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posted a review of Bob Baldwin - 5 months ago
As usual, Bob gives us something very pleasing to our musical palettes. Indeed, he has carved out a niche in this idiom he describes as 'new urban jazz'. It's an ultra_sophisticated fusion of jazz, laid back funk and urban adult that we've come to ... See full review
posted a review of Roy Ayers - Wake Up. 5 months ago
Very nice set. Roy is ably assisted by longtime associate bass player, William Allen. My personal favorites are Midnight After Dark, Suave, Sweet Talk, You've Got The Power and Mystic Vibrations
posted a review of Roy Ayers - Lots Of Love. 7 months ago
Lots Of Love was the solo release by Roy on his own imprint from the 1980s, Uno Melodic Records. This one is notable for the ongoing influence of Fela Anikulapo; notably on the track, Black Family. Also emerging as a significant contributor on his early ... See full review
posted a review of Patrice Rushen - Posh. 7 months ago
For me the most memorable tune from this album was the slow and thoughtful one, The Dream. It was receiving airplay as late as 1984 on smooth/fusion jazz radio; notably WNSB in Norfolk
posted a review of George Duke - Dream On. about 1 year ago
You was the lead single off this album. It received airplay on Urban adult contemporary, fusion jazz and HBCU radio
posted a comment on Lonnie Liston Smith - Silhouettes. about 1 year ago
Silhouettes was my introduction to Lonnie's output on Doctor Jazz. And oh what an intro! From start to finish it's like going on an enchanted journey. Just when you think you've reached the destination. Mr Smith says musically, come there's another place ... See full review
posted a review of Lonnie Liston Smith & The Cosmic Echoes* - Cosmic Funk. over 2 years ago
Mindblowin! This album will take you on a voyage. As always Lonnie seeks to take us 'out there'. And he does it oh so well!
posted a review of Patrice Rushen - Straight From The Heart. over 2 years ago
This was the tune and album that introduced me to Patrice Rushen. However, I first heard her on r&b radio rather than jazz. And one can be very sure that was her intention all along. It was still a very difficult time if you called yourself a 'jazz' ... See full review
posted a review of Patrice Rushen - Now. over 2 years ago
Unquestionably this was an album packaged for popular consumption. Yet the flagship tune, Feels So Real still sounds as fresh as the day I first heard it on WBLS in New York. No doubt back then, it also some serious club play as well. After all, that's ... See full review
posted a review of Najee - My Point Of View. over 3 years ago
Whether you belong to the lights out folks, the party crowd or like me the very introspective music lover, Najee puts out something to please us all. My Point Of View is no less stellar in those attributes. Cuts that achieved significant airplay on radio ... See full review
posted a comment on Roy Ayers & Wayne Henderson - Step In To Our Life. over 5 years ago
Step In To Our Life, the title tune, Lovers Should Always Be Together, No Deposit No Return and Swarte are the favorites from this album. :-)
posted a review of Roy Ayers - Wayne Henderson - Prime Time. over 5 years ago
This is the second of two joint ventures between the two funksters; the first title being Step Into Our Life (1978). Favorites off this album would be first up Weekend Lover. Thank You Thank You and Can You Dance come in for seconds.