Carl Michel Group
'The Carl Michel Group is Carl Michel on guitar, Gerald Cleaver on drums, Michael Graye on alto saxophone, and Tim Flood on bass. A fine group of musicians with a warm, zesty feel to their jazz give the listeners some excellent music! All music is composed by the gifted Carl Michel, and the selections include: 'Big Daddy,' 'Old House,' 'Warm,' 'Gray Day,' 'Okefenokee,' 'Bookablue,' 'Whatever Blues,' 'Traveler,' and the total running time for this fine CD is 56:19 minutes. There is a distinct bluesy, romantic feel about this music, and each musician gives his very best in performance. 'Gray Day' is a wonderful work that deserves much air time on the radio, and so is the selection titled, 'Traveler.' For those jazz listeners who want to hear something refreshingly new and mellow, this CD will fill the bill nicely. Each song is perfectly performed by musicians who care what they are saying musically and want to share those special feelings with the listeners. Excellent performances. Lee Prosser-jazzreview.com November 1999'