Subject: I have found a CD that I think you would enjoy
Out of stock? Too bad
Edward D. Turner | United States | 01/18/2000
(5 out of 5 stars)
"This is Norman's best work and that's saying a lot considering all the stars he has worked with. If this cd ever becomes available...get it!"
Deinara | Hamilton, Ohio USA | 08/14/2005
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Whenever I listen to a Norman Connors album (particularly his earlier creations) the music is so powerful that it takes you beyond your surroundings, and you feel as if you are in a concert hall or an intimate jazz club watching a live performance. When it comes to arranging and producing comtemporary jazz music, musicians, and artists, Mr. Connors is indeed masterful.
On this album he worked with some of the best and brightest musicians of the day___Lee Ritenour, David T. Walker (T-bone), Wah Wah Watson, Pharoah Sanders, Jean Carn, and other wonderful vocal performers. The opening number, "Stella" is a beautiful,funky, jazzy blend of vocals, percussion, and a standout performance by Lee Ritenour on guitar. I fell in love the instant I heard it, and remember thinking that I has not heard anything like it before. The vocals are the canvas on which the instrumental/musical picture is painted. The song "Burrerfly" is a beautiful, smooth, jazzy, blend of vocals and instruments, with the piano and other instruments serving as the canvas on which the vocals picture is painted. That structural nuance is the only thing the songs have in common, as they are very different from each other, each wonderful in their own way.
My very favorite songs on the album are those that feature the very talented Ms. Eleanor Mills on vocals___"This is Your Life" and a remake of "You Make Me Feel Brand New". I am at a loss for words as to how to describe them, as her vocals on these songs just give you chills and make you feel so emotionally connected to the music. She solos on "Wouldn't You Like to See', but these two are the most outstanding. The featured sax performance by Pharoah Sanders on "The Creator Has a Master Plan" is another musical gem.
On many of his albums Mr. Connors manages to include a musical or vocal number featuring himself ("Captain Connors" on this album). When you hear it, your first thought is that Mr. Connors' talents clearly lie with producing, and arranging other artists and musicians. The album as a whole is so wonderful however that you forgive him.
If you like real music created by real musicians, and like your jazz created on a comtemporary palette with a splash of R&B, and an occasional twist of funk, you will absolutely love this album."
Great CD Yes Great Price NO
Bettye Miller | Jacksonville, FL USA | 03/24/2008
(1 out of 5 stars)
"This is a truly great CD by Norman Connors, it includes not only great song but this Album also launched a few singers who went on to do make some hits as single artists. To ask the price that is being quoted for this or any other CD and expect someone to pay, must be a decision made by someone who feels that they are dealing with fools.
If you are an intelligent person who feels that you can get the same CD, and still have money to perhaps buy an extra seven or eight other CDs, then check around. This is not a bargain, no matter how great the songs and the album is.