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"Compilations" is a mixture of acoustic and electric piano with memorable melodies and funky-smooth solos.
Leon Ayers Jr. is a master of keyboards as shown up on the introducing 2300 Commercial Suite. He has a good feeling for perfect arrangements. Although this is a self-made one-man album, the professionalism is undoubted.
On Sleepless Dreams Leon reveals his mastership in slow gentle phrases. The lead melody is performed on piano framed by strings and essences of keyboards.
More romantic mood is audible on Sentiments of Valencia. Instead of a helter-skelter which is produced by many drum programming one can hear Tom Rice's live percussion with bell-tree, triangle and wood sticks. A tenor sax would nicely harmonize to this arrangement.
Connie O'Steen-Evans and Leon Ayers Jr. are anew the ideal combination on Never Let Go. I also know to appreciate the rhythm part.
You will not find Satahooville on any street map but only in the musical imagination of Leon Ayers, the wizard of keys.
Leon Ayers Jr. 's album is highly recommendable. A must for all collectors of Smooth Jazz.
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