Opening the iTunes Store.If iTunes doesn’t open, click the iTunes icon in your Dock or on your Windows desktop.Progress Indicator
Opening the iBooks Store.If iBooks doesn't open, click the iBooks app in your Dock.Progress Indicator

iTunes is the world's easiest way to organize and add to your digital media collection.

We are unable to find iTunes on your computer. To preview and buy music from This Heart of Mine by Kim Waters, download iTunes now.

Do you already have iTunes? Click I Have iTunes to open it now.

I Have iTunes Free Download
iTunes for Mac + PC

This Heart of Mine

Open iTunes to preview, buy and download music.

Album Review

The veteran saxophonist isn't known among fans and peers as "the King of Smooth Urban Jazz" for nothing. Over the course of 17 albums, including over a decade's worth with Shanachie, he's been consistent and impeccable in delivering an infectious mix of romantic ballads and funky, thumping dance tunes. This collection, yet another using the words "heart" or "love" in the title, is no exception. It's lighthearted, charming, soulful, and funky, mixing hard-to-resist originals with likable, vocal-laced covers of recent hits by R. Kelly ("Love Letter") and Jay-Z/Alicia Keys ("Empire State of Mind," featuring the soaring vocals of Waters' wife, singer Dana Pope). Two of the most dynamic dance tracks, "The Groove's Alright" and "Running to Love," feature exciting multiple horn textures that would be right at home on a set by the Sax Pack, the trio featuring Jeff Kashiwa and Steve Cole that Waters has also recorded and toured with. For the most part, Waters seems to be cool with just keeping his sweet urban flow rather than breaking any new ground. Tracks like midtempo opener "Heart Seeker" and the soaring dancefloor gems "Free Fall" and "Step to This" (featuring a spirited vocal invitation to join the step dancing movement) are fun and right in the pocket. But a few others find Waters digging just a bit deeper emotionally. He has a well-known propensity for song titles with the word "love," but the kind he's talking about on the passionate closing ballad "Double Two Love" is that of a doting dad to grown twin daughters. The most prominent vocal track, "Am I a Fool," blends a classic '70s soul ballad vibe with the sweet harmonies found in '90s groups — all led by Calvin Richardson's impassioned quandary about staying in a love affair even if he's not being treated so well. On This Heart of Mine, there's no question that Kim Waters' heart is in the right place — where it's been for over two decades of solid hitmaking.


Born: Havre De Grace, MD

Genre: Jazz

Years Active: '80s, '90s, '00s

Maryland-born saxophonist Kim Waters is a gifted performer known for his romantic, cross-over jazz style. Influenced by both bluesy jazz and soulful R&B, Waters debuted in 1989 with Sweet and Saxy. His next several albums, 1991's Sax Appeal, 1993's Peaceful Journey, and 1994's It's Time for Love, found him moving in a more smooth jazz direction. It was a creative transformation that culminated in 1998's Love's Melody and 1999's One Special Moment. In 2001, Waters delivered From the Heart, his first...
Full bio
This Heart of Mine, Kim Waters
View in iTunes

Customer Ratings

We have not received enough ratings to display an average for this album.