Subject: I have found a CD that I think you would enjoy
This Time Around
Genres: Jazz, Pop, R&B
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A truly under-rated album
Steven Swain | Rocky Mount, VA USA | 09/11/2002
(5 out of 5 stars)
"This is likely the best Alex Bugnon album you've never heard of. Released in 1993, "This Time Around" is miles ahead of its conteporaries with its elegant production and excellent song choices. There are few missteps within an this othewise flawless album. Bugnon's cover of Dolly Parton's "I Will Always Love You" is well-intended, but overproduced. Ditto with the remix of the opening track, "Klook Mop," found at the end of the CD as a bonus track. The rap bridge on "Klook's" remix tries too hard to be hip, and thus fails miserably.There's plenty to love, however. "Sweet Sticky Thing" is more timeless than the original Ohio Players' version. "The Heart Song" is far less insipid than the title might suggest. Plus, the middle of the album holds some hidden, subtle gems in "Dasheen" and "The Way We Used To Be."Whether you're new to Alex Bugnon's music or an old fan, "This Time Around" is a good place to start."
Smooth and suave keyboarding from the best.
yygsgsdrassil | Crossroads America | 01/25/2000
(5 out of 5 stars)
"A lot of FM stations took to playing Alex's version of the Ohio Player's "Sweet Sticky Thing" which caught my ear some years back. I purchased this CD for his renditon of SST and it sat untouched in my CD rack for some weeks on end. (Sorry, Alex.) Also, it really had not connected that the great pianist I saw in jazz concerts 3 times(! ) here in Emerald City, Oz, was Doctor Bugnon until I played this CD and fell in love with the great "Puzzle Pieces" which really shows off his virtuosity...he is simply the best. And, needless to say, I learned, finally, what his listeners love about him..."