"Get To The Point" is an ear catching melody with solid funk inflections. MacNeal's solid drumming lays the foundation for the rest of the trio to stretch out. Mennonna's use of horns, guitar, as well as his Joe Sample like style of keyboard create a pastiche of musical delight.
A beautiful ballad, "The High Seas" offers up a delightful blend of silky sax and hypnotic rhythms. Flowing ever so gently, the trio engages in an exotic musical trip.
When it comes to pure funk, "Rumblin' Bumblin' Stumblin'" delivers. Shades of Tower of Power are evident throughout. Mennonna's short staccato like approach keeps the groove alive. A tightly woven melody along with fine musicianship make this an unforgettable delight.
"Magic Potion" is another ballad featuring Mennonna's poignant sax. The trio's sensitivity and control are evident throughout.
With a welcome organ intro, "Nothing You Can Do" is a vocal vehicle highlighting the contemporary rhythms and vocal skills of Dana Calitri and Porter Carroll. Mennonna's sax offers a smooth musical blanket to the arrangement.
"Open Road", with it's bouncy melody features a keyboard intro from Mennonna before the rest of the trio join into the celebration.
Featuring a balanced set of carefully arranged melodies, Get To The Point is a satisfying debut from this gifted trio. Offering up a variety of styles and vocals into the mix, Private Island is poised to continue making accessible music for many to enjoy.