Subject: I have found a CD that I think you would enjoy
|Robert Greenidge, Michael Utley|
Genres: New Age, Pop, Rock
Trinidad steel drummer Robert Greenidge (who has worked with everyone from John Lennon to Taj Mahal) and Arkansas keyboardist Michael Utley (who's worked with everyone from Aretha Franklin to John Prine) are both members o... more »
Trinidad steel drummer Robert Greenidge (who has worked with everyone from John Lennon to Taj Mahal) and Arkansas keyboardist Michael Utley (who's worked with everyone from Aretha Franklin to John Prine) are both members of Buffett's Coral Reefer Band, and Club Trini is their fourth album as a duo, though their first in eight years. Joined by fellow Coral Reefers, Greenidge and Utley serves up eight breezy Caribbean instrumentals and one vocal number, "Love Is Made of This," sung by Nadirah Shakoor, formerly of Arrested Development and now with the Coral Reefer Band. All the music is bouncy, tuneful, and well played, but it's so simple and easygoing that it inevitably becomes background music rather than foreground music. --Geoffrey Himes
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Like a cool tropical breeze
Beau Yarbrough | Hesperia, CA | 04/19/2001
(4 out of 5 stars)
"I came to this album as a Jimmy Buffett fan -- Club Trini is made up of current and former members of his Coral Reefer band -- and found something both similar and distinctly different than what I was expecting.This album is almost entirely instrumental -- there are a few vocals on some of the tracks, but never enough to take the focus away from the music -- and it's a fusion of the music Buffett's fans might be familiar with, along with more "pure" Caribbean music and jazz. It's an effective blend, extremely pleasant and refreshing. I've used it as background music at parties and at work numerous times.It's also nice to see the Club Trini guys get a chance to get the spotlight. For better or worse, at Buffett concerts, the focus is on Jimmy or the show the audience puts on.A nice album and one that Buffett fans looking for something that's not quite as party-party-party as some of his albums are would do well to pick up."
Great recording quality
Lad Chee | Ypsilanti, MI | 01/10/2001
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Anyone looking to for a good upbeat steel drum album will appreciate this. All instrumental except for track 3...I believe that's Nadira Shakoor on that one. Those with some investment in their audio equipment will enjoy the quality of this recording. (Hi-fi shops should use this to demo)If you've decided that some steel drum instrumental music would make a nice addition to your music collection, you can't go wrong with this Club Trini CD.BTW - anyone else out there have a kid who doesn't like Buffett yet? My daughter is 1-1/2, and she actually likes this CD..."
A bit of Caribean Sunshine...
Lad Chee | 09/15/1998
(4 out of 5 stars)
"The first time I played this CD I knew it would reside in my CD player for the next several days. The only reason I give it 4 stars instead of 5 is that I would have liked one or two more tracks featuring the vocals of Nadirah Shakoor who does a wonderful job on the third track 'Love Is Made Of This'. This CD is a good introduction to the steel drum magic of perhaps the world's premiere steel drummer Robert Greenidge. Parrotheads will hear Mr. Utley's contributions on keyboards as well. Upbeat and lively you can't go wrong popping this CD in the player on the way home from work or when you just feel like dancing around the house. Who cares what the neighbor's think. Overall a very pleasant listening experience."