Live record from a concert in the "Resonanzen 1999" series, Wiener Konzerthaus 1999.
Beasley's soulful third album, now back in print by popular demand. A well titled set, as the record's definitely more intimate than some of Walter Beasley's other albums a nicely laidback session with an even warmer feel than before! Walter's saxophone skills are more at the forefront than his vocals, but those make a nice appearance too warming things.
In 1987 Beasley released his first, self-titled, album and since 1998 has been one of the top ten best-selling African American saxophonists in the world.Having grown up as a fan of R&B and funk and trained in classical and jazz saxophone,his own style falls between contemporary R&B and contemporary jazz,a blend which has been called "smooth jazz.
Commercially underappreciated, Walter Beasley presents an impressive mixture of R&B, funk, jazz and easy-listening grooves. The instrumental tracks include "Muriel's Lament" and "Mancy"; "Just Kickin' It," "Have You Seen My Girl" and "Good Love" are instrumentals save the vocal chorus. Anita Baker did her own version of the latter. The most popular track on this album is the apologetic "Don't Say Goodbye."
Walter Beasley's self-titled 1987 debut for Polydor Records offered this new talent on the smooth jazz block as a triple threat: Beasley showed himself not only to be a talented saxophonist, but a fine songwriter and vocalist as well.