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Free Your Mind

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Download links and information about Free Your Mind by Walter Beasley. This album was released in 2009 and it belongs to Hip Hop/R&B, Soul, Jazz, Contemporary Jazz, Smooth Jazz genres. It contains 11 tracks with total duration of 49:02 minutes.

Artist: Walter Beasley
Release date: 2009
Genre: Hip Hop/R&B, Soul, Jazz, Contemporary Jazz, Smooth Jazz
Tracks: 11
Duration: 49:02
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Tracks

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No. Title Length
1. Steady As She Goes 3:53
2. Love Calls 4:59
3. Oh Yeah 4:10
4. Message to Mark 6:05
5. Shirlitta 4:15
6. Free Your Mind 4:15
7. DukeZillia 4:42
8. Just Breathe 4:04
9. Barack's Groove 3:49
10. She Can't Help It 4:02
11. Miss Minnie 4:48

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The frustrating thing about smooth jazz isn't an absence of talent or chops; actually, there are plenty of smooth jazz musicians who have chops galore even though their studio recordings don't reflect that. At smooth jazz concerts, it isn't hard to find artists who take a lot more chances on-stage than they do in the studio. But taking chances in the studio isn't conducive to airplay on commercial smooth jazz/NAC radio stations, which is why so many generic, unimaginative smooth jazz recordings have been flooding the market since the 1980s. However, not everything that Walter Beasley records is without merit — and Free Your Mind does have its moments. When Beasley takes some chances on this early-2009 release, the listener catches glimpses of what he is capable of. The veteran saxman lets loose on "Shirlitta" (which boasts an addictive Afro-Cuban-minded groove) and the appealing, Brazilian-influenced "DukeZillia" (named after pianist/keyboardist George Duke, who has made some fine contributions to Brazilian jazz along the way). Beasley is obviously quite fond of Latin music, and the influence of Afro-Cuban and Brazilian music is a plus on Free Your Mind. Also noteworthy is "Barack's Groove," which was written for Barack Obama and offers a bit of a Central African flavor.