Gregory Abbott – Chill
Best known for his 1986 #1 pop/R&B hit “Shake You Down,” groove balladeer Gregory Abbott’s new single “Chill” – his first recording in nearly a decade – offers sage advice for these troubled times in the most engaging, rhythmically seductive way possible.
Over a slow, simmering groove, the singer wraps his soulful vocals and uplifting lyrics about not worrying with horn section punch, gospel-tinged female backing vocals, and – most exciting of all – Gerald Albright’s inimitable sax harmony and emotional soloing.
A welcome visit from a cherished musical friend, “Chill” is the perfect anthem to vibe to as we head into 2021!
…host of the Just Jazz radio show, writer, and occasional voice over artist.