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Product: Audio CD
Title: Measure of a Man
Label: Rca
Artist: Clay Aiken
Rating: 5/5
Customer rating - 5 out of 5
Wow!


I love every song! My favorites are "Shine" and "Perfect Day",these two stand out. "Measure of a Man" is fantastic too. This is the first album I have bought that there is no song you want to skip. I can honestly say this is the best album I have ever owned.



Product: Audio CD
Title: Ray of Light
Label: Warner Brothers
Artist: Madonna
Rating: 5/5
Customer rating - 5 out of 5
An excellent CD. Shows growth and range.


I really like this CD! It brings me up and keeps me moving.... Is there anyone who could sit still while listening to this? Not me! I can't believe that Madonna is anywhere near the age of 40! It gives me hope.....



Product: Audio CD
Title: Jazz Blues Fusion
Label: Polydor / Pgd
Artist: John Mayall
Rating: 5/5
Customer rating - 5 out of 5
a superb mix of jazz & blues! where the hell is 'moving on'?


saw john mayall in concert in the late 70's, featuring a lineup of musicians similar to those on the album, got the jazz blues fusion, listened to it 3000 times...till it was so scrached up. still enjoyed the performances from blue mitchell, freddy fastfingers robinson and clifford solomon. john mayall was the cutting edge of fusion, but it is most listenable, always with a groove to hang onto.
cant wait to hear it again on cd!!!



Product: Audio CD
Title: The Dan Faulk Songbook, Vol. 1
Label: UFP
Artist: Dan Faulk, Dan Faulk
Rating: 5/5
Customer rating - 5 out of 5
jazz fans--this is a CD for you!


I first heard Dan Faulk when he was playing for TanaReid [Akira Tana (drums), and Rufus Reid (bass). This was such an unusual group, its founders being the rhythm section... Well, I went not sure what I would hear, and I really loved this group: they had modern hip sound and were really swinging.
And, liking this group, I heard Faulk, their saxophonist. What a incredible soloist! So I have been following his career, and I am so pleased to see his new CD! It is great! It's all originals.. before you groan, let me say he is a fabulous composer, and I think we will all be saying "I knew him when..."
There are 3 songs I like especially. a) There's a blues called Crawfish which is an 11-beat blues. It has this loping gait to it, 5 beats, then 6.. You get what I mean? Anyhow it goes into regular 4/4 time in the solos...It is so swinging and such a deep take on the blues! b) He's also written a bossa nova! I knew Dan played with Steve Turre and some other Latin cats, but I didn't know he wrote in Latin style. This is a heartbreaking tune, really beautiful. It is called "You Thirty Years Ago" and it makes you wonder who he's talking about... c) Finally, one of my favorites is "Vote" which is this really COOOOOOL modern piece; it's kind of acid jazz but let me say, Faulk's thoroughly grounded in the REAL STUFF, I mean being able more than just playing on the changes; truly he's a deep soloist, he's got some mean bebop and post bop attitude in there. Anyhow, it goes up in this shrieking way: "VOTE!!!!!". You've just got to hear it to believe.
I mean, I'm picking these 3 but THE WHOLE ALBUM is excellent. There's not a song on it that I don't like. That is super rare for a CD, jazz or otherwise. So if you like REAL jazz and you wanna hear something swinging, modern (as opposed to traditional jazz), and just altogether mind-blowing, this is it!