Artist: Eric Darius Title Of Album: Goin' All Out Year Of Release: 2008 Label: Blue Note Records Country: US Genre: Smooth Jazz Quality: FLAC (tracks + .cue, log, scans) Bitrate: Lossless Time: 41:20 min Full Size: 290 MB
01. Just Like That (03:44) 02. Because Of You (04:30) 03. Just For The Moment (03:55) 04. Goin' All Out (04:11) 05. Be Without You (04:08) 06. Vibe With Me (04:10) 07. Feelin' Da Rhythm (03:56) 08. Ain't No Doubt About It (04:23) 09. Unconditional (03:51) 10. Breathe (04:32)
Eric Darius - alto saxophone, tenor saxophone; Norman Brown - vocals, guitar; Yvonne Brown - vocals; Frank Selman - electric guitar, wah-wah guitar; Darren Rahn - electric guitar, saxophone, keyboards, bass guitar, drum programming; Jason Rahn - trumpet, flugelhorn; Mike Barkulis, Micah Otano - keyboards, drum programming; Mel Brown - bass guitar.
The young and very talented saxman's "Just Getting Started" ( Narada Jazz) has received tremendous reviews across the board and made numerous critics "Best of 2006" year end lists. For the new recording, his first one for Blue Note, Eric is helped by a bunch of excellent musicians. Along with multi-instrumentalist Darren Rahn, trumpeter Jason Rahn, bassist Mel Brown, guitarists Norman Brown (only on the track "Just for The Moment") and Frank Selman, Darius plays his alto and tenor horns with an unrestrained passion. Together they make refined, mood music that spins free-wheeling imagination. The first track "Just Like That" is an upbeat jam to get the party started. To appeal to all generations Eric has incorporated some of our R&B hits of today like the track "Because of You" by Ne-Yo. The title track "Goin' All Out" is off the hook, guaranteed to get your head bobbin'. The title track "Goin' All Out" is off the hook, guaranteed to get your head bobbin'. You may be impressed to hear each song flowing into the other seamlessly. The material ranges from funky grooves to midtempo pieces and more languorous fare but what immediately impresses is the sureness and controlled power of this very good saxman, who has created a new, distinctive sound that transcends all music boundaries and music styles. "I didn't want to make a typical "smooth jazz" album. I wanted to create an album that would have more of a universal appeal. In my opinion, says Eric. "This album reflects me and my perspective on music and the way that I hear music. Being that I am coming from a younger generation, you can clearly hear some of those elements of Hip-Hop, R&B, and Pop on this album. "Goin' All Out" is a statement of where I'm coming from and who I am". This is a delightful album and a great achievement for Eric.