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Solid smooth jazz outing

Cafe Tropique
Cafe Tropique
By Crystal Wind

Higher Octave: 1992

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This review first appeared in the February 26, 1993 issue of the North County Blade-Citizen (now North County Times).

Crystal Wind, which plays an attractive smooth jazz similar to Fattburger or Hiroshima, has the misfortune to have chosen a New Age-type name and to have signed with a New Age label.

But "Cafe Tropique" is a solid album of smooth jazz, with some excellent soloing, strong songwriting with plenty of melodic hooks, and solid all-around musicianship that makes for a very pleasant listen.