Did y'all see the photo of Herb with Joey Alexander at the Grammys? If you've never listened to Joey, check him out. This kid has got it.
Thank You Rudy I appreciate that.
I'll add one more Masekela, a recent one: Playing @ Work...Anything by Hugh Masekela (but especially TechnoBush, Tomorrow, Uptownship, and Friends with Larry Willis);
Jonas Gwangwa (Flower of the Nation, Songs from Exile).
Caiphus Semenya (several tunes).
Chuck Mangione (I am despeeate for a digital version of Tarantella).
Claude Bolling (any of the crossovers but especially no 2 with Rampal; also, Original Ragtime).
Miles Davis. Kind of Blue.
Ella Fitzgerald. especially A Swingin' Christmas.
Sinatra. Anything but prefer his Reprise work.
Ibrahim Maalouf - check this guy out - esoecially the album with the tune Essentielles.
Agreed 100%. "Futon Fun" and "Island Lady" are my favorite tracks off of the Tony Gable & 206 album, but I can easily [still] crank up the whole album and enjoy it start to finish.I have so many Jazz favorites its Almost impossible to list them all but... ...one such album by Former Kenny G percussionist Tony Gable and 206 self titled 1993 release on the Heads up label which was based in The Seattle area originally until the late 90s it was such a promising Smooth Jazz album it got some airplay but the Group Disappeared after only one release but thankfully I still have it and it's a keeper its a blend of smooth jazz fusion. And just a touch of funk.
I own some of those Tom Grant classics he is originally from Portland Oregon not too far from me same with other NorthWest artists like Dan Siegel .Jeff lorber and The G man from Seattle and they got tons of Radio airplay over the years on some of our radio stations Its all Great stuffAnother great west coast musician is Tom Grant. His albums Mango Tango, Night Charade and Instinct are among the best, IMHO. And Hands: The Tom Grant Collection is a good starter for folks who don't have any of his other stuff.
I also Love the opening track " The Slip" I've played that track on my radio show in regular rotation regularly by the way here's a fun fact you didn't know Two of the Tony Gable 206 band members Darren Motamedy and Bela Havasretti had a one off album in 1989 called Motoretti and the song Futon fun was featured on that album Albeit without Gable's percussion. And the 206 version was a modified version as the two aforementioned guys in the band wrote it originally. But still they are both EXCELLENT albumsAgreed 100%. "Futon Fun" and "Island Lady" are my favorite tracks off of the Tony Gable & 206 album, but I can easily [still] crank up the whole album and enjoy it start to finish.