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Between the Sun and the Moon

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All Music Guide - Jonathan Widran
Every handful of years, the soulful honey-voiced vocalist and brilliant songwriter puts out a solid adult-oriented collection with likable tunes that seek to equal the success of her oft-played classics "Piano in the Dark" and "Get Here" popularized by Oleta Adams. Her Narada Jazz debut throws a few lush, emotionally resonant candidates in the ring, including the spiritually uplifting inspirations "The Message" and "Let Somebody Know," both of which go down easy and allow her to show off her emotional vocals. But Russell is most effective when she waxes exotic, as on the wildly percussive samba-flavored opener, "Make You Smile" a Top Ten U.K. smooth jazz hit even before...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Jonathan Widran
Every handful of years, the soulful honey-voiced vocalist and brilliant songwriter puts out a solid adult-oriented collection with likable tunes that seek to equal the success of her oft-played classics "Piano in the Dark" and "Get Here" popularized by Oleta Adams. Her Narada Jazz debut throws a few lush, emotionally resonant candidates in the ring, including the spiritually uplifting inspirations "The Message" and "Let Somebody Know," both of which go down easy and allow her to show off her emotional vocals. But Russell is most effective when she waxes exotic, as on the wildly percussive samba-flavored opener, "Make You Smile" a Top Ten U.K. smooth jazz hit even before the album's release Stateside and, even more delightfully, on the African-tinged title track. "Between the Sun and the Moon" begins with jungly soundscaping and a native choir accenting lyrics about what we may find in the shadows. Then guest star Patti Austin chimes in or rather, rushes in with a joyful hurricane force on some verses, and the tune builds on various vocal textures before exploding into a rolling uptempo fiesta, with Austin going wild, doing her Ella-like vocal scatting trading fours with the choir. There's a late-night jazz edge on a few other tracks, and "It's a Jazz Day" pays loving and humorous homage to traditional cats and smooth jazz stars alike. A good overview of Russell's multitude of talents, this album will make her fans hungry for healthier doses of her world music grooving next time out.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 7/13/2004
  • Label: Dome Records Uk
  • EAN: 5034093111454
  • Catalog Number: 50
  • Sales rank: 277,291

Album Credits

Performance Credits
Brenda Russell Primary Artist, Keyboards, Vocals, Background Vocals, Vocal Harmony
Patti Austin Vocals
Michael James Guitar
Ed Jones Saxophone
Jimmy Haslip Bass
Bunny Hull Background Vocals
Gary Barnacle Flute, Saxophone
John Barnes Multi Instruments
Stephen Bray Drums
Alex Brown Background Vocals
Bridgette Bryant Background Vocals
Mark Cawley fender rhodes
Luis Conte Percussion
Matt Cooper Bass, Keyboards
Joey Diggs Background Vocals
Cassio Duarte Percussion
Nathan East Bass
Russell Ferrante Synthesizer, Keyboards
Lee Hamblin Guitar, Percussion, Drums, Keyboards, Background Vocals
James Harrah Guitar
Simon "The Funky Ginger" Law Drums, Keyboards
Mark Ledford Trumpet, Background Vocals
Moyes Lucas Drums
Wayne Linsey Bass
Jean-Paul "Bluey" Maunick Guitar
Scott Mayo Tenor Saxophone
Lori Perry Background Vocals
Darlene Perry Background Vocals
Sharon Perry Background Vocals
Lee Ritenour Acoustic Guitar, Bass
Hamish Stuart Background Vocals
Joe T. Vannelli Project Keyboards, Vibes, fender rhodes
Thomas Dyani Percussion
Stephan Oberhoff Bass, Guitar, Percussion, Drums, Vocals, fender rhodes
Dominic "Ski" Oakenfull Bass, Keyboards
Nichol Thompson Trombone
Dominic Glover Trumpet, Flugelhorn
Brenda Marie Eiger Background Vocals
Tyrone Henry Background Vocals
Graeme Flowers Trumpet, Flugelhorn
Victor Redwood Sawyerr Bass, Keyboards
Fred White Background Vocals
Brenda Marie Eager Background Vocals
Joseph Ross Guitar
Jochem van der Saag Drums, Vocals, Background Vocals, Multi Instruments, Sampling
Richard Bailey Percussion, Conga
Technical Credits
Patti Austin Arranger, Composer, Vocal Arrangements
Smokey Robinson Composer
Brenda Russell Arranger, Composer, Producer, Executive Producer, Vocal Arrangements, Horn Arrangements, rhythm arrangement
Peter Manning Robinson Executive Producer
Bunny Hull Composer
John Barnes Programming, Producer, Instrumentation
Denis Blackham Mastering
Scott Blockland Engineer
Stephen Bray Producer, Engineer
Mark Cawley Composer
Matt Cooper Composer
Simon Cotsworth Engineer
Lee Hamblin Composer, Producer
Simon "The Funky Ginger" Law Composer, Producer
Jean-Paul "Bluey" Maunick Composer, Producer, Horn Arrangements
Warren "Pete" Moore Composer
Lee Ritenour Arranger, Producer
Kye Fleming Composer
Marvin Tarplin Composer
Joe T. Vannelli Project Producer, Engineer
Daniel Maunick drum programming
Stephan Oberhoff Arranger, Programming, Producer, Engineer, Digital Editing, drum programming
Jack Ruben Engineer
Dominic "Ski" Oakenfull drum programming
Nichol Thompson Horn Arrangements
Dominic Glover Horn Arrangements
Victor Redwood Sawyerr Producer, Engineer, drum programming
Scott Blovkland Engineer
Keith "Beatle" Price Engineer
RonKat Spearman Composer, Producer, Instrumentation
Jochem van der Saag Arranger, Programming, Producer, Instrumentation, Sound Design
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