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4.8 out of 5
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SandyShore ,

SMOOTHJAZZ.COM REVIEW

Truly the Smooth Jazz equivalent of pop super group Toto, Jazz Holdouts is a dynamic collective of studio greats with all-star pop, R&B and jazz resumes, featuring the simmering light funk energy of Alan Palanker (keys), Lou Cortelezzi (sax), Michael Thompson (guitar) and John Sieglar (bass). Their cool, yet high spirited full length album, SUMMER NIGHTS is driven by tight, funky, old school soul-jazz meets chill music. The album follows the group’s three groundbreaking Billboard hit singles, including the #1 song that is now the title track. Palanker and Cortelezzi sparkle trading off lead melody lines throughout.

Audiobook/podcast fan ,

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Maybe more like Paul Hardcastle than Toto. My favorite tracks are “Simple Things” and “I Send My Love,” which I purchased. Another track, “Nothing To Complicated” sounds like “Simple Things.” The album has a groovy, 70’s vibe and I strongly recommend that anyone into this or smooth jazz should give this album a listen. But I think that both “Simple Things” and “I Send My Love” could be developed further they are, perhaps, too simple, although very pleasant. Combine these 2 tracks into a single extended track, transitioning from 1 to the other and perhaps back again.

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