Maintains the high standards set in the 2008 edition, these are collections you just buy when they are released as they are put together with TLC. No bad tracks with these compilations on the whole.
The mix is roughly 50/50 old and new tracks mixing it between soul and smooth so if you want to sample whats out there or just remember some old classics or are new to smooth jazz this is a great place to start, its where I started with the old Jazz Fm CD's then onto artists, now on to a smooth jazz cruise so be warned can be bad for the wallet.
Soul highlights include Mysa's take on Gil Scott Herons the Bottle that she nails and brings it right up to date, James Day and Heston other goodies. On the smooth front highlights include George Duke, Jeff Lorber, Eric Darius. Classics include Esther Phillips classic home is where the hatred is, Ronnie Laws, Regina Belle, EWF, Donald Byrd and Frank McComb.