This is a fantastic new album by Gerald AlbrightI love the mix of popular songs like "Champagne life" and Tomorrow" with songs that showcase his talent like "24/7" and " The Power of Your Smile" -- my favorite song on the CD. Excellent New Album.
The first thing that popped into my head about this thrilling new release was why didn't this happen sooner? Such an inspired pairing of favorites! One of the biggest stars of Contemporary Jazz and R&B, Grammy-nominated Saxophonist Gerald Albright teamed up with critically acclaimed, Grammy Award-winning guitarist Norman Brown to offer up what is surely the finest recording this genre of music has heard in a very long time. 24/7 is one for Smooth Jazz fans... A collaboration that will be hailed along the ra..
I been fan of Norman Brown for a long time and have listened to some Gerald Albright and it was funky. This is like a Gerald album with Norman as a featured sideman. Norman is there but buried in the mix and doesn't seem his high energy self. Overall album is typical smooth pop jazz which great players can bring life too, but in this case its not happening. So being generous and giving it 3 stars.