Showing posts with label Featured Stream. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Featured Stream. Show all posts


Featured Track: mariaFausta - I´m Betting on You

mariaFausta has a killer new track out titled "I'm Betting on You." 

And I am betting on you, the listeners, that if you like to rock you are going to love this track! I sure did.

Maria can sing and the song just kicks ass from start to finish. I think if the album that follows this track continues with the same formula that she will really have a substantial following.

I have included the stream and the video to check out so please do!

Keith "MuzikMan" Hannaleck



Multi-instrumentalist, singer, violinist, composer and conductor. Born on September 24, 1984 . She has always shown versatility for example ranging from classical to prog, rock, pop as well as jazz, blues and all sorts of music...READ MORE...


Featured Stream: Debut Recording From Hevvi Synthia

Check out this new stream from a rock band called HEVVISYNTHIA. It is a solid debut and lot of fun turn up and rock out too!

I hope to see more music from the band. 

Keith "MuzikMan" Hannaleck 


Featured Stream: Progotronics II by Prog Sphere Promotions

Welcome To Progtronics from Progsphere Promotions. New Cutting Edge Prog Rock For 2017

Enjoy The Stream And Thank Progsphere Promotions For Creating Awareness And Supporting Indie Music!

Prog On And Stream and Discover Now...


Featured Stream: James Patrick Morgan-Expected

James Patrick Morgan has a new album out called Expected. The title track is the focus of this feature.

I could not think of a better way to introduce an artist or entice an audience than this killer track!

James has a great voice filled with soul and funk and he knows how to deliver it all with style.

This is a big slice of contemporary, pop and funk mixed together with perfection by a rising young star of the stage. He a great name too, he already sounds like a music/movie star! Check it out for yourself now.

Keith "MuzikMan" Hannaleck

More About James Patrick Morgan

Pop-Soul singer/songwriter James Patrick Morgan has just completed a collection of new music entitled: ART+WORK=LOVE.  The EP illustrates his myriad of musical influences and crackles with the energy he brings to his live shows.  Produced by studio ace David Huff, the EP is full of infectious grooves and pure soul, highlighting James’ love of R&B and funk music.


Featured Stream: Naked - Brielle Von Hugel

Brielle Von Hugel bares her soul with a new single titled "Naked." This is a gorgeous lady on the outside and just as beautiful on the inside.

She has a tremendous set of pipes. If you have not heard of her, well you just did and you will quite a bit more I suspect.

The woman will not be ignored, her voice is powerful and passionate and steeped in emotion that flows out her. It is a feeling I am sure all of us can relate to. This is when you find the special person you can be yourself with including all the baggage, bumps and bruises life can offer.

Listen the words, the voice and woman who is singing about something she has lived - there is no doubt that it is real.

The video on "Naked" is quite good as well so listen, watch and enjoy!

Keith "MuzikMan" Hannaleck


More About Briell Von Hugel:

Brielle’s dynamic, soulful, emotive voice and personality can be described as modern-day vintage. This singer/songwriter mixes pop-edge with yesterday’s bluesy, smoky tones to give her musical storytelling grit—unapologetically honest and straightforward—commanding her audience ...READ MORE...


Featured Stream: Christine Saadé / HYSC? Get Together (Twisted Dee Remix)

Christine Christine Saadé / HYSC? has released a new single titled  "Get Together" which is actually the Twisted Dee Remix we have featured here.

She is an exciting young artist that is bound to get the dance floors pumping with energy and excitement.

Those that can appreciate beats and the pumping all out energy of dance music and electronica will find a lot to like with this track. Give it a listen now.

Keith "MuzikMan" Hannaleck

More About Christine:

Christine Saadé is an international influential artist with a versatile sound. Her brilliant songwriting, producing and performance skills have the right fundamentals of a global musical sensation ...READ MORE...


Featured Stream: Charles Wright – Looking For An Ugly Woman

Charles Wright is "Looking For An Ugly Woman" so he can get some respect and keep his money!

Yes Charles is back with his sense of humor intact and his own special brand of vocal delivery and funk and R&B to get your body in motion and the laughs rolling.

Of course many beautiful woman are featured in the video and he never does find that ugly one to take the place of the doll causing him so much grief.

Good funky music with a great storyline is what Charles provides again. He always seems to come through.

Check the stream and the video, a double shot for ya all!

