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Inside Moves/Paradise – Grover Washington, Jr.

Inside Moves/Paradise - Grover Washington, Jr. Artist: Grover Washington, Jr.
Album: Inside Moves/Paradise
Release Date: 2004
Duration: 01:19:39
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.

Title/Composer Performer Time
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
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