This album is part of a series of budget imports from Warner that pulls from their huge archives to highlight some of jazz's most classic musicians. Compilations, especially budget-line collections, tend to be either boring greatest-hits lists that any fan would already own, or poorly recorded live tracks that sound like they issued from the inside of somebody's bathtub. This series is neither, combining quality live tracks with the truly classic studio recordings from each artist. This volume presents the smooth sounds of Grover Washington, Jr., who made an incredible impact on jazz and R&B before his untimely death in 1999. Classics like Bill Withers' "Just the Two of Us," and "Paradise," are included along with an interesting version of Bob Marley's "Jamming."
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AllMusic Review by Stacia Proefrock