Having explored a more organic '70s R&B sound on his 2003 release Soul Sessions, guitarist Jeff Golub returns to a more standard smooth jazz sound on Temptation. Still full of light but funky instrumental jazz, the album isn't as adventurous as his last outing. However, Golub is an adept improvisor and longtime fans should find much to enjoy here. Standout tracks include the Wes Montgomery homage "On the Wes Side," the mysteriously mellow Latin track "Metro Cafe," and the Sade-esque "Simple Pleasures."
AllMusic Review by Matt Collar