Music: George Benson & Al Jarreau GIVIN’ IT UP / Pieces of a Dream ON ANOTHER NOTE
George Benson Al Jarreau GIVIN’ IT UP
What a perfect combination of talent: Benson… Jarreau. I can’t believe this hasn’t happen before. Stylistically perfect, this is a fine mixture of the two artist’s styles and songs (the record is made up of Benson songs, Jarreau songs, and some standards. The overall record has a distinct ‘spring / summer morning’ vibe. Fun, chill… and beautifully handled.
Pieces of a Dream ON ANOTHER NOTE
These guys were once the fresh, young bucks on the ‘smooth jazz’ scene. Now, a few decades have passed, the band has gone through some changes, but they still deliver some truly great sax and piano-dependent jazz. Great stuff… super sophisticated and chill; funk, nut still a record that would appeal to everyone.