On The Down Low
Label: The ILS Group
Brian McKnight’s first concert album finds the cream-voiced balladeer holding court at L.A.’s Saban Theatre. The recording is filled with ecstatic crowd noise, and the ladies seem eager to show their appreciation of the handsome crooner who has spent his multi-platinum career singing about the joys and heartaches of love. Essential hits like “Anytime,” “Back at One” and his Van Morrison cover “Crazy Love” get a proper airing. However, it’s recent singles such as “Find Myself in You” and “The Only One for Me,” where he performs dynamically with a crackling jazz and soul band, that make An Evening with Brian McKnight come alive.