- Audio CD (March 23, 2004)
- Number of Discs: 1
- Format: Hybrid SACD - DSD
- Label: Telarc
- ASIN: B0001KL3AA
- Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars See all reviews (34 customer reviews)
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #329,949 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)
Rocksteady Hybrid SACD - DSD
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Top Customer Reviews
And this is an album that has all thrillers and no fillers.
I mean, I love everything about this album.
Also, even though I'm not a big fan on most cover songs, the selection of the cover songs on this album are just great. And not ones that you have heard over and over again by other smooth jazz artists. Plus, the arrangements of these songs are just excellent.
And two of my favorite orignal songs are the Jeff Lorber influenced "Straight Up" and the Elliot/Braun written "Retro Boy." Also, the first time that I heard "Straight Up," I was pretty much turned out. As a matter of fact, I'll ditto that for "Retro Boy" too.
But anyway, keep on keepin' on, Richard Elliot...as I look forward to seeing what else you have in store for us with your next album.
And by the way, I almost forgot to mention that it's not just the songs and the music that makes Richard's music great, but also Richard's sax 'voice' too, which is demonstrated in the song, "Candice Dance" and others.
Really, this disc is the best of both worlds: It centers on that mysterious and mesmeric ska/rocksteady beat, all the while magically expanding its boundaries into authentic jazz territory on account of the leaders' brilliant improvisational talents.
Don't miss out on the protean talents of Monty Alexander and Ernest Ranglin, two master of Jamaican music, fully on display here.
El Pato in Gastonia
Most Recent Customer Reviews
This is classic Elliot. My favorite track is Rock Steady. An old chestnut made even funkier by the master himself. I highly recommend this CD.Published 9 months ago by Jo Jones
outstanding musicianship, heart and soul from two of Jamaica's true greatsPublished on June 30, 2014 by ricky schultz
I'm a smooth jazz lover and Richard Elliot is one of the smooth jazz greats. This is one of his great works. If you love smooth jazz, you will most likely love Richard.Published on December 2, 2013 by Robert E Thomas
richard elliot plays a very smooth, cool sax. i enjoyed almost every cut on this CD. will have to seek out more of his releasesPublished on November 22, 2013 by stockwrock