Annal: 2002 Grammy Award for Best Pop Instrumental Album

Results of the Grammy Award in the year 2002.

Album:Just Chillin'

Just Chillin'

Norman Brown

The opening track here is aptly titled “The Feeling I Get,” because there is a certain good vibe to Brown’s style and his melodies. Brown’s use of swinging horn sections and the way he pads his lines with reeds, blending in swirls of triplets with his Wes Montgomery/George Benson sound, can’t help but make real smooth-jazz lovers feel good and smile. The expert pen of the tasteful veteran arranger Jerry Hey on the opener (and the following title track) magnifies this unique sound. This album takes a left turn on the four vocal tracks. Chante Moore and Michael…

Album:Christmas Message

Christmas Message

Kirk Whalum

Album:Paradise (Kenny G)

Paradise

Kenny G

Album:The Power of Love

The Power of Love

John Tesh

Experience the Power of Love. John Tesh's new 2-CD set includes 26 of the most powerful love songs performed by a 60-piece orchestra and John on piano. This lush collection has your favorite pop love songs by such artists as Faith Hill, Sting, 'N Sync, Sarah Mclachlan, Seal, Avalon, Savage Garden, Backstreet Boys, and many more.

Album:Ride

Ride

Boney James

It’s no wonder Boney James is a winner of a Soul Train music award, and that his music is heard on urban radio almost as much as he’s heard on smooth-jazz radio. From his first album, and on up to Ride, his eighth, James always has had a degree of funky soul and light pop mixed in his sax playing, which is a smooth-jazz staple. But here the lines are drawn more clearly and distinctly. There’s no doubt that he’s staking a claim in the retro-soul R&B movement with several potential hits, including “Something Inside,” with its gospel-drenched Dave…

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