group Airborne from
Gregory Borino (guitars,
vocals), Thomas Sansone (sax, flute, vocals), Thomas Borino (piano,
keyboards, organ, vocals), Dave Ramsey (drums), Donnell Roberts
(bass), Asher Delerme (percussion) and Randy Bost (trumpet,
They started their career with Take Off in 1990, followed by
Across The Sky (1995), Lifetones (1999),
Heavy Vibes (2004), Turbulence (2007),
Winds of Change (2008) and in 2009
New Horizons. Their newest album Back In The
Dayz - Airborne Anthology (2011) is a Best-of-album of their
previous hits and new songs. The tunes from their earlier albums are
The grooving Back In The Dayz introduces into the album presenting the group as a great
entertaining unit. You are welcome to the party! Thomas Sansone (sax)
and Randy Bost (trumpet) deliver a hot packet.
The Bossa Nova flavored Movin
Forward showcases a splendid Gregory Bonino on guitars. On
Better Days Ahead the
group begins with relaxed guitar loops in the style of The Chic
before Thomas Borino soon displays his piano skills.
The uplifting Winds
Of Change is featuring comprehensible and audible the flute. The
melody is taken over by Thomas' piano. Gregory Borino's horn
arrangement as supporting background is superb and just in the point.
It's a constant part of the repertoire
of many live bands. Bossa Nova à la Brazilian Praise. Maysa's
R&B tinged Smooth Sailing is only sharing the title of the next
song. Airborne's vision of this term is grounded in peaceful waters.
I See walks further on the smooth line. Festival At Sunset
digs deeper into Brazilian music with a dip of Santana.
Island View opens the
Caribbean site of the group with some reggae feeling recommending the
group for a smooth jazz cruise. The soulful duet
Trust In Love is featuring
the singer Elizabeth Dellinger. There is no further information about
her at Airborne's website, although she has an impressing voice worth
to investigate her biography. Greg Borino's Hollow Moon
conjures the silent moment, when the moonlight is shimmering over the
calm sea. Wonderful guitar art work.
Afternoon conveys some moody elements. Sansone paints the
atmosphere in saxual light. With Sunny Skies the group follows
the path to the beach. Keep the uplifted moments coming. They are
often too rare. Just The Way I Feel is
saxophonist Thomas Sansone's personal tribute to the album. Bounce
combines marching elements with a modern jazz horn arrangement.
A film score? Why not, Gate 7
shows a dynamic tension and jazzy interferences. The albums closes
with Anthology, Airborne's personal Thank You to their loyal
Back In The Dayz - Airborne Anthology is an
amazing collection of America's up and coming supergroup Airborne.
Contemporary jazz isn't dead.