Blow

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All Music Guide - Matt Collar
Smooth jazz trumpeter Patches Stewart teams up with bassist/producer Marcus Miller on Blow. Sounding like a total blend of mid-'60s and early-'90s Miles Davis, Stewart deftly mixes modal trumpet lines and punchy muted asides with funky processed beats. Taken as a whole, the album brings to mind Davis' Doo-Bop more than Kind of Blue, and in that sense it is a pleasingly adventurous post-bop/funk-jazz meets instrumental pop outing. Notably, Stewart's versions of Herbie Hancock's "Tell Me a Bedtime Story" and Stevie Wonder's "Overjoyed" showcase the trumpeter's mellow melodicism, while originals like "I Know What You Like" and "Congo Square" bring out a funky hip-hop ...
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All Music Guide - Matt Collar
Smooth jazz trumpeter Patches Stewart teams up with bassist/producer Marcus Miller on Blow. Sounding like a total blend of mid-'60s and early-'90s Miles Davis, Stewart deftly mixes modal trumpet lines and punchy muted asides with funky processed beats. Taken as a whole, the album brings to mind Davis' Doo-Bop more than Kind of Blue, and in that sense it is a pleasingly adventurous post-bop/funk-jazz meets instrumental pop outing. Notably, Stewart's versions of Herbie Hancock's "Tell Me a Bedtime Story" and Stevie Wonder's "Overjoyed" showcase the trumpeter's mellow melodicism, while originals like "I Know What You Like" and "Congo Square" bring out a funky hip-hop influence. Alto saxophonist Kenny Garrett and others join Stewart here.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 3/22/2005
  • Label: Koch Records
  • UPC: 099923577423
  • Catalog Number: 5774
  • Sales rank: 154,956

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Gumbo (Intro) (0:18)
  2. 2 Blow (4:18)
  3. 3 I Know What You Like (Funki-Jazzi) (5:25)
  4. 4 Overjoyed (4:49)
  5. 5 We Be Gettin' Down (5:26)
  6. 6 Don't You Know (5:59)
  7. 7 Road Song (5:39)
  8. 8 Cruisin' (5:23)
  9. 9 Congo Square (4:49)
  10. 10 Tell Me a Bedtime Story (6:03)
  11. 11 No More (5:28)
  12. 12 Gumbo (Outro) (0:42)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Michael "Patches" Stewart Primary Artist, Trumpet, Flugelhorn, Vocals
MC Lyte Vocals, Guest Appearance
Will Downing Vocals, Guest Appearance
Jim Walker Flute
Poogie Bell Drums
Don Blackman Vocals
Roger Byam Tenor Saxophone
Kenny Garrett Alto Saxophone
Diane Gordon Vocals, Background Vocals
Marcus Miller Organ, Acoustic Guitar, Clarinet, Guitar, Percussion, Piano, scratching, Bass Clarinet, Drums, Bass Guitar, Keyboards, Electric Piano, Soprano Saxophone, Tenor Saxophone, Vocals, Background Vocals, Choir, Chorus, Clavinet, Moog Synthesizer, Vibes, fender rhodes, Upright Bass
Steve Baxter Trombone
Carl Cyrius Vocals
Tonni Smith Vocals
LKeDon Bishop Vocals
Technical Credits
Herbie Hancock Composer
DJ Quik beats
Steve Hall Mastering
David Isaac Producer, Engineer
Marcus Miller Composer, Producer, Engineer, Executive Producer
S. Stewart Composer
Stevie Wonder Composer
Sean "Sep" Hall Composer
Hank Martin Executive Producer
Jack Frisch Art Direction
Takamasa Honda Engineer
Carl Cyrius Engineer
Cameron Giles Composer
Harold Goode Executive Producer
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