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by Trevor MacLaren
For anyone who enjoys taking bites from the now forbidden fruits of jazz, smooth jazz has probably crossed your palate once or twice. Just as rock music fans treat adult contemporary with certain disdain, so do jazz fans in regards to smooth. It is certainly easy to see why. The arrangements are flooded with lush pop undertones and probably even worse; the music lacks jazz's guttural attack. Smooth jazz self-destructed in a storm of cheesy synth and repetitive drum machine ...read more
by AAJ Staff
Having grown up absolutely adoring the sound of soul, funk and jazz in the 60's and 70's I was delighted to be sent a copy of Impromp2' album entitled ' You're gonna love it '. Regular readers of my reviews will do just that.
This is an album of funky grooves and soulful ballads with jazz undercurrents, sort of Babyface or R Kelly meets George Duke or Quincy Jones. Impromp2 is comprised of keyboardist and trumpeter virtuoso ...read more