Saxophonist Art Porter passed away shortly after the release of this excellent album, "Lay Your Hands on Me." It's a shame, because on this outing, Art finally was able to evolve from the classy but staid production of Jeff Lorber to a more contemporary sound, a process started on the excellent "Undercover" (1994) but not fully realized until this album.
"Lay Your Hands on Me" is a delight, featuring production by Chuckii Booker and Brian McKinight and guest vocals from McKnight and Lalah Hathaway, soulful arrangements and Art's distinctive funky improvisations. Each track merits a listen, because they are all beautiful. My favorite song from "Lay Your Hands on Me" is "We Are One," a Booker-produced track that combines the best elements of both artists' styles. If you want a good contemporary jazz album that doesn't leave you guessing who did it halfway through, this is it.
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LABEL: VERVE RECORDS
CATALOG: 314 533 119-2
MATRIX: 314 533 119-2 01@ T IFPI L006 MANUFACTURED IN USA BY PMDC IFPI 0346
- FLIGHT TIME
- LAKE SHORE DRIVE
- ONE MORE CHANCE (FEAT. LALAH HATHAWAY)
- JUST WANNA BE WITH YOU (FEAT. BRIAN MCKNIGHT)
- DB BLUE
- WISHFUL THINKING
- FOREVER LOVE (FEAT. BRIAN MCKNIGHT)
- WE ARE ONE
- LAY YOUR HANDS ON ME
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