A Bigger Picture

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All Music Guide - Paula Edelstein
The Bigger Picture is a polished production performed by the legendary James Taylor Quartet. This is the 12th release in the quartet's 15-year career and should embrace both new and old fans because of their savory mix of funk, soul, jazz, and groove that is brought to life by excellent arrangements and a brand new singer, Yvonne Yaney. Along with additional help from a master of the vibes, Roy Ayers, the James Taylor Quartet consistently evokes their modern groove on 13 songs -- 12 of them either written or co-written by Taylor. Taylor's brand of funk on Bobby Womack's "TKO" is given a fresh treatment with Yaney's smooth vocals. "Chasing Dragons" is a synth smash, with...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Paula Edelstein
The Bigger Picture is a polished production performed by the legendary James Taylor Quartet. This is the 12th release in the quartet's 15-year career and should embrace both new and old fans because of their savory mix of funk, soul, jazz, and groove that is brought to life by excellent arrangements and a brand new singer, Yvonne Yaney. Along with additional help from a master of the vibes, Roy Ayers, the James Taylor Quartet consistently evokes their modern groove on 13 songs -- 12 of them either written or co-written by Taylor. Taylor's brand of funk on Bobby Womack's "TKO" is given a fresh treatment with Yaney's smooth vocals. "Chasing Dragons" is a synth smash, with excellent keyboards and organ by Taylor rounded out by excellent solos from John Willmott on flute and Don Glover on trumpet. On the final three selections, labeled "The Smaller Picture," Taylor provides a generous anointment of synthesized sounds on "Decoding the Pyramids," "First Time," and "Change Your Mind."
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 2/13/2001
  • Label: Instinct Records
  • UPC: 720841055129
  • Catalog Number: 410551
  • Sales rank: 154,341

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Leads Me Back to You - James Taylor (5:08)
  2. 2 Believe - James Taylor (4:16)
  3. 3 TKO - James Taylor (4:37)
  4. 4 Chasing Dragons - James Taylor (5:21)
  5. 5 Can't Buy Joy - James Taylor (4:54)
  6. 6 Outta Sight - James Taylor (4:30)
  7. 7 Send Me - James Taylor (3:18)
  8. 8 Mr. C. - James Taylor (5:47)
  9. 9 Starship - James Taylor (3:58)
  10. 10 Living - James Taylor (5:57)
  11. 11 Decoding the Pyramids - James Taylor (6:00)
  12. 12 First Time - James Taylor (4:57)
  13. 13 Change Your Mind - James Taylor (4:20)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
James Taylor Quartet Primary Artist
James Taylor Indexed Contributor, Organ, Keyboards, Background Vocals, Moog Synthesizer, fender rhodes
Roy Ayers Vibes
Joe Cang Background Vocals
Matt Schwartz Keyboards
Donna Gardier Background Vocals
John Wilmott Flute, Saxophone
Yvonne Yanney Vocals, Background Vocals
Gary Crockett Bass
Neil Robinson Organ, Drums
David Taylor Guitar
Peter Beckman Percussion
Technical Credits
David Taylor Composer
Henry Glover Composer
James Taylor Composer, Programming, Producer
Steve Orchard Engineer
Matt Schwartz Composer, Programming, Producer
Bob Mallett Engineer
Rafe McKenna Engineer
Mique Willmott Composer
Dave Pemberton Engineer
Mike Nielson Engineer
Gary Crockett Composer
David Taylor Producer
Streaky Gee Mastering
Neil Robinson Composer
John Willmott Composer
Dom Glover Composer
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