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Richard Elliot – On The Town (2004 FLAC)

Richard Elliot - On The Town (2004 FLAC)

Richard Elliot – On The Town (2004 FLAC)

Artist: Richard Elliot
Album: On The Town
Release/Reissue: 2004
Genre: Jazz

01. Along The Way
02. By My Side
03. Take This Heart
04. Stilletto Heels (Instrumental)
05. Midnight Passion
06. Don’t Cry Now
07. On The Town
08. Into The Light
09. Breezer
10. Highway 1
11. In Your Face
12. Over The Rainbow

Richard Elliot is the Michael Bolton of the saxophone — an instrumentalist whose knee-jerk pop/R&B solos are, like Bolton’s singing, consistently formulaic, contrived and vacuous. Even by the low standards of NAC and smooth jazz radio, On the Town is dreadful. Such homogenized, cliché-ridden Muzak as “By My Side” and “Into the Light” is bloodless and devoid of soul, and on funk-influenced tracks like “Stiletto Heels” and the title song, the robotic Elliot fails to express any honest emotion. But the CD’s worst embarrassment of all is a saccharine and downright insulting cover of “Over for Rainbow” (Howard Arlen’s classic from The Wizard of Oz). For jazz, pop and R&B fans alike, On the Town is among the many Elliot albums to avoid.

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