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Sax for Stax

Gerald AlbrightAudio CD
4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (14 customer reviews)

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listen  3. Never Can Say Goodbye 4:15$1.29  Buy MP3 
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listen  5. Respect Yourself 5:03$1.29  Buy MP3 
listen  6. I Stand Accused 5:10$1.29  Buy MP3 
listen  7. Cheaper To Keep Her 4:22$1.29  Buy MP3 
listen  8. Walkin' Down Beale Street 4:29$1.29  Buy MP3 
listen  9. What You See Is What You Get 4:50$1.29  Buy MP3 
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listen11. W.C. Handy Hop 4:36$0.99  Buy MP3 

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One of the biggest stars of R&B, contemporary and straight-ahead jazz, Gerald Albright has earned his reputation as a “musician’s musician.” Born in Los Angeles, he began piano lessons at an early age. Albright’s love of music picked up considerably when he was given a saxophone that had belonged to his piano teacher. By the time he enrolled at the University of ... Read more in Amazon's Gerald Albright Store

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Product Details

  • Audio CD (June 24, 2008)
  • Original Release Date: 2008
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Label: Peak Records
  • ASIN: B0017V8PI0
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (14 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #76,272 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

Editorial Reviews

Sax for Stax by Gerald Albright features Will Downing, Ledisi, Kirk Whalum, and Philip Bailey. Gerald Albright has been serving up "Sweet Pain" on his soulful saxophone for an ever-growing audience that spans across R&B, "Quiet Storm," traditional jazz and smooth jazz lines. Albright once again demonstrates his unique soulful sound while paying homage to one of the greatest eras of american music history.

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4.0 out of 5 stars Satisfied Customer April 9, 2014
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This item was ordered from a reputable supplier and was told about the impossibilities of obtaining. I was quite happy to have found it on Amazon, for a higher cost, but it was all worth it. I knew nothing about the artist but got attracted to the fact it was "Stax" music. Item arrived on time as promised and was well accepted. I would definately reccommend this item to anyone that loves the cool sound of Sax.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Nice! January 10, 2014
Format:Audio CD|Verified Purchase
just what I expected from Gerald Albright. Relaxing and easy to listen to. I am enjoying it on my new HT system and it blows me away.
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5.0 out of 5 stars oh Yeah!! February 25, 2013
Format:MP3 Music|Verified Purchase
I have been a Gerald Albright fan a long time. I am still loving this, haven't been able to take it out of the player yet.
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By joereno
Format:Audio CD
This is right up there among my favorites. His treatment of old stax mixes is refereshing, and his creative sax play adds another dimension to the music.
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5.0 out of 5 stars MY MY MY whew April 12, 2010
Format:Audio CD
This music is rich! Gerald Albright became my favorite sax player shortly after this CD came out. I always liked him before, but this whole CD puts me in heaven. With an awesome supporting cast and song selection he has put together a CD that any jazz lover should own. If you don't like this music there is something terribly wrong with you.

Via Facebook he has told me he has a new CD coming out in June. I'll be one of the first to purchase it.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Might be the best Gerald Albright CD I have June 20, 2009
Format:Audio CD
This is probably the best CD of Gerald Albright's that I have, with the possible exception of his excellent compilation CD from a few years back. It's certainly the best non-compilation of his I own, as it's terrific from start to finish, with a lot of good energy put into some classic hits along with three originals.

It starts out with the very up-tempo them from "The Men", then slows it down slightly with "Knock On Wood", which has a nice beat to it. He slows it down all the way with a nice cover of the Isaac Hayes ballad "Never Can Say Goodbye", which features Will Downing, and keeps it right about there with the beautiful "Memphis Passion", one of the three originals. He comes back to it later with "I Stand Accused", after Ledisi helps out on "Respect Yourself". "Cheaper to Keep Her" and "Walkin' Down Beale Street" bring the tempo back up, the latter being the second original. "What You See Is What You Get" is well-done, with a nice helping hand from Philip Bailey, and he closes nicely with more of the same energy he started with on "Who's Making Love" and "W.C. Handy Hop", the latter being the last original recording on the CD.

All in all, it's an excellent effort from a guy who's gone down the R&B route before, and with similar success. The covers are excellent, and he hits home runs with all three original recordings.
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3.0 out of 5 stars So so November 28, 2008
Format:Audio CD|Verified Purchase
Knock on wood was cool, as was Never Can Say Goodbye, I wish Will could have sung the song instead of just doing vocals. I also would have liked to have heard him cover Johnnie Taylor's I Believe In You, You Believe In Me and the Dramatics In The Rain. Enough covers, Gerald, except for the usual one or two you do on your studio albums. Speaking of covers, since you and Will seem to be pretty tight, how about getting him and Maysa Leak to cover the song Ain't Understanding Mellow by Jerry Butler and Brenda Lee Eager? Just a thought.
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