WEEK
ADDS/PLAYING
WALTER BEASLEY It's Alright (Affable) 7/2   
JOHNNY BRITT Highway 10 (J-Jams) 6/1   
NATHAN MITCHELL Swing City (ENM) 5/3   
ANDREY CHMUT FEAT. BOB JAMES Moving Forward (SkyTown) 5/3   
ELAN TROTMAN Got To Give It Up (Island Muzik/Woodward Avenue) 4/8   
GABRIEL MARK HASSELBACH FEAT. RONNY JORDAN Way After 8 (Windtunnel) 4/7   
LEBRON Say You Will (Trippin 'n' Rhythm) 4/4   
ART SHERROD JR. Tighten Up (Not Listed) 4/3   
PAUL HARDCASTLE Happy Go Lucky (Trippin N Rhythm) 3/14   
BOB JAMES Topside (Not Listed) 3/7   
PATRICK YANDALL When It's Hip (Zangi) 3/7   
CHRIS "BIG DOG" DAVIS Fall Back (Shanachie) 3/4   
   Listen to your heart's content on SPOTIFY
   New album out now 'Radio Gold'
   

Euro review for Radio Gold

Gabriel Mark Hasselbach - RADIO GOLD
  • Label: Windtunnel Records
  • Nr.: WT361405
  • Distributor: www.windtunnelrecords.com
  • Website: https://store.cdbaby.com/cd/gabrielmarkhasselbach21
  • Rating: 
  • His most radio friendly release ever!

    Canadian hornmeister Gabriel Mark Hasselbach has outdone himself. 

    He chose 19 tracks from his repertoire, including 9 Billboard hits, plus other new and overlooked funky-smooth tunes. But there’s more, because most of these tracks are collaborations with other artists. Gabriel opens with ‘King James’, which features saxophonist Rock Hendricks, a real funky duet. After that, you can enjoy his new single ‘Way After 8’, a tune written with George Benson, and performed here with the late guitarist Ronny Jordan. I really dig it! Another guitarist joins the cast on ‘It’s Real’, and that’s Rob Tardik. This sounds so smooth. 

    ‘Kissed By the Sun’ is a older track, but stays beautiful, while veteran Jeff Lorber can be heard on ‘Kindness’. Rock Hendricks comes back for the up-tempo ‘Shake it Down’, while ‘Lovelight’ is destined for romantic moments. Cool fusion reigns on ‘Mulberry Street’, again with Jeff Lorber, followed by ‘Cool Down’, again with Rock Hendricks. Veteran guitarist & producer Paul Brown joins Gabriel on the slightly funky ‘Equate Her’, while sax man Warren Hill is present on the slightly hip hop sounds of ‘East Coast’. Paul Brown comes back for the island sounds of ‘Peace Song’, and multi-instrumentalist Adam Rohrlick can be heard on the very relaxed ‘Count Me In’. 

    After that, Gabriel choses to go ‘Rockin’ the Ribjoint’ in a funky way, while keyboardist Greg Manning adds his flavor to the driving ‘Propulsion’. Another keyboardist, Bob Baldwin, teams up with Gabriel for ‘Charmed Life’, followed by saxophonist Walle Larsson, who was invited for the funky ‘Lock It Up’. Things calm down for the lovely, smooth ‘Ready When You Are’, and the album closes with the fusion infused ‘Starpixie’, for which Jeff Lorber is well known. If this album doesn’t makes it into the radio charts, then I don’t know it anymore. Gabriel proves here that he can handle everything, and it’s easy to see why he can stand next to Rick Braun, Chris Botti, Cindy Bradley. I’m very pleased to be a part of his musical friends. This album is not only gold for the radio but also for your personal collection!

    Patrick Van de Wiele

    Smoothjazz.eu

    http://www.smoothjazz.eu/index4.php

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    More:

    "Gabriel Mark Hasselbach's "RADIO GOLD" is My NEW Favorite Album ..... Words I use to describe: Tasty, Groovin', Head bobbin', 

    Sweet, In the Pocket, Smoooooooth, and of course excellent horn tones. Need I say more? Enjoy".......

    Rick Forte - Music Correspondent for WLOQ, IHeart, etc / Musician / Fan

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    “Brilliant!  Very well done my dear friend!  You’re playing great and the production is 

    top notch! We’ve both come a long way from [our days in] Nitro!”  

    Steve Sykes, Rupert House Studios  engineer/producer

    ~clients include Dave Koz, Al Jarreau, Rippingtons, Diane Schuur, Mindi Abair, Paul Taylor, Lalah Hathaway, etc



    Gabriel Hasselbach

    https://goo.gl/rGW5JA

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    Gabriel in Mexico at San Pancho Festival

    Gabriel Mark Hasselbach performs a crowdpleasing and diverse set at the San Pancho Festival in Mexico, with DannyJu Lopez on drums, Miguel Rodriguez on keys, and Cameron Hood on bass. Many thanks to Chas Eller for making this possible!

    Songs performed include: King James (from Kissed By the Sun and Radio Gold), Mulberry Street (from Cool Down and Radio Gold), Si Bonita (from From Hawaii with Love), Mississippi Jump (from MidCentury Modern Vol 1), Peace Song (from Told Ya So and Sweet and Sexy), Recife (from Cool Down), Comin' Home for Mardi Gras (from MidCentury Modern Vol 1). Available at all digital outlets and hard copies at Windtunnel Records and CD Baby. Enjoy all tracks at Spotify!



    Lots of fun in the sun!