" My Money Maker "
eggroll473 | North Las Vegas, Nevada USA | 06/16/2000
(4 out of 5 stars)
"When I was in my late teens I was in business with my Father in Colorado Springs, Colorado. A Stereo business. I used this CD to demonstrate my equipment and all that heard this recording (a cassette) asked me where to get it. Eventually a customer shop lifted it from me and that was the last I saw of it until I run across it on CD. Released in 1986 and is a striking example of Contemporary Jazz that doesn't have that same old sound that plauges most Contemporary Jazz bands. For it's time it had great bass response and would blow my customers away. After all it was so well liked it was stolen! How many reveiws can claim that! Klaus Doldinger's 1999 solo effort called "Doldinger Back In New York" has a great jazzed up version of the song "Here Today" renamed "Here to Be" It brought back so many fond memories of all the great people I had met in my time in Business."
Above Average "Smooth Jazz"
Oliver Towne | Riverside, CA United States | 04/03/2002
(3 out of 5 stars)
"Here Doldinger is doing that 1980s jazz thing. Fortunately, he's too talented and tasteful to put out anything totally bland, and indeed several of the cuts are quite satisfying. The one vocal piece, "It's Magic," verges on insipid, however, and overall there is a restraint to the soloing and sound textures. (I don't know why masters of instrumental jazz are often tempted to cross over into vocal territory. With the exception of George Benson, does this ever sell more records?)I like "Heavy Nights," but nowhere near as much as the group's 1970s stuff or 1996's "Passport To Paradise." If you listen to artists like the Yellowjackets, Spyro Gyra, Grover Washington Jr., Lee Ritenour, etc., then this album will probably be a welcome addition to your library."