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Steve ColeAudio CD
3.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (24 customer reviews)

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listen  6. Now That You're Here 3:52$1.29  Buy MP3 
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STEVE COLE
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In the 15 years since the release of his debut record, saxophonist Steve Cole has traveled full-circle creatively and arrived back home on Pulse, the 10-song set mixing R&B, contemporary jazz, gospel, blues and pop that he produced with fellow saxman David Mann. The new collection surveying Cole’s musical passions showcases the artist’s affinity for ... Read more in Amazon's Steve Cole Store

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  • Audio CD (December 5, 2011)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Label: Blue Note
  • ASIN: B0007Y8ABA
  • Average Customer Review: 3.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (24 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #202,505 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars SPIN has got me hooked! June 12, 2005
By Brad
Format:Audio CD
I am a huge Steve Cole fan and eagerly waited for his new album. It's great to see an artist grow and develop from project to project rather than just doing new albums that sound like all the others. This album has it all - awesome sax tracks with that distinctive Cole sound, great writing and catchy hooks, and who knew that Steve was such a fantastic producer! This CD is well worth a careful listen -- there's truly something for everyone here, yet I find that I'm listening straight through every track on the CD - something I haven't done on other CDs in a long time. Yes, it sounds a bit different than his previous records, but it is undeniably the Steve Cole that we all love and I am blown away by it!
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Definitely not the Steve I'm used to.... May 17, 2005
By MayaLa
Format:Audio CD
I got this CD expecting to hear that Chi-town funk that is Steve's trademark sound. Its needless to say I was shocked upon hearing the first track. This is a true departure from the music that Steve's fans are used to hearing, and is actually reminiscent of Dave Koz's efforts on his "Off The Beaten Path" release. This is somewhat of a jazz-pop album, not the jazz-r&b he's known for.

After getting over my initial shock, I managed to pay closer attention to what I feel his intentions were, and, well, the only thing I can say is that he remained true to whatever he was doing. :-/

I'm somewhat disappointed, because the little musical interludes he's known for are missing from this CD, with the exception of one constant: he still maintained the two-part final track he's known for that fades in and out.

Some of his fans may take some comfort in tracks 10 and 7, since they seem to hint at his more familiar musicial style, but then again, all they really do is hint, and leave the listener wanting what they didn't get this time around. I will say though that track 5 (dedicated no doubt to his wife) is a beautiful ballad-like instrumental perfect for relaxation.

Overall, I would say this CD is simply "OK," and for a CD by Steve Cole, that isn't the best assessment. My advice to any new listener wanting to get into his music is to pick up his first three albums, to familiarize themself with what he SHOULD sound like, perhaps skip this one, and hope and pray that he returns to what made us adore his music so much to begin with.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
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I first heard the tune Serenity on Jazztrax.com and I decided to check out the CD. Yes, this is a very different sound than we have grown used to from Steve Cole. He says that his musical tastes and influences have changed and that is obviously reflected in the music on Spin. Most of the tunes have an acoustic pop/country flair that some of Steve's fans may not find to their liking at all. However, an artist needs room to grow and change, so perhaps as fans we can give the music on Spin a chance to grow on us. By the way, the track Serenity,and the hidden track 30 seconds after the end of Confounded, are perfect examples of Smooth Jazz Chill. They are my favorites on the CD!
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Super Album August 17, 2005
Format:Audio CD
I love this album! It's the best Steve Cole album yet. It's a real toe tapper - upbeat, with a great sound. I have all of Steve's albums and this one is my favorite. The first four songs gets your toes tapping and chases away the blues. The next song - "A letter to Laura" soothes the listener with a mellow love song and is followed by more fast paced jazzy songs. This is just a great album. Way to go Steve!
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars In a word....YUP !! August 5, 2005
By SL
Format:Audio CD
On first listen, I was not impressed after being spoilt rotten by Steve's first 3 albums, but after a couple of listens I am hooked !!

