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Paul Hardcastle: X (The Eclipse)

Read "X (The Eclipse)" reviewed by La-Faithia White

British composer, writer, and multi instrumentalist Paul Hardcastle is smoother than ever after four decades with his tenth studio album Hardcastle X (The Eclipse). Known for his successes with the 1984 instrumental dance track “Rainforest" and his work with the “Jazzmasters" series. Hardcastle X features collaborations with both his daughter, international DJ/singer/producer Maxine Hardcastle, and son Paul Hardcastle Jr., who has built a reputation as a world class and much sought after saxophonist, percussionist and DJ. “Wavelength" is ...

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Paul Hardcastle: VII

Read "VII" reviewed by Jeff Winbush

Paul Hardcastle's greatest strength? Consistency. Paul Hardcastle's greatest weakness? Also consistency. Before you applaud or boo Hardcastle you must admit this: the man knows what he does best and he is not about to stop doing it based on what critics say when his global audience tells him that's exactly the way they like it.There is essentially no difference between Hardcastle's solo and his Jazzmasters releases. The same musicians appear on both. The music is interchangeable as well. ...


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