The unparalleled art form of jazz is best defined by the musical legacies of its master artists. But a small handful of smooth jazz guitarists, including Jeff Golub, make every riff count and have made their own meaningful contributions by capturing its essence in a variety of styles. On this second outing titled Do It Again, the contemporary jazz favorite surrounds himself with a group of smooth jazz stars to update timeless tracks made famous by such soul artists as Eddie Harris, Teddy Pendergrass, and James Brown. The former lead guitarist for Rod Stewart performs with trumpeter Rick Braun and the chart-topping saxophonists Richard Elliot and Gerald Albright, among others, and gets the listener's groove on with Smoky Robinson's "Cruisin'," and Stevie Wonder's "Jesus Children of America." Their spirited remakes are earthy and sensual, yet fun and funky, and is a great opportunity to discover new talent and enjoy old favorites.
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AllMusic Review by Paula Edelstein