by Brian Soergel
Pete Belasco has created the perfect smooth-jazz-with-vocals CD: The vocals aren’t strategically sprinkled amid instrumental tunes to attract the coveted wider demographic. Anyway, most of these attempts to grab ears inevitably fail and are as unwelcome as a deadbeat relative in the spare bedroom.
Belasco’s feathery falsetto is what the CD’s all about, and every vocal track is hit-worthy. Heck—and this is almost unfair—he can also play sax like the devil, deep and resonating, as well as holding his own ...read more