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Jonathan FritzénAudio CD
4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (22 customer reviews)


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The key attribute of any truly successful artist is the ability to consistently write music of the quality that can shape a career. This doesn’t always come easy but in the case of writer, producer and keyboard player Jonathan Fritzén he makes it appear to be the most natural thing in the world.

His latest album, the delightfully accessible ‘Diamonds’, is a case ... Read more in Amazon's Jonathan Fritzén Store

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  • Audio CD (May 22, 2009)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Label: Nordic Night Records
  • ASIN: B0026NC64M
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (22 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #91,523 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

1. VIP (feat. Jay Soto)
2. If You Want It (feat. Laila Adéle)
3. In Motion
4. The Standard (feat. Jay Soto)
5. Fading Away (feat. Michael Lington)
6. The New Vibe
7. Day After Day
8. In Your Eyes
9. Coastline (feat. Greger Hillman)
10. Stay (feat. Laila Adéle)
11. Bring It Back

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SMOOTHJAZZ.COM REVIEW: Smooth Jazz get ready to embrace your next star... VIP, Jonathan Fritzén s follow up album to his debut LOVE BIRDS, is a solid smash! According to the 26-year-old Swedish pianist, VIP has a groovier, deeper urban sound, while keeping the elegance I aimed for on my first album. Couldn t agree more! Jonathan covers eight different instruments on VIP, this time round he s recruited some assistance. Guests include NuGroove artists, guitarist Jay Soto and saxophonist Michael Lington, Swedish artists Laila Adéle and Greger Hillman, and some of Sweden s top studio musicians. Jonathan also brought in Ollie Olsson for mixing (Snoop Dogg, Robyn) and Björn Engelmann for mastering (Backstreet Boys, Cardigans). This recording is one of the most exciting new Smooth Jazz releases I ve heard all year, maybe even last year, and I m thrilled to tell you that this incredible talent grew up listening to SmoothJazz.com Radio in Sweden and now is in fact, one of our brightest stars. VIP is filled with 11 sizzling hot tunes that will fill your world with groove and joy! It is a Very Important Project! ~SANDY SHORE --SmoothJazz.com

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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars SMOOTH JAZZ ALBUM OF THE YEAR 2009 June 19, 2009
Format:Audio CD
I first came across Swedish pianist Jonathan Fritzen in 2008 when I discovered his debut album "Love Birds" which had some great tracks and showed lots of promise and lots of potential. Less than 12 months later Jonathan has produced his sophomore album "VIP" which is a little funkier and features more up tempo tracks than his debut. With the option of downloading only tracks that you like it takes a lot for me to buy a CD these days and I have set myself a guide of only buying a CD if I really like more than half the album. In this instance I like every track but one. The CD only appears to be available through Amazon US, which is a shame because it may slip through the net and not be heard by many smooth jazz fans who I know will love it. When it was first released, it sold out on Amazon within a couple of days and when it came back into stock it sold out again the same day! Listen to the longer sound bites on [...] and then buy the CD - you will not be disappointed. I cannot praise this album enough, it is quite simply brilliant and it will be my smooth jazz album of the year 2009. Move over Brian Culbertson - there's a new kid on the block.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great Smooth jazz Pianist April 18, 2010
Format:Audio CD|Verified Purchase
I'm a BIG Brian Culpertson fan! If you love Brian you'll love this guy! I heard him on the cable smooth jazz station. The whole CD is great. Its nice to buy a CD with more than 2 songs that are quality. I'm extremely pleased. So pleased I bought his prior album "Love Birds."

He's a talented artist. I will definitely buy his next CD without hesisitation.

Super happy with my purchase.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars New Sound September 14, 2009
Format:Audio CD
Fritzen is a promising new talent. His previous album was missing something, and he found it with VIP. This is new age jazz. The synth sounds are subtle and cool. Guy knows how to play piano well.

Can't wait for the next one.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars amazing!!! June 25, 2009
Format:Audio CD
This cd is ridiculously good. he reminds me of brian culbertson. Please keep it up Jonathan!!!! This is by far the best jazz cd of the year!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Vibrant Ingenious Pizazz! September 30, 2012
By Deinara
Format:Audio CD|Verified Purchase
For my taste, most contemporary smooth jazz pianists (even the good ones) are lovely and interesting at smooth; But when they venture into "uptempo groove" and stay there beyond a couple of songs, I am ready for them to stop doing it.

