Mark Stanley presents Soundtraxx

Soundtraxx hosted by Mark Stanley who takes you on a unique musical journey. A diverse mix of Contemporary Jazz from established artists, as well as the best of new and upcoming talent from the world scene. Starting with a bedrock of Smooth Jazz and adding the ideal mix of Jazz ingredients, including R&B, Chill, House, and Soul…

When Sunday
Start Time 20.00
Finish 22.00

It’s SoundTraxx, the Perfect Blend of All Things Jazz

Soundtraxx – Mark Stanley on Phuket FM Radio Hour 1.

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Playlist Hour 1

Theme: Smooth Sailing (feat. Rodney Franklin)/NorthSound/Ocean Odyssey

Send Me Away (The Chillhouse Mix)/Pascal Dubois/Beach Grroves Maretimo, Volume 2

Sailing At Night/Dave Grusin & Don Grusin/Sticks and Stones

Autumn Day/Peter White/Perfect Moment

One For My Baby/Richard Shelton/An Englishman In Love In L.A.

Minor Contemplation/Blue Latitude/El Encanto

Walt’s Waltz/Brent Laidler/Wouldn’t Be Here Without You

Palm Fiction/Weathertunes/Modern Bridges

Over Like The Roses/Richard Shelton/An Englishman In Love In L.A.

Fluid/Lin Rountree/Fluid

Moonrise/2 Good To Go/Midnight Groove That Girl/Blair Bryant/Red Tiger 

Soundtraxx – Mark Stanley on Phuket FM Radio Hour 2.

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Playlist Hour 2

Theme: Endless Blue (feat. Rodney Franklin)/NorthSound/Ocean Odyssey

Theme: Endless Blue (feat. Rodney Franklin)/NorthSound/Ocean Odyssey

After The Rain/Velvet Dreamer/Love Puzzles

One Wish (Trio Version)/Hiroshima/Departure

Slip Away/Pat Metheny Group/Letter From Home

Young At Heart/Richard Shelton/An Englishman In Love In L.A.

Wishing You Were Here/Bob Baldwin/Reflections Of Love                                       

Constelacao (Quant Remix)/Jazzinho/Jazzinho

In My Dreams/Steve Laury/Passion

An Englishman In Love In L.A./Richard Shelton/An Englishman In Love In L.A.

Night Train Departure/Marc Hartman/Walk The Ocean

Heaven/Andre Cavor/Road Trip

Bourgie Bourgie/Ashford & Simpson/Ashford & Simpson – The Warner Brothers Years

The Brecker Brothers on Soundtraxx
How it started.

Having grown up around New Orleans, one of the premier cities for Jazz, Mark’s parents introduced him to many of the Jazz legends, including Glenn Miller, Benny Goodman, Frank Sinatra and Peggy Lee, not to mention his own early jazz faves Wes Montgomery, Charlie Byrd and Floyd Cramer.

Entering his more “mature years” as a teenager, it was Booker T, The Temptations, Barry White, The Supremes, Tower of Power, and Stevie Wonder. As a band leader, Mark and the guys knew that no self-respecting 60’s rock band’s repertoire was complete without a cut or two from Gabor Szabo and Isaac Hayes, mixed in with the Beatles and Hendrix.

Early in Mark’s radio career, someone decided that Mark had “too much personality” for news, so he was promptly banished to the music side of radio. Shortly thereafter, Mark was almost fired for “smuggling” the music of Ronnie Laws, Donald Byrd, the Brecker Brothers, the Crusaders, Larry Carlton, and Hubert Laws into the playlist. What gives? “Low Profile, High Energy Rock,” without Jazz? No way that could be right. But somehow he kept his job, perhaps because the ratings improved. Go figure.

Ronnie Laws on Soundtraxx
Ronnie Laws

Mark Stanley

It wasn’t long before Mark was off to advertising and television, producing and directing live TV… not much Jazz there, but a lot of fun, plus a stint as network announcer for a major U.S. cable network. To this point, after working in Smooth Jazz radio in its infancy, Mark has continued providing services in radio/TV consulting and projects as a voice-over artist. Read more about Mark Stanley HERE

The passion for “all things Jazz,” combined with over 10 years observing the decline and disappearance of the Smooth Jazz format on terrestrial radio, has been the inspiration to start an all-new radio show doing Jazz the right way and making it available everywhere.

The result is SoundTraxx with Mark Stanley, and you’re invited to join us every Sunday evening from 8pm. Soundtraxx is available throughout Phuket on 91.5 and 102.5 FM, online and now available On-Demand

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