Yearly Archives: 1997

David Sanborn: “Pearls”

David Sanborn Pearls Elektra 61759-2 (1995) Rating: * * * * It seems the entire musical community is on a “standards” kick lately. Natalie Cole did her daddy’s records, followed by ‘Take A Look’, another album of fine renditions of … Continue reading

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Michael Franks: “Abandoned Garden”

Michael Franks Abandoned Garden Reprise 45998-2 (1995) Rating: * * * * After releasing so many albums, one has to wonder if Michael Franks is becoming repetitive or, even worse, a self parody. With this release, Abandoned Garden, Michael Franks … Continue reading

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Herb Alpert: “Second Wind”

Herb Alpert Second Wind Almo Sounds AMSD-80005 (1996) Produced and arranged by Herb Alpert and Jeff Lorber Rating: * * * * Featuring: Herb Alpert, trumpets and additional keyboards; Jeff Lorber, keyboards; Nathaniel Philips, bass; John “J.R.” Robinson, drums; Paul … Continue reading

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Herb Alpert: “Passion Dance”

Herb Alpert Passion Dance Almo Sounds AMSD-80014 (1997) Rating: This album “is dedicated to all the Tijuana Brass fans…who always ask ‘When am I going to make another record.’ This one’s for you.” No, this is not a return of … Continue reading

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