Keith "MuzikMan" Hannaleck

More About Charles Wright:

Charles Wright was born in Clarksdale, Mississippi, where he grew up and was musically inclined by playing the guitar and singing in several doo-wop groups including, “The Twilighters, “The Shield” and “The Gallahads”. Wright briefly worked as A&R Director for Del-Fi Records and was responsible for the "Hit" recording of "Those Oldies But Goodies" (“Remind me of you”) by Little Caesar and the Romans in 1961. By 1964, Wright formed his own band called Charles Wright & the Wright Sounds which included, John Raynford, along with Daryl Dragon, "Captain" of Captain & Tennille. READ MORE...


Featured Stream: Project Grand Slam -You Really Got Me (feat. Lucy Woodward)

Project Grand Slam has a new album out titled
The Queen's Carnival.  One of the classic cover tracks is The Kinks  "You Really Got Me" featuring the expressive sultry vocals of Lucy Woodward.

The track starts off with their jazz influences making it sound like it was their own song and then a razor's edge guitar enters giving it that definitive rock influence. With that element it still sounds like their own creation giving you no indication of the original with the exception of the lyrics.

For this listener that is what makes a good cover tune great! I appreciate jazz rock fusion as well so that helps if you have an ear bent for that genre. So turn it on and give it a listen.

Keith "MuzikMan" Hannaleck

More About Project Grand Slam:

 Project Grand Slam is an acclaimed jazz rock fusion band, led by bassist/leader/composer Robert Miller, combining the power and beat of rock with the complexity and improvisation of jazz, with a jam band sensibility. The band plays Robert’s original compositions plus selected unique covers of classic rock songs that Robert has reimagined...READ MORE


Featured Stream: Robert Linton-Aside The River Bend

Robert Linton has a new album coming out titled Beyond The Clearing. The focus track is "Aside The River Bend."

The track is much like walking alongside a long and winding river observing the fluctuation of the flow and all the activities one may witness during that stroll.

Robert's guitar is poignant, expressive and beautiful as the nature it emulates. The track is soft yet it makes a strong point as it makes its way into your soul. It touches your senses and you really can relate to the title so much once you listen.

I look forward to hearing the rest of this album as it sounds like it will be a wonderful experience.

Keith "MuzikMan" Hannaleck

More About Robert Linton:

Robert Linton is a musician of deep thoughtfulness, this sensitivity is evident on his recordings of lyrical guitar instrumentals. Linton plays finger-style nylon-string guitar, his songs exude such tranquil beauty and peaceful solace that they work their way into your soul without you even realizing it. They become part of your being without any conscious effort or mood-setting required, which is the essence of true musical artistry.

Robert's first recordings can be found on his 2001 demo, which featured (among others) the songs "Scent of Rain," "Mountain Mist," and "Autumn Moon." These tracks would later be re-recorded and released on his CD Pale Shades. By 2005, Robert had released his second CD Within the Outline. It was while promoting Within the Outline that Robert first connected with noted guitarist and founder of the ground-breaking label Windham Hill, Will Ackerman, (currently the hottest producer in contemporary instrumental music via his Imaginary Road Studios). Agreeing to produce Robert's next CD, Whisperings at Nightfall, Ackerman added other instruments to Robert's sublime guitar compositions, calling on the members of a crew of accompanists who have since been featured on many excellent recordings from Imaginary Road. After the release of Whisperings at Nightfall, Robert took time away from recording his music to write music for the library of Harpo Productions.

In February of 2011, Robert released Throughout the Autumn Light. Mixed, mastered and co-produced (with the artist) by the highly regarded studio engineer and overall sonic wizard Corin Nelsen, the album features a stellar cast of guest artists: Stephen Katz on cello, Jeff Oster on flugelhorn, Tracy Silverman on violin, Jill Haley on English Horn and Jeff Pearce on EBow guitar. In March and April of 2011, Throughout the Autumn Light reached number two on the Zone Music Reporter Top 100 Radio Airply charts. By the beginning of 2012, the CD had been nominated for Best Instrumental Acoustic Album by radio broadcasters reporting to Zone Music Reporter. Also during this time, Throughout the Autumn Light and Whisperings at Nightfall were added to the music library of The C.A.R.E. Channel, a program of Healing Healthcare Systems, which is played in more than 700 leading hospitals around the country.


Holiday Stream: Margo Rey-This Holiday Night

Every year that passes as you get older seems like a moment in time. Time is a concept that was man made for us to keep track of daily events. Music has no time table, it is infinite and precious.

If that is so for you then music will hold even more meaning as each Holiday season brings floods of memories and the joys of Christmas mornings with your friends and family.

