Jungle
Ramsey Lewis and His Electric Band: Taking Another Look

Taking Another Look

(Ramsey Lewis and His Electric Band)
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Release Date: 
Tuesday, September 20, 2011
Grade:
C+
Format: 
LP
Tracks: 
10

Now I’m no jazz cat, so this album didn’t really stand out to me. To my uncultured ears, this sounded like a record full of slow jazz jams. Put this on in the background for lounge listening, easy-on-the-ears, relaxing music. And that’s about all I hear. I was fairly bored, to be perfectly honest.

That said, a quick look at Lewis’ resume reveals an incredible history of jazz composition: multiple gold records, Grammy awards and much more. He’s been at this a long time, so either this album is just a bit of a miss or I’m simply not hearing it. If smooth jazz is your bag, definitely check this out. If not, well you’re not missing much.

 
Jeremy Hunt
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