One Of My Favorite Grover LP's!
C. Freeman | San Leandro, CA United States | 08/24/2004
(5 out of 5 stars)
"First of all I have to explain that while the LP is relatively easy to find (check out www.gemm.com), the CD is EXTREMELY hard to find, so my review hear is of the LP, not the CD. I ordered the LP (from Gemm), and though I enjoyed the music, was ultimately disappointed in the sound quality after I copied it onto tape. The hissing and slight scratching definitely detracted from what otherwise would have been a wonderful experience.
This little known gem from Grover's earlier days shows a side of the master that is almost reflective and meditative, not that it sounds like new-age stuff because it doesn't. What makes this album so great is the use of strings and chorus. A glance at the back of the album reveals what looks like a full orchestra pared down. Because of this some of the tunes have an almost classical feel, combined with Grover's brilliant blues/jazz playing, makes this a most memorable album indeed.
The Billy Holliday classic 'Don't Explain' is by far my favorite piece on this album and is a prime example of the above comment. This cut alone is worth the price of the album/CD in my opinion."