Margo Rey helps the process along with a nice track that warms the heart titled "This Holiday Night."

Margo Rey may not be immensely popular like some others you hear on the radio every day however she has the talent to stand on her own as a relevant  artist with a lot to offer. You do not have to be on the air waves all day long to prove you are just as talented as the people getting all the attention. This is one great example of that fact.

Check out Margo Rey's "This Holiday Night" and the spirit of the Holiday season will pull you in instantly!

Keith "MuzikMan" Hannaleck

More About Margo Rey:

Singer/songwriter Margo Rey has released her own ode to the holidays, a three song EP entitled “This Holiday Night.” The title song “This Holiday Night” was co-written by Margo Rey and Barrett Yeretsian (co-writer and producer of Christina Perri’s Jar Of Hearts) and is an original composition with the feel of a traditional holiday classic. The other two songs on the EP are seasonal favorites “Silent Night” and “Toyland.”


Featured Stream: Project Grand Slam-Fire

With the release of Made In New York Project Grand Slam released a very unique single. Jimi Hendrix's "Fire" has an entirely new vibe to it now. The vocal duties are handled by Kat Robichaud who is frequent guest on their projects.

The band takes a rock classic and turns it into their own jazz take with some pizzazz and flair that only PGS can muster.

Not only do we have the stream for you to listen to we have the steamy video for your eyes to absorb making the trip all that more interesting and thought  provoking. I somehow have the feeling that if Hendrix were alive today he would approve!

Keith "MuzikMan" Hannaleck 

More About Project Grand Slam:

My love for Hendrix began when, as a teenager, I wandered into the Cafe Wha? in Greenwich Village NYC one evening, and a guy named Jimi Hendrix happened to be on the bill. A mind blowing experience. Fast forward a couple decades and we are covering "Fire" with the amazing Kat Robichaud.

In the late ‘60s and early ‘70s jazz experienced a renaissance as Miles Davis led jazz into a period that came to be known as “Fusion” – one that melded jazz sensitivities and improvisation with the beat and power of rock music. Groups like Weather Report, Mahavishnu Orchestra, and Return To Forever blazed an exciting and dynamic path in Fusion, captivating the public in the process and enlarging jazz’s traditional audience exponentially.

But musical styles sometimes go in and out of favor, and this happened with Fusion. Starting in the ‘80s jazz took a step back, as Fusion began to morph into Smooth Jazz, which is very tame and safe in comparison. However, some musicians kept Fusion alive.

One such musician is Robert Miller, leader, bassist and composer for Project Grand Slam (PGS). Born into a musical family, Miller had no choice but to start playing music while in grade school. Piano lessons gave way to the trumpet, and by the time The Beatles rocked the world on The Ed Sullivan Show in 1964 rock and roll had become the young musician’s obsession. It was in 1970, at the age of 19, however, that Miller’s fate as a jazz performer was sealed when he was fortunate enough to be assigned, though a school music program, to private studies with Jimmy Garrison, John Coltrane’s bassist.

“Jimmy opened my eyes to jazz. He taught me how to “walk” on the bass among so many other things. He was a great gentleman too”, says Miller.

In the early ‘70s Miller moved to Boston where he was front and center in the Fusion movement. His band, called Sagov, had several all-star musicians including Anton Fig, and played all the major clubs in the area including Lennie’s On the Turnpike, Paul’s Mall and Debbie’s, sharing the stage with greats such as Sonny Stitt, Jaki Byard, and Gary Burton. “It was a time of spectacular evolution and creativity in jazz, and I was very lucky to be involved in it,” says Miller.

In the early ‘90s Miller moved back to NYC and put together The Robert Miller Group. The band continued the Fusion vein that Miller loved and Robert began his composing career. Their first release, Child’s Play (1994), featured incredible guest musicians including Randy Brecker, Jon Lucien, Al Foster, Tony “Thunder” Smith, and Miller’s old band mate Anton Fig; 1996 saw a follow up release, Prisoners of Love. The band played widely, including the Telluride Jazz Festival, the San Bernadino Jazz Festival, NYC jazz festival and clubs like The Blue Note and Birdland in NYC.

In the mid-‘90s Miller also formed 32 Records, an independent jazz label. 32 purchased the Muse Records catalog and reissued about 100 CDs over the next five years. In 1999 32 had a major hit with Jazz For A Rainy Afternoon, a compilation CD that sold over 1 million records (which is practically unheard of in jazz), and which in turn spawned an entire “Jazz For…” catalogue. These records became so popular that during one week in April of that year 32 Records had the top four records on the Billboard Jazz Chart, a feat that no other record label had ever accomplished.

