on July 4, 2011
First of all, I'm surprised that only 4 people have reviewed this album so far. But this is my first The Sax Pack album as I had to pass on the first one because it had too many covers. Plus, "Tequilla" now always reminds me of the Pee Wee Herman dance.(No offense Pee Wee.)
But anyway, this is such a great uptempo to midtempo smooth jazz album.
The songs are fun and make you feel good. Plus, most of the songs keep your head boppin' and your feet tappin'. And some of the songs make you want to move your shoulders and get up and dance.
But my two favorite songs on this album are "Are You Ready?" and "The Pack Is Back." With "Are You Ready?" being my favorite.
Also, since I don't have their first album, I am so glad that they did a remake of the first album's "Fallin' For You." I've always loved that song...and I love this album's Special Davy D Re-Mix of it. :-)
on February 8, 2010
Wow! Here's a very UP set of jazz tunes from the trio, which consists of Steve Cole, Kim Waters and Jeff Kashiwa. I would grade this a 5-star except for two things. One, I don't like the cardboard case the CD is in, I am used to the standard jewel cases; and, there are only 10 songs on here so the CD is way too short, leaving me wanting much more. That said, I think most of the songs are pretty much upbeat and uptempo, and only one song seemed to be a mellow slow tune. Definitely this should lift your spirits and, oh BTW, the bass on here is awesome, enough to shake your walls without much effort. It'll definitely tear the house down! My hope is these talented guys release more stuff together and that they make longer albums! We're not back in the vinyl days where time was limited when you had a lot of bass content in an album, so there is really no excuse not to have a good 60 minutes or so of music. If you like sax and you like to funk it up a bit, this CD is for you.