After working with such stars as George Benson
, the Four Tops, and James Taylor, keyboardist Clifford Carter
releases his debut album with nice results. Five of the 12 compositions, including the title track, feature the artist as a surprisingly proficient vocalist and lyricist. His poppier tunes are pleasant. The instrumental tracks are above-average fusion tunes with excellent accompaniment by some of the best musicians in the biz, including his bandmates from the group Elements. Given the legends that he has worked with, it should be no surprise that Clifford Carter
is equally adept at both pop and fusion music, and Walkin' Into the Sun
is a fine showcase for his talents.