Keyboardist Gerald McCauley's debut album as a leader, The McCauley Sessions imports a bevy of guest stars to flesh out McCauley's jazz/R&B/pop tunes (with that description, a red flag should go up in the minds of jazz purists, who are advised to steer clear). McCauley's fusion inclinations shouldn't come as a surprise since he's done work for pop/R&B stars like Stevie Wonder, Prince, and Hall & Oates in the past, in addition to playing jazz. Guests include guitarist George Benson (McCauley's uncle), Brenda Russell, Bobby Lyle, Chante Moore, Nils, Carl Anderson, Marcus Johnson, and Rob Mullins.
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AllMusic Review by Steve Huey