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A talented cast of musicians helped Cole bring "True to life", including Jeff Golub, Steve Rodby, David Mann, Lenny Castro, Khari Parker and Chicago jazz specialists Ricky Peterson, Dave Hiltebran, and Mike Logan.
Cole plays five different instruments on the CD, coming off sassy while walking with the bass on "Coté Seine", funky-mellow on "Curtis" and very urban on the cross-tempo "Metro".
Cole's sax style melds melodies well with the guitar work of Golub, Michael Thompson, Bernd Schoehart and a bit of acoustic stroking from otherwise bass-man Hiltebran and the other side-men. "Something About You" is another fast paced piece with bunches of horns and some good solo work from Cole.
Through his four previous albums, Cole has established himself as a solid contemporary jazz artist.
His consistency as a songwriter and producer has netted him four #1 radio hits and ten Top 5 singles since his 1998 debut.
Even if this Chicago-based saxman has always been one of the most grittily soulful of today's top smooth jazz artists, there's always been the sneaking suspicion on his previous four release that he'd been holding out somewhat -- covering his truest funk-jazz with way too much slick pop sheen. If the title of this superior collection is indicative of the true persona that's here to stay, then genre fans will be in for a powerful adventure.Read more ›
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Well, I've bought all 5 CDs of Steve Cole - just after listening to a short sample available at Amazon. I listened to this one as the last in a row. Read morePublished on June 2, 2008 by K. NAPIORKOWSKI
It is one of the best CD of Steve Cole. I usually listen to it in my car. Especially "Metro" is very good.Published on May 6, 2007 by Minoru Kageyama
Despite being a good smooth jazz CD one was of the opinion that it lacked a measure of energy associated with his earlier material.Published on April 1, 2007 by LT Leonard