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|Bob Baldwin||Primary Artist|
|Will Downing||Background Vocals|
|Gerald Albright||Alto Saxophone, Soloist|
|Tom Browne||Trumpet, Soloist|
|Marion Meadows||Soprano Saxophone, Soloist|
|Tom Brown||Trumpet, Soloist|
|Chuck Loeb||Guitar, Lead|
|Lil John Roberts||Drums|
|Fred Vigdor||Tenor Saxophone|
|Armstead Christian||Vocals, Background Vocals|
|Joey Sommerville||Trumpet, Flugelhorn, Muted Trumpet|
|Tonni Smith||Vocals, Soloist|
|Will Downing||Arranger, Composer|
|Armstead Christian||Arranger, Composer, Producer|
|Joey Sommerville||Arranger, Composer, Producer, Engineer|
From the minute you play the first track until the very end, Bob Baldwin has a way of keeping you wondering 'what's next". Starting with his more than soulful but still funky rendetion on "Never Can Say Goodbye" made famous by the Jackson 5, right down to the very last track he shows the world and many of the old and new so-called Jazz musicians how it should be done.
He uses every note, phrase, beat, and combines them with a more than old but new again style of "Funk, Fusion,Jazz" and never misses a single pause. Any one that want's to learn what the meaning of rythym is should take a moment and listen to some of the tracks on this CD.
Not only has he shown why the keyboard is such a veresitile instrument, but he also know the meaning of true back beat. His combining the drums as the main source and the bass guitar as the instrument it is, a true rythym instrument makes Bob Baldwin, a replacement for the conga and bongo drums. A pioneer in the true and complete way jazz was and should be played.
Once again , he and Dennis Johnson along with several other key players make this a true "dance your BOOTY" jazz tribute. This is one artist that everyine should hear again and again, if you can stop tapping your feet long enough to go to the next song.
I say again a new "KING" in the jazz has been born, yet he stays true to the roots of what jazz is all about. All Hail, Bob Baldwin.
Posted October 1, 2010
''Killing me softly with his song'' - that's what Roberta Flack said to Bob Baldwin back in 1989 when he got the ''Sony Innovators Awards''.Well , Flack is a living legend and you never doubt a legend.This album is the perfect example of what the format ''smooth jazz'' is all about!!!Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.