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Diamonds

by Jonathan Fritzén

Smooth Jazz
Genre: Jazz: Smooth Jazz
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1. Feelin' The Groove (feat. Laila Adéle)
4:17 album only
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2. This Way, That Way (feat. Darren Rahn)
4:22 album only
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3. Dance With Me
3:57 album only
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4. Fly Away (feat. Jessy J)
4:49 album only
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5. Undercover
4:18 album only
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6. You'll Be Mine (feat. Laila Adéle)
4:51 album only
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7. Stockholm Nights
4:36 album only
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8. Vibrations (feat. Koh. Mr. Saxman)
4:24 album only
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9. Melting (feat. Alex Crown)
5:19 album only
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10. Diamonds
3:56 album only

ABOUT THIS ALBUM


Album Notes
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 really has hit the ground running. Reaching to the very core of what great smooth jazz should be, his 2008 debut ‘Love Birds’ announced him as a performer of tremendous promise yet it seemed incredible when less than a year later he returned with the equally impressive ‘VIP’. It proved to be a run-away success, spent a total of 40 weeks on the SmoothJazz.com Top 50 and propelled the infectious title cut to a top-10 placing on the Billboard charts.

Now, brand new for 2010 and with a street date of June 19, Fritzén is continuing his exciting musical journey with the highly anticipated and delightfully accessible ‘Diamonds’. Described as his most personal project yet, he has composed all ten tracks, produced throughout and in common with ‘VIP’ engaged the services of some really outstanding guest artists. Laila Adéle, who featured on ‘VIP’, makes a welcome return while both Alex Al and Mel Brown contribute on bass. Sax duties are shared between Koh (aka Mr. Saxman, with whom Fritzén recently worked in Thailand), the ubiquitous Darren Rahn and rising smooth jazz starlet Jessy J. Indeed her performance on the sultry ‘Fly Away’ is something to savor and a special mention must go to the soul drenched ‘You’ll Be My Mine’ where not for the first time Adéle steals the show. Rahn, who also mixed the album, provides an input to the mid tempo ‘This Way That Way’ that is sure to make it a favorite of the airwaves but that said the first single to be serviced to radio is ‘Dance With Me’ which finds Fritzén at his rhythmic best.

Jonathan Fritzén was born in Stockholm to a Swedish mother and an American father. As a young child he playing drums and later added piano, bass, guitar, flute and vocals. By the age of 22 Jonathan had performed on national Swedish television several times and toured with some of the countries most respected jazz musicians. Three years later he recorded ‘Love Birds’ and the rest, as they say, his history. With ‘Diamonds’ he is all set to write a new chapter.

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Phil Green

Smooth jazz album of the year 2010
Jonathan Fritzen really is a major talent who deserves to be a big player on the smooth jazz scene.

Just 12 months have passed since Jonathan's last album and the Swedish pianist is back with yet another superb offering which follows very much in the path of its predecessor, "VIP", with mainly instrumental tracks and a couple with dreamy background vocals. "Feelin' The Groove" opens the account and reminds me of Shakatak in their heyday. The next track, "This Way, That Way" stands out for me as it features my two favourite lead instruments in smooth jazz, the piano and the saxophone and this track would sit very comfortably on a Dave Koz album or even a Rippingtons album. The majority of tracks are up tempo, only easing slightly with "Fly Away" before slowing down even more with "You'll Be Mine" and "Melting."

Go to Jonathan's own website to hear extended samples of every track and then purchase the album along with his previous offerings if you do not already have them. You will not be disappointed and this is surely the smooth jazz album of the year 2010.
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Sandy Shore

SmoothJazz.com Review
Shiny, sexy and captivating… Jonathan Fritzén’s new release DIAMONDS is all that and more! The Swedish writer, producer and keyboardist is already on his third solo release since 2008 and he’s still in his twenties! Jonathan describes DIAMONDS as his most personal project yet… he has composed each track himself and produced the entire release. Like his last album VIP, JF recruited some shining saxophone stars for this one including saxophonists Darren Rahn, Jessy J and Koh Mr. Saxman. In addition, you’ll find a very solid support team with Mel Brown on bass, Lalia Adele on vocals and Alex Crown on guitar. DIAMONDS feels good from the moment you hit play… it’s Smooth Jazz with notes of soul, chill and R&B featuring delectable melodies and sweet keyboard work similar to Bob James and Brian Culbertson. The first single, “Dance With Me” is sure to sashay its way up the charts. Ice yourself with DIAMONDS and enjoy the smooth bling!
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Lady Bird

Diamonds
I agree with Phil Green, you do deserve to be a bigger player. This CD is fantastic. I will denfitely buy one. I love it. I am a fun.
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turhan

Diamonds
I Luv It!!!!
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