This much stronger follow-up to 2000's Tomorrow Today still finds Jarreau in enviably fine vocal form, working once again with arranger/producers Paul Brown, Steven Dubin, and others from the talented

This much stronger follow-up to 2000's Tomorrow Today still finds Jarreau in enviably fine vocal form, working once again with arranger/producers Paul Brown, Steven Dubin, and others from the talented Tomorrow Today camp. But it's the song selection this time around that definitely propels this engaging project and will remind fans of the '80s Jarreau of This Time and Breakin' Away fame. He gets things off to a kickin' groove with the midtempo "Random Act of Love." That tune, plus the equally refreshing "Feels Like Heaven to Me," was co-written by Siedah Garrett (Brand New Heavies, Michael Jackson). Jarreau then stretches out on several songs he co-penned, including "Never Too Late" and "Lost and Found"—an inspired pairing with vocal contortionist Joe Cocker. There's also a nod to Jarreau's jazz/pop standard roots with Bobby Troup's classic "Route 66." All in all, All I Got showcases a singer who's still having fun doing what he loves.—GM

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