More Than the Best

More Than the Best

by Count Basic
     
 

More Than the Best by the sensational Viennese groove machine Count Basic brings together the songs that made the group both a smooth jazz radio sensation and a groove jazz powerhouse. The band's smash hit singles "M.L. in the Sunshine," "Joy + Pain," and "On the Move" are among the songs included on this excellent collection of…  See more details below

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More Than the Best by the sensational Viennese groove machine Count Basic brings together the songs that made the group both a smooth jazz radio sensation and a groove jazz powerhouse. The band's smash hit singles "M.L. in the Sunshine," "Joy + Pain," and "On the Move" are among the songs included on this excellent collection of original compositions and incredible covers. Peter Legat wrote all of the compositions except two, offers five previously unavailable tracks, and plays an awesome guitar. Along with his glorious grooves, Legat literally talks to you through his wah-wah tones and swings with an uncontrived spontaneity throughout "Wes Who?" This huge radio hit follows the opener "4 Oceans," sung by the dynamic Kelli Sae in a voice so soulful and harmonic that the listener can't help but be pulled into the experience. Sae has a great vocal range and is an accomplished interpreter, delivering these lyrics with real power and sensitivity. She will floor you with her rendition of "License to Kill," turning in a dynamic performance of the James Bond theme song that is sure to draw major response. Legat's arrangement of this song releases a dynamic, sexy, tension between Sae's lead vocals and the impressionistic melodic patterns of the background vocals and synth sounds. These effects surge forth in Sae's relentless wail that fills the song with fresh soul and other delicacies. Count Basic -- which includes tenor saxophonist Martin Fuss, Willi Langer on bass, and Dirk Erchinger on drums -- is incredible on the five new songs, and More Than the Best is a solid reminder of Peter Legat's profound ability to apply a great variety of musical skills that continue to satisfy and pull Count Basic fans together around the world.

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Release Date:
02/27/2001
Label:
Instinct Records
UPC:
0720841055525
catalogNumber:
410555

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