Multi-instrumentalist and producer Konstantin Klashtorni is one of
the most popular musicians in the field of smooth jazz on CDBaby.
Browsing the list of top sellers you will certainly find most of
his albums there. He is known by his projects Kool&Klean, Chillaxing
Jazz Kollektion, Love Suggestions, eJazz Artistry and Smooth
Jazz. Now he has released two compilations packed with the
best pieces in his opinion: Best Of Chill Jazz I and II
The collection is for download only. This has the advantage that
you can pick the best raisins. This review will serve as a small guide. Blue Water (Chillaxing
Jazz Kollektion) greets to Paul Hardcastle with a musical twinkle.
Heaven must be in Konstantin's mind, when he composed Angel
(eJazz Artistry). In the land of rhythm and groove
Konstantin has found his own sound garden to care.
Beautiful Surprise is the last song of the album
Kool&Klean Vol. 4 with the same intoxicating and bouncy
melody as its predecessors. How Will I Know (eJazz
Artistry) comes with a relaxed swing full of warm rich tones.
Guessing Game (Kool&Klean)
is a game in which much of the playing consists of guessing
or a situation involving uncertainty over another's actions or the
outcome of something. Evolution is for example the guessing game
of life. The tune however is a well-thought-out arrangement.
Dreamcatcher (Chillaxing Jazz Kollektion)
allures with ambient synth sound enriched with a great variety of
other instruments. Humble and Kind (Smooth Jazz III)
shines with fine sax and flute textures. A gorgeous melody digs
into your ear canals. Titles like Butterfly Kisses (Chillaxing
Jazz Kollektion) reveal Konstantin's vivid imagination, which
internalizes the sound world of his instruments.
When cupid hits with his arrow, man looks at a woman and is
flashed by her attractive appearance. This magic moment is
captured by the mellow instrumental ballade I Look To You
(Kool&Klean). The Key Of Sea (Chillaxing
Jazz Kollektion) opens the world to the great ocean filled
with wonderful melodies.
Dream Weaver (Kool&Klean) revels in acoustic
wellbeing of fine sounds. Klashtorni opens the album Groove
Jazz N Chill #3 with Have Your Way, a reverie with
crystal clear sounds and acoustic guitar in the lead. The magic
isn't born by chance. Musical gems like My Favorite Things (Chillaxing
Jazz Kollektion) are the result of hard composing work.
The Way You Look Tonight (Kool&Klean) ties
together a myriad of sounds of Konstantin's UA library. Nice
and Easy (Smooth Jazz II) continues this mellow and
saxy loveliness which is accompanied with fine percussion
elements. Kiss The Rain (Kool&Klean) shines with
a solid acoustic guitar sound wrapped by waves of synth.
Imagine a place on the beach with the ocean always in front of
your eyes. On Ocean Eyes (Kool&Klean)
onomatopoeic syllables are replacing the waves of ocean.
Melancholy waves over The Fall from the same album,
soprano sax meets synth sounds.
There are still supposed to be newcomers who are not yet familiar
with Konstantin Klashtorni's music. For them and those who are
still undecided, Best Of Chill Jazz I and II
offer a fantastic overview of the ingenious oeuvre of this smooth
Buy the album in all stores
Title: Best Of Chill Jazz II
Artist: Konstantin Klashtorni
Genre: Smooth Jazz
1. Blue Water (Chillaxing Jazz Kollektion) 4:00
2. Angel (eJazz
3. Beautiful Surprise (Kool&Klean) 4:25
4. How Will I Know (eJazz Artistry) 4:24
5. Guessing Game (Kool&Klean)
6. Dreamcatcher (Chillaxing Jazz Kollektion) 5:20
7. Humble and Kind (Konstantin Klashtorni) 4:07
Kisses (Chillaxing Jazz Kollektion) 5:10
9. I Look to You (Kool&Klean)
10. Key of Sea (Chillaxing Jazz Kollektion) 5:18
11. Dream Weaver (Kool&Klean) 4:56
12. Have Your Way
(Chillaxing Jazz Kollektion) 5:17
13. My Favorite Things
(Chillaxing Jazz Kollektion) 4:45
14. The Way You Look
Tonight (Kool&Klean) 5:06
15. Nice and Easy (Konstantin
16. Kiss the Rain (Kool&Klean) 4:52
Sentimental Things (Chillaxing Jazz Kollektion) 5:15
Ocean Eyes (Kool&Klean) 4:13
19. The Fall (Kool&Klean) 4:39