Cindy Bradley: Promise

Kicking off my morning commute with some smooth-jazz vibes. No crime in that. In fact, Cindy Bradley’s Promise is the type of smooth-jazz album I don’t mind listening to. Whether playing a flugelhorn or a muted horn, Bradley has some of the Miles Davis qualities, such as clear, concise, and captivating. She breaks no sweat blowing with hip-hop beats (“For the Cool In You”), Latin grooves (“Cinco”), or slow soothing tempos (“Evening Zen”)—a promising album.