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Back On the Case


Download links and information about Back On the Case by Acoustic Alchemy. This album was released in 1991 and it belongs to New Age, Jazz, Smooth Jazz genres. It contains 10 tracks with total duration of 48:14 minutes.

Artist: Acoustic Alchemy
Release date: 1991
Genre: New Age, Jazz, Smooth Jazz
Tracks: 10
Duration: 48:14
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No. Title Length
1. The Alchemist 3:55
2. Jamaica Heartbeat (Original) 5:33
3. Georgia Peach 4:24
4. Playing for Time 6:04
5. When the Lights Go Out 4:37
6. Clear Air for Miles 6:36
7. Fire of the Heart 4:08
8. Freeze Frame 4:03
9. On the Case 4:00
10. Break for the Border 4:54



The challenge for any smooth jazz artist over time is appeasing longtime fans with certain stylistic similarities, yet searching for ways to keep things unique and distinctive with each successive album. Guitarists Nick Webb and Greg Carmichael (the principals in Acoustic Alchemy) kept the reference point of their steel and nylon string chemistry intact while always venturing the new agey jazz trappings they became accustomed to. Their fifth album features sojourns into reggae, flamenco, blues, country-rock, samba, and jazz improvisation, adding up to their most styistically diverse outing up till that time. While never straying too far from the basically mellow and melodic strains that have attracted a sizeable following, Webb and Carmichael show more of their influences than ever before; Webb wrote the bluesy and romantic "When the Lights Go Out" and Carmichael's love for Spanish sounds shines through the spirited runs of "Fire of the Heart," which is better than most anything Ottmar Liebert has done in that area. "Playing for Time," with its wild drum fills and sense of boppish adventure, hints at the traditional side of jazz. The other remarkable aspect of this disc is the duo's use of outside instruments to complement their string alchemy. Randy Brecker's horns spice up the Latin gigs, but the real marvels belong to keyboardist Terry Disley, whose masterful acoustic and electronic segments lend the collection an amazing added energy.