Featured Tracks Playlist September 2021

Hello music fans, I’m R E Fort and welcome to this Months Featured Tracks Playlist and Podcast. Each month I do a featured tracks playlist. You can listen to the full tracks on my website, my YouTube channel and Spotify but on my Podcast I only use sample tracks. The track playing behind me now is named So Cool from my 2017 CD 10 . This track and all of the tracks in the playlist can be found on your favorite music streaming and download services. Let’s get to this months playlist.


Featured Tracks Playlist September 2021

For Septembers featured tracks playlist, I am featuring 4 tracks. Two from my 2020 release Living In Strange Times and two from my 2017 release Smooth As I wanna Be. I wanted this playlist to have some ballads and smooth jazz tracks. Music to relax your mind, body and soul but also get you moving. The tracks are, Living In Strange Times, a very cool smooth jazz track, second a beautiful ballad named Know That You’re Loved. Next up is the title track, Smooth As I Wanna Be another cool smooth jazz song and lastly a beautiful ballad named I Can’t Say Goodbye. Lets get to the music.


R E Fort CD Artwork for Living In Strange Times

To start off this playlist is Living In Strange Times one of my favorite smooth Jazz tracks from the CD. In this track, I slowly layer each instrument in starting with the rhythm section of drums and bass guitar. Then I layer in the piano and my Fender acoustic electric guitar for the melody. The rhythm section, drums and walking bassline take you on a ride throughout the song. The keyboards and the Fender Acoustic electric guitar play off of each other on the melody. Later in the track I bring in the Fender Stratocaster for a very cool solo. The songs ends the same way it began with just the drums and that cool bass guitar line. Let’s give Living in Strange Times a listen.

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Next up is a beautiful ballad named Know That You’re Loved also from the CD Living In Strange Times. This ballad could be considered a Smooth Jazz track, but I keep it as a ballad. The track has this soft and beautiful feel to it. I’m playing the melody for this track on my Fender Acoustic Electric guitar. Later in the track, the piano comes in for a great solo that is joined with the guitar. The track is one of my favorite ballads and it really does move me. Let’s give Know That You’re Loved a listen.

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Smooth As I Wanna Be

Next up is the smooth jazz title track from Smooth As I Wanna Be. This track has a lot going for it. This driving smooth jazz track has me playing my Fender Stratocaster for the melody and solo work. The piano part is played throughout the track as an alternate or counter melody. Later I play a piano solo that was just a blast. I love the walking bass line and my drum programming on this track. I absolutely love this tracks groove and feel. Let’s give Smooth As I Wanna Be a listen.

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Smooth As I Wanna Be

Lastly is the I Can’t Say Goodbye. I actually wrote this track years ago but I didn’t feel it was ready until this CD. Why, I was searching for just the right string sounds, While I was working on other tracks playing with with different instrument I found the right string sound that gives this track it’s soft pad feeling I had been searching for. When I started programming the drums I was able to get the right mix between big but not overbearing drums that was searching for. This ballad is fairly complex with great sections where the guitar and piano play off if each and then the big key change with the piano and guitar play their solos. I love this track. Let’s give I Can’t Say Goodbye a listen.

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Well, I hope enjoyed the music and get a chance to listen to full tracks on either my website my YouTube or Spotify channels. Thanks for listening and as always Without Music Life Has No Soul.


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R E Fort

Guitarist, keyboardist and songwriter. www.refort.co My motto: Without Music Life Has No Soul.

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