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on November 17, 2011
*** and 1/2 stars

The veteran saxophonist isn't known among fans and peers as "the King of Smooth Urban Jazz" for nothing.
Over the course of 17 albums, including over a decade's worth with Shanachie, he's been consistent and impeccable in delivering an infectious mix of romantic ballads and funky, thumping dance tunes.
This collection, yet another using the words "heart" or "love" in the title, is no exception. It's lighthearted, charming, soulful, and funky, mixing hard-to-resist originals with likable, vocal-laced covers of recent hits by R. Kelly ("Love Letter") and Jay-Z/Alicia Keys ("Empire State of Mind," featuring the soaring vocals of Waters' wife, singer Dana Pope).
Two of the most dynamic dance tracks, "The Groove's Alright" and "Running to Love", feature exciting multiple horn textures that would be right at home on a set by the Sax Pack, the trio featuring Jeff Kashiwa and Steve Cole that Waters has also recorded and toured with.
For the most part, Waters seems to be cool with just keeping his sweet urban flow rather than breaking any new ground. Tracks like midtempo opener "Heart Seeker" and the soaring dancefloor gems "Free Fall" and "Step to This" (featuring a spirited vocal invitation to join the step dancing movement) are fun and right in the pocket.
But a few others find Waters digging just a bit deeper emotionally.
He has a well-known propensity for song titles with the word "love," but the kind he's talking about on the passionate closing ballad "Double Two Love" is that of a doting dad to grown twin daughters.
The most prominent vocal track, "Am I a Fool", blends a classic '70s soul ballad vibe with the sweet harmonies found in '90s groups -- all led by Calvin Richardson's impassioned quandary about staying in a love affair even if he's not being treated so well.
On "This Heart of Mine", there's no question that Kim Waters' heart is in the right place -- where it's been for over two decades of solid hitmaking. J.Widran

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on December 18, 2011
KIM WATERS IS ONE OF MY FAVORITE MUSICIANS. HE PLAYS SAX AND OTHER INSTRUMENTS. THIS CD HAS NICE FAST TO SLOW SONGS THAT TAKES YOU ON A MUSICAL RIDE THAT IS PERFECT FOR ROMANTIC DINNERS TO JUST SITTING AROUND COMMUNICATING. VERY NICE CD.
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on January 22, 2013
I like Kim Waters but I didn't enjoy this cd as much as some of his others because almost all of the songs have singing in them. I like my soft jazz to be just music without any singing, even in the background. I listened to the song previews and I don't recall hearing so much singing otherwise I wouldn't have bought the cd. If you're a die hard fan of Kim Waters, then you will most likely enjoy the cd. He is very talented and makes great music, but I personally don't care for this one as much.
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on December 19, 2011
Kim Waters music is like a fine wine it just gets better with time. His sound is different, but when listening to his music you know that it's him.
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on August 15, 2012
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on November 10, 2012
Kim Waters has made another "Good" CD. All tracks are solid & I could listen over & over again. Could use more vocals.
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on December 21, 2012
Have all his music and hge continues to get better and better with each recording. Buy it and you will enjoy listening to it.
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on July 18, 2013
When you want to be close to GOD, listen to Kim Waters.
He is truly talented and inspired. I love his music.
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on September 26, 2012
With all the stress in life I like music that is calming but not muzak. This album works for me.
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on June 17, 2016
Loving the song with Calvin Richardson. That stays on repeat. Great collab!
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