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I admit it, it's great
D. A Wu | Chicago, IL United States | 01/26/2000
(4 out of 5 stars)
"In my younger years, I wouldn't allow any "smooth jazz" albums into my collection. As far as I could tell, the genre seemed overpopulated with untalented, uncharismatic instrumental doodlers - the people who couldn't make it as true jazz musicians. But several gems like this one came along to make me reconsider my categorical ostracization of this type of music. (Other 'smooth jazz' albums outstanding to me are the Crusaders' 'Healing the Wounds' and the Rippingtons' 'Welcome to the Saint James Club'). The catchy opening track, which caught my ear during a stressful drive home, motivated me to go buy this album. I was pleasantly surprised to find that the majority of the tracks withstand repeated listenings. The standout track for me is 'Jamacian Wind,' a contemplative, restful, soulful instrumental ballad. Earl Klugh plays his guitar with true zest and feeling. His melodic lines seem to speak like poetry. In the context of the lush arrangements, his playing seems effortless, as if his guitar is an extension of his body. When you listen to this record, you'll have no doubt you're listening to a gifted performer who richly deserves to make a living at what he's doing. This album is well worth the money. I really wanted to give it 4 1/2 stars."
Excellent smooth Jazz with a Brazilian Jazz twist !!!
Papetti | Mexico City | 01/31/2003
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Earl Klugh has always been recognized as a fantastic Jazz guitarist (following the school of Wes Montgomery & George Benson)and this album in particular is one of his best. Earl adds a super cool technique of Brazilian touch with compositions like: 1. "