Three Smooth Jazz Legends Drop New Music!

New Albums From Herb Alpert, David Benoit, And Rick Braun

August 25, 2019

The Summer of 2019 will be known for hot Smooth Jazz Releases and three of the genre's legends have new music to take us into the fall. Rick Braun and David Benoit have released new projects and Herb Alpert will release a new album on September 20th. Check out the previews and singles below which you can hear nightly in Smooth Jazz After Dark.


Rick Braun, who is currently out on the Dave Koz Summer Horns Tour, released his 18th album on August 16th entitled Crossroads. It is another collection of smooth sounding tracks from Rick with one of my favorites being Brazz Street. Listen to the title track below:

   "As musicians and people in general, we are all a collection of the places we’ve been,” he explains, “things we’ve heard, seen and done, and people we’ve loved and who have loved us. At this point in life, I’m grateful for the opportunity to make music. I think I’m just very comfortable with where I am in life right now.”   - Rick Braun (Jazziz Magazine)


David Benoit is back with an album of collaborations you will love! David Benoit and Friends boast the talents of artists such as Peter White, Lindsey Webster, Dave Koz, Marc Antoine, and Rick Braun.

Take a listen to the first single below entitled Dave G. featuring Vincent Ingala.


Herb Alpert, fresh off of last year's release, Music Volume 3: Herb Alpert Reimagines the Tijuana Brass, is out on tour with his wife Lani Hall but still found time to bring us a new album called Over The Rainbow to be released on September 20, 2019. It is a 12 song collection that includes one original track and 11 well-known songs reimagined by Alpert. You can listen to Herb Alpert talk about the album in an exclusive #SmoothJazzAfterDark interview! Herb Alpert and Lani Hall will be performing at Humphreys Concerts By The Bay on Sunday, September 22nd. Listen to the first single from Over The Rainbow, Fantasy, below as well as a cover of the Louie Armstrong classic What A Wonderful World.




Related: Smooth Jazz After Dark Interview: Herb Alpert