This new, remarkable CD will undoubtedly catapult Terry D Ward as a force to be reckoned with in the Contemporary/smooth jazz arena. As a Jazz Saxophonist, his virtuosic articulation, refreshing, bold forays into improvisation and his big, warm sound are all reminiscent of the late great Grover Washington Jr.
This CD conjures up in the mind of the listener a feeling of serenity and calmness, while delivering approximately sixty five minutes of captivating cool jazz music. The CD consists of twelve tracks, seven of which are original compositions by this exciting Artist, and five cover tunes. The original compositions "No Ego," "Hey There," "I Want To Talk To You," "Think Outside The Box," "Raindrops," "In Search Of Isis" and "Code Breaker" all possess a pure lyricism that resonates deeply within the soul. The five cover tunes, Skip Scarborough's "Can't Hide Love,"made popular by Earth, Wind &Fire, Gimbel and Fox's "Killing Me Softly, made popular by Robert Flack, " Bob Marley's "Is This Love," and "Redemption Song" and the great Rodgers and Hart jazz classic "My Funny Valentine," rounds out the CD gracefully and provides the listener with serene relaxation and contentment that is rarely experienced with music.
This CD delivers as the title says and will cause you to "Think Outside The Box" for its entire duration. This is a must for your listening pleasure and collection.