IT HAD TO BE HARRY

ALBUM TITLE                        :        THAT WOULD BE ME

ARTIST                                   :        HARRY CONNICK JR

GENRE                                    :        JAZZ

DATE RELEASED                   :        20015

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Not since Taylor Swift made the big shift from country to pop did I find another artist did the same piqued my interest.  However, a search in the history of Harry Connick Jr’s discography revealed that this is not the first time that he overhauled his music from jazz to fusion of other genre’s. This time he around he did better.  In this days where the lazy sounds of Adele, Sam Smith, Ed Sheeran and the likes are ruling the airwaves, it is expected that this record will find its way to huge number of listeners.

Yes, this is not your usual jazz record from this singer who made good impressions with the soundtrack that he scored in the movie “When Harry Met Sally.”  What you will find in this album are tracks that really soar to greater height even if it is a ballad track.  Well, millions of listeners already know that Harry does not mess up with ballads.  One of the interesting aspects of this record is the production which is so polished that the whole album sounded more pop instead of jazz.

The infusion of many musical genre’s like R and B, gospel, pop, jazz, and Motown sounds works perfectly to create a record that deserve to be played over and over again while relaxing a view with a bottle of wine at hand.  This record really relaxes your mind.  Harry Connick Jr. just filled up what “Simply Red” used to have in its earlier records; good hooks, pop and jazz combo sounds, and passionate vocal performance.

Best tracks in this album are “(I Like It When You) Smile,” “Do You Really Need Her,” (I Do) Like We Do,” “Right Where It Hurts,” and “Where Prisoners Drown.” I rate this record 4stars out of 5 stars.

 

Ratings Description:

1 star = Ignore it

2 stars= risk it

3 stars = borrow or buy it

4 stars = buy it and keep it

5 = buy, keep, and treasure it

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