More recent efforts such as "Hi Fi Bossa Nova" show how class an act Matt Bianco still is. The smooth, cool and as-always-hip vocals are as good today as they were back in the mid 1980s. The soulful vocals, Brazilian swish and Afro-Cuban piano make a proper tasty meal of Matt Bianco's developed talents over the past 25 years. Twenty-five years...is it really? Scary how time flies BUT the proof of the pudding is definitely in the eating. Or, rather, hearing as their tunes still sound good today. Now that's what I call class. "Good Times" rolls along very nicely and with some surprise my little girl recognised "Don't Blame It On That Girl" from some dancing show off TV. i wouldn't know as I simply don't watch the rubbish, but nonetheless we had one impressed 8 year-old within earshot! What really is the selling point of this CD is the inspired Joey Negro re-interpretation of "Half A Minute". The genius has created yet another Summertime masterpiece with his "Sunburnt Mix" which is strongly founded on Chic's "Sao Paulo" cut from their debut Chic set from 1977. This also flows brilliantly with his more soulful efforts with the Sunburst band, so if that's to your taste then this will definitely be one to savour. This is a great compilation and should the sun come out, so should this wonderful CD.
The Vibe Scribe