Billy Cobham (drums, programming); Grover Washington Jr. (soprano & tenor saxophones); Randy Brecker (flugelhorn); Tom Scott (lyricon); Michael Abene (piano, keyboards); George Duke, Gerry Etkins (keyboards); Ron Carter (acoustic bass); Abe Laboriel, Victor Bailey (electric bass); Sa Davis (congas); Wayne Cobham, Lucio Pascarelli, Francesco Boscotti, Serge Mai (programming)
Cobham's third time at bat for GRP sees him adopting more of the label's smooth-surface anonymity, but his own good taste and deft twist of a musical phrase keep the proceedings from arching over into the banal. Some the tracks on view here tow a quieter, more benign line. The warm-spring sonic cocktail that is "You Within Me Within You" and the breezy summer balm of "Coming Attractions" don't strike you a mighty fusion blow but, rather, invite the soul out onto the veranda for a becalming repose in a dreamy Mediterranean afternoon.
On the all-synthed-up keyboard calliope of "Taurian Matador," Cobham's jazz-rock chops re-ignite these glittering surfaces. His drums nimbly hightail it across the sprightly plains of "Two for Juan." Awareness is bliss, however. PICTURE THIS is not one of Cobham's more electrifying efforts, but it is a charming slice of mid-'80s digi-jazz with some genuinely beguiling moments.
All tracks have been digitally remastered.