In 2007 Miller formed Project Grand Slam, naming the band based upon the James Bond film, “Goldfinger” because he wanted a name that was different and cool. Except that he got the name wrong. Miller learned after naming PGS that in the film the evil Goldfinger’s plot to rob Fort Knox was called Operation Grand Slam, not Project Grand Slam, but he thought still, PGS is a cool name so he kept it.

PGS has been described by Acid Jazz Magazine as “a spectacular mix of jazz, fusion and rock that combines melody, groove and great improvisation.”

With PGS Miller’s writing skills and output increased considerably, and the band continued to play Fusion with an updated feel. PGS’s debut album, Play (Cakewalk Records 2008), was produced by Frank Filipetti (Grammy winner for Record Of The Year for James Taylor’s “Hourglass” CD) and featured the top radio hit “The Captain Of Her Heart”, a cover of the Double song, with internationally renowned guest vocalist Judie Tzuke. In addition, PGS and five of Miller’s tunes from Play were featured in an episode of the hit NBC-TV series, “Lipstick Jungle”, starring Brooke Shields (and Miller had a speaking part). Play received rave reviews.

In 2012 PGS released its follow up album, Spring Dance (Cakewalk Records). The album featured five of Miller’s new compositions, including the title track, which was another top radio hit. This CD also received rave reviews.

In 2014 Miller released Twenty (Cakewalk Records), a compilation CD featuring 16 of Miller’s best compositions recorded over the last twenty years by Project Grand Slam and The Robert Miller Group. He also re-formed Project Grand Slam with four terrific new musicians. The new PGS played its debut show in July 2014 in NYC and has been performing steadily ever since.

As 2015 unfolds Miller and PGS have exciting plans in the works. The band recently recorded four new Miller tunes, including a vocal called “New York City Groove”. This song was created by Miller as a kind of love letter to his NYC home, with iconic images of NYC and a true NYC vibe. Kind of like “MTV meets I LOVE NY”. The track features the robust pipes of 2013 The Voice semi-finalist Kat Robichaud. PGS has also entered into a distribution agreement with CEN/RED Distribution. Summer 2015 will see the release of “Groove” along with Miller’s other new compositions, and the band is organizing a full performance schedule.

PGS consists of the following young, talented musicians in addition to Robert on bass:

Yvette Rovira – vocals
Joel E. Mateo/Willy Rodriguez – drums
Nathan Cepelinski – saxophones
Ben Sher/Yasser Tejeda – guitar
Marcello Casagrandi/Meritxell Neddermann – piano and keyboards


Featured Stream: Randy Armstrong & Volker Nahrmann-Ciao Bella

"Ciao Bella" is translated to "Hi/Bye Beautiful," in the Italian language. The track fondly reminded me of some of great jazz music I was introduced to in the early 80's such as Al DiMeola, Lee Ritenour (Captain Fingers) and Flora Purim. The music danced in my head and made my body want to move.

It is with great pleasure I am featuring Randy Armstrong & Volker Nahrmann and a track off their new release Beyond Borders. When you look at the cover of the CD it says so much and it expresses how music has no prejudice and anyone in the world can listen and relate to it.

"Ciao Bella" just floats along on a cloud of notes with beautiful female vocalizations and smooth jazz and world fusion elements. It is a highlight of the new release to be sure.

Keith "MuzikMan" Hannaleck Rating 5/5

 More About Beyond Borders:

Inspired by their love of music and cultures, Randy Armstrong & Volker Nahrmann  tour and travel extensively, drawing inspiration from the world’s diversity. Their compositions take you on a global voyage, from the streets of Havana and Rio de Janeiro, the evocative traditions of India and the Middle East, to the romantic café and cinema music of France and Italy, the haunting sounds of the Native American pow wow, and the worldbeat rhythms of West Africa and the Caribbean, all blended with contemporary jazz, western classical, and folk music influences.

Several songs on Beyond Borders are tributes: to jazz legend Dizzy Gillespie, sitarist Pandit Ravi Shankar, and Beatle George Harrison. The songs also feature many former members of Do’a and Unu Mondo, joined by outstanding world-class musicians from many countries. Five years in the making, Beyond Borders is a “Magnum Opus” for Armstrong and Nahrmann, a collection of songs composed over a 40-year span of creative output, dedicated to the belief that music has the power to uplift the human spirit and be a catalyst for change in the world.