As a jazzfan, many of us have different opinions and beliefs that shape our collections, and our listening ears. In my case, 1 believe:
1. Gerald Albright is an excellent sax player, except on his CDs. He jams hard only when sitting in with other artist on their CD.
2. The Brand New Heavies and N'Dea Davenport should get back together and stop clowning. (United We Stand, Divided We Both Suck!) Carleen Anderson's voice is too deep for them.
3. THE EUGE GROOVE CD Titled "EUGE GROOVE" IS THE BOMB!!!!!!!
Usually when a new artist puts out their first CD, you expect there will be maybe 1 or 2 songs, 4 at best, that will be O.K. However, in the case of Euge (U ZHAY)Groove, this is far from true. Everyone that i have turned on to this CD, has either tried stealing mine, or has held me at gunpoint and made me ride with them to purchase it. THIS CD IS THE BOMB ON EVERY CUT!!!!!! Euge plays tenor/soprano/alto sax, and is easily reminiscent of a different sax player on each cut. He has a mellow funkiness that will make the most sophisticated jazz fan take notice, and become an instant fan. He has the Boney, Marion Meadows, Paul Taylor, Steve Cole, Kim Waters, sounds and grooves down to a science. He does an excellent version of the Babyface/Toni Braxton cut, "Another Sad Love Song". However, he puts a very mellow but funky beat to it, and it makes you wonder if the song the song was ever meant to be sad. Also the very pretty, "Sneak a Peek", "Give In To Me", and "Tenderhearted Lover" are true rhythm mellow classics. (Nice Writing Job on Tenderhearted Lover written by my man John Stoddart)
, and let me know your thoughts.