Subject: I have found a CD that I think you would enjoy
As Good As It Gets
John May | Montgomery, Il. USA | 02/14/2006
(5 out of 5 stars)
"If there were 10-stars available, thats how many I'd give this album. Or maybe...11. Yea thats it!
The fact that is was recorded LIVE with as many classic and pro musicians (Vinnie Colaiuta, Larry Carlton to name a few) just makes it all the better.
As a keyboard player, I'm envious of the absolute euphoria they must have had while performing this album (except for the once "off-beat" tamboureen in the 1st track) oops, ...but who cares.
This album was way ahead of it's time, and should have been nominated for a grammy. Then again it't almost too good for that, although I'm sure Bill Meyers would contest that.
If you like instrumental music taking you through a journey based on a solid rhymic foundation (curtesy Vinnie Colaiuta with POP!), VERY clean guitar (Larry Carlton) & tastefully applied and refreshingly programmed synthesizers all woven through a sometimes flirting classical/fusion theme complete with real-live tastefully placed voilins, flutes, brass and dynamic percussion this album should not be missed.
It simply has it all; airy...yet still has PUNCH & even sometimes growl.
What a creative landscape!
I have the original LP in "good" condition considering it is now 20-years old & I played it a LOT in the '80's.
As for the CD, I wish it were in print, since the LP was so beautifully produced.
If you can find it, GRAB IT & don't let go!"