July 04, 2020 08:26 AM PDT
Having a featured guest along for the ride makes the journey even sweeter. After all, we tend to bring our 'A' game when the guests arrive!
JDR and I have been friends for quite some time now. Going back 10 years, we'd been in contact, Coast To Coast but didn't officially meet until 2011 at a gig in Buffalo, New York. He turned it out and we've been friends ever since.
I kinda knew he'd be perfect for a Carefree Drive. When I dropped the idea on him it was a no-brainer. Aside from being a fine musician, Joel is a class act. He just has that vibe about him, laid back, smooth.... a gentleman. If you listen close....you'll know.
Here's the lineup:
As Chris Standring
Bring It On Michael Manson
Senjo Wine Acoustic Alchemy
The Journey Ahead Euge Groove
Of Course Euge Groove
Livin' in NYC (feat. Stan Evans & Matt Godina) The Smooth Jazz Alley
East Bay Boney James
Been Good To Me Joel Del Rosario
Get You In the Groove Joel Del Rosario
California Dreaming DW3
Someday Nigel Hall
Nuthin' Like This Park Lane
Coastside Joel Del Rosario
Malibu Nights Pieces Of A Dream
Rachelle Eric Essix
Keytopia Mark Mixx
Summer Song (feat. Melvin Miller) Joel Del Rosario
New Day Stephen Richard
Mybbylv Rob Batie
Keep Thinkin About You Keith Ferguson
My Promise Ace Livingston
Sky Lounge Scott Allman
Mojave Will Sumner
The String and I Michael O'Neill
Drive Time Eric J. Lewis
10th Street Mike Murray
Out To Lunch Oli Silk
Forever Faithful Joel Del Rosario
June 18, 2020 06:03 PM PDT
Rest and Relaxation Continues....
Dreams David Foster
Somewhere Over The Rainbow Lindsey Webster
Love Deluxe Tom Grant
Angela (theme from Taxi) Alexander Zonjic
Pure Imagination Dave Valentin
The Water Is Wide Sam Levine
In the Meantime Terry Tuck
Lovely Day Fabiana Passoni
Think About It Steve Cole
Minnie Mike Phillips
Morning Rain J. White
Stay Awhile (The Prelude) Judah Sealy
Never Look Back Kilauea
Looking Back Brian Culbertson
Call Me Love Nick Colionne
June 16, 2020 04:19 PM PDT
Friends....the song said we get by with a little help from them.
This life just wouldn't be the same without them.
I've been blessed to have some good ones, one of whom has joined me on this podcast. He's on FIYAH, burnin' up the jazz charts with a couple slamming singles off of his new album, They Call Me Big N.Y.
The Carefree Drive welcomes bass guitarist extraordinaire, Christian De Mesones.
Chris chimes in with, among other things, his thoughts on what he considers his ideal carefree drive. I also brought a few of my other talented jazzy family and friends along for the ride.
Here's the list.....ENJOY!!
Just You And Me Earl Klugh
Flipside Dave Bradshaw
I Heard It Through the Grapevine Elan Trotman
Let's Ride The Smooth Jazz Alley
Got This Feelin' Jarez
Ooh Child Walter Beasley
Riverside Drive Donald Hayes
Sunrise On Sunset Nils
Loving Life Nicole Mitchell
Slinky Malinki (feat. Jeff Kashiwa) Oli Silk
The Shape of Water (Interlude) Christian de Mesones
Throb! Christian de Mesones
Big Tall Wish Christian de Mesones
What Goes Around Chris Standring
You Are the One Bluey
Bay Breeze (feat. Stan Evans & Tony Peebles) The Smooth Jazz Alley
Loved Me Keith McKelley
Love So Right Gabriela Anders
Let's Stay Together (Feat. Sy Smith) Pete Escovedo
Spirit Christian de Mesones
Breathtakable Bob Ivory
In Your Eyes Sylver Logan Sharp
Joy Julian Vaughn
Caught Me By Surprise Vincent Ingala
Once in a While Greg Chambers
Living Inside Your Love Earl Klugh
Appreciate the Moment Herb Wilborn, Jr.
