on July 18, 2010
I've always loved George Benson. Not only from his records but in concert for many years. When I heard the frist Norman Brown CD I thought this guy if the Future MR. Benson. His style,his music create the smooth sounds that I enjoy. I have to say, I have every CD he's brought out. This current CD will not let you down, take it from a smooth jazz lover from down under.
on August 26, 2010
Norman Brown is a great guitarist and this cd is another very good cd from a great guitarist and the writing is what seperates Brown other very good guitarists. Sending My Love, Here's My Number, Coming Back, as well as One Last Goodbye are my favorites. The song Play Time has some fast latin-like rhythms. This is excellent music to listen to while taking a short 1 hour trip because the pace and style of the music varies enough that it does not sound the same throughout. The song titled Celebrate Me Home is a gospel-jazz sounding number that uses the Sounds of Blackness choir as well as vocals from Brown and his daughter Rochela Brown and this song is a departure from what has been on Brown's albums before so it takes a couple of times listening to get what Brown is trying to do, especially if you never heard the original version of the song. If someone is looking for a jazz record that's not just a slow,smooth record, this is it. Sending My Love is worth the money and if you get the chance to see Norman Brown perform some of these tracks live as I did, it's worth the money.
on July 28, 2010
This cd is classic Norman Brown, although I didn't see where the track 'Celebrate me Home' fit in with the rest of this cd but the tracks are nicely arranged, my fav tracks are;
3. Sending My Love
5. Play Time
6. Special Moments
7. I'm Pouring my Heart Out
Norman Brown is one of the greatest guitar players out today as he has a distinctive sound that sets him apart from the rest. If you are a true Norman Brown fan then this cd is a must have for your collection