"Wow! I am a fan of Dave Koz, and have 4 of his albums. He is one of my favorite musicians because he writes or co-writes most of his material and his music is filled with emotion (mostly joy) and wonder. This cd, however, seems mechanical as if Dave was just "fulfilling" his recording contract. For example, all of the songs in the "Act I" have no discernable melody and sound like Dave is just playing random notes on the sax while canned "muzac" plays in the background. Most of the cd is sterile, unimaginative, and devoid of emotion, and sounds way too polished--as if the band phoned in their performances from distant locations. Buy "The Dance" or "Off The Beaten Path", or either of his excellent holiday cds instead and experience the magic that is Dave."
HOOKED ON SAXOPHONICS!
Justin | Bay Area, CA | 11/01/2003
(5 out of 5 stars)
"I've had this cd in my car since the first day it was released, and it hasn't left my cd player since I bought it. I am hooked on Saxophonics! What I love about this cd is that each song has its own unique melody...there are no song covers in this cd...they're all original. That's special in my book! "Sound of the Underground" has a very retro, yet techno sound...I think that's very avant-garde thinking of Dave Koz and Chris Botti. The vocals to "Definition of Beautiful" was sang beautifully by Javier (a new artist I've never heard before until now). I could go on and on to say nice things about each of the songs. This cd is something you have to listen over and over again. Every time you listen to it...you hear something different that you didn't catch the first time. Each song is a new discovery! They're all well written and performed by the artists like Jeff Lorber, Chris Botti, Marc Antoine, Javier, Brian McKnight, Bobby Caldwell, et al. Check it out...you won't regret it! :)"
Saxaphonic Is Fantastic!
Cheryl L. Accurso | Ridgecrest, CA USA | 10/17/2003
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Just when you think Dave can't get any better he does!! I loved The Dance, but Saxaphonic is just so much better. Dave starts weaving a magic spell with Love Changes Everything and keeps on going with Undeniable and Definition of Beautiful. The other songs are also lovely with a lot of variety and great jazz. I truly think he put his heart and soul into this album and you won't be sorry for buying it.If you're already a fan of Dave's you'll love this CD. If you're not yet a Koz fan, welcome to the wonderful world of Koz."
Not what I would have expected .....
justin nicolas | 09/30/2006
(3 out of 5 stars)
"All of dave koz previous cd's where great but when i heard this one it seems like most of the music is random sax playing just so he could fill up the cd " Honey Dipped" " All I see is you" and " One last Thing " are the songs that make the cd sell,the rest is just there so there could be more than 3 songs"