Michael White, drums; Brian Simpson, keyboards; Dwayne "Smitty" Smith, bass; Rob Smith, guitar; Maysa Leak, vocals; Alex Brown, vocals; Bridgette Bryant Fiddmont, vocals.
We kick off with "Tuesdays Love", a light, pleasant upbeat mix between keyboard and guitar, which is the general genre of this CD. The group is technically well versed and combines well with a busy and effective percussion. "Fantasy" has an extra bite about it - a good voice from Maysa Leak, beefed up with a brass backing, makes this a solid and lively number. "Take Me Away" has a laid-back keyboard and smoky vocals - "The First Time" is another track enhanced by vocals and a free flowing keyboard - a nice finish. Some of the tracks, while wholly competent, do not rise much above the ordinary; but on the whole this is an entertaining CD of smooth Jazz that does not get itself too worked up or make any attempt to live dangerously.
by Ferdinand Maylin
Editor: This CD is available in Jazz Now Direct mail order catalog.
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