the few albums as a leader by Chicago Soul genius Richard Evans – a key late 70s effort that perfectly sums up all his genius on record for countless other artists! The album's got a warm, smooth groove that's totally great – one that builds tremendously from the sophisticated soul advances on the Chicago scene of
the 70s – and which features bits of
jazz, soul, and even Brazilian influences gliding wonderfully through the mix! There's a sense of
, and confidence here that graces every single number – and in a way, the album's almost like a Quincy Jones effort from the same stretch – with Evans' showcasing a new side of
his talents, and his collaborators, on every different number. Linda Williams sings vocals on the groovy "Capricorn Rising", Eddie Harris plays on "Do Re Me For Soul", Billy Durham sings on "Windy City", Tower Of Power
guest on "Educated Funk", and the group offers up a remake of
Evans' Soulful Strings classic "Burning Spear".
(Cover has a promo stamp.)