Let's Touch the Sky is Fourplay's 12th CD since they made their jazz debut in 1991, and it is one of their finest to date. A remarkably smooth collection, this is straight-ahead/classic jazz at its very best.
If you enjoy Fourplay, you will enjoy this lovely collection of fresh material. The jazz is alive, and the performances are filled with verve and intimacy.
There are eleven songs in the collection. "Let's Touch the Sky," "3rd Degree," "More Than a Dream," "Pineapple Getaway," "I'll Still Be Lovin' You," "Gentle Giant (For Hank)," "A Night in Rio," "Love TKO," "Above and Beyond," "Golden Faders," and "You're My Thrill" which features Anita Baker.
Bob James is in top form on keyboards, and he shines on such songs as "Golden Faders" where his unique piano stylings are revealed in great detail. In fact, each musician in this jazz collection shines with their great stylings. Each performance is perfectly crafted and makes for repeated listening enjoyment at each playing!
It is good that Heads Up with the Concord Music Group bring such unique groups and listening enjoyment to jazz fans. Fourplay is one of the very finest groups on the contemporary jazz scene performing today. This is definitely their most perfect CD to date.
Highly recommended. Nice and Easy. Perfect!