Mind, Body & Song

Genre: R&B; Lead Performer: Jade; Producer (group): Giant

No sophomore slump for this new-jack female trio. Unlike most of their histrionic peers (Mariah Carey, SWV), Jade eschew vocal pyrotechnics and overproduction for a sparse musicality and an insouciant singing style. And here, on slinky three-quarter-speed cuts like ”What’s Goin’ On” and ”Every Day of the Week,” they rely even more on harmonies and rich instrumentation, showing just how confident — and sophisticated — they’ve become. A-

Originally posted September 30 1994 — 12:00 AM EDT

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