To you good folks giving poor old Steve Cole just one star, I urge you to listen to it a few times. DEFINATELY a grower !
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3 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A Nice Change and Worth Listening To!!! May 20, 2005
Format:Audio CD
I'm a big fan of Steve Cole and I've always admired musicians who takes risks by doing something different. This CD is different from Steve's usual R&B style to a pop/country style. At first I was surprised when I listened to this CD, but I loved every minute of it!

My favorite songs on the CD include: Thursday, The Real Me, Spin, & A Letter To Laura.

It's nice to hear something different from Steve Cole for a change. I believe it makes him a better musician than he is. Good job, Steve!
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3 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Absolutely outstanding! May 4, 2005
By Jazzfan
Format:Audio CD
I just got Steve's latest record SPIN and I can't stop playing it. This is definitely worth a listen - you will enjoy each track. I like the fact that he's added new takes on his previous work and taken it to a whole new level. He plays with his heart and it definitely shows here. It's really refreshing to hear some real songwriting and wonderful melodies. Yet there's enough of the funk there to remind you that the guy can play! I think this is the best yet!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars What happened? July 31, 2005
Format:Audio CD
Wow, I also shared the anticipation of cruising down Lake Shore Drive, (Or Sheridan Rd. in the NorthShore) listening to the SMOOOOOTH sounds of Steve Cole. I can listen to "Stay awhile","Love Letter","Where the Night Begins"..etc all night long with the top down. Unfortunately, this album is all but smooth, it's too folksy, countryish..
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars Steve Cole: Spin
I'm arriving late to the world of Steve Cole, and I have been giving the entire album heavy play. My only other purchased album of his was going back into his catalog for "NY LA,"... Read more
Published 10 months ago by E. Degerman
5.0 out of 5 stars C'mon Guys..It's Still Good w/o Brian Culbertson Co-Writing
C'mon guys...why the tepid response to "Spin?"
80% of the tracks are radio-rotation ready with those great melodic hooks.
I know what you're missing... Read more
Published 10 months ago by Tekrad
5.0 out of 5 stars I play this over & over
Steve Cole has become one of my all time favorite artists. This CD is diverse and great to listen to on the road, at home and at work. Thursday is my favorite tune. Read more
Published 17 months ago by J. Sheckells
5.0 out of 5 stars Awesome!!!
I love this cd!!!!! Spin. Thursday. Confounded. I was alright. Letter to Laura. The things I do!!! Awesome!!!! This cd is a masterpiece!!!!!!
Published 23 months ago by Deetw
5.0 out of 5 stars Great!
I can't believe that this is not 5 stars. Steve Cole is a great sax man. And these songs are really good. Great highway driving music.
Published on January 22, 2011 by M. Brady
1.0 out of 5 stars Disapointing.......
I found this cd boring, all 3 other steve cole cd's were great this was not even jazz it was well-played rock.
Published on September 20, 2006 by justin nicolas
1.0 out of 5 stars OUCH!
I own four of his albums (all?) I was disappointed with this one. I usually do not buy a CD w/o listening to it or having it recommended. Read more
Published on August 30, 2006 by Sterling
5.0 out of 5 stars A Grateful New Fan
I've been a smooth jazz fan for 20+ years: Rippingtons, Spyro Gyra, Both Daves (Sanborn & Koz) Jeff Kashiwa, Paul Taylor et.al, but somehow I'd overlooked Steve Cole. Read more
Published on February 21, 2006 by JazzFan
1.0 out of 5 stars Unbelievable! CD Miscategorized. This is NOT Smooth Jazz.
Why didn't I check the reviews? Why didn't I sample the CD before buying it???? Because I was counting on Steve Cole to deliver the Smooth Jazz and the Funk! What happened here? Read more
Published on January 4, 2006 by IN LA
4.0 out of 5 stars New Sounds, NewFans
Recommended by amazon.com and thought nothing of it till I previewed A Letter To Laura and I was completely blown away. Read more
Published on November 24, 2005 by ditzydeezer
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