When you think of "INNER CITY BLUES" (1972) a Marvin Gaye tune, there is a man who gives us his interpretation with sounds of Jazz/Rhythm & Blues to a perfect blend, the great saxophonist Grover Washington Jr. This artist became a major name after recording "MISTER MAGIC" (1975) with Bob James, with his classic sound. On every track Grover displays his skills as the brilliant artist he was, a collection of the most diversified music ever to come out of this man's heart and soul.
Highlights are - "JUST THE TWO OF US" (1980) composed by Bill Withers and his vocal on this track is enhanced by this wonderful arrangement, complete perfection - "REED SEED" (trio tune)(1978) smooth, with superb harmonies from Grover who composed this composition, classical in every way - "AIN'T NO SUNSHINE" (1972) another Withers tune from the depths of soul, let's the sunshine in on a top flight performance from Washington.
Hip-O Records and Pat Lawrence have given us the "Ultimate" with this collection of the best and some of the best from legend - Grover Washington Jr.!
Total Time: 72:50 on 11 Tracks/ Hip-O records - 012 153 888 2 (1999)