You've Got a Friend Robin Mckelle
May 23, 2020 11:28 AM PDT
*** Intro ***
Black Coffee Jerahmy Kellen
Morning Mist Kool&Klean
Theme For Jackie Rodney Franklin
Right Here, Right Now Eric Darius
And Coffee Marcus Anderson
Bring Me To Life Peet Project
Slow Brew Joe Fuentes
Take Time Ron Otis
Send One Your Love Boney James
Sand Castles Jeff Lorber
Sunny Morning (feat. Jill Saward) Roberto Tola
The Universe Matt Bianco
Togetherness Alex Parchment
Heavens Not So Far Away Genai
Como A Aguia Cane Garden Quartet
Brazilian Affair Najee
Personal Touch Vincent Ingala
Morning Breeze Bryan Anderson
Little Sunflower Alexander Zonjic
Autumn Rain GTF
On The Move Soul Cafe
Pictures of Dreams Michael Ferenci
Happy eJazz Artistry
Mornin' Chillaxing Jazz Kollektion
Love Is All We Need Skinny Hightower
Brother to Brother Michael Walker & Karen Bernod
Feel The Breeze Paul Hardcastle
Kiss of Life Margot B
You Moved Me To This Lisa Fischer & James 'D Train' Williams
I Can't Stop Loving You eJazz Artistry
Blue Moon Jason Smith
Take Off Robert Kramers
Bittersweet Skinny Hightower
*** Outro ***
May 09, 2020 12:54 PM PDT
I pulled this one from my archives. Recorded back in 2014, nothing has changed, I think the message is clear....we love MOMMA!
April 30, 2020 08:45 AM PDT
Sitting in the Mixing Lab...had some extra times on my hands. Kinda bored and wanted to do something different other than my normal podcast.
Coronavirus issues are affecting the mental as well as the physical, all this isolation and social distancing is taking its toll, so I'm trying to combat it by increasing the fun factor.
Here's some jazzy sounds from outside the box, straight from the lab .... yours truly, the Mad Mixologist.
ENJOY THE MIX!
April 10, 2020 12:28 PM PDT
Across the world terror struck in the form of a deadly virus. The coronavirus found its way across countries, borders, oceans and into our homes and communities. In order to fight this invader we had to distance and isolate ourselves yet in a sense, this virus united us in a common cause, a common fight to defeat the enemy. One World Nation, WE WILL WIN!
This mix show is two hours designed to uplift and encourage and also to relieve you of some stress and anxiety.
Listen to the message:
We Are In This Together!
God Bless and Keep Fighting!
***Intro*** (background track: We Can Make It Together/The Jazz Hunters)
Light To The World Mario Biondi feat. Al Jarreau
You're So Far Away Citrus Sun
Modern Hip Hop Alexey Krasnoslobodtsev
Ain't No Sunshine Dwayne Kerr
Escape Adam Hawley
Is This Love Paul Lewis Hardcastle
Darkness To Light Park Place
Phoenix Damien Escobar
Just For The Koz Joe McBride
Touch Ken Navarro
Around The World Chieli Minucci
December Dream Fourplay
Robo Bop Fourplay
Fortune Teller Fourplay
East 2 West Fourplay
The Finer Things The JT Project
Born to Fly Chiõma
In the Morning Copacetic
Sweetness Jackiem Joyner
Meant to Be (feat. Dawn Rolark) D Rolark
Soul Express Chris Standring
Mumbo Jumbo Chris Standring
Outstanding Marcus H. Mitchell
Forward Emotion Pieces of a Dream
Groove City LeBron
My Friend aj (ahhsh)
February 15, 2020 10:25 AM PST
I couldn't let Love Day pass by without dropping something although I'm a day behind. An eventful week and some untimely technical issues set me back a few days. I was going to just skip this mix altogether but a couple well-placed requests and I gave in. It's all about love right?
