David Benoit And Friends
Veteran Smooth Jazz pianist is joined by several friends including Dave Koz, Marc Antoine and Peter White. The album is unashamedly aimed at that genre’s market. There are several mellow tunes that have that radio friendly, late night feel such as the opener ‘Ballad Of Jane Hawk’ and ‘Vernazza’. Benoit kicks on with the Fusion flavoured ‘Dave G’ and plays a fine acoustic piano on the fast paced ‘Sienna Step’. ‘Sly Fox’ uses a Hammond and is quietly funky. ‘Feel It Still’ and ‘96132’ are solid Smooth Jazz. ‘David benoit And Friends’ will appeal to the many Benoit fans and lovers of Smooth Jazz.