Jeff Kashiwa - Peace of Mind (2004) [Smooth Jazz]; FLAC (tracks+.cue)

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Jeff Kashiwa - Peace of Mind (2004) [Smooth Jazz]; FLAC (tracks+.cue)

Unread postby Mike1985 » 24 Jun 2020, 15:42

Artist: Jeff Kashiwa
Album: Peace of Mind
Genre: Smooth Jazz
Label: Native Language Music
Released: 2004
Quality: FLAC (tracks+.cue)
  1. Wait and See (4:23)
  2. Here and Now (4:25)
  3. Ecstasy (4:19)
  4. Homeward Bound (3:52)
  5. Peace of Mind (3:49)
  6. My Fantasy (3:46)
  7. Stay With Me (5:15)
  8. Deep Blue (4:29)
  9. Stride (4:19)
  10. Falling (4:52)
  11. My Lovin' (You're Never Gonna Get It) (3:45)


Jeff Kashiwa has a fluent if generic style on soprano, alto, and tenor, which fits perfectly into the "feel good" smooth music that he performs on "Peace of Mind." The 11 selections clock in between 3:46 and 5:14 and were clearly recorded with hopes of getting maximum radio airplay. Kashiwa's rhythm section is effective if anonymous (despite the presence of Brian Bromberg on bass) with the focus being almost entirely on the leader's melodic playing. While the music is lightly grooving and mildly soulful and Kashiwa plays well, no surprises occur and this set never rises above the level of pleasant background music.
Review by Scott Yanow

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