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

Boogie Down/Von Stupart/Boogie Down                                                                                              

One Day In St. Tropez/Michael Franks/Time Together                                                                   

Feeling Good/Steve Oliver/Steve Oliver – Best Of So Far                                                               

Warm Summer Nights (feat.Tim Gelo//Lounge Du Soleil, Volume 23                                          

Something About You/Brian Simpson/Something About You                                                      

I See It In Your Eyes/Patrick Lamb/I See It In Your Eyes                                                                  

Soul To Soul/Carmen Lundy/Soul To Soul                                                                                        

Rio (Take Me On Mix) feat. Vladi Strecker/DJ Maretimo/Beach Grooves Maretimo, Volume 4   

Claire’s Lullaby/Scott Wilkie/Home Again: The Solo Piano Sessions                                              

Gloria Ann/Steve Laury/Vineland Dreams                                                                                         Unmasked/Darryl Beebe/Unmasked

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

Ghost Of Aviation/Michael e/Candy Shop Lounge, Volume 2                                                           

More Than Ever/Moonchild/Please Rewind                                                                                   

Ocean Breeze/Norman Brown/Heart To Heart                                                                                           

Ear Candy/Pieces Of A Dream/Fired Up                                                                                            

Bar Ingles (Roc Hunter Remix)/Marcos Valle/Brazilian Love Affair                                                  

Santa Anas/Mike Murray/Skyline                                                                                                                     

Maybe You’ll Be There/Diana Krall/The Look Of Love                                                                       

Amore/Julian Vaughn/Chapters Of Love                                                                                              

1 West 67th/Ian Charleton Big Band/A Fresh Perspective                                                                

Moonrise/2 Good To Go/Midnight Groove                                                                                          Night Moods/Monodeluxe/After The Sun

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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