Since September 2010, this blog has recorded the journey of this middle-aged man as I attempt to listen to all the music in my CD collection. CDs revisited in their entirety from start to finish - no skipping tracks, no shuffle. CDs only - no vinyl, no tapes, no downloads. And just as CD technology (and the album format itself) becomes obsolete. I'm no music critic, just a music junkie with too much time on my hands.

Saturday, April 22, 2017

Norman Brown - After The Storm (1994)


An hour of vintage '90s smooth jazz that sounds as good today as it did 23 years ago. (To be honest, the genre hasn't changed much in a long while, a fact that doesn't bother me much.) Brown is an excellent writer and guitarist and his skills are showcased well in these 12 tracks. If the local radio station isn't playing any Norman Brown during its Sunday morning "Jazz Brunch" broadcast, find a new station.

Cash Box, June 18, 1994, p. 13

Peak on the US Billboard Top 200 chart: #140
Peak on Billboard's R&B albums chart: #21
Peak on the US Billboard Top Contemporary Jazz Albums chart: #2

Tracks: A good album from top to bottom - don't miss any tracks, even the track where Brown sings (It Costs To Love) ain't bad. The most recognizable cut to my ears is the cover of the Isley Brothers' For The Love Of You; there's also nice covers of Luther Vandross' Any Love and Janet Jackson's That's The Way Love Goes; the latter was released as a single. My other picks today are Take Me There, Let's Come Together, and El Dulce Sol.

Personal Memory Associated with this CD: None

Previously revisited for the blog:
West Coast Coolin' (2004)
Groovin' (2002) (with BWB)
Celebration (1999)

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