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All Music Guide - Michael G. Nastos
Rick Braun has built his career as a contemporary trumpeter based on the basic concepts of predecessors like Herb Alpert, Chuck Mangione, and Tom Browne. Dependent on urban R&B beats, Braun can only marginally be called jazz, but does own an appeal to the smooth music crowd that this produced recording will only reinforce. Teamed with keyboardist and producer Philippe Saisse, Braun follows a path of least resistance in terms of the calculated nature of his music and the simplicity of his melodies. Saisse adds synthesized sounds for the most part alongside Braun's overdubbed fl├╝gelhorn and muted trumpet to create soundscapes made of clear plastic and reflecting ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Michael G. Nastos
Rick Braun has built his career as a contemporary trumpeter based on the basic concepts of predecessors like Herb Alpert, Chuck Mangione, and Tom Browne. Dependent on urban R&B beats, Braun can only marginally be called jazz, but does own an appeal to the smooth music crowd that this produced recording will only reinforce. Teamed with keyboardist and producer Philippe Saisse, Braun follows a path of least resistance in terms of the calculated nature of his music and the simplicity of his melodies. Saisse adds synthesized sounds for the most part alongside Braun's overdubbed fl├╝gelhorn and muted trumpet to create soundscapes made of clear plastic and reflecting some prismatic colors. There's not much to distinguish one track from another except slight midtempo changes and some Latin rhythms. "Christiane" uses the two-horn approach effectively in a fairly lyrical setting, "She's the One" is easy-beat funk with plain synths and percussion, "Sleeveless in Seattle" sports a retro sound with handclaps, and "I Got Your Back" offers assimilated horn backing in more substantive ways. On the salsa side, "Tijuana Dance?" is a romp-and-stomp funk with some elegant acoustic and electric guitar, while "Puerto Allegre Jam" is a Latin disco number. "Freddie Was Here" might be appropriate for a film score in a slowed late-night dramatic or perhaps romantic theme. Perhaps the most interesting music crops up during the heavier "Ever Changing World," with Braun's two horns stretching ever so slightly from his lyrically urbane sound. Fond of fluttery notes in introductions, Braun's self-absorbed, passive playing speaks to an urban crowd seeking predictable music, and in this regard he succeeds, remaining in the so-called pocket, not as syrupy as most, but sugary sweet like cotton candy.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 7/28/2009
  • Label: Artistry Music
  • UPC: 181475702023
  • Catalog Number: 7020
  • Sales rank: 54,071

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Tijuana Dance? (5:30)
  2. 2 Puerto Allegre Jam (5:40)
  3. 3 Christiane (4:45)
  4. 4 All It Takes (4:59)
  5. 5 She's the One (4:09)
  6. 6 I Got Your Back (4:32)
  7. 7 Ever Changing World (5:04)
  8. 8 Sleeveless in Seattle (4:33)
  9. 9 Berlin (3:43)
  10. 10 Freddie Was Here (5:00)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Rick Braun Primary Artist, Trumpet, Drums, Flugelhorn
Richard Elliot Saxophone
Dwight Sills Guitar
Jeff Lorber Keyboards
Simon Phillips Drums
Luis Conte Percussion
Tim Gant Drums, Keyboards
Nick Lane Trombone
Ricky Lawson Drums
Philippe Saisse Drums, Keyboards
Marc Antoine Guitar
Nate Phillips Bass
Vanessa Falabella Donada Vocals
Bakithi Kumalo Bass
Vanessa Falabella Vocals
Technical Credits
Jeff Lorber Composer, Programming, Producer
Rick Braun Composer, Programming, Producer, Engineer, Liner Notes, Audio Production
Tim Gant Composer, Programming, Producer
Khaliq Glover Engineer
Philippe Saisse Composer, Programming, Producer, drum programming, Audio Production
Maria Ehrenreich Director, Producer, Director Of Creative Services, Creative Services Coordinator
Denny Stilwell Executive Producer
Patrick House Photo Assistance
Raj Naik Art Direction
John Shin Photo Assistance
Vince Grimaldi Mastering
Steve Chapman Management
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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    I Also Recommend:

    My favorite Rick Braun yet

    I have found that Rick Braun is like a good wine - it get's better with age...Loved everything about this CD, mellow tunes, upbeat tunes...it has been in my CD player in car since its release and when I need a companion on a long trip, it does the trick....try it out and then go back and listen to the older Rick Bruans, all very good

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Excellent!

    A little different, but excellent! You won't be sorry with this CD.

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