Soooooo.....cozy up with that special someone and let me know how this works for ya.
Happy Belated and Enjoy the mix!
When I Fall In Love Maysa
My Funny Valentine Pieces Of A Dream feat. Tracy Hamlin
Falling in Love Tony Saunders (feat. Derick Hughes)
Say You Love Me Natalie Cole
You Put A Move On My Heart Tamia
With Each Beat Of My Heart Stevie Wonder
Trust You Art Porter
The Moment I Saw You Rick Braun
Sugar Colors Aiden Carter
I Wanna Thank You Frankie Beverly & Maze
Dream Come True. Fourplay
The Lady In My Life Michael Jackson
My, My, My Gerald Albright
Love Bridges Harold Haity
Morning Kisses Thumper & Generation
The Closer I Get To You Kim Waters
Crazy Love (The Mashup)
Your Smile Jaared
Just the Two of Us Dennis Collins
When Somebody Loves You Back Victor Fields
Love's Melody Kim Waters
Lovely Day (Feat. Jeff Lorber) Victor Fields
The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face Chris Walker
Cupid Lynne Fiddmont
Ribbon In The Sky Eric Darius
Heaven Sent Streetwize
My Girl Is A Dime Charlie Wilson
Skies Wide Open (Featuring Avant) Brian Culbertson
Little Dream Girl Nelson Rangell
Lost Without Your Love. Peter White
Through the Fire Michael Lington
Sweet As A Rose Phillip Brooks
January 18, 2020 03:40 PM PST
Shoutout to all my friends and listeners on the African continent. Your presence is FELT, your IMPACT is GREAT and YOU'RE MUCH APPRECIATED! I can't say enough! When I looked at my geographical statistics, I was blown away. Thanks for your amazing support! You know I just had to give something back so this show is dedicated to you!! ENJOY!
Intro Reggie TheJazzman
High Tide Jonathan Butler
Three Mile Drive David Myles
Can U Feel It Wil Key
You're My Joy Randy Scott
I Adore You Ron Otis
Blow 4U Kirk Whalum
Around the World Jarez
Visions Of Love Ty Causey
Only Kisses Michael Ferenci
Jazz Cruise Nils
Do Something Else Gail Jhonson
Groovin' U (Single Mix) Randy Muller Boom Chang Bang
Bassin' (featuring Paul Jackson, Jr.) Al Turner
Joromi Kunle Ayo
Mandela Bay Jonathan Butler
Ten Years Free (Feat. Ernie Smith) Kirk Whalum
Tembani Musa Manzini
African Breeze Jonathan Butler
Hero's Song Ernie Smith
Neo Life Groove Najite
Tie Silk Groove:55
Livin' Large Euge Groove
At the Crossroads Michael Ferenci
Cafe Jazz Rocco & Rahj
Everyday (feat. Mike Phillips) Lin Rountree
Looking Up Steve Cole
Sweet and Sassy Eddie Reddick
Outro Reggie TheJazzman
January 15, 2020 05:48 PM PST
While i was looking through my catalog for songs and song titles relevant to Martin Luther King Jr., I thought about the deep south where many of his battles were fought. Of course, three key cities involved in the civil rights movement were Selma, Montgomery and Birmingham. Along with marches and non-violent protests, Martin Luther King Jr. delivered some of his most memorable speeches in these locations. When I saw Eric's title 'Somewhere In Alabama', I was curious so I listened and instantly knew this was the song that I was searching for. Soulful, emotional and raw.
Having familiarized myself with many of Martin's speeches, all that was left was to find a message that was moving, powerful and fitting. Eric's guitar work and lead in laid the foundation for Martin's delivery and as the song transitions, I carefully positioned Martin's prophetic speech.
After listening to the final mix several times, I was left with an overwhelming feeling of awe of what's been accomplished and how far we still have to go. Eric after hearing the finsihed product was moved as well.
Special thanks to Eric Essix, a Birmingham Alabam native who allowed me use of his tune.