One Of My Favorites
(5 out of 5 stars)
"I'm proud to have been a part of this CD. I co-wrote "It Can't Be Forever" with George. George was a very close and dear friend of mine. When I record my solo CD I plan to do a remake of "It Can't Be Forever" in memory of my friend. We miss you."
Brilliant jazz artist
Beverly Praiswater | 03/26/2003
(5 out of 5 stars)
"George Howard is one of the most accomplished and underrated jazz artists of our time. This early cd from the 80's proved that he could outplay all of them with his brillian sax. This cd is the predecessor to "smooth jazz", yet this artist had a flair very early on. He could be funky at times, then play with grace and finesse at other times. Just give a listen to "Slow Walking" to experience something special. It doesn't get any funkier or complex than "The Raiders". While always utilizing the light touch, George Howard can dazzle you with his style. If you are lucky to obtain this George Howard cd, then you are very lucky indeed."
This is where "smooth" jazz comes from
Scott Woods | Columbus, Ohio United States | 01/14/2001
(4 out of 5 stars)
"If you're into smooth jazz, then George Howard is your man. He's one of the pioneers of the form, and this is one of his earliest, best records. It may sound a little dated now because of some of the instrumentation, but there's no hiding the pure fun and musicality of the songs or the musicans on this record. Howard never received the kinds of kudos that a lot of other musicians after him that copped his style did, but they never made records as strong as this one, either, so it all kind of balances out in the end. If you're looking for your first Howard record, start here or with "Personal". If you're just looking for some good cookout, early evening, after 6 party-without-dancing type of jazz, this is your record anyway. Long live the pioneer."