Robert Irving III

Midnight Dream

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Keyboardist Robert Irving III will always be best known for the period of time that he spent playing with Miles Davis. Irving is a fine backup musician although he does not have a very original musical personality. That deficiency is obvious on Midnight Dream, where his own solos are fairly faceless but where Irving sounds most comfortable backing accompanying R&B-ish vocalists and guitarist Andre Lassaile's occasional solos. The music is funky and danceable, often utilizing electronic percussion and/or singers. Irving is forceful if not distinctive, and the results would work well as background music for parties and dances.

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