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Street Dance


Download links and information about Street Dance by Eric Marienthal. This album was released in 1994 and it belongs to Jazz, Contemporary Jazz, Crossover Jazz, World Music, Smooth Jazz genres. It contains 10 tracks with total duration of 44:34 minutes.

Artist: Eric Marienthal
Release date: 1994
Genre: Jazz, Contemporary Jazz, Crossover Jazz, World Music, Smooth Jazz
Tracks: 10
Duration: 44:34
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No. Title Length
1. Shake It Loose 3:29
2. Kid's Stuff 4:37
3. Moment of Silence 4:45
4. Street Dance 4:25
5. Fafaru 4:42
6. Where You Belong 4:54
7. Nothin' but Everything 4:04
8. Yosemite 4:35
9. Forces of Nature 4:34
10. Hold on My Heart 4:29



Sometimes, artistic evolution is best achieved with collaboration. A developing performer, strong in certain areas, teams with a veteran who offers complementary expertise, and the results can be...well, in the case of Eric Marienthal and Jeff Lorber, some of the genre's snazziest melodies and most combustible grooves since 1991. On both that year's Oasis and 1993's One Touch, Lorber's edgy keyboard bravura offered the Elektric Band saxman the ultimate playground for riffs ranging from silky and steamy to joyfully schizofrenic. While those discs were balanced production wise with Russell Ferrante's artsier jazz sensibilities, Street Dance fully entrusts the capable Lorber to funk around, then smooth out the punchier edges himself. A wise choice all around. While the musical soul mates seem to have the most fun on pulse-accelerating wailers like "Shake It Loose," Marienthal's truest expressions emerge on cooler cookers like the toe-tappin' title cut and more poignant gems like "Yosemite," on which he laces the more heartfelt side of his alto with late-nite flute sprinklings. On these, as well as with the alto/soprano weavings on a smoky cover of Genesis' "Hold on My Heart," Lorber mellows his own tendency to overfunkify, creating easygoing soundscapes rather than the wall of in-your-face insanity to pleasing effect. All of these fuse together in trademark Marienthal fashion, echoing certain pieces from previous discs, but with some of his freshest hooks ever (he co-wrote seven tunes).