Best of Smooth Jazz [Warner]

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All Music Guide - Richard S. Ginell
One could imagine this extremely radio-friendly grab bag as the sole "jazz" album on the shelf of a casual Wal-Mart shopper who bought it on an impulse. Indeed, it will give the harried consumer on the go an hour or so of easy-listening jazz, chosen with some care from a 21-year span of Warner Bros. recordings and ranging from the most recycled Fuzak clichés to borderline R&B and genuine, if always relaxed, stretches of musically satisfying electric jazz. The list of artists is a reasonably good representation of who was hot in crossover music from the '70s through the '90s: George Benson, Randy Crawford, George Duke, Fourplay, Michael Franks, Bob James, Boney ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Richard S. Ginell
One could imagine this extremely radio-friendly grab bag as the sole "jazz" album on the shelf of a casual Wal-Mart shopper who bought it on an impulse. Indeed, it will give the harried consumer on the go an hour or so of easy-listening jazz, chosen with some care from a 21-year span of Warner Bros. recordings and ranging from the most recycled Fuzak clichés to borderline R&B and genuine, if always relaxed, stretches of musically satisfying electric jazz. The list of artists is a reasonably good representation of who was hot in crossover music from the '70s through the '90s: George Benson, Randy Crawford, George Duke, Fourplay, Michael Franks, Bob James, Boney James, Al Jarreau, Earl Klugh, Joe Sample, David Sanborn, and the Yellowjackets. Furthermore, almost every track is fairly representative of each musician's work for Warner and earlier outfits like Bob James' Tappan Zee label -- and some, like Benson's "Breezin'," James' "Angela," and Sample's "Hippies on a Corner," are particularly pleasing choices.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 10/28/1997
  • Label: Warner Bros / Wea
  • UPC: 093624674825
  • Catalog Number: 46748

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Maputo - Hilary James (6:49)
  2. 2 Hippies on a Corner (3:55)
  3. 3 We're in This Love Together (3:47)
  4. 4 Breezin' (5:36)
  5. 5 Daddy's Gonna Miss You (4:35)
  6. 6 Rio de Janeiro Blue (4:13)
  7. 7 Angela - Hilary James (5:42)
  8. 8 Midnight in San Juan (4:15)
  9. 9 The Dream (5:00)
  10. 10 No Rhyme, No Reason (4:27)
  11. 11 101 Eastbound (5:57)
  12. 12 The Lady Wants to Know (4:45)
  13. 13 Nothin' But Love (5:00)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Al Jarreau Vocals, Background Vocals, Track Performer
Randy Crawford Vocals, Track Performer
George Benson Guitar, Vocals, Track Performer
Michael Brecker Tenor Saxophone
Larry Carlton Guitar
Jorge Dalto Piano, Electric Piano, Clavinet
George Duke Piano, Vocals, Background Vocals, Synclavier, Track Performer, Moog Bass
Ronnie Foster Keyboards, Electric Piano, Mini Moog
Michael Franks Vocals, Track Performer
Earl Klugh Guitar, Keyboards, Track Performer
Joe Sample Piano, Track Performer, fender rhodes
David Sanborn Saxophone, Alto Saxophone, Track Performer
David Torkanowsky Keyboards
Yellowjackets Track Performer
Phil Upchurch Bass, Rhythm Guitar
Jay Anderson Bass
Rachelle Ferrell Vocals, Background Vocals
Ralph MacDonald Percussion
Michael Sembello Synthesizer, Background Vocals
Jimmy Haslip Bass
Boney James Synthesizer, Keyboards, Alto Saxophone, Track Performer
Fourplay Track Performer
Ray Armando Percussion
Michael Boddicker Synthesizer
Lenny Castro Percussion
Paulinho Da Costa Percussion
Nathan East Bass
Wilton Felder Bass
Russell Ferrante Keyboards
Ray Fuller Guitar
Steve Gadd Drums
Eric Gale Electric Guitar
Jim Gilstrap Background Vocals
Jay Graydon Electric Guitar
John Guerin Drums
Idris Muhammad Drums
Paul Jackson Jr. Guitar
Hilary James Synthesizer, Keyboards, Track Performer
Gary King Electric Bass
Abraham Laboriel Sr. Bass
Ricky Lawson Drums, Electric Drums
Steve Lukather Guitar, Electric Guitar
Harvey Mason Sr. Drums
Marcus Miller Bass
Mark Nilan Keyboards
Michael Omartian Synthesizer, fender rhodes
Jeff Porcaro Drums
Dean Parks Guitar
Leon Pendarvis Keyboards
Ralph Penland Drums
Lon Price Alto Saxophone
Lee Ritenour Guitar
Marc Russo Alto Saxophone
Randy Waldman Synthesizer
Ernie Watts Flute
Howard Johnson Track Performer
Barnaby Finch Keyboards
Technical Credits
Al Jarreau Contributor, rhythm arrangement
Randy Crawford Contributor
Michael Colina Producer
George Duke Arranger, Producer, Contributor
Michael Franks Contributor
Earl Klugh Producer, Contributor
Joe Sample Producer, Contributor
David Sanborn Contributor
Yellowjackets Producer, Contributor
Michael Sembello Arranger, Programming
Boney James Arranger, Producer, Contributor
Fourplay Producer, Contributor
Paul Brown Arranger, Producer, drum programming
Tom Canning rhythm arrangement
Nick DeCaro String Arrangements
Jay Graydon Producer, rhythm arrangement
Hilary James Arranger, Programming, Producer, Synthesizer Arrangements
Tommy LiPuma Producer
Marcus Miller rhythm arrangement
Al Schmitt Producer
Casey Young Synclavier Programming
Carl Burnett Arranger
Hans Neleman Illustrations
Linda Cobb Art Direction
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