Walter Beasley – Ready For Love
Ready For Love
(Heads Up – 2007)
by Paula Edelstein
This CD is HOT, HOT, HOT! If you’re ready for love, then this is the perfect set to help you get it on! Walter Beasley’s smooth alto and soprano saxophone language has a definite track record for being sexy and seductive and has turned lovers on for years.
READY FOR LOVE follows that great sound and is definitely sexy, distinctive, filled with amorous grooves and impeccable style. His take on such great hits as Deniece Williams’ “Free” and “Be Thankful For What You’ve Got,” not only showcase his dynamic sax style, but the latter features Beasley’s smooth tenor voice on both lead and backing vocals and keyboards.
As for songwriting skills, five originals feature Beasley’s compositional integrity while his collaboration with labelmate James K. Lloyd of Pieces of A Dream on “Ready For Love” is sure to top the smooth jazz charts. This is one of Beasley’s best recordings since MIDNIGHT LOVE.