Kim Waters ninth album, Love's Melody was released in 1998 by Shanachie and dedicated to his twin girls. Self-produced with Chuck Loeb, Dino Esposito, Scot Rammer, and David Mann, the CD offers 11 sensitive and enchanting tracks with special guest performances by Chuck Loeb and James Lloyd. In a deviation from Waters' R&B-flavored background, Waters asserts his mastery of the soprano saxophone on this smooth collection of well-crafted tunes. Each composition adds a different dimension to his musical catalog. Lush, poetic rhythms combined with mid-tempo grooves and fresh melodies on songs such as "Nightfall" and "Possession," and assure his success in the contemporary jazz style. Waters' saxophone caters to the senses with the grace of a romantic on the beautiful title track "Love's Melody." His soprano saxophone speaks volumes with the mastery of tone and musicianship that defines the sensual nature of the saxophone. "Two Hearts of Mine," a ballad written for his twins, is compassionate and offers his most personal and intimate song to date. Other well-known works such as "Sunny" and "Midnight at the Oasis" are brilliantly distinct, with Waters lending former renditions fresh breath. The resulting creative ideas offer a splendid showcase of his eloquent, trademark saxophone voice.
Schole Records’ fourth release is the first yet awaited album of Haruka Nakamura, who has beengetting quite attention at his works in albums such as "Schole compilation vol.1," or "Afterglow" with Akira Kosemura from schole. This album is mainly created with acoustic guitar and pianica. Also, a vocalist, a classic guitarist, a pianist, and an upright bassist has come together for supporting Haruka to create afinest musical collection so far. The album is organized carefully in three parts of daily cycle, which mostly with many kinds ofwavering yet ever-changing moments. This acoustic album is truly worth calling a musical gem.