Campbell 's group NiteFlyte released their first album "30.000
Ft" at the Passion Jazz label (1997), followed by
"Ascension" (1998). The group signed both albums to Instinct
Records, where the album was released 1999 under the title
"Ascension". After a long hiatus the group is back with
their new album "U-Turn", which will be released in July
2003 . Tony Campbell has assembled professional musicians as Simply
Red guitarist Mark Jaimes, legendary Philly soul diva Jean
Carne, vocalists Chris McDonald, Bernadette Powell and Jill
Francis, saxophonist Tom Richards, keyboardist Duncan
Millar and drummer Chad Moody.
How is the moment, when you are Feeling
Good. Hard to describe in words, musicians have it better. An
easy played guitar on Hip-Hop-grooves, a muted trumpet and a lot of
uplifting mood, that's a flavored beginning.
She Go features the female singer Bernadette Powell.
A huge undiscovered talent with a blessed voice. A first vocal
glimpse, hopefully more in the future.
The term Far
From Home mediates loneliness. Tom Richards' sax paints these
depressed spirits in warm tones.
Retro music is very fashionable
nowadays. Jean Carne's soulful interpretation of If
You Believe combined with 70's beats makes no difference.
is the next title. So much what? So much saxophone for example?
Foremost a Smooth Jazz piece.
is a kind of memory deception at which the impression arises that you
have already seen something in the same way before. This time it's a
song of Bernadette Powell
on the paths of Sade.
Chris McDonald and Jill Francis
are singing Come Back in a vibrating
is a slow flowing contemplative piece. No crying for attention.
I don't have to tell you anything
about Breezin'. It's the classic Smooth
Jazz tune in general. All of you will know George Benson's version. He
became a pop superstar with this album. Nevertheless the potential of
the melody makes this tune irresistible especially by Tom
Richards' engagement on sax.
Chris McDonald shows more of his
interesting voice on Sunshine.
The title-track U-Turn
is featuring Duncan Millar.
Duncan is an excellent musician who proved his talent in his solo
Your Dream" and "Good
To Go". A short interview with Duncan
and a review about his album "Comin'
are only a small deference to this great artist.
profits by the vivid drum playing of Chad Moody, who gives this tune a
propelling twist. I often observed this effect on gigs.
The album is completed by a remix
version of If
You Believe. The disco-beat is replaced
by a more agreeable rhythm.
With this album
NiteFlyte are walking on a safe path. Recommendable for all friends of