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Saxophonist Richard Elliot has arrived at a very special anniversary for blowing audiences away with his soulfully robust playing. 2014 marks 30 years since the release of his debut solo album, Initial Approach (ITI – 1984), on which he stepped out showcasing his tenor sax, soprano sax, Lyricon and writing skills. What does a red-blooded Scottish sax man raised in Los Angeles – now ... Read more in Amazon's Richard Elliot Store

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  • Audio CD (May 19, 2009)
  • Original Release Date: 2009
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Label: Artistry Music
  • ASIN: B001VIRKRG
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (21 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #96,748 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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Richard Elliot has a history of picking the right tune and wrapping his signature sax sound around it -- witness People Make The World Go Round from Metro Blue, which topped the radio charts for 11 weeks. Now it's time to Rock Steady ¬ featuring the famed Aretha anthem, as well as first radio single Curtis Mayfield's Move On Up. Rock Steady also boasts appearances by: Gerald Albright, Rick Braun and Jeff Lorber among others.

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I feel better when I listen to him.
Sharon T. Cañas
I'm a smooth jazz lover and Richard Elliot is one of the smooth jazz greats.
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He stole the show, and I ran right out to buy this CD.
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10 of 12 people found the following review helpful By Robert Burns on May 20, 2009
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this is what Boney James should listen to for instructions for his next cd... SKIP EVERYTHING and go directly to track 8...ROCK STEADY...de nada...that's the 1 selection that you paid all that money for BUT THERE'S MORE-skip to Keep on Truckin' that's right, it stays true to the game..what u gonna play NOW?! track 2 STRAIGHT UP which is straight up fresh and straight up some groovin' Jeff Lorber. Can you slow it down and still bob your head? Restless and License to Chill fills the bill now your neighbors are at the crib asking "what is that?!" you play Spindrift and offer them a drank like they entered a club, switch it up to Move on Up and finally say..."NO,NO MY BRUTHA, YOU GOTS TO GET ONE OF YOUR OWN...."
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By D. Ramseur on December 12, 2009
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I did not believe he could follow up the great "Metro Blue", but he did. "Straight Up" has a very nice rhythm, "Yaquala" is definitely creamy smooth and will get the ladies in a kissing mode. "Retro Boy" is definitely cruise control in the cars, as is "Spindrift". "Keep On Truckin" really got me and stayed true to the rhythm of the original song. This is the first time I heard the song covered. Overall, this CD is a must. Keep on truckin' with the next CD, I can hardly wait.

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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By BRB on August 26, 2009
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I discovered Richard Elliot when I heard him play live with Rick Braun. He stole the show, and I ran right out to buy this CD. I've bought a few others since (including R&R, the Rick Braun/Richard Elliot duo, which is eh), but this is my favorite so far. Elliot's soulful, sometimes powerful, often sexy sound is a far cry from the syrupy goo that gives smooth jazz sax a bad name. He is in control of the music - there is nothing over-produced- and his ability to evoke emotion through the horn makes you want to come back for more. The first track, "Move on Up," is a little too kitchy for my taste, but the others more than make up for it. "Rock Steady" is a funked up version of the old classic with tons of energy, but unlike most reviewers, it's not my favorite. "Restless" IMO is the best on the CD - a steaming hot performance, restrained licks,oozing groove. RE's a great talent - looking forward to filling in the holes in my collection!
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Eric Donahue on July 5, 2011
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You would think that a veteran saxophone player like Richard Elliot would have done his best work already and that the newer stuff that he puts out now would only be mediocre or 'fair' at best. However, in 2009 Richard comes out with another album and knocks it out of the park again.

And this is an album that has all thrillers and no fillers.

I mean, I love everything about this album.

Also, even though I'm not a big fan on most cover songs, the selection of the cover songs on this album are just great. And not ones that you have heard over and over again by other smooth jazz artists. Plus, the arrangements of these songs are just excellent.

And two of my favorite orignal songs are the Jeff Lorber influenced "Straight Up" and the Elliot/Braun written "Retro Boy." Also, the first time that I heard "Straight Up," I was pretty much turned out. As a matter of fact, I'll ditto that for "Retro Boy" too.

But anyway, keep on keepin' on, Richard Elliot...as I look forward to seeing what else you have in store for us with your next album.

And by the way, I almost forgot to mention that it's not just the songs and the music that makes Richard's music great, but also Richard's sax 'voice' too, which is demonstrated in the song, "Candice Dance" and others.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By dondon on March 5, 2013
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Husband is a big fan and he loves jazz. Had to have this CD, so I purchased it for a birthday gift. Played it until I told him to stop. Now its in is car so I don't have to listen to it over and over again. If you love jazz this is a must have let me husband tell the story.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Valerie on January 9, 2013
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Richard Elliot never dissapoints. This album is no exception. He can play any genre. We miss him in the DFW area.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Lil Stevie T on May 31, 2011
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I love listening to Smooth Jazz Sax players..........but of all of them out there, Richard Elliot is far and away my favorite. There is just something soulful and honest in the way he plays. Plus, he is one of the greatest and hardest working entertainers we have seen live....and we have seen him here in St Louis, many times!

I can't wait to hear him again in St Louis soon.........I hope.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Danee58 on February 4, 2011
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I've had the "honor" of seeing Richard Elliot LIVE around 15 times. He is truly a master! You will not be disappointed with this CD. One of his BEST and I've got ALLLL of them. And if you should ever get the pleasure of seeing and hearing him in person....you'll truly be blessed. Rock Steady is a great CD. Thank you Richard!
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