(Your Love Keeps Lifting Me) Higher And Higher by Dave Koz Featuring Kenny Lattimore and Rick Braun is at number four on the charts. The Sage Saxophonist, Dave Koz has been touring with his friends for the newly recorded single for the album titled “Collaborations: 25th Anniversary Collection”. Kenny Lattimore more than exceeds expectations on the vocals, with a soulful melody in the back and breath taking Sax and Trumpet by Dave Koz and Rick Braun.
Gregg Karukas is at number five with “Rio Drive” featuring Ricardo Silveira, Shelby Flint and Ron Boustead. The single is off of his latest star studded album, “Soul Secrets”, which never fails to skip a beat in terms of quality and completeness. Proving his 2013 Grammy win, Karukas plays his piano to perfection as the Samba beat is complemented by the guitar of Rio’s own Ricardo Silveira, Shelby Flint’s and Ron Boustead’s vocals.
Those were the reviews for the top 5 songs stationed on the Billboard Smooth Jazz Songs list, and while they was more incredible talent that deserved a place on this piece, there simply was not enough room.