This CD of amorous poetry and jazz is very tasty stuff. Written and performed by African-American poet Earl Majette, aka Brother Earl, there are 10 poems, all backgrounded by soft jazz or quiet storm-style R&B. Soul Mate celebrates two passionate hearts as one - it's that sort of thing: smooth, sincere, easy to listen to. And occasionally quite erotic, as on Fore Play, where Brother Earl is joined by the sexy voice of Haze L. James. Earl has a real gift for rhyme, and his soulful, silken performance is outstanding. Guaranteed to put anyone in the mood for love.