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Though lovers of easygoing, likable, and funkified pop-jazz would say that Alphonse Mouzon is a brilliant composer of lightweight confections, while some will argue that his greatest talent is as a ringleader. His tunes dance on the fluffier edges of soul, and he knows just how to bounce them up electronically, but in the end too many of them run together: similar melodies and repetitive tempos. What lifts this collection are the dynamic charges offered by his guest sax crew of Richard Elliot, Everette Harp, Brandon Fields, Eric Marienthal, Gerald Albright, and in a few tender moments, Russ Freeman's elegant acoustic guitar. Mouzon doesn't give them quite the amount of space they need to stretch out, but they make the most of each session. What's clear from the song titles is that Mouzon is in love, and that complacent happiness shines through. But veteran listeners these days will probably demand more excitement than these pleasantries offer.


Born: 21 November 1948 in Charleston, SC

Genre: Jazz

Years Active: '60s, '70s, '80s, '90s, '00s, '10s

Several different drummers helped put jazz fusion on the map in the '70s. The one who seems to get most of the credit is Billy Cobham, but others, such as Alphonse Mouzon, contributed quite a bit to the cause as well. Born on November 21, 1948, in Charleston, SC, Mouzon got serious with his drumming in high school, where he studied with both a saxophonist and a drummer. Relocating to New York City in the late '60s to attend college, Mouzon had a hard time deciding between a career in music, drama,...
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