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There are still a couple of CD's missing from his collection like "Real Eyes" and "Secrets". So hopefully "Bridges" will trigger the release of his entire catalog. I hope Gil is doing well. During a time when most music is falling short, this music soars above the rest.
What you hear on this album is a band that's tight, together, and uniquely Gil's (despite being a poet first and foremost, Gil did have his own sound) - - on top of this you have a genius poet/orator who's also refined his vocal skills... Typical to Gil, Gil is Gil (which is what makes him great) - -yet at the same time, if you listen really closely, you can hear ways in which he's refined his vocal skills and become much more confident as a vocalist (not that any of his previous works fell short!) - - On top of this, the album is just as much a showcase for Gil as it is for Brian Jackson. Though I think its great that he shares top billing with Gil on the album (the album is just as much his) - - I find it disappointing that he never really got his own due and cult following, say in the same way that Les McCann and George Duke did... both could possibly have beat him on chops... but I don't think either of them quite had his knack for crafting tunes. The compositions on this album don't just have grooves... they have lot's hooks, bells and whistles that really make them engaging listens... -- At the time of this writing there aren't any sound samples up, so I guess the best way to describe it is as kinda mid '70s funky Jazzy/Fusion crossover... in some ways typical to the Gil Scott Heron sound of the era... only really really really tight and consistant straight through. -- If you liked ITS YOUR WORLD, this album will really blow you away...Read more ›
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A masterpiece from our poet of the 70's and 80's, MAY HIS MUSIC LIVE ONPublished 4 months ago by JAZ N J
My favorite GSH album. Used to listen to it regularly, way back when (on cassette!). Doing so again now (on CD...). So much gold on this one....Published 9 months ago by Taj Mahal
Excellent, I missed Gil-Scott for a long time. I have the albums, but the CD's are Great.
Reflections, Secrets and The Best of Gil Scott-Heron are all winners. Read more
great as good as i remember it when i was in high schoolPublished 20 months ago by Mr. Rajon S. Kenyon
Feel-good music par excellance! This forgotten gem retains it's relevance even after 30+ years...
Combining social commentary with an infectious beat, GSH & company define a... Read more
his music was bold and to this day still is. we will always remember this man and his music forever. he was great with the spoken word. Read morePublished on June 8, 2013 by G. ferguson
Brdiges is a diamond in the rough in the field of typical r&b/jazz albums of the time. Gil Scott's ability to transform political awareness into great lyrics and combine it with... Read morePublished on March 12, 2013 by iu2batusc
Love this! Just good ol music with funk, jazz, r 'n b, afro-cuban. It's like a gumbo pot of music. Strong lyrics. Buy this album!Published on February 3, 2013 by Andre Nizzari