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Absoflutely

by Alvin Fisher

When recording veteran Alvin Fisher adds his funky Flute flavor to the smooth jazz scene, it is “ABSOFLUTELY” wonderful! Be sure to check all songs with his son Alvin II on guitar. The fabulous Gail Jhonson on piano and vocalist Brent Carter from AWB!
Genre: Jazz: Smooth Jazz
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1. Absoflutely
4:03 album only
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2. On the Ocean
4:56 album only
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3. The Good Life
3:40 album only
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4. Harlem River Drive
5:31 album only
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5. Never Get to Heaven
4:10 album only
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6. Memphis Underground
4:53 album only
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7. The Dance/They Kiss (Romancing the Stone)
4:41 album only
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8. For You
3:57 album only
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9. Amazing Grace
3:39 album only
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10. La La Means I Love You
3:50 album only
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Fans eagerly awaiting smooth jazz flutist Alvin Fisher’s CD will be “Absoflutely” thrilled with the release of new songs and amazing covers. Produced by Travis Milner (Norman Brown, Dennis Edwards and the Temptations). This follows his single release of “La La Means I Love You,” His new original song, “Absoflutely” is sure to be a hit. And there is no sweeter sound than when Alvin is joined by his son, Alvin II playing guitar on the entire CD. Their rendition of the gospel classic “Amazing Grace” is truly Amazing! This funky flute player pays tribute to the magic flute of Herbie Mann on “Memphis Underground,” which has an updated groove with his son Alvin II playing a guitar solo that is truly remarkable! He also honors the first lady of flute, Bobbi Humphrey on his fantastic version of “Harlem River Drive.” His sexy, smooth versions of K Jon’s “On the Ocean” and “For You” by Kenny Latimore will leave you wanting more. The jazz flutist even adds some funk to the theme song from the movie “Romancing the Stone.” Also, an amazing new version of “Never Get to Heaven,” which is spiced by smooth jazz Artist Gail Jhonson’s tantalizing piano riffs. Another original song, “The Good Life,” will have special appeal to the steppers in the country. Written by producer Travis Milner and his son Chad Milner, with guest vocalist Brent Carter lead vocalist from the groups Tower of Power and Average White Band, this song and the CD will keep you dancing and stepping for an “Absoflutely” good time!

Fisher’s easy grooving cover of the Delfonics’ “La La (Means I Love You)” made a splash in 2008 on numerous independent stations (particularly in the Southern U.S.) and was played on XM’s The Groove channel while selling several thousand units. When Delfonics lead singer William “Poogie” Hart, heard it, he loved the track and said it was one of the best versions of the song he had ever heard. When R&B recording veteran Alvin Fisher adds his old school flavor to the smooth jazz scene, it is “ABSOFLUTELY” wonderful.

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Smooth Jazz Ride Review of ABSOFLUTELY!
The Smooth Jazz Ride, LLC
Flutist Alvin Fisher displays some cool finesse on his debut album Absoflutely. Delivering on some smooth covers and a couple of tight originals, the flutist employs his guitarist son Alvin II and the lovely and talented keyboardist Gail Jhonson in an attempt to spice things up a bit. I’d say he was quite successful in that attempt.
Displaying charm, style, and creative interpretation on covers of tunes ranging from K’Jon’s “On the Ocean” to the Burt Bacharach/Hal David tune “Never Get to Heaven” to the killer tune by Herbie Mann “Memphis Underground” to a funky version of Eddy Grant’s soundtrack to “Romancing the Stone” to the Delfonics’ “La La Means I Love You,” Fisher does equally as much justice to his own songs — the lead and title track and the R&B-laced “The Good Life.”
Fisher saw much action and received much attention on the original All Star Smooth Jazz Cruises, as well as at several festivals, including the Old Pasadena Jazz Festival in CA, Chicago’s House of Blues, and the renowned Berks Jazz Festival in PA.
After first releasing a successful and appealing version of “La La Means I Love You” as a single a few years back, the flutist decided to launch a full CD here with that single included. Wise choice indeed.
The album is more of a diverse tribute to some fine music created over the years than an all-out display of originals, but Fisher manages something magical here nonetheless. With the addition of his own music and a great sense of insight where the covers are concerned, this flutist excels. – Ronald Jackson
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