Since September 2010, this blog has recorded the journey of this middle-aged man as I attempt to listen to all the music in my CD collection. CDs revisited in their entirety from start to finish - no skipping tracks, no shuffle. CDs only - no vinyl, no tapes, no downloads. And just as CD technology (and the album format itself) becomes obsolete. I'm no music critic, just a music junkie with too much time on my hands.

Wednesday, September 19, 2012

Grover Washington, Jr. - All My Tomorrows (1994)

Not a typical outing for Grover Washington, Jr.  Instead of releasing another smooth jazz album, Washington switched gears and released an album of mostly jazz standards and covers in a more straight-ahead fashion.  The result is an uneven attempt at an after hours, romantic, night club combo album. Not my favorite GW release, but I can't pass up one of his albums if I see it sitting in the used CD bin.

Peak on the US Billboard Top 200 chart: Did not chart

Tracks: It's hit-or-miss here.  The best track is E Preciso Perdoar (One Must Forgive) which features nice horn work by Eddie Henderson.  Also good are Please Send Me Someone to Love and Flamingo.  The only original here is Washington's Happenstance, which is a nice mid-tempo bossa number, but still not his usual output.  The rest try too hard for my tastes, particularly the skippable cover of Stevie Wonder's Overjoyed.

Personal Memory Associated with this CD: None

Previously revisited for the blog:
Prime Cuts: The Columbia Years 1987-1999 (1999)
Time Out of Mind (1989)

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