David Boswell’s third solo effort I Like That is designed to be easily clutched by the listener’s imagination. The music beckons the listener onto the dance floor as it moves in sprightly swirls, misty furls and shimmers of tinseled strands which never let the listener feel alone. Boswell plays the guitar as if he is leading the listener into a succession of dances from the brisk Latin-encrusted spins of the title track to the creamy R&B grooves of "Tightrope" and the windswept riffs of "It’s Possible." Produced by David Boswell, I Like That creates lush landscapes with seamless clefts and harmonious chord progressions that are picture perfect.
The furls and swirls made by the saxophone rings of Nelson Rangell are seared at a pleasing thermal degree as Boswell’s curvy guitar cuts spike the mixture and pepper it with spangled crests. The sleek glazy riffs of "It’s Possible" produce a delectable sorbet of saxophone and guitar chords intertwining and wandering into tranquilizing jetties. The mane of gentle atmospherics draping "Awaken The Gentle Giant" is luxuriating and the dance beats of "Did I Tell You" are catacomb by swerving saxophone patterns and jolts of spearing guitar chords. The serene landscape of "Little Steps On A Long Road" have airy lifts coiled in elegant guitar ripples and modern-pop pleats.
The smooth caramelizing rivulets of "Across The Plains’ are picturesque, infusing sprinkles of John Boswell’s quivering piano keys and M.B. Gordy III’s tingling percussive beats as David Boswell’s vocals move with the graceful swoops of a hummingbird in the background. "Westwood Path" has a country slant perfumed by cloves of harmonica drones and spoors of zesty mandolin streaks performed by David Boswell. The tune has a bucolic steaming with bluegrass exhaust fumes and softly pillared bass thrusts from Jimmy Haslip. The soothing aura of "Shake ‘N’ Bake" feels cozy, too and engulfs the listener in airy lifts and doughy folds. The album concludes with the radio edit versions of the title track and "Tightrope," which brings the listener back to the start of the dance.
Guitarist David Boswell has the soothing esthetics of Blake Aaron and the aromatic raptures associated with Nils. He blends his guitar parts into the melodic fabric absorbing into the atmosphere and making room for the drizzles of saxophones and piano keys to brocade the melodic patterns. The music is very organic, moving constantly and coaxing the listener in the songs dances. The melodies are inviting and keep the room at a thermal temperature, enticing listeners to stay for every dance.