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Love Songs (2006) Top Seller
The Phyllis Hyman installment of Legacy's LOVE SONGS series delivers exactly what listeners would expect: quiet-storm R&B with a strict emphasis on matters of the heart. And Hyman's silky voice is ideally suited to the seductive urban contemporary sounds with ...
Giant Box (1973)
This may have been Creed Taylor's most ambitious single project. As the cash was flowing in the wake of Deodato's massive "2001" hit, Taylor rounded up almost every headliner on CTI's roster, had house-arranger Don Sebesky write big-thinking charts for ...
Perfect Moment (1998)
The cover graphics of Peter White's Perfect Moment album suggest a holiday, festive motif. No doubt lovers of tasty smooth jazz were celebrating this release. White doesn't aim for his music to be the aural equivalent of wallpaper; he threads ...
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Legends of Acid Jazz, Vol. 2 (1999)
Originally released as two individual albums, NO WAY and WHAT IT IS.
A CD reissue that combines Jones' fifth and sixth Prestige LPs, Noway! (1970) and What It Is (1971), onto one disc. Grover Washington, Jr. (tenor sax) and Bernard Purdie ...
Only Human (1990)
After such George Duke-produced R&B/pop hits on A&M as "On the Wings of Love" and "The Borderlines," Jeffrey Osborne's Arista debut, Only Human, was a return to more R&B-oriented material. Wisely, the LP's first single showcased Osborne's special way with ...
It Had to Be You (1994)
When Peter Nero served as musical director of the Philadelphia Pops Orchestra, his musical outlook wasn't unlike that of the sweet bands of the '20s, '30s, and '40s -- essentially, he was giving you orchestral pop that incorporated jazz and ...
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Mama Wailer (1971)
Dr. Lonnie Smith's Mama Wailer is one of the quintessential sides issued by Creed Taylor's CTI/Kudu imprint. Out of print for decades on LP, in 2003 it became available again in Japan as a beautifully remastered CD -- as part ...
Classic Kathleen Battle: A Portrait (2002) Top Seller
Kathleen Battle initially made her considerable reputation on the operatic stage, but quickly went on to become a premier recitalist and a vibrant interpreter of a wide variety of musical styles. CLASSIC KATHLEEN BATTLE - A PORTRAIT is an overview ...
Very Best of Ramsey Lewis (2006)
Though Ramsey Lewis is best known to pop audiences for his 1960s instrumental versions of "Wade in the Water" and "The In Crowd," this collection of light jazz material, recorded throughout the 1990s, is more typical of his later musical ...
Dreams (1999) Top Seller
DREAMS is and Enhanced CD containing regular audio tracks and multimedia computer files.
Legendary falsetto-voiced Earth, Wind & Fire vocalist Philip Bailey invites quite a guest list of smooth jazz stars to this party, which marks a strong adult contemporary turn ...
One of a Kind (1977) Top Seller
A fairly typical Dave Grusin date from the early days of GRP, this set features five of the keyboardist/producer's originals. The music is often atmospheric and a bit cinematic, with Grusin assisted by the soprano of Grover Washington and flutist ...
Hot Water (1988)
The best song is Jesse Winchester's oldie "L'Air De La Louisiane." Also includes "Smart Woman (In a Real Short Skirt)" and "Homemade Music." ~ William Ruhlmann
Neville Brothers: Art Neville, Aaron Neville, Cyril Neville (background vocals).
Producers: Michael Utley, Russell Kunkel, Ralph ...
Moody's Party (1995)
Track Listing: Birthday Tribute by Bill Cosby, A; Groovin' High; It Might as Well Be Spring; Parker's Mood; Eternal Triangle, The; Polka Dots and Moonbeams; Benny's From Heaven; BeBop;
Upright Citizen (1997)
The heart of a jazz fan beats like Fambrough's bass, driving the lifeblood of warm sounds through the speakers and into the brain. Some bassists, in their own sessions, favor percussive and percolating arrangements that place the instrument in the ...
So Many Stars (1995)
So Many Stars is the kind of album you want to hate. The idea of blending Kathleen Battle's soprano voice with accomplished jazz musicians such as Grover Washington, Jr. and Cyrus Chestnut is the sort of idea that makes most ...
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Sensual Embrace: The Soul Ballads (2001)
Additional personnel includes: Eva Cassidy, Maysa, Maxi Priest (vocals); Grover Washington, Jr. (saxophone); Vincent Calloway (trombone); Steve Ford (piano, synthesizer); Joel Davis (keyboards, programming); Michael (Antonio) Thornton, Cliff Starky (keyboards); Michael Herring (acoustic & electric guitars); Ronny Jordan (acoustic guitar); ...
Best of En Vogue (1999)
En Vogue laid the template for sexy, sassy R&B girl-groups in the '90s and 2000s with their distinctive mixture of old-school soul and funk with cool harmonies, and a stylish, MTV-ready image. They were also one of the first groups ...
Keys to Your Heart (1996)
KEYS TO YOUR HEART is an enhanced multi-media CD featuring over 30 minutes of video and artist profiles.
Recorded at Big Time Audio, Dallas, Texas.
Personnel: Joe McBride (vocals, piano, Hammond B-3 organ, Fender Rhodes, keyboards); Analisa Ripke, Philip Bailey (vocals); Grover ...
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Best of Pieces of a Dream (1996)
The Best of Pieces of a Dream is an excellent 14-track collection that contains highlights from the fusion group's '80s recordings for Manhattan Records. Among the selections are "Keep It Smooth," "Baby It's Your Turn Now," "Cool Side," "Mt. Airy ...
Soul Control (1997)
Cutting his sideman teeth with legends like Grover Washington, Jr. and Joe Zawinul, Gerald Veasley has established himself as one of contemporary jazz's most dynamic young bassists. When he launched his solo career with 1992's Look Ahead, he seemed poised ...
Live at the Savoy (1981)
Recording information: CBS Recording Studios, New York, NY (1981); Hollywood Sound, Los Angeles, CA (1981); P.S. Studios, Chicago, IL (1981); The Savoy Theater, New York, NY (1981).
Arranger: Ramsey Lewis.
Personnel: Ramsey Lewis (piano, keyboards); Clora Williams, John Yohon Harbin, Alisa Gyse ...
Art of Gerry Mulligan: The Final Recordings (2000)
Recorded between 1993 and 1995. Includes liner notes by Alyn Shipton.
As one of the most famous baritone sax players in jazz, Gerry Mulligan is an icon from the 1950s cool jazz era. Known for his light, airy tone, he was ...
Monk on Monk (1997)
MONK ON MONK is an Enhanced-CD, containing a full audio program as well as multimedia computer files. The multi-media portion includes interviews with T.S. Monk, Jimmy Heath, Ron Carter, and Monk's wife Nellie, as well as video footage and photos ...
Love Affair: The Music of Ivan Lins (2000)
"She Walks This Earth (Soberanna Rosa)" won the 2001 Grammy Award for Best Male Pop Vocal Performance. "Camaleao" was nominated for the 2001 Grammy Award for Best Pop Instrumental Performance.
Bring together an all-star lineup of singers and musicians, match them ...
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Liner Note Author: Didier C. Deutsch.
Personnel: Cornell Dupree, Eric Gale , Gabor Szabo, Hugh McCracken, Eric Gate, Michael O'Neill (guitar); George Ricci (cello); Frank Wess (flute, alto saxophone); Tom Scott (alto saxophone, tenor saxophone); Kirk Whalum, Arthur Blythe, Paul Desmond ...