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A classic Latino-Styled Club Fusion Jazz Album,
This review is from: Morning Dance (Audio CD)
This is by far one the best and most acclaimed albums by SG. For many, it is the definitive sound of SG and it never got better than this. It is a serious fusion of beach-side Latino, with NY funk and enough smooth for it to be a viable record in the morning, afternoon or late night. The stand out tracks includes "Morning Dance", "Starburst", "Rasul" and Jay Beckenstein's mom-tribute song "Song For Lorraine". The good thing about this album is that it always lifts you up with its catchy jazz riffs and hooks. It almost as if they approached the album with a `pop hook' sensibility. However, with helping hands from the Becker Brothers, the album is not ion the least bit frivilious when it comes to musical depth and content. The album opens with "Morning Dance", a tune that immediately takes you away to a sunshine `n' sand beach, with icy Pina-coladas and beautiful ladies. Mind you, not hot `n' lustful ladies but beautiful ladies. That is the SG difference. Thereafter the album is just smooth and easy with the beautiful ballad `Rasul' adding color and emotional depth to it.