Soprano saxophonist Najee has made it to his 10th solo CD, which means he must be doing something right. That doesn’t mean he’s doing anything out of the ordinary. With Najee you’ll get un-obnoxious R&B: slow and midtempo jams expertly played and polished to perfection. The market for this used to be huge, and although it isn’t anymore, Najee keeps plugging away and it works for him.
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