Sherry Winston | For Your Love

Listen to “Naughty Girl” by clicking play button below!

Flute extraordinaire Sherry Winston brings us a cup of love & jazz with the release on Flying Flute Records, “For Your Love” – a satisfying ensemble of 12 tracks poured onto compact disc for the jazz world to play back. Song after song, Sherry keeps the groove, keeps the rhythm & kicks the melodies into full gear. With years of experience playing the flute, Ms. Winston dabbled into many areas of music. From Latin Jazz to Urban R&B, Contemporary & Modern, this CD is something different, especially with the serenity of the brass flute sounds.

Track Listing:
~ Caribbean Nights
~ Overboard

~ Naughty Girl
~ For Your Love
~ Roxanne
~ Snowy Night In Paris
~ Mr. D’s Funky Sweet
~ Chase The Clouds Away
~ Dennis Blues For Love
~ My Funny Valentine
~ Silent Prayer
~ Sherry Love

On one aspect, “Caribbean Nights” sits back in the chillout seat. while the next track raises the bar in “Overboard” like a Cancun based, oceanfront patio lounge, latin jazz harmony blaring through the outdoor speakers. An assembly of Flugel Horns, saxes, percussions & flute dominates this composition.

In “Naughty Girl”, much of the smooth overtone changes into a rather urban R&B supplement. Sherry shows she can dabble in that spectrum effortlessly. And I’m sure Beyonce could appreciate the cover of the hit.; “For Your Love” starts off like it was going into the composition hard hitting, but it drifted unto the quiet groove – a vocal duet between Timmy Maia & Lori Anne Williams. Very soft & romantic.; A smooth, contemporary mid-tempo flow ignites the track “Roxanne”, as “Snowy In Paris” takes it back to the chill out, slowdown ballads.

Another mid-tempo’d little funky morsel appears for “Mr. D’s Funky Sweet”. The same goes for “Sherry Love”. These tracks left me this thought – Maybe Sherry should’ve had more urban-centric tracks as opposed to the standard contemporary sounding format.

After “Naughty Girl”, where I thought she did a splendid job covering the well known single, The CD goes a little bit away from there. The CD is a nice consideration when it comes down to Sherry’s talents. And yes, she’s a proven veteran on the flute with some odd 6 CD’s to her discography. I just felt that with a couple of additional R&B related tracks (whether they be covers or originals), the “For Your Love” CD would come out more balanced. The album gets a recommendation, especially for the smooth jazz crowd. But I saw the big possibly….the big ‘could have’s’, if she dropped just a few more urban ticklers in there. Overall, Ms. Winston’s gift on the flute should not go unnoticed.

Terrill Hanna
The Urban Music Scene

Website: Sherry Winston

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