Various Artists

Smooth Jazz Summer

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Smooth jazz heads must nod a little faster in summer if this collection of mellow funk is any indication. Jennifer York's lackluster delivery sounds out of place given the funky accompaniment on the disco medley opener, "Got to Be Real/Best of My Love." After that it's smooth sailing, with Steve Oliver's Latin-flavored "High Noon" and Everette Harp's spirited version of Michael Jackson's "Rock With You" being highlights. It's never too hot and always breezy in the world of A Smooth Jazz Summer. It gains points for being cohesive but looses a few for lack of information on the players and a skimpy running time at 44 minutes.

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