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Joyce Cooling - Keeping Cool (1999)

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Joyce Cooling - Keeping Cool (1999)

Joyce Cooling - Keeping Cool (1999)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+.cue+log) - 234 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 85 MB | Covers - 9 MB
Genre: Smooth Jazz, Guitar Jazz | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: Heads Up (HUCD 3053)

This slick electric guitarist seemed to come out of nowhere in 1997, becoming The Gavin Report's artist of the year based on the enormous reception of her radio smash "South of Market" and her Heads Up debut Playing It Cool (pun intended). In reality, she had been (and still is) one of the Bay Area's premier club and festival performers, trading off between straight-ahead jazz, Brazilian rhythms, and the funky, lighthearted kind of perfection we find on her even better follow-up (pun still intended and not quite yet wearing thin). Her precise, crisp, and relaxed style serves melodies that are instantly catchy throughout; she and her keyboardist/partner have emerged from years of playing more free-form music in clubs and have the smooth jazz hook thing down pat. What makes this so much more fun than the average genre guitar release are the varied trappings that reflect a myriad of influences…