Artist: Grover Washington, Jr.
Album: Inside Moves/Paradise
Release Date: 2004
Genre: Jazz, R&B
Styles: Crossover Jazz, Jazz Instrument, Saxophone Jazz, Quiet Storm
Recording Date: March, 1984 – June, 1984
In 2004, the Collectables label paired two of Grover Washington’s albums — 1979’s Paradise and 1984’s Inside Moves — and reissued them on one disc. Choosing to combine these two releases makes little sense, mostly because Washington released a handful of dates (for Motown and Elektra) in between them. Neither album was particularly effective upon release, and they haven’t held up particularly well.
Paradise, his first for Elektra, is a straight-ahead crossover set that’s very of its time. By the time of Inside Moves, Washington was riding on the fumes from the success of 1980s Winelight; although he’s assisted by the great Jon Lucien, the material is tepid across the board.
|Inside Moves / Steve Gadd / William Salter||Grover Washington, Jr.||5:51|
|Dawn Song||Grover Washington, Jr.||4:30|
|Watching You, Watching Me||Grover Washington, Jr.||5:27|
|Secret Sounds / Grover Washington, Jr.||Grover Washington, Jr.||5:28|
|Jet Stream / Art Sorenson / Richard Lee Steacker||Grover Washington, Jr.||5:29|
|When I Look at You / William Salter||Grover Washington, Jr.||5:58|
|Sassy Stew / Grover Washington, Jr.||Grover Washington, Jr.||5:31|
|Paradise / John E. Blake, Jr.||Grover Washington, Jr.||7:59|
|Icey / Millard Vinson||Grover Washington, Jr.||3:51|
|The Answer Is in Your Eyes / Grover Washington, Jr. / Richard Lee Steacker||Grover Washington, Jr.||8:31|
|Asia’s Theme / James Sid Simmons||Grover Washington, Jr.||5:08|
|Shana / Grover Washington, Jr.||Grover Washington, Jr.||5:10|
|Tell Me About It Now / Grover Washington, Jr.||Grover Washington, Jr.||5:30|
|Feel It Comin’ / Richard Lee Steacker||Grover Washington, Jr.||5:16|