Gregory Abbott – Chill

Best known for his 1986 #1 pop/R&B hit “Shake You Down,” groove balladeer Gregory Abbott’s new single “Chill” – his first recording in nearly a decade – offers sage advice for these troubled times in the most engaging, rhythmically seductive way possible.

Over a slow, simmering groove, the singer wraps his soulful vocals and uplifting lyrics about not worrying with horn section punch, gospel-tinged female backing vocals, and – most exciting of all – Gerald Albright’s inimitable sax harmony and emotional soloing.

A welcome visit from a cherished musical friend, “Chill” is the perfect anthem to vibe to as we head into 2021! 

Steve Hart

Steve Hart, the host of Just Jazz.