CD Reflections [Alfonzo Blackwell] [CD] [1 disc] (CD 173159),
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Reflections [Alfonzo Blackwell] [CD] [1 disc]


  • 1. Funky Shuffle
    2. All Blues
    3. Fields of Dreams
    4. Joy
    5. I Miss You
    6. Next to You
    7. Take You Out
    8. That Feeling
    9. True Blue
    10. Somewhere Someday
    11. Precious Love
    12. Reflections
    13. Better Days
    14. That's Cool
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  • Additional Info
    Manufacturer Part Number (MPN): 5084

  • Credits
    ProducerAlfonzo Blackwell; David Mann
    Engineer

    Personnel: Alfonzo Blackwell (soprano saxophone, keyboards, guitar, bass, drums); Jean Norris (vocals); David Mann (keyboards, drum programming); Bernd Schoenhart, Chuck Loeb, Mark Marino (guitar).
    Recorded at Blackwell Studios, New York, New York.
    Personnel: Jean Norris (vocals); Chuck Loeb, Mark Marino, Bernd Schoenhart (guitar); David Mann (keyboards, drum programming).
    Audio Mixer: Paul Wickliffe.
    Recording information: Blackwell's Studios, NY.
    Whatever strides saxophonist Alfonso Blackwell made toward incorporating some challenging straight-ahead jazz elements into 2000's The Time Is Now are completely eschewed on this saccharine follow-up. The Time Is Now was no Love Supreme, but compared with the shallow pop of his first two albums, Alfonso appeared to be attempting a reconciliation between the avant-garde and the smooth on "New Jazz Order." No such admirable gestures are to be found on Reflections. Despite a trite and insipid cover of Miles Davis' "All Blues" that turns the mid-'60s classic into a mild, barely funk jam, the album largely consists of light pop ballads. Assuming though, that most contemporary jazz listeners are not looking to be challenged per se, there are enough palatable R&B infused tracks here to chalk this entry up as simply more of the same. That said, music as un-reflective as this could cause even the most die-hard post-bopper to wax nostalgic for Grover Washington, Jr. ~ Matt Collar

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