Nite Flyte: Ascension
We have here guitarists Mark Jaimes and Tony Campbell, saxer and flautist Phil Brown (backed by additional saxers Simon Bates and Christian Brewer), trumpeter Ruth Thomas (on one track: "4AM"), pianist and vibester Norris Jackson (on another track, variously named "30,000 Feet" and "Coast to Coast") and drummer Ross Tarquin. And they are smooth, ladies and gentlemen. Campbell and Jaimes are accomplished instrumentalists who manage to infuse a certain high-gloss passion into these funky grooves. Nobody misses a step.
This is, simply put, smooth jazz at its best. There are no distracting pyrotechnics or instrumental self-indulgences. Everything is in place, and in service of the dance groove. You won't be able to sit down.
Record Label: Instinct Records
Style: Fusion/Progressive Rock