Flora & Friends...
A. Davis | Greenville, SC | 07/02/2002
(4 out of 5 stars)
"This Fusion gem puts one of the most underated vocalist together with a few 70's fusion heavyweights and out comes a very enjoyable recording. George Duke, Alphonso Johnson, Airto and friends put out some of the hippest fusion in the 70' & 80's. Flora uses their musical abilities to the max on "That's What She Said." Using a variety of wordless vocal technics layered over electric keyboards and driving rhythms, these songs capture the fun and freedom that fusion later lost as it grew more commercial. Flora's entire catalog is ripe with music like this. If this grabs your taste-buds, also check out "Open Your Eyes, You Can Fly", "Encounter", and "Stories To Tell." Maybe we will all get luckly and Warner Brothers will release "Nothing Will Be As It Was" and "Everyday, Everynight". Also, Chick Corea's "Return To Forever" and "Light As A Feather" started the whole fusion-Jazz-worldbeat vibe. Enjoy!"
70s Jazz Fusion at its finest!
F. Lewis | DownEastNC | 12/07/2001
(5 out of 5 stars)
"This George Duke produced gem was part of a defining era for me in the late 70s. One of Flora's best works of the period, that mixes well with George Duke's "Reach For It", "Follow The Rainbow"; Chick Corea's "Friends"; and a host of other funk filled Jazz Fusioneers! This is a great addition to my remastered CD collection of this, "...the best of times" (wink), era of my experience."