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Best of Smooth Jazz

4.6 out of 5 stars 39 customer reviews

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Editorial Reviews

Midas Records is proud to announce the first ever CD from The Weather Channel ®, "The Best of Smooth Jazz." As 2007 marks the network's 25th anniversary, it also heralds the network's entry into retail music. Music has long been a source of interest for viewers who have been writing in for years asking where they can purchase the music they enjoy during the "Local on the 8s" segment, broadcast 288 minutes each day! The 12-song collection features the Channel's most requested music by such known artists as Dave Koz, Najee, Chick Corea, Pieces of a Dream, Joyce Cooling, Jeff Lorber, Four 80 East, 3rd Force and Paprika Soul. The CD also includes 3 most-requested songs heard only on The Weather Channel by Jeanne Ricks, Ryan Farish and Mark Krumowski.

History of Music on The Weather Channel

People who keep an eye on the weather also have an ear for music, judging from the huge number of inquiries from viewers of The Weather Channel, who have been asking "where can I get that music I just heard?" That's why a CD of "Local on the 8s" music from The Weather Channel is being presented. For the very first time, fans and admirers of the music have an opportunity to have their own compilation of many favorites.

Seven years ago, The Weather Channel stepped up its efforts to select music that viewers would enjoy. The responsibility was assigned to a network producer who had what some would call a "dream job" - spending hour after hour at music stores finding songs and artists that were right for The Weather Channel audience. Soon, viewers began to take notice of the fresh and contemporary sound of the new musical selections on The Weather Channel. The on-air music was well-received. Some people said that they kept the network on all day to stay in touch with the weather as well as to enjoy the music in the background.

Four years ago, the producer further refined the music "playlist" by scheduling different types of sounds during different parts of the day. For example, during the daytime, the music is light and upbeat. Moving into the evening, the selections have a slower tempo and are more sultry. And then they become even more mellow during the late night.

This blend of the many moods of jazz is captured on our first CD of "Local on the 8s." Out of over 3,000 songs that have been played over the years during local weather on The Weather Channel, we are proud to bring you a collection of favorites on our "Smooth Jazz" release.

Track Listings

Disc: 1

  1. Mildred's Attraction - Joyce Cooling
  2. Shakin Up The Shack - Dave Koz
  3. Bab Bad Simba - Paprika Soul
  4. Viaduct - Four 80 East
  5. Santa Monica Triangle - Jeff Lorber
  6. Ocean View - Pieces Of A Dream
  7. Windows - Chick Corea
  8. Simple Pleasure - Jeanne Ricks
  9. Holding Hands - Ryan Farish
  10. Wait A Minute - Mark Krumowski
  11. Sidewayz - Najee
  12. The Gift - 3rd Force


Product Details

  • Audio CD (October 9, 2007)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Label: Midas Records
  • ASIN: B000V9KE8I
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (39 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #112,050 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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I finally just got this cd and I am very pleased with it.All the tracks are great the only one I don't remember hearing on the weather channel is windows by Chick Corea and I may not have been listening at the right time so I could have missed it.My favorites on this cd are Shakin The Shack by Dave Koz,The Gift by 3rd Force,Ocean View by Peices Of A Dream Holding Hands by Ryan Farish,Mildred's Attraction by Joyce Cooling,Sidewayz by Najee and Santa Montica Triangle by Jeff Lorber.The track list is different order from how amazon has it listed.

1)Shakin The Shack Dav Koz
2)The Gift 3rd Force
3)Ocean View Peices Of A Dream
4)Holding Hands Ryan Farish
5)Windows Chick Corea
6)Mildred's Attraction Joyce Cooling
7)Sidewayz Najee
8)Bad Bad Simba Papirika Soul
9)Wait A Minute Mark Krurnowski
10)Simple Pleasure Jeanne Ricks
11)Viaduct Four 80 East
12)Santa Montica Triangle Jeff Lorber

The sound quality of this cd is pretty good.The little booklet inside the cd jewel box list the above info that amazon has about the history of the weather channel music and other stuff.It also says this is their first cd so there is more coming.The only dissapointment I have is that Dancing In My Heart by Chris Camozzi wasn't included.I use to love hearing it played.I hope it will make the next cd.This music is relaxing pick it up if you love jazz.
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I saw this advertised on Local on the 8's, and while I am not the biggest jazz fan in the world, I thought I would give this a listen. I am so glad I did. This is one of the only albums I own that I can listen to over and over and never get bored. Each song is crafted amazingly well, and the performers give an enchanting performance on each track. My favorite track is Santa Monica Triangle.

I would recommend this album to anyone that enjoys music. You don't have to be fully engulfed into the world of jazz to appreciate this album.
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Good cd if you're feeling stressed out and need to get away from the world. This has the popular jazz songs they play on your Local on the 8's. The songs are a little longer than the 3 minute music clips you hear on the weather channel, which is a plus! Hope the weather channel makes another CD with more jazz songs!
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Thank you Weather Channel for a great jazz compilation! They did a great job of selecting some of the best music from Local on the 8's. Although I like the entire cd, my favorite cut by far is "Mildred's Attraction" from Joyce Cooling's fantastic cd, "Revolving Door". I have that cd and "Mildred" never ceases to get my toes tapping. I will look forward to many more Weather Channel jazz cds. This was a wonderful idea.
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Very good Jazz...from the WEATHER Channel! Price is right, great to listen to or have as backround music. This CD would also make for some great music to use in a travel video. Hoping the weather channel will release another one.
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I love this album. I have listened for years to the music on the forecast at 8 sections and wished I knew who and what I was hearing. Hope they do more cd's.
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Excellent collection of jazz hits that is like having a mix tape that you can play when you are in the mood for some great jazz. Not usually a fan of these types of albums but the Weather Channel collected some of the great tunes they play during their reports. My husband & I really enjoy this album.
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Back in the early 1980's, I started watching the Weather Channel and quickly became addicted to it both because I am a weather geek and I loved the "local weather" breaks where they'd play smooth jazz, a genre of music I quickly fell in love with because of the Weather Channel. I remember joking around with a friend about the great music they played and how I thought they needed to compile an album of songs from the Weather Channel breaks. Today, while listening to Pandora and my self created "Shakatak" channel, I found out that this album actually was produced and sold!!!
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