Kevin Mahogany: A Portrait of Kevin Mahogany
As he continues his perusal of the popular music genre, Mahogany is joined by a slew of outstanding instrumentalists. Unfortunately, the copy of the CD I have for review doesn't link the artist with the track they play on. Since "Laura" is from the soundtrack of the movie Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil Michael Brecker's solo is recognizable. Golding is alone on organ. It's likely that on the smooth jazz cuts Kirk Whalum has the sax lead. Also Joe Lovano's tenor is quite recognizable on a languid "Goodbye Pork Pie Hat".
In an era where good male singers are at a premium, Mahogany is a star in rather a limited galaxy.
Track Listing: I'm Walkin'; Don't Let Me Be Lonely Tonight; Yesterday I Had the Blues; Teach Me Tonight; I Can't Make You Love Me; Nature Boy; Goodbye Pork Pie Hat; I Love You More Than You Ever Know; Wild Honey; (Sittin' on) The Dock of the Bay; Laura
Personnel: Kevin Mahogany - Vocals; Larry Golding - Organ; Peter Bernstein, Larry Carlton - Guitar; Kirk Whalum, Joe Lovano, Michael Brecker - Saxophone; Gregory Hutchinson- Drums; James Weidman, Brad Mehldau , Bob James - Piano; Rodney Whitaker, Larry Grenadier - Bass
Record Label: Warner Bros.