The two bassists, possessing very different playing styles, would create a unique character for the record-a strong, rich and aggressive patina, seldom heard elsewhere. Recorded in 2009, in Athens and Connecticut, the CD brings together many of Greece's finest jazz and classical musicians-including alto saxophonist Takis Paterelis and trombonist Antonis Andreou-while starring such international heavyweights as drummer Dave Weckl, guitarist Frank Gambale, keyboardist Mitch Forman and saxophonist Tony Lakatos.
This album accents Jackson's strengths; no one sings with more conviction, earnestness, and passion on love ballads, as he demonstrates repeatedly during such songs as "Love Me Down," "Do Me Again," "All Over You" (CD bonus cut), and "I'll Be Waiting for You." He has yet to record a captivating uptempo tune, but "I Can't Take It" came close. It's doubtful as to whether Jackson can overtake Vandross in the '90s, but hopefully RCA will at least put him in the race.
Freddie Jackson ended his five-album stay at Capitol ended with Time for Love, a satisfying effort that isn't much different from his previous Capitol releases. The New Yorker obviously knew what his strengths were - smooth soul/urban contemporary music and romantic ballads and once again, the singer succeeds by zeroing in on them.
Javon (Anthony) Jackson (born June 16, 1965, Carthage, Missouri) is an American jazz tenor saxophonist. He played in Art Blakey's Jazz Messengers from 1987 until Blakey's death in 1990, and has also played with the Harper Brothers, Benny Green[disambiguation needed], Freddie Hubbard and Elvin Jones. In his solo career, his music has been a mix of hard bop with soul and funk influences.