2 of 3 people found the following review helpful
Great artist, poor album,
By A Customer
This review is from: West Coast Coolin' (Audio CD)
This is the fifth Norman Brown CD that I have bought. I loved the rest, which is why I purchased West Coast Coolin'". But, I just don't like it. Unlike "Better days ahead" or "Celebration", West Coast Coolin' isn't a jazz-oriented, guitar album. Norman Brown seems to have attempted to make an RnB CD. Much of the excellent guitar playing the you'll find on "After the storm", for example, has been dispensed with, in favour of mediocre vocals - Norman Brown is no Will Downing or Donny Hathaway.
So, if you like smooth jazz and/or excellent guitar work, I can thoroughly recommend Norman Brown's "Celebration", "Better days ahead", "Just chillin" and "After the storm" CDs. However, this one doesn't maintain the high standards of its predecessors.