Hewitt's long list of credits is impressive. From writing songs for film, television, video games and various artists such as Jonathan Butler and Earth Wind and Fire to his own solo career, Hewitt has effectively done it all.
Metropolis sets the tone of things to come on this urban journey with the intro "Vibe," leading right into the upbeat "Joyride." There's some terrific piano and sax work on this, which will be the norm throughout this wonderful CD. Next stop, "Velvet Kisses," a lovely, soft tune suitable for a romantic candle lit dinner. On the title track "Metropolis," Hewitt wows you right from the start along with Steve Madaio's superb trumpet, which perfectly compliments Hewitt. This song is cool, yet hot, strong yet seductive, everything a metropolis should be.
Hewitt's take on "Hot Fun In The Summertime" is brilliant. Sheilah Chambers adds sexiness to this classic tune with her soft vocals. "Swingin' On Sunset" is the next stop on Hewitt's journey and you'll be swinging to this lively, funky tune. Great horns on this as well.
Slowing the ride down again, Madaio's trumpet will seduce you on 'Liquid Blue,' while Hewitt's fluid piano playing keeps you in the mood. Wonderful! "So In Love," another mellow track is smooth and laid back with some more sensual vocals from Chambers and great tenor sax by Gerald Spikes. "Lost In Emotion" helps keep the mood mellow and soulful while "Indigo's" horns funk things up a notch.
"Soleil" drives things home on an upbeat note with the beautiful guitar work of Steve Oliver. Hewitt and Oliver are stunning on this track. They definitely need to make more music together.
For Metropolis, Hewitt creates a stellar mix of amazing musicianship. It's big, bold and exquisite. Take a ride to this metropolis, it's well worth the trip.