When Feels So Good was originally issued in 1975, few probably realized that it was destined to be a classic album, virtually defining smooth jazz at its very best. Grover Washington Jr.’s saxophone approach remains beautifully melodious yet powerfully resolute. Bob James not only contributed tasty keyboards but arrangements as well, providing Washington (and others) with opulent and pulsing frameworks for soloing. Each track is the optimum length, with plenty of room to stretch out without any monotony setting in. (cduniverse)
Arranger: Bob James.
Personnel: Eric Gale (guitar); Barry Finclair, Lewis Eley, Guy Lumia, Harold Kohon, David Nadien, Raoul Poliakin, Max Ellen, Emanuel Green, Harry Lookofsky (violin); Manny Vardi, Al Brown (viola); Seymour Barab, Charles McCracken (cello); Sid Weinberg (oboe); Jon Faddis, Randy Brecker, Bob Millikan, John Frosk (trumpet); Barry Rogers (trombone); Dave Taylor, Alan Raph (bass trombone); Gary King, Louis Johnson (bass guitar); Kenneth “Spider Webb” Rice , Jimmy Madison, Steve Gadd (drums); Ralph MacDonald (percussion).
01. The Sea Lion
04. It Feels So Good