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All Music Guide - Jonathan Widran
The U.K. soul collective Incognito's acid jazzy roots predate the format that became smooth jazz by a few years, so it's not exactly appropriate to call Jean-Paul "Bluey" Maunick and company's retro pop-soul-jazz vibe "smooth jazz." Nonetheless, on this typically dreamy, cool vibin' and supersensual release, they picked up on the ubiquitous genre trend of 2006 -- doing lots of cover versions. At least they take a unique approach to them, as the seductive, guy-girl trade-off vocals and sweet, horn-spiced ornamentation on "Summer in the City" comes after a whole minute of moody, mysterious film score type music. Their take on America's "Tin Man" and Earth, Wind & ...
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All Music Guide - Jonathan Widran
The U.K. soul collective Incognito's acid jazzy roots predate the format that became smooth jazz by a few years, so it's not exactly appropriate to call Jean-Paul "Bluey" Maunick and company's retro pop-soul-jazz vibe "smooth jazz." Nonetheless, on this typically dreamy, cool vibin' and supersensual release, they picked up on the ubiquitous genre trend of 2006 -- doing lots of cover versions. At least they take a unique approach to them, as the seductive, guy-girl trade-off vocals and sweet, horn-spiced ornamentation on "Summer in the City" comes after a whole minute of moody, mysterious film score type music. Their take on America's "Tin Man" and Earth, Wind & Fire's "That's the Way of the World" which reaches dreamily towards nine minutes are pretty by the book but more soulful naturally than the original and ultimately pretty irresistible. And at least they also dare to cover less obvious tunes like Roy Ayers' "Everybody Loves the Sunshine," which gets things off to a mellow but optimistic note. Incognito also dares to try a unique approach to the whole cover phenomenon, doing sparsely arranged takes on four of their own classics -- "Always There," "Still a Friend of Mine," "Everyday" and "Deep Waters." This stripped down approach allows his vocalists, which include Carleen Anderson, Jocelyn Brown, Maysa, Joy Rose, Imani and Tony Momrelle the center stage they so richly deserve. With this ensemble, the deep soul vibe is everything, so whether they're doing old pop songs, remakes of their own tunes, or originals, we're still dancing in the laid-back late summer sunshine.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 12/26/2006
  • Label: Narada
  • UPC: 094637017920
  • Catalog Number: 70179
  • Sales rank: 73,462

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Everybody Loves the Sunshine (4:17)
  2. 2 Everyday (4:05)
  3. 3 Summer in the City (4:45)
  4. 4 Always There (2:30)
  5. 5 Raise (3:18)
  6. 6 Still a Friend of Mine (5:39)
  7. 7 Tin Man (3:28)
  8. 8 Crave (5:32)
  9. 9 Deep Waters (4:58)
  10. 10 You Are Golden (3:52)
  11. 11 That's the Way of the World (9:00)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Incognito Primary Artist
Adrian Smith Viola
Jocelyn Brown Vocals
Maysa Vocals, Background Vocals
Carleen Anderson Vocals
Sarah Brown Vocals
Matt Cooper Drums, fender rhodes, Piano (Grand)
Sid Gauld Flugelhorn
Sid Gould Flugelhorn, Voices
John Metcalfe Viola
Tony Remy Acoustic Guitar, Bouzouki
Andy Ross Flute, Tenor Saxophone, Voices
Lucy Wilkins Violin
Simon Hale Conductor
Everton Nelson Violin
Alison Dodds Violin
Tony Momrelle Vocals
Warren Zielinski Violin
Ian Burdge Cello
Dominic "Ski" Oakenfull Celeste, Hammond Organ, Piano (Grand)
Dominic Glover Flugelhorn
Joy Rose Vocals
Chris Worsey Cello
Francis Hylton Bass
Tyrone Henry Vocals
Richard George Violin
Luke Parkhouse Drums
Gillon Cameron Violin
Reiad Chibah Viola
Darragh Morgan Violin
Celine Saout Harp
Trevor Mires Trombone, Euphonium, Voices
Millenia Ensemble Track Performer
Imaani Vocals
Cath Haggo Violin
Ski Oakenfull Piano (Grand), Hammond B3
Karl Vandenbosche Percussion
Bluey Acoustic Guitar, Background Vocals
Matt Cooper fender rhodes, Piano (Grand)
Richard Bailey Drums
Technical Credits
John Sebastian Composer
Maurice White Composer
Roy Ayers Composer
Ronnie Laws Composer
Steve Boone Composer
Richard Bull Composer
Dewey Bunnell Composer
Matt Cooper Composer, Re-arranged
Simon Cotsworth Producer, Engineer
Peter Hinds Composer
William Jeffrey Composer
Jean-Paul "Bluey" Maunick Composer, Producer, Audio Production
Tony Remy Re-arranged
Charles Stepney Composer
Verdine White Composer
Simon Hale String Arrangements, Re-arranged
Niall Acott Engineer
Stuart Hawkes Mastering
Mark Sebastian Composer
Dominic "Ski" Oakenfull Composer
Dominic Glover Horn Arrangements
Tinku Bhattacharyya Management
Ada Louise Huxtable Author
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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Soul Power

    Dreamy cool positive vibes all around. Soulful soul brothers and sisters.

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