‘Solid’ is Boney James seventeenth album as leader. His brand of funky Smooth Jazz with a splash of RnB/ Soul thrown in, has earned him a reputation for making albums that appeal beyond the core Smooth Jazz fan base. This fine CD has some ‘solid’ smooth grooves like ‘The Bottom Line’, the title cut and ‘Full Effect’. Kenny Lattimore guests on the RnB ballad ‘Be Here’ and James adds a romantic touch with ‘On The Path’. There are some pleasing mellow mid-tempo grooves like Tonic’ and ‘Fresh Air’. His playing is always top draw, the warm and soulful notes flow casually from his saxes with an ease that encapsulates what Smooth Jazz really means. Strong Boney James album.