Not so with Jonathan Fritzen. There isn't a slow song on the album, but with this ingenious master, every composition and arrangement is a delightful surprise. I love every song on the album (nine up tempo and two mid tempo). Trying to select favorites is like trying to pick favorites among your children....you love them all, but in different ways.

The groove and the melody of the title tract (VIP) grabs your attentions from the very first notes, seducing you to surrender to the experience, and follow along anywhere Jonathan wants to go. In fact you have such a good time you don't want the party to end.

If I just had to decide which songs I enjoyed the most I would say the two songs with vocals by Laila Adele (If You Want It and Stay). Her vocals are as perfect a complement to Jonathan arrangements as the other instrumentation. It all blends together to create interesting sound.

Fading Away features a lovely sax solo, and bass vibe that makes you feel dreamy, and just as you are pleasantly fading, the New Vibe snaps you out of it, and makes you feel like you are at a party figuratively dancing the night away. Day after Day is more of the same.

In Your Eyes feels like meeting someone special at the party, and taking off to the beach or an island for fun (Coastline), and not wanting to leave (Stay).

Bring it Back....lots of lovely memories...so much so that you want to do it all over again..and so you do...
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5.0 out of 5 stars Absoutely A Great Artist January 26, 2011
Format:Audio CD
I am a big smooth Jazz fan, Brian Culbertson, Brian Simpson, Peter White. I have them all. I heard Johnathan Fritzen the other night for the first time. The track Dance with ME from his Diamonds cd was astonishing, and I was blown away. So much so, I immeaditely purchased and downloaded the cd once I got home. To my amazement, every track was great. It is very rare to find a cd like this. Johnathan is truely a gifted and talented artist. I plan to purchase his previous 2 CD VIP and Love Birds. From the reviews I have read, I am excited to listen to any and all tracks from this great Artist. Keep up the excelent work Johnathan. Looking forward to your next project.
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5.0 out of 5 stars cool jazz August 1, 2010
Format:Audio CD|Verified Purchase
Jonathan Fritzen may be fairly new to the smooth jazz scene, but he is already a master. This is one of the best cds I've listened to in a while. I look forward to more music fron Jonathan. Happy listening.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Outstanding CD! June 11, 2010
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I can not gety enough of this cd! I hope he makes more like this one because this cd is jamming and if likr Brian Culbertson your going to love this!
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
4.0 out of 5 stars VIP - You Will Enjoy
I recommended that everyone into smooth jazz with a twist purchase ALL CD's by Jonathan Fritzen. You can hear his style, his music comes from a place we can relate too. Read more
Published 13 days ago by Ernest L. Jones
5.0 out of 5 stars WB HI
I purchased another one of this artist disc and wanted to here what was the difference. I found it to be interesting and also sounds great.
Published 19 months ago by Warren B. Lahaina, HI
3.0 out of 5 stars not my favorite - still fritzen is always good
Love the Diamonds CD, just don't love this one as much. It is Johnathan Fritzen - so it's good regardless.
Published on November 24, 2011 by Rhondawtt
5.0 out of 5 stars SMOOTH JAZZ ALBUM 2009
Amateur du genre, j'ai découvert le pianiste suédois Jonathan Fritzen en 2008 quand j'ai découvert son premier album "Love Birds" qui annonçait... Read more
Published on April 25, 2011 by PVP
5.0 out of 5 stars JONATHANS VIP CD IS ALL THAT AND MORE
I AM A BIG FAN OF SMOOTH JAZZ. I ENJOY SAX,GUITAR,AND PIANO. WHEN I CAME ACROSS JONATHANS CD VIP I SAMPLED IT AND THOUGHT IT WAS WORTH THE PURCHASE. BUT ONCE I GOT IT I SAID WOW. Read more
Published on December 8, 2009 by G. Brown
5.0 out of 5 stars VIP: Very Impressive Piano
Jonathan Fritzen is without a trace of a doubt the rising star in the smooth jazz firmament. His first album "Love Birds" was a promisory debut with great songs ("Like a Star",... Read more
Published on November 27, 2009 by Charlie Trece
5.0 out of 5 stars Brian Culbertson has some competion
This CD is awesone, my wife and I love it.. You can tell the similaties with Brain Culbertson, and that is a high comparison in my book.. Read more
Published on November 18, 2009 by Paul Gibbons
5.0 out of 5 stars mojazz
Like "Lovebirds" "V.I.P" is simply a fantastic cd. If you like smooth jazz with a soulful sound, these cd's you must have. Simply great smooth jazz for anytime or day of the week. Read more
Published on November 2, 2009 by Gregory Lee
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