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Visit Smooth Jazz WebsiteAlmost a year ago, I discovered the smooth sax of Jeanette Harris and was smitten with it. She’s sometimes compared to grandmaster Grover Washington Jr., and that’s not an easy thing to achieve. Just as on their previous album ‘Reflections’, the band wrote or co wrote most of their beautiful instrumental songs themselves, like the funky opener ‘Chi Town’, co written with Tim Watson, or ‘Down Wit’ It’, co written with keyboardist Gail Johnson. This up-tempo song features Darrall Crooks on guitar. Want to dance? Well, listen to ‘You Can Dance’ and get yourself on the dance floor for some smooth swinging. I’m moving to this beat in my chair. ‘Saxy’ is the best term to describe sexy Jeanette and her music. It’s ideal for love making or some quality time in the bedroom. The Stylictics were one of the hottest soft soul bands, and their music has been covered a lot. The classic ‘People Make The World Go Round’ follows next, and Jeanette’s version a little bit softer than Richard Elliot’s. Jeanette weaves a sensual sax round this classic soul song. The mid-tempo title track is written by Norman Brown, who also lends his guitar. Then it’s up to Tim Watson again with his slow tune ‘2nd Nature’. Stevie Wonder’s ‘All I Do’ comes up next and bounces joyfully around. Funky bass playing opens ‘Been So Wrong’, a track written and performed by Patrick Olvera, with of course Jeanette by his side on sax. With ‘Searching’ things cool down and I’m imagining I’m on a desert island in the South Seas. ‘Groovin’’ sends you in the direction of the dance floor, followed by ‘Joyful’, an uplifting tune. Vocalist Joel Bowers sings the vocal version of ‘You Can Dance’ and ‘Because He Lives’ is some gospel driven jazz. “Again hats off to Jeanette. Try her, you won’t be disappointed!”

Patrick Van de Wiele
www.smoothjazz.eu