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Hardcastle 1


Download links and information about Hardcastle 1 by Paul Hardcastle. This album was released in 1994 and it belongs to Electronica, Jazz, Contemporary Jazz, Crossover Jazz, Smooth Jazz genres. It contains 13 tracks with total duration of 01:13:15 minutes.

Artist: Paul Hardcastle
Release date: 1994
Genre: Electronica, Jazz, Contemporary Jazz, Crossover Jazz, Smooth Jazz
Tracks: 13
Duration: 01:13:15
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No. Title Length
1. Can't Stop Now 6:12
2. Driftin' Away 5:18
3. Never Let You Go 5:56
4. Forever Dreamin' 4:47
5. You May Be Gone 6:46
6. Feel the Breeze 5:20
7. The Only One 4:50
8. Lazy Days 6:07
9. Do It Again 6:12
10. Don't Be Shy 5:51
11. Cruisin' to Midnight 6:01
12. It Must Be Love 5:36
13. Rainforest 4:19



Paul Hardcastle redefined his career with 1993's Jazzmasters, turning himself into a smooth jazz musician. He expands on that approach on Hardcastle 1, hiring a large cast of vocalists — not just Jazzmasters veteran Helen Rogers, but Caroline Dayley, Steve Menzies, Imani, and Jaki Graham — while adding a new pair of reeds players, Chris Davis and Philip Todd. Since Hardcastle still handles the majority of the instruments, Hardcastle 1 has about as much breathing room as Jazzmasters I, but the main difference is that this finds him jazzing up his smooth jazz with worldbeat influences, typified by the breakthrough single "Rainforest." Ultimately, the music is still likely to slip into the background, but it's pleasing and illustrates that his talents as a jazz musician are beginning to deepen.