Although George Duke planned to make this recording half R&B and half jazz, the former dominates. In fact, other than brief moments from the keyboardist/leader and short contributions by the likes of Dianne Reeves, Everette Harp, George Howard, Norman Brown and Jonathan Butler, this is essentially a highly produced R&B set (even if it rose high on Billboard's contemporary jazz chart). The rating is for its danceable qualities, some catchy melodies and the high musicianship. Those listeners not enamored with Duke's vocal talents are advised to look elsewhere.
AllMusic Review by Scott Yanow