Bob Baldwin - Never Can Say Goodbye: A Tribute to Michael Jackson (Remixed and Remastered) (2010/2017) [Official Digital Download]
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/44.1 kHz | Time - 67:36 minutes | 813 MB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Front cover
The connection between Michael Jackson and jazz seems tentative to non-existent until it's factored in he reached his greatest heights as an artist when collaborating with producer/arranger extraordinaire Quincy Jones. The unlikely pairing of Jackson and Jones brought out a degree of professionalism, maturity and poise in the late King of Pop that did not fully emerge when he was the precocious young boy performing with his brothers in the Jackson Five. Had the Jackson Five worked with Jones, Jackson might never have gone mushy with ballads such as "Ben," where he lovingly crooned to a rat.