Up for the Down Stroke
Label: Warner Jazz
Smooth jazz stars Rick Braun, Kirk Whalum and Norman Brown come together on this fluid exploration of tunes made famous by the likes of Parliament, Cannonball Adderly and D'Angelo. Their goal? To remind their peers (and maybe themselves) that smooth jazz doesn't have to be elevator music. Dee Dee Bridgewater offers up guest vocals on "Let's Do It Again."