As time goes on, certain things get better, wine, cheese and now Granddaddy Mack's latest CD, Smoothest..and it is very smooth. The compositions are well thought out, pacing is superb, the micing of instruments are professional. It is customary for many artist to play certain circuits to gain recognition and credibility. The performance of 'Nighttime', jazz on the waterfront is such. The crowd is receptive, the music, calming. Excellent vibes, strong bass, scatting trumpet makes this track one of my personal favorites. 'A Magic Moment', here GDM walks you through what sounds like his very believable own experience with an obvious loved one. Nice. The catchy 'Scratch and Sniff' goes right into the drumset with hot brushes and a synth type arpeggio. The guitar echos the verses which make way for the common theme that is played almost invisibly on the keys. Good selection of instruments. Dynamic flute work here. This by far, is the 'Smoothest' from this up and coming artist. RM Young, San Antonio, TX.