Subject: I have found a CD that I think you would enjoy
Genres: Jazz, Pop
Pianist Bob James and drummer Harvey Mason have gotten their bebop yearnings out of their systems through solo albums, and guitarist Larry Carton took care of his blues craving with an album of his own. Now, they reunite t... more »
Pianist Bob James and drummer Harvey Mason have gotten their bebop yearnings out of their systems through solo albums, and guitarist Larry Carton took care of his blues craving with an album of his own. Now, they reunite their smooth-jazz supergroup leaving bassist Nathan East with plenty to do. East dominates the first half of this album with vocal work on the first five tracks. While Carlton leads the Sting cover, "Fields of Gold," it is the opening riff, East's vocals on the bridge, and his signature bass runs at the end that make it attractive. East hip-hops the proceedings on his composition "Play Around It" and sings passionately enough on the title track to warrant kudos from his other employer, Eric Clapton. The other half of the record is a more adventurous group effort featuring longer lines and more intense soloing, particularly on James's "Avalabop" and Carlton's "Cool Train." --Mark Ruffin
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Leniewink | Cali | 08/16/2005
(5 out of 5 stars)
"I'm so glad I didn't read the reviews before I ordered this CD!
This is definitely not elevator music but music for the mature mind! It is super-satisfying and I am actually a new fan.
I bought this CD and it arrived on Saturday and I listened to it all weekend long! I even took Paul Taylor out of its #1 slot in my CD player! Four Play has a style all their own and it is this uniqueness with a taste of old 'skool jazz that's screams originality and Flava! This CD impressed me so much that today I ordered two of their older CD's. I also decided to purchase another copy of this CD for a couple I know that loves jazz. NO HOME SHOULD BE WITHOUT THIS ONE!
Definately a Journey Worth Taking!
Lisa Winkler | Connoquenessing, PA USA | 04/09/2006
(5 out of 5 stars)
"I never heard of Fourplay until I bought the DVD Audio titled FOURPLAY and I was blown away. It was perfect jazz - smooth and mellow without the pop and JOURNEY is the same way. Excellent mix of vocals and instrumentals and I especially like the title track "Journey". I'm going through cancer treatment (again) and for anyone who has been down that road, this song really states it all ... "When I look at the love that surrounds me ... I'm here on this journey, and I don't want to go it alone"."