John Tesh

Sax All Night

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Some might think that the third album in John Tesh's wildly successful Sax series would be a little redundant, and it is true that Sax All Night sounds a bit similar to its two predecessors. This time around, however, familiarity does not breed contempt -- it merely accentuates Tesh's strengths, which are his knack for smooth, seductive sounds and romantic melodies. Comprised equally of original material and covers (including Peter Gabriel's "Red Rain," James Taylor's "Mexico," Elton John's "Rocket Man" and Melissa Etheridge's "Come to My Window"), Sax All Night sustains its warm, fireside ambience throughout the entire album. As the leader of the album, Tesh sets the tone of the music, but he lets the saxophonists -- Nelson Rangell, Jeff Kashiwa, Eric Marienthal and Brandon Fields -- shine. Of course, if you haven't gotten aboard the Tesh train yet, you won't be swayed by Sax All Night, but if you've had Sax by the Fire or Sax on the Beach, this disc is right up your alley.

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