Album Review by
Name of musician/band: Copacetic
Name of Album: Collage
Type of music: Smooth Contemporary Jazz
Overview synopsis of the Album “Collage” by Copaceptic is that the album is filled with surprising renditions of smooth, fun, joyful contemporary jazz music that puts you in the spirit of summertime relaxation and good spirits. From the Album Artwork to the various cycles of saxophone remedies you hear throughout the album it takes you on memorable journeys that you can’t wait to repeat when the weather is fitting for the occasion.
In the midst of all that is going on – that is the pandemic, loss of family and friends, social unrest, revolutions, bad weather, etc. The title of this song could not have come any time sooner. We are all looking for better days and can relate to anything pointing towards that concept. This song makes your adrenaline point to happiness. It takes you to the memories of summertime and good outdoor experiences. As your mind drifts to that those places the music enhances those memories you have brought to life. What an uplifting and fun song.
The flow of the album takes you to pleasant experiences! I like this journey.
Now it’s time for some Chicago Steppin. If you ever been in the deep midwest this song will send you to the visuals of sliippin’ and slidin’ on the dance floor with your best dress, best dancing shoes, and your fit like a glove dancin partner while all eyes are on you as you show the art of your smooth moves.
Telling a story with a saxophone is always sexy. Gigi must be truly happy with the language this sax is speaking. Nice flow and personality to the song. If I had to put words to the groove it would be something like I know, you know . . .
Then and Now
Then and now produces a continuation of smooth jazz sounds known to the jazz ear. It does not disappoint. The collaborations of the sax (Edward Hill), keyboards (David Jordan), and the guitars (Derek Brown) are harmonious and smooth.
Change of Pace
I hear the electric sounds of smooth jazz coming through this song.
Let It Flow
Head bobbin music as it flows through my brain. Fingers pointing with every change of beat. Back to head bobbin again. Enough said.
Soft entrance puts you in the mood of thinking. Lights up with the electric sounds of the saxophone. I feel like I am listening to David Sanborn, nope, it’s Copacetic with the horn being the lead player In every scene.
Each song seems to tell a story of some sort with the expressive point of view coming from the sax with responses from the guitar and keyboard. The communication is so beautiful! I find myself humming along with the song didt didt, didt, dat, didt, didt, didt, dah . . . well that’s the rhythm I hear.
Expressing the viewpoints of Camille’s way is something the Sax and Camille understands. We are just happy to be in their atmosphere, relaxed, and smiling as they express their public intimacy. The shift changes when the keyboards step in to express their feelings about the matter as we intently listen. Then back to the original conversation.
Smooth jazz mantra. Every song has that smooth jazz signature. It lets you know you are about to take a mental trip away from the hustle and bustle of life events. Enjoy the ride . . . as I have.
As always Copaceptic tells a story with their music. The saxophonist skillfully leads the way and the piano, guitar and other instrumentation follows In a smooth sequential fashion. No gaps found here. Every note is carefully crafted and ready to lay down at just the right time.
Rate on a scale of 1-10
Element of Surprise: How the instruments tell a story
Album likability 10
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