Rhythm Logic

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All Music Guide - Jonathan Widran
Before even listening to this newly formed foursome, I found myself excited with anticipation; two veteran sidemen who had stunning solo debuts on Noteworthy Records a few years back, keyboardist Brian Simpson and drummer Michael White, were back in the loop. Adding bassist "Smitty" Smith and guitarist Ron Smith could only make this a soulful, exciting jam, right? And calling the project Rhythm Logic promised a load of funk...no? Well, sorta but not really. Bloated expectations aside, this is a perfectly enjoyable smooth jazz disc, only more smooth and cool than anything overly exciting rhythmically. "Tuesday's Love" features a beautiful Simpson piano melody and a Smith...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Jonathan Widran
Before even listening to this newly formed foursome, I found myself excited with anticipation; two veteran sidemen who had stunning solo debuts on Noteworthy Records a few years back, keyboardist Brian Simpson and drummer Michael White, were back in the loop. Adding bassist "Smitty" Smith and guitarist Ron Smith could only make this a soulful, exciting jam, right? And calling the project Rhythm Logic promised a load of funk...no? Well, sorta but not really. Bloated expectations aside, this is a perfectly enjoyable smooth jazz disc, only more smooth and cool than anything overly exciting rhythmically. "Tuesday's Love" features a beautiful Simpson piano melody and a Smith electric guitar solo that becomes increasingly aggressive, but overall the tune is pretty standard middle of the road genre stuff. Ditto the laid back "Full Speed" and the breezy "A Portrait of Passion," which finds Smith playing sweetly on the acoustic--but still with no real jamming intentions. Cover songs are way too easy a maneuver in trying to gain airplay, but sometimes a unique arrangement can spin the familiar in a unique direction. Not so here with overly faithful readings of Donald Fagen's "IGY" including vocals and horns identical to the original and Earth, Wind & Fire's "Fantasy" likewise. This is the kind of disc that pretty much sums up the basics of smooth jazz without much adventure; everything is technically on target, and the melodies are hardly unengaging. But is it too much to ask musicians of this caliber to challenge us or live up to their clever group name?
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 9/29/2009
  • Label: Video Arts Music
  • EAN: 4988112418882
  • Catalog Number: 1419

Album Credits

Performance Credits
Rhythm Logic Primary Artist, Percussion, Vocals, Group
Dwayne Smith Bass
Phil Perry Vocals, Background Vocals
Liz Hogue Background Vocals
Maysa Vocals
Alex Brown Vocals, Background Vocals
Bridgette Bryant Vocals
Rahmlee Michael Davis Trumpet
Walt Fowler Trumpet
Munyungo Jackson Percussion, Background Vocals
Brian Kilgore Percussion
Brian Simpson Keyboards
Ron Smith Guitar
Michael White Drums
Albert Wing Tenor Saxophone
Freddie White Percussion
Steve Baxter Trombone
Bridgette Bryant-Fiddmont Vocals, Background Vocals
Charlotte Gibson Background Vocals
Ron Smith Guitar
Technical Credits
Ricky Schultz Executive Producer
Brian Simpson Engineer
Michael White Engineer
Michael White Engineer
Doug Haverty Art Direction
Hisao Ebine Executive Producer
Rhythm Logic Producer
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