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All Music Guide - Richard S. Ginell
Album number four for this popular electric jazz quartet heralded a significant change in personnel; Lee Ritenour exited to run his new record label and Larry Carlton stepped in to fill the guitar slot. On paper, this switch would seem to signal a tougher, funkier edge for this band -- and Carlton's playing on the album is somewhat more rhythmic and upfront than that of his predecessor. But in practice, little has changed for Fourplay; their forte remains smooth-running, polished mood jazz with a gentle rock beat, soft-textured vocals, and good-natured interplay. Indeed, Carlton emphasizes the idea of continuity by adopting Ritenour's velvety octaves and generally ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Richard S. Ginell
Album number four for this popular electric jazz quartet heralded a significant change in personnel; Lee Ritenour exited to run his new record label and Larry Carlton stepped in to fill the guitar slot. On paper, this switch would seem to signal a tougher, funkier edge for this band -- and Carlton's playing on the album is somewhat more rhythmic and upfront than that of his predecessor. But in practice, little has changed for Fourplay; their forte remains smooth-running, polished mood jazz with a gentle rock beat, soft-textured vocals, and good-natured interplay. Indeed, Carlton emphasizes the idea of continuity by adopting Ritenour's velvety octaves and generally taking a restrained approach. Such a concept, though, generally stands or falls on the quality of the material -- and the compositions of Bob James, Nathan East, Harvey Mason, and Carlton are mostly wanting in memorability, although the CD picks up speed near the end with James' funky "Vest Pocket" and Carlton's catchy, looping "Swamp Jazz." Also, sometime guest vocalist El DeBarge returns with a pro forma falsetto performance of another Marvin Gaye song, "Sexual Healing," which neither transforms the tune nor erases memories of its composer. Though 4 was recorded well before Fourplay's first live performances with Carlton in June 1998, their early gigs mostly confirmed the impression left by this low-key album; no one wants to rock this lucrative boat.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 6/9/1998
  • Label: Warner Bros / Wea
  • UPC: 093624692126
  • Catalog Number: 46921
  • Sales rank: 21,874

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Still the One (5:42)
  2. 2 Little Foxes (5:47)
  3. 3 Sexual Healing (5:28)
  4. 4 Charmed, I'm Sure (6:12)
  5. 5 Someone to Love (5:42)
  6. 6 Rio Rush (7:47)
  7. 7 Piece of My Heart (4:26)
  8. 8 Slow Slide (5:04)
  9. 9 Vest Pocket (4:42)
  10. 10 Swamp Jazz (4:49)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Fourplay Primary Artist
Babyface Vocals
Larry Carlton Guitar
Bob James Keyboards
Shanice Vocals
Michele Pillar Vocals
El DeBarge Vocals
James DeBarge Vocals
Nathan East Bass, Vocals
Kevyn Lettau Vocals
Harvey Mason Sr. Drums
Heather Mason Vocals
Technical Credits
Bob James Contributor, Executive Producer
Fourplay Producer
Ken Freeman Engineer
Brad Gilderman Engineer
Harvey Mason Sr. Producer, Engineer
Don Murray Engineer, Mastering
Robert Vosgien Digital Editing
Paul Boutin Engineer
Linda Cobb Art Direction
Steve Mixdorf Engineer
Josh Henson Engineer
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  • Posted October 1, 2010

    Outstanding CD

    What can I say about Fourplay, they have done it again and again. Fun, smooth jazz, that hits all the right notes.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    I love this CD

    Fourplay has always been my favorite band since I was ten years old. I love those guys.

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