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.

Thursday, October 17, 2013

Kim Waters - Someone To Love You (2002)

"The sexiest sound in smooth urban jazz" - well, at least that's what it says on the back cover.  It's a claim Waters tries his best to live up to (and often succeeds).  Waters has a nice tone and his composition/production skills are in top form here.  It's all very easy to listen to, often more instrumental R&B than jazz at times.  Of the three Waters CDs on my shelves, this was the first I purchased and I think it's the best.  Waters isn't taking any chances here and that's just what his listeners expect.  It's perfect for a late night romantic rendezvous with my lady at my downtown loft overlooking the city lights as we sip a merlot.  Waitaminute - I don't have a downtown loft, don't drink wine, and can't seem to stay up past 10 PM.  Never mind (but the music's still good).

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

Tracks:  I was hooked from the first time I heard Waterfall on a smooth jazz radio station.  Other good tracks are You Know That I Love You, The Ride, Riverside Drive, and the Chuck Loeb collaboration In The House.  I don't normally skip any tracks plus the sequencing flows well.

Personal Memory Associated with this CD:  During my grad school days in Houston, I often listened to the now defunct jazz station (KHJZ, the "Wave") on the commute so this disc always reminds me of that time (2004-06) and that station.

Previously revisited for the blog:
One Special Moment (1999)
Peaceful Journey (1993)

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