Colionne - Just Come On In
Colionne is getting better and better. "It's My Turn",
"Arrival" and "The Seduction" were the first
albums with which he paved his way to stardom. Now he is back with
the brand-new album "Just Come One In". He joined the Three
Keys Music label in Washington. We know about the activities of
this label and Nick is looking in a splendid future.
new album "Just Come On In" is attractive and very
accessible. Nick has assembled some of the best studio-musicians which
are currently available: Paul Jackson Jr. - rhythm guitar, Richard
Patterson - bass, Lenny Castro - percussion, John Blasucci -
keyboards, Obert Davis and Ron Haynes - trumpet, Ricky Peterson -
organ, John Blasucci and
Graig Bauer - programming, Mike Logan - piano, Steve Zoloto -
saxophone, Ernie Adams - drums, James Perkins - saxophone, Dave
Hiltebrand - bass, keyboards, synclavier, Kurt Festge - midi and
synclavier programming, Brian Danzy - keyboards, Marcus Johnson
- keyboards, Tony Brown - bass, Eric Valentine - bass, Maurice Houston
- bass, Beverly Graham - vocals and much more.
The first track High Flyin'
is already released as single and especially dedicated for the radio
market. Nick's clear guitar is playing the lead motif, taken over by Obert Davis and Ron Haynes
on trumpet. Ricky Peterson (from David Sanborn's band) on organ adds a
certain vibrating 80's mood.
Been Too Long has the same clear structure. A strong melody on
a stomping beat. Very impressible. Nick plays single note and chords
in rich variations.
The title track Just
Come On In has although more
character, especially iniated by Steve Zoloto's saxophone. Less drum
programming and more sensitive percussion would accelerate the effect.
Without any doubt Nick masters his instrument perfectly.
Scuffle turns up the funky attitude with a nice jammin'. Ernie
Adams on drums gives this track a heavy grooving weight.
The Wes Side, a reminiscence to the great guitarist Wes
Montgomery, shows more of Nick's skills. The rhythm bases on the
nowadays very popular hip-hop loops.
It A Dream is the introducing of Cynthia Hardy, a sympathic
singer with an acctractive voice. Cynthia is coming from the gospel
music and a talented person. Marcus should give her the chance of a
I am very thankful that Mike Logan's
piano solo on Because You Love Me is long
enough to awake my permanent interest.
loops are sometimes fascinating as to shown up with Downtown.
On the other hand the intensive use of loops may limit Nick 's guitar
play on the status of a rhythm guitar. Anyway hooky.
Did You Know Nick solves this problem
with some nice solo excursions.
is a special tune for percussion freaks. Ernie Adam's
"Brazilian" rhythm is remarkable.
don't know what the grammalogue 2BD
means, but it's extremely funky. The refrain reminds with its
similarity at The Steve Miller Band.
Favorite Things highlights another aspect of Nick's guitar
play. More time for sensitivity. Richard Rodgers composed this song
together with lyricist Oscar Hammerstein II. The song is a jazz
classic, for example played by Dave Brubeck, Grant Green, Woody
Herman, Stanley Jordan and especially John Coltrane. I like Nick's
The next cover is coming
from the Soul region. Hurry Up This Way Again
was performed for example by Regina Bell, Phyllis Hyman, Patrice
Rushen. Originally a hit of The Stylistics from their same-named album
(1980). "The title cut garnered them one final Top 20 R&B
hit," writes Ron Wynn at AMG. A piece of timeless beauty.
new album is a rich collection of guitar music. An album not only
interesting for friends of guitar music. Nick has definetely reached a
new level of impressing professionalism.