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The Gift

by Jon Dalton

A mighty jazz guitar album. The music is a tantalizing blend of smooth and be-bop guitar styles served over warm R&B beats and "widescreen" orchestral back-drops.
Genre: Jazz: Smooth Jazz
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  Song Share Time Download
1. Champosium
3:18 $0.99
2. The Gift
5:12 $0.99
3. Napoli
5:23 $0.99
4. You Can't Do That!
4:01 $0.99
5. Master Of Complications
5:49 $0.99
6. The Dark Man
3:44 $0.99
7. Webs
4:48 $0.99
8. One Level Up!
5:16 $0.99
9. Westory
3:24 $0.99
10. A Gift Returned
6:47 $0.99
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Album Notes
What do BBC Television, The Weather Channel and scores of broadcast, internet and satellite radio stations have in common?

The answer is simple. They've all been delighted to present their viewers and listeners with tracks from jazz guitarist Jon Dalton's acclaimed urban/jazz CD "The Gift".

The CD blends traditional mellow jazz guitar tones with smooth R&B beats and rich orchestral backdrops. The result is a recording that satisfies in the way that classic albums always did and newer releases seldom do.

The title track "The Gift" has been a favourite among broadcasters and reached #1 on the CIM Smooth Jazz listener chart and Jon's tracks have been played over a million times in online and business distribution.

This is no one-track-wonder, every cut tells it's own special story.

Jon doesn't just play the guitar, he takes you on a soaring journey through the emotions of time and space. called this beautiful recording: "Truly a gift from the heart." and asked: "Could this be a new genre classic?".

Why not order your own copy and join the thousands of people who have already tuned into Jon's unique music.

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What the critics say...........


A no-need-to-question-it, Smooth Jazz smash

Truly a gift from the heart.....His phrasing is incredible........It's a must have CD!......The Jazz Nation

Jon has provided his brand new Australian fans with an imaginative musical experience. His new work, 'The Gift'....The Gift that keeps right on giving......Terence Gaynon, Network program Director, Australian Smooth Jazz Network (2004)

Like Chris Standring, Pat Metheny and Larry Carlton, Dalton is a leader in taking smooth jazz into a new era.....Smooth Jazz News

Dalton's work on archtop guitar is exemplary...20th Century Guitar Magazine

Sparkling........Venue Magazine

Without Peer.....Impact magazine

A Smooth Jazz Star in the

One of the top 5 best Cd's I have worked on.....Jane Clay, Discmakers.



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Jet Liera

the Uplifting, classy and elegant type of smooth jazz your collection needs.
A combination of sensual and uplifting sounds, ideal for driving and social/romantic gatherings as well...
A must-addition for the 'Connoisseur'..
Highly recommended!!


For all guitar fans: this album is an essential guitar album. Don't miss it.
Some songs have their own history. Such a song is "The Gift". No, I don't mean the same-tune of Larry Carlton. It's a special flair and mood which is conjured by a hooking melody. The melodic line is burned into your brain and you will never forget this melody again. Such a melody is "The Gift" by Jon Dalton.

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Keith Martin

Excellent musicianship across artist's own compilations
Something went wrong with the review I've already submitted. This really is "five star jazz" Don't believe me? Buy a copy, sit in your favourite chair, get yourself a glass of wine and listen to "Napoli." You get one of those "life's pretty good" feelings by the end of this excellent track. The rest of the CD? If your wine's lousy, the music's so good that you won't notice.


The Best Since West
I Saw Jon Live and it was really a treat for my soul. He takes you to a beautiful time & place with his music. Cant wait for his next cd & live show. A beautiful man inside & out that cares for his fans. Enjoy his music as I have with family & friends. Hurry back & play for us all in the USA

Thanks Jon...

Keith Martin

Ten original compositions, beutifully played
Lovely musicianship, ten original compositions, ranging from the funky "Champosium", to the tender, mellow "Napoli."

Ted Vieira

Strong material combining the warm tones of traditional jazz guitar phrasing aga
Jon Dalton's CD, The Gift, is a fantastic and unique collection of well written compositions and wonderful guitar playing that provides a very fresh sound in contemporary jazz. The material is strong and sophisticated, yet still very accessible. The music is relaxing and inspiring. I've always been a firm believer in the thought that a guitarists sound comes from his hands. Jon has an amazing touch and his sound is warm and full. His phrasing represents the best in the tradition of jazz guitar. I highly recommend this CD, The Gift, without qualification. - Ted Vieira, Jazz Guitarist,