As part of the Streetwize series (Streetwize (2002),
Streetwize II (2003), Streetwize/Slowjamz (2004),
Streetwize Does Dre (2005), Streetwize Sexy Love
(2007), Streetwize Does Mary J. Blige (2008),
Streetwize - Put U To Bed (2009), Streetwize - Feelin'
Sexy(2012), Shanachie releases on November 19, 2013 Streetwize
- Body Party.
Spiritus Rector is as usual Saxophonist Kim Waters supported by the
Streetwize all-stars. That are Odell Ross (guitars), Dana Pope, and
Jakeem Ali Jones (background vocals). Kim Waters and Chris "Big Dog"
Davis are the producers of the album. Both certainly know whatís
good for radio, whatís marketable. This motto in mind they please
the audience with cool interpretations of recent smash hits.
American singer-songwriter Ciara recorded Body Party for her
fifth studio album, Ciara (2013). Waters brings the smooth R&B
rendition with his soprano sax in the lead allowing Odell Ross some
breathtaking guitar sequences. Hold On, We're Going Home, a
song by Canadian recording artist Drake, is welcomed by Waters at
full speed. Sax and key sound are echoing reciprocally.
When I Was Your Man is an impressing love ballad by American
singer-songwriter Bruno Mars. It is debatable
whether the saxophone can replace the human voice. Waters is
definitely close. On The One Waters is completely
surrounded by programmed sound, what the song unfortunately gives no
depth. How Many Drinks by American singer Miguel finds a
new homestead with aptly recorded background vocals and Odell's
selectively placed guitar riffs.
The adoption of Fantasia's Without Me is obviously due to
technical sound gimmicks. Enjoyable is the hip-hop salad with
saxophone and guitar. Selecting Chrisette Michele's A Couple of
Forevers is by far a better decision. On this soulful song
Waters and Ross can shine. On Age Ain't a Factor of album
Appreciation Day, singer Jaheim pays homage to what he
feels are the oft-underappreciated "grown and sexy" women of a
certain age. What woman does not feel flattered, when they attested
beauty despite her advanced age. In view of the female buyers a
skillful sweet talk.
Janelle MonŠe and Miguel teamed up for a duet on Primetime.
The rendition is with Ross on guitar a winner. A wonderful final
offers I Try. Kim Waters and Chris "Big Dog" Davis create a
substantial and charming atmosphere.
Always on the pulse of current music Kim Waters and his team perfectly
transformed Urban R&B hits to smooth jazz. An entertaining
experience of the better kind.
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Title: Body Party
Genre: General Jazz
01 Body Party [4:58]
02 Hold On, We're Going Home [4:55]
03 When I Was Your Man [3:38]
04 The One [4:07]
05 How Many Drinks [4:37]
06 Without Me [5:10]
07 A Couple Of Forevers [4:21]
08 Age Aint A Factor [4:17]
09 Primetime [4:43]
10 I Try [4:38]