New Foundation | Goin’ Places

New Foundation - Goin' Places

New Foundation | Goin’ Places
By Ian Cooke

New Foundation’s “Goin’ Places” is a debut project by long time friends Curtis Harmon and Bennie Sims who worked together as drummer and bassist respectively, for legendary contemporary jazz group, Pieces Of A Dream. Between the two of them, they have played with such artists as George Benson, Al Jarreau, Aretha Franklin, Count Basie, Lou Rawls and too many others to list.

The twelve track album is a c-jazz delight. Highlights include songs “Holdin’ On”, with beautiful vocals by Phil Perry on this soulful nugget. Terea Anderson contributes a nice vocal on “Get Away.” “Chocolate” (see youtube box above) rocks with a steady groove and sax work by Greg Riley lays a tasty topping to this delightful souffle. “Sincere” is a wonderful mellow tune assured of putting in you in a nice place to help keep your head mellow and straight.

Harmon and Sims have a great new album covering a variety of moods that should more than satisfy their fans from Pieces Of A Dream and I can’t wait to see what their next outing will deliver. I definitely recommend…

Ian Cooke
The Urban Music