Some albums I discover on the Music Store. Some are Amazon
recommendations. (I'd feel mildly guilty about using them for ideas
and then buying them somewhere else if it weren't for all the books
and videos I've gotten through them.) This was one I first noticed in
Tower Records. I'll admit that the cover got my attention. But of
course, what else is there to catch your notice in a record store?
(And why am I calling it a record store? Heck, pretty soon we'll have
generations who won't know what a record is!)
But I digress. Although a pretty blonde on the cover wasn't enough to
get me to buy the CD, it did make me curious enough to sample
Ms. Abair's playing on the iTMS. And I liked it; the songs are
livelier than the usual sax recordings, with a modern pop sensibility
that doesn't fall into the elevator music trap of Light Jazz, that evil
twin of New Age that made such a deadly combination on radio stations
across the country in the late 80s. Or was New Age the evil twin? I
always mix those two up.