This smooth CD comes across like George Benson, Earl Klugh or the like, but not an imitation.
The arrangement in "Talk To Me" would make a great background track for someone like Sade or Donny Hathaway. It’s got that deep vibe going on.
This CD has some really nice, soothing grooves. It’s suitable for most soft-jazz lovers and some straight-ahead folk. The musicians cooperatively set the tone for romance, meditation and any calm activity one can participate.
"Visions" has a spoken vocal introduction that’s enlightening which reminds me of Gil Scott-Heron‘s material in the 1970’s. The interplay between the guitar and electric piano is a sound many of us search for when lightning up from heavy B-3. However, there’s some B-3 happening in the second half of the CD ("Secrets," "In The Backseat, "On the Edge"). There’s more ambiance to this than with hard soul-jazz, less theatrics and easy-to-follow melodies. That combination has converted many into jazz lovers..
This is a pleasant-enough set of music with great melodies and enough punch to keep you on your feet. However, it's also easy enough for you to sit it out. It’s apparent that Whitfield and all involved here are in gear and full-speed ahead. Perhaps the best description I could give is that this session is "style." It’s cool, tight and ready for the taking.