1. Both Sides

    April 20, 2002 12:00 AM EDT After two albums with Windham Hill, the Braxton Brothers—bassist Nelson and saxophonist Wayne—are staples on the smooth jazz/new adult contemporary front. After two albums with Windham Hill, the Braxton Brothers—bassist Nelson and saxophonist Wayne—are staples on the smooth jazz/new adult…

  2. Face 2 Face

    September 22, 2001 12:00 AM EDT It's an edgier, more uptempo Babyface who steps onto center stage with his first album of new material in five years—and his first as an Arista artist. It's an edgier, more uptempo Babyface who steps onto center stage with his first album of new material in five years—and his first…

  3. Eddie M.

    September 01, 2001 12:00 AM EDT Saxophonist Eddie M. (nÉ Mininfield) moves from sideman to frontman on this debut. Saxophonist Eddie M. (né Mininfield) moves from sideman to frontman on this debut. Displaying the versatility that has earned him gigs with Prince, Stevie Nicks, Sheila E., Con Funk Shun, and Eric Benét, Eddie…

  4. Earth, Wind & Fire To Stress Healthcare On U.S. Tour

    August 06, 2001 12:00 AM EDT Earth, Wind & Fire will celebrate its 30th anniversary next month with the Cool Blue September tour, due to launch Sept. 1 at the National Car Rental Center in Ft. Lauderdale, Fla. Sponsored by ph Earth, Wind & Fire will celebrate its 30th anniversary next month with the Cool Blue…

  5. 360 Urban Groove

    July 21, 2001 12:00 AM EDT Saxman Jimmy Sommers combines elements of jazz, rap, and R&B on his ambitious sophomore set. Saxman Jimmy Sommers combines elements of jazz, rap, and R&B on his ambitious sophomore set. And Sommers, a Chicago native, has recruited a who's who of contemporary R&B artists to…

  6. Return Of Essence Music Festival At Risk

    July 03, 2001 12:00 AM EDT As the Essence Music Festival enters the last year of its commitment to the city of New Orleans, there is some doubt that it will return there in future years. A bold mix of seasoned stars and emerging artists stirs up this year's Essence Music Festival , whose "Party With a Purpose…

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