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Healing the Wounds

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Product Details

  • Audio CD (August 12, 1997)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Label: Grp Records
  • ASIN: B0000001RH
  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (16 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #248,082 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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By Joan B. Montney on May 18, 2005
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The Crusaders always play Great Jazz and "Healing The Wounds" is no exception. Eight tracks of solid Jazz totaling nearly 50 minutes. Produced by bassist Marcus Miller. Recorded edited and digitally mixed in both New York City and Hollywood Ca.
A relaxing Cd of music that showcases many individual solos by the artist. Of particular interest are the saxophone and piano solos. Top Notch !!!!

Pessimisticism -- is a jazzy funk beat mix of Excellent sax and piano. The percussion parts are tastefully mixed and used sparingly. A good opening track !!

Mercy,Mercy,Mercy -- a slower version of this classic. An expressive moving sax solo as well as an impressive piano that blend superbly. Nicely tuned drums {tom toms} with dynamic fills during the breaks. "Check Out" Maynard Fergusons version of this same classic.

Little Things Mean Alot -- a little latin bossa nova happening here. Spotlight on the Bass guitar "Wow" !! Also features some rhythmic percussion and fine sax palying.

Cause Weve Ended As Lovers -- a Stevie Wonder hit done Crusader style. We finally get a chance to hear the guitarist. His tone is gritty but soulful and the same goes for the saxophone. Piano solo is a creative blend of stacatto and phrasing all in one.

Snake Dance -- Funk Rock Jazz all the way. Stand out piano, sax and bass guitar. A brisk "yet" cranky sounding guitar solo. Percussion parts get up front and personal.

Maputo -- a beautiful "but short" piano intro. The saxophone serenades us with the melody. This is a fun, brisk and lively song. Brings about a feeling of happiness. A walk down the beach or through your favorite park. "Got The Feeling"

Healing The Wounds -- a short drum/percussion intro. A smooth and gracious sax performance.
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This cd is music by The Crusaders as it should be. As a long time Joe Sample and Crusaders fans, it was good for me to enjoy what I would consider to be "vintage" Crusader stuff. It also did me a lot of good for me to hear my favorite bassist, Marcus Miller, added to the mix. He adds that touch of funk that only he can do. With Marcus thumpin' the bass, Joe tickling the ivory, and the rest of the guys doing their things, you can't help but love this piece. "Healing the Wounds" is probably the best Crusader cd to date. If you like the old Crusader stuff, you'll love this! It's great music from cover to cover.
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I think that Marcus brought a special chemistry to this project. With only 8 tracks, this cd sounds quite good with Felder and Sample leading the way. With Marcus Millers' energetic bass, everything was brought together. You must get this if you like to just put a cd in and not skip over songs that you don't like.
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Healing the wounds is jazz the way I like it to be...good sounds that come together and make an album that you don't mind listening to againa and again. If you are new to the Crusaders, here's one to start with. Sit back, relax, and let the good vibes on this good album take you away!
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In the days since the passing of Joe Sample,I continue to be bought back to the moment when I first heard the Crusaders album Street Life on the brand new cassette deck-cruising back from Strawberries record store on a balmy summer evening in the family's 1992 Toyota Corolla sometime in early 1994. This was the first time I can recall hearing the Crusaders. Of course then being deep into my Jacksons/ Michael Jackson period,it never occurred to me that Wilton Felder played bass on "I Want You Back" in 1969. As time has marched on? The Crusaders have come to represent the very core of the qualities I most appreciate in instrumentalists overall. This was an album my father had in his collection for years. It was the Crusaders first release of the 90's. And it featured the bass playing and production of one of my top favorite musicians-Marcus Miller. Hadn't heard it in some years,and when I did wasn't sure who this was. So its a privilege to come back to this now,with the knowledge I have today,to go more in depth into it's contents.

"Pessimisticism" is ever the classic Marcus Miller style production-with the heavy funk bottom. Interesting enough,its another of Joe Sample's harmonically expansive compositions-setting a very probing,questioning melodic mood. Joe Zawinul's classic "Mercy Mercy Mercy" is given the classic Crusaders slow burn groove treatment-one where Felder's sax (as usual) really gets a chance to shine as he sustains and bends the notes of the chorus just beautifully. " Little Things Mean A Lot" is a mid tempo bossa with a Caribbean flavor added to the rhythm.
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I'm 17 and this is the first jazz funk album i ever bought and it is amazing...the version of mercy, mercy is the best one i've ever heard..everything is amazing on this album, most noticably Mr. Miller slapping his bass and doin' his thang..a classic
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By the time The Crusaders got round to making this album in 1991, there could be no doubt that their sound was getting smoother, more radio-friendly, if you will. Stix Hooper had left by this time but the two remaining original members; keyboardist Joe Sample and saxophonist Wilton Felder were (and are) so good that they manage to carry things off with flair.

They're assisted on this album by people like Marcus Miller on bass and synth programming, William "Bubba" Bryant on drums, Lenny Castro on percussion and Steve Lukather who gives a barnstorming guitar solo on "Cause We've Ended As Lovers", my overall favourite track on the album. Other favourites include - in love order - "Running Man", "Little Things Mean A Lot" and the title track, "Healing The Wounds". The version of "Maputo" on here is cool and all but the version on the Bob James & David Sanborn album Double Vision, is 100 times better. IMHO. Apart from the great music, the main thing that strikes me about this album every time I play it is how clean it sounds. Every single instrument sounds distinct and crystal clear. Props to Marcus Miller, who also produced.

It is 'smooth' or 'contemporary' jazz but the two principal members of the band play their behinds off on here and it's well worth a listen. I love it so much that it's another in the long line of albums in my collection that are making the vinyl-to-CD transaction.
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