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Reviewers: Don Mather, Tony Augarde, Dick Stafford, John Eyles, Robert Gibson, Ian Lace, Colin Clarke, Jack Ashby



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  1. What You Gonna Do- Featuring Glenn Jones
  2. Don’t Make me Cry - Featuring Peabo Bryson
  3. Used to Be - Featuring Christopher Williams
  4. One more Bridge to Cross - Featuring Vesta
  5. I’m Changing- Featuring Maysa
  6. Brazilian Heat - Featuring Bobby Lyle
  7. To Be with You - Featuring Jon Lucien
  8. Urban Jungle - Featuring Roy Ayers & Kenny Garrett
  9. U & I - Featuring Denise Stewart & Duke Jones
  10. You Don’t Have to Say Your Sorry- Featuring Jazmyn
  11. Stay In My Heart - Maysa
  12. Sheba - Featuring Louis Taylor & Nichelle Holiday
  13. Pier 68 - Featuring Roy Ayers, Pucho & The Latin Soul Bros.
  14. Get Up on It - Featuring Rene McLean & Chris Albert
  15. Pages - Featuring George Benson

This is a superior quality ‘Pop’ album, I call it superior Pop because the music is played by excellent musicians, many of whom would be capable of making a superb jazz album. There is unfortunately little for the jazz fan here however, even the four instrumental tracks are largely sanitised to make them acceptable to a pop audience.

Even the playing of Roy Ayers can make little impact and on Urban jungle he is hardly heard at all!

The nearest to a real jazz track is Get Up on It, which features Rene McLean & Chris Albert, but even that doesn’t swing a lot because of the over busy and repetitive backing.

Don Mather

 



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