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Genres: Jazz, Pop, Rock
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Norman B. (NormanZZR) from SACRAMENTO, CA
Reviewed on 9/3/2009...
I attended a jazz vocal workshop given by him at UC Berkeley where he mentioned that this, (his first album), would soon be released, and I bought it immediately after it came out. He can do amazing things with his voice, and it is obvious on this album. However, it is not for the average radio music listener, but for those interested in vocal jazz and the use of the voice as an instrument in itself. His album "The Voice" shows it even better, but this album was a great preview of what he was experimenting with at the time, and is still fun to listen to after all these years. Of course, seeing him live and improvising in the moment, is much better than any recording, and is recommended to all jazz vocal enthusiasts.
A pleasant debut
David J. Loftus | Portland, OR USA | 01/22/2000
(3 out of 5 stars)
"This was McFerrin's debut album as a jazz vocalist. As such, there are hints of the greatness to come, but nothing truly outstanding here.There's a fine duet with Phoebe Snow on the pop classic "You've Really Got A Hold On Me," decent covers of Orleans' "Dance With Me" and Van Morrison's "Moondance," and the highly Jarreau-like "Jubilee."Some of the characteristic McFerrin goofiness is in evidence in the silly cuts "All Feets Can Dance" and "Chicken," and the soaring beauty of which he is capable in "Sightless Bird." But this is not an essential album -- more a not-too-challenging introduction for the newcomer and a necessity for McFerrin completists."
Who Is This Cat?
Ms. 90 | Maryland | 12/26/2006
(5 out of 5 stars)
"This was my first McFerrin exposure and my first McFerrin purchase. When I first heard this it literally blew me away. His version of "Moondance" is one of my all-time favorites. "Sightless Bird" "Feline" "Peace" and "Jubilee" are top-notch. Who is this dude and what is that weird scat-like stuff he's doing (Chicken)? This is a really great CD and McFerrin can really sing. It's a wonderful change of pace."