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Laura H. (MsBlase) from OAK LAWN, IL
Reviewed on 5/14/2009...
SWAP gave this album 2 stars but they are wrong. Listen to the album again guys. This is a wonderful album of remakes of great songs by Brian McKnight, Maxwell, Anita Baker, Mariah Carey, Janet Jackson, Kenny Lattimore, Stevie Wonder, Whitney Houston, Friends of Distinction and Marvin Gaye. A line-up like that should get 3 stars without knowing what the songs are. On this album Kirk Whalum took 10 great songs and paid homage to the music. This is one great album.
Outstanding CD - a must-own jazz disc
Dan | USA | 12/23/1999
(5 out of 5 stars)
"I really enjoy sax players like Dave Koz and Najee but this CD, it is truly head-and-shoulders above the rest. This CD is a classic - like some of the other reviewers here I listen to this CD as often as possible. It's that good!"
A Labor of Love
Daniel Rutkowski | Wernersville, PA USA | 02/18/2003
(4 out of 5 stars)
"The song that attracted me to this CD was "Ascension" and here I am still listening to it -- I bought it back in 1999.
This is one of the most beautiful albums in my collection. Forget the fact that many of my other CDs have been tossed aside in favor of this one (my listening time is limited as is that of most people). Forget the fact that I'm told all the songs on the album are "standards" or "covers" of other artists. I know this...this man can play some seriously smooth tenor sax!
For Kirk, I can imagine that part of the joy of doing this album was picking and choosing each tune and then executing them with a funkiness that must be heard and absorbed, not analyzed. Playing with Kirk are some absolutely fabulous musicians such as Gregg Karukas on keyboards and drums, Ricky Lawson on drums, Paul Jackson Jr on guitar, Peter White on Spanish Guitar and Alex Al on Fender bass. The product of all the musicians appearing on this CD makes for some memorable songs. From "Anytime" to "Goin in Circles", the reality for the listener will be songs that will never leave your consciousness."