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Urban Knights
Urban Knights
Urban Knights
Genres: Jazz, Pop
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All Artists: Urban Knights
Title: Urban Knights
Members Wishing: 0
Total Copies: 3
Label: Grp Records
Release Date: 5/23/1995
Genres: Jazz, Pop
Style: Smooth Jazz
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1
UPCs: 011105981521, 011105981545, 0724358048858, 724358048858

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Marcus Miles | Newark, New Jersey | 12/08/1998
(5 out of 5 stars)

"A friend of mine told me about this group with Ramsey Lewis, Grover Washington Jr., Omar Hakim, with Maurice White producing the album. I ran to the store and purchased Urban Knights immediately. I was not dissapointed. From the first record to the last, the album is great. What makes a great album? Chemistry! These musician never crowd each other. Omar Hakim is the greatest drummer on earth, hands down. Grover is so smooth he almost took over the album. This album is balanced with Grover like grooves and mellow Ramsey Lewis tunes. I love this album, it will only go up in value in the future."
Inaugural CD of A Meeting of Masters....
yygsgsdrassil | Crossroads America | 04/09/2001
(5 out of 5 stars)

"....what can I say? This is 90s type smooth-jazz done by legends Ramsey Lewis, Grover Washington, Omar Hakim. Maurice White gets production credit to a team that probably did not require "producing" per se, but, why not make it a more legendary team with him on board, I ask ya? In fact, it is his tunes on this that I prefer--"Wanna Be With You" with vocals by the great Emotions and "The Rose" which sounds like could have been one of the tunes that the mega-group he was head of was gonna do--with those vocal "ba-ba-ba-de-yays" and all. All three Urban Knight CDs are good, but this is, in my humble opinion, the best. Get it, now...."
An Overlooked Super Group!!!!
Mr. Music Critic | Georgia | 04/14/2006
(4 out of 5 stars)

"This CD by the Urban Knights released in 1995 is one of my favorites by them. The line-up features Ramsey Lewis, Grover Washington, Jr., Omar Hakim, and Victor Bailey. It's jazzy, bluesy, and more. The opening track On The Radio is a nice song, but the CD gets better than this. Wanna Be With You features some vocals by The Emotions, and some fine sax playing by GWJR. Chill is a funky, acid-jazz style song. Although, I don't personally care for this type of music. It is well-done. Hearts Of Longing is one of my favorite songs on this CD. It's just plain, mellow, smooth jazz. Friendship is a lively song featuring some great keyboards and horn playing. I absolutely love this song!!! Miracle is a beautiful song with some nice vocals. The Rose is another smooth jazz style song with some nice sax playing by GWJR and some scat-style vocals. Urban Samba...well, the title to this one tells it all. Forever More features Mike Logan on vocals. What a beautiful song!!! The final track is Senega it is a Latin-style song that is kind of reminds me of Spyro Gyra. Urban Knights are clearly and overlooked super group!!! If you don't have any of there music here is the place to start! Enjoy!!!!"