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Professional Dreamer
David Benoit
Professional Dreamer
Genres: Jazz, Pop, R&B
 
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Rick Braun acted as producer for six of the tunes on Professional Dreamer, and it adds a funkier dimension to Benoit's rich keyboards and lyrical piano solos. Funky is a direction that Benoit is clearly ready for. You hear...  more »

     
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All Artists: David Benoit
Title: Professional Dreamer
Members Wishing: 1
Total Copies: 0
Label: Grp Records
Original Release Date: 6/1/1999
Release Date: 6/1/1999
Genres: Jazz, Pop, R&B
Styles: Smooth Jazz, Funk
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1
UPCs: 011105994224, 0011105994224

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Rick Braun acted as producer for six of the tunes on Professional Dreamer, and it adds a funkier dimension to Benoit's rich keyboards and lyrical piano solos. Funky is a direction that Benoit is clearly ready for. You hear it especially on "ReJoyce," a celebration of the groove with Benoit using a Hammond B-3 organ for some deep soul. "Miles After Dark" also stands out, with Braun adding some tasty muted trumpet to the midnight mood. Benoit's style is still in evidence, though, especially on the slow tunes and the characteristic classical touches and Latin beats. "Dad's Room" is a beautiful ballad, with rays of light breaking into the slightly somber mood. It shows just what a master of shading Benoit is. --Adam Rains

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Heard it a hundred times, haven't heard it enough
nightfly27 | Temple, PA | 01/04/2000
(5 out of 5 stars)

"I caught Benoit in concert with Dave Koz and he played ReJoyce. After picking my jaw up from the floor, I went out the next day and bought the record. It's been in my CD changer and it ain't moving out anytime soon. Benoit has added a new dimension to his music, a funky side that wasn't there before. Obviously, teaming with Rick Braun allowed David to grow as an artist. This is an excellent buy for anyone seeking some jazz that is light and funky at the same time. I'd give it 6 stars, but five is the best I can do."
Best So Far
Steve Aylor | Oklahoma City, OK USA | 08/13/2000
(5 out of 5 stars)

"I have at least 7 previous CDs by David Benoit, all of them are great, but this one is the best so far. The funkier rythms are a great addition to the usual David Benoit style. I can't wait to see what he comes up with next. This would be a great addition to anyones Jazz library."
David Benoit is Back!
Chuck S. | New Jersey | 10/01/2000
(5 out of 5 stars)

"After a couple of releases that were just O.K. David Benoit may have just released his best collection of songs. The funk is here with songs like "Why, Not", the gorgeous ballad is here in "Golden Gate", and another one of my favotites is "Thinking Bout the Cove". I love that Fender Rhodes solo at the end of the song. Only thing is, is fades out too fast and the song itself could be longer. 7 of the 10 songs are upbeat. Rick Braun co-wrote half of the tracks, and as you probably know by this time, you can hear his trumpet on "Miles After Dark". Truly one of the finest jazz records of 1999."