The subtitle on this anthology is correct: this is truly the definitive collection of the 5th Dimension's music, including all the hits and most of the album cuts that anyone could want. The 20-bit digital mastering provides a crisp, bright audio experience, and the joyous harmonies bring back the positive side of the late-'60s/early-'70s era in which the songs were recorded. The megahits are all here.
is an album by American singer-songwriter , released in 1979. Continuing on a downhill curve, this record did little for 's career. Recorded in Austin, Texas with a group of musicians who had been backing at the time, the main failing is that King doesn't play piano on any but three tracks, and then not as well as she's been come to be known.
US band Supernal Endgame started out around the year 2000 as a new project for John Ergle and Rob Price, long time collaborators in a number of different bands. The main idea for this specific endeavour was to create a band with a spiritual emphasis, blending symphonic progressive rock with power pop and the pomp rock of the late 70's. As the project evolved Dan Pomeroy got involved, effectively becoming a third member of the band…
It would be incorrect to say that not much has changed Fourplay's sound since they began recording together in 1991. That said, while these musicians – who were all successful artists individually – have continued to evolve, as a group they've stayed remarkably focused on what they do best: play elegant, seamless, contemporary jazz with a light sexy groove. Keyboardist Bob James, drummer/percussionist Harvey Mason, and bassist Nathan East have remained constants but guitarists have come and gone: Chuck Loeb replaces Larry Carlton (who originally replaced founding member Lee Ritenour) for Let's Touch the Sky, Fourplay's 12th recording. Fourplay's formulaic approach is firmly intact on Let's Touch the Sky and the band is firing on all cylinder, making this a fine entry in 2010's contemporary jazz oeuvre.