Jim Adkins | City Streets

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City Streets

by Jim Adkins

A smooth guitar journey of melody,nice grooves, passion and pristine technique.
Genre: Jazz: Smooth Jazz
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1. City Streets
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2. Lost In The Moment
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3. Let's Stay Together
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4. Lost In Love
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5. Feels Good
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6. Out & About
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7. After The Rain
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8. Mystic Vista
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9. Manhattan
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10. Curtain Call
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ABOUT THIS ALBUM


Album Notes
This is the fifth solo release for Jim Adkins and the second release on the Clear Image Label. This cd is packed full of melody,groove and pristine playing that Jim is known for. It features ten new recordings, nine original and one cover.The cd starts with the title track "City Streets" and features well known trumpeter and producer Bill McGee.The second track is the radio hit "Lost In The Moment", a very clean and memorable melody with a hook that will stay in your head. Jim also covers the great Al Green tune "Lets Stay Together" and features a great piano solo by Lee Covington. The cd also features keyboardist and long time friend Greg Terry who co-wrote two songs with Jim. The other musicians include Matthew Steele-bass, Chris McHugh-drums, Eric Darken-percussion, Rosshan Monroe-sax, and Cham Laughlin, all of which turned in great performances.

Jim is an award winning songwriter/guitarist from the central Va. Area. He has won awards in jazz, intrumental composition and gospel. His most notable award was the 1999 BILLBOARD SONG CONTEST winner for second place in jazz out of over ten thousands entries for the song "Wind Dancing" off his first cd titled "Just Chillin".He also earned an honorable mention for his song "Watching You Smile" from his second cd "Straight Ahead" He has also won nine awards in V.O.C.A.L. (Virginia Organization for Composers and Lyricist) Jims third cd "Turning Point" earned him a hit in the top forty of the smooth jazz charts with the song "Into The Storm". The cd was recorded and produced by Ken Navarro and released on the Positive Music Label. In 2004 Jim founded Clear Image Records and released his fourth cd " License To Play" on the label. The cd received lots of airplay and sold records in over ten countries! His latest cd " City Streets" was released in April of 2008. Check back to see how it goes.

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Scott O'Brien

SmoothJazz.com Review
As I listen to Virginia guitarist Jim Adkins’ new album CITY STREETS, I’m pondering as to what it is about his music that makes me feel so good. The first song of Jim’s that I remember being enamored with was “Into the Storm” from his 2002 release TURNING POINT. Now, two albums later, CITY STREETS evolves and continues the outstanding quality I heard in that first listen to his music six years ago. This isn’t just a good album… it’s a great album… make that exceptional, it’s an exceptional recording! My ultimate test of any song is whether or not I would stay with it until it ends, even though I’d be delaying an activity such as getting out of the car or shutting off my iPod or Roku. There is not one track on this new album that I wouldn’t want to savor in its entirety before doing something else. Again, I have to ask why that is, and without delving too deeply into some analysis best left to a musicologist (or perhaps a psychologist) I’ll simplify it and call it an organic, simple elegance of expression. I love his melodies, the tone he brings out of his instrument, his pacing, his economy of notes, his soul, as it were, coming through his music. Jim Adkins’ CITY STREETS works beautifully for me. I can’t imagine that it wouldn’t work exactly that way for you!
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fred baldwin

City Streets
This a great cd that i enjoy very much from start to finish the music is fresh and smooth. Mr. Adkins can play with out a shadow of a doubt you need to get this cd as soon as possible you will be glad you did.
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Stelmaszyk Wojciech

city streets
Quintessence of smmothjazz.
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Scott O'Brien

SmoothJazz.com Review
As I listen to Virginia guitarist Jim Adkins’ new album CITY STREETS, I’m pondering as to what it is about his music that makes me feel so good. The first song of Jim’s that I remember being enamored with was “Into the Storm” from his 2002 release TURNING POINT. Now, two albums later, CITY STREETS evolves and continues the outstanding quality I heard in that first listen to his music six years ago. This isn’t just a good album… it’s a great album… make that exceptional, it’s an exceptional recording! My ultimate test of any song is whether or not I would stay with it until it ends, even though I’d be delaying an activity such as getting out of the car or shutting off my iPod or Roku. There is not one track on this new album that I wouldn’t want to savor in its entirety before doing something else. Again, I have to ask why that is, and without delving too deeply into some analysis best left to a musicologist (or perhaps a psychologist) I’ll simplify it and call it an organic, simple elegance of expression. I love his melodies, the tone he brings out of his instrument, his pacing, his economy of notes, his soul, as it were, coming through his music. Jim Adkins’ CITY STREETS works beautifully for me. I can’t imagine that it wouldn’t work exactly that way for you!
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Bohdan Dzieciuchowicz

more than smooth jazz
Jim is smooth jazz master . Do not even call City Streets smooth jazz ...It is so much MORE .
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Dionne Maldonado

The Jazz Lady
I absolutely love what Jim Adkins has completed on this CD, it just flows so wonderfully! I have added it to our station. 91.9 FM WFSS's playlist. Love it, love it, love it!!
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Mark Yonley

City Streets
I want to say I totally enjoyed the work from Mr.Adkins on this cd.He has a great flow within his work which I must say I have enjoyed so much over the years.This cd is I think his best work up to this point .I would highly recommend this cd to anyone that is into smooth jazz.This is a must for your collection
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