Various Artists

Smooth Jazz Tribute to Shalamar

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Another one of the CC Entertainment label's smooth jazz tributes, the volume honoring Shalamar was performed by the Smooth Jazz All Stars, the label's uncredited "group" responsible for cranking out dozens of similar sets. As usual, the results here sounds cheap and mindless, with some of the group's most notable hits -- including "There It Is," "A Night to Remember," "Second Time Around," and "I Can Make You Feel Good" -- played with little energy and none of the finesse of the Leon Sylvers-produced originals. For whatever reason, there's an original here, titled "Love Dreams," that has a little more life to it but quickly fades into the background.

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