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Beyond Words
Bobby Mcferrin
Beyond Words
Genres: Jazz, Pop
 
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McFerrin's, Beyond Words, is his 12th full-length release and his first on Blue Note Records since 1992's Grammy Award-winning album Play. Like that earlier record, Beyond Words reunites McFerrin with pianist Chick Corea, ...  more »

     
   
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All Artists: Bobby Mcferrin
Title: Beyond Words
Members Wishing: 0
Total Copies: 1
Label: Blue Note Records
Release Date: 3/12/2002
Genres: Jazz, Pop
Styles: Vocal Jazz, Vocal Pop
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1
UPCs: 724353420123, 0724353420154, 724353420154

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McFerrin's, Beyond Words, is his 12th full-length release and his first on Blue Note Records since 1992's Grammy Award-winning album Play. Like that earlier record, Beyond Words reunites McFerrin with pianist Chick Corea, and is full of the quicksilver, improvisatory flights of musical fancy that have characterized McFerrin's extraordinary career. Bobby McFerrin: Vocals, Keyboards
Chick Corea: Piano & Keyboards, Gil Goldstein: Accordian & Fender Rhodes, Keith Underwood: Flutes, Taylor: McFerrin: Beatbox, Richard Bona: Bass, Cyro Baptista: Percussion, Omar Hakim: Drums

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Bobby keeps evolving
David A. Beamer | Clawson, MI United States | 07/25/2002
(4 out of 5 stars)

"This recording is kind of a cross between McFerrin's "Play" and his "Circlesongs". Like "Play", it is evident that he is taking his jazz seriously, but it has something of the minimalist approach of "Circlesongs". Those expecting the sunny "Don't Worry..." McFerrin will probably be disappointed. While the music is not calm or inert, it is understated. The work here is subtle. He doesn't try to overpower you with his immense creativity. As the title suggests, there are no words in his singing -- something he has been exploring in most of his recent recordings. And in a bit of a departure, this CD is not just about him; he lets the other musicians take the spotlight.Bobby is evolving -- into a more complete musician. That's not to say his earlier works are lessened in any way; it's a realization that Bobby can dovetail his ideas with others. All in all, an interesting recording with much to recommend it."
Caught me by surprise
Bassplayer | Windowless room with no portable electronic device | 03/11/2003
(5 out of 5 stars)

"I've been a rock fan most of my life, but since I've been playing bass I've been listening to a lot more jazz. I bought this disc because Jazz Times gave it a good review. It's a great jazz album, but I was totally caught off guard by how much I enjoyed the world music aspects of the disc. Bobby's silky smooth lyrics just grabbed me, and the disc is now a permanent resident in my cd-changer."
Beyond Words
The MU51C Analyst | Maine, USA | 09/10/2005
(4 out of 5 stars)

"Beyond Words, is a well created and good-sounding CD. The vocals are not words, which I did not know when I bought the CD. Nonetheless, the CD is like nothing I have ever heard and has a lot of soul. It took me a little while to get into, as some CDs do, but it was definitely a good buy. Addressing the song selection, well, after about a good half hour you get sick of them, they get rather repetitious. Bobby McFerrin undoubtedly is a skilled musician, his vocal range is extraodinary and his jazz singing, (check out him with Chick Corea) is well unbelievably amazingly spectacular. Back to the CD, some of the songs sound very similar to the Circlesong CD, if you like that, you'll like this too. A tip I have for you considering this CD is listen to the sampler tracks and see if you like it before getting this CD."