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Twenty-something jazz saxophonist J. Spencer creates an engaging mix of solid, contemporary, straight-ahead jazz with a hip-hop sensibility delivered with a youthful spark. On his second MoJazz album, Blue Moon, Spencer continues to develop his sassy mix of jazz and hip-hop idioms. On the mellow title cut not to be confused with the standard of the same title, in a staid tone, Spencer recites statements that may or may not have a deeper meaning: "my mother, my father...once in a blue moon/unconditional love...once in a blue moon." "I Want U" is silky and romantic with seductive vocals by Will Davis and James Pugh. The smooth "Bells" opens with a rap by Father Dom that includes...
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All Music Guide - Ed Hogan
Twenty-something jazz saxophonist J. Spencer creates an engaging mix of solid, contemporary, straight-ahead jazz with a hip-hop sensibility delivered with a youthful spark. On his second MoJazz album, Blue Moon, Spencer continues to develop his sassy mix of jazz and hip-hop idioms. On the mellow title cut not to be confused with the standard of the same title, in a staid tone, Spencer recites statements that may or may not have a deeper meaning: "my mother, my father...once in a blue moon/unconditional love...once in a blue moon." "I Want U" is silky and romantic with seductive vocals by Will Davis and James Pugh. The smooth "Bells" opens with a rap by Father Dom that includes a marriage proposal and fresh backwards vocals. The first single was the radio-friendly cut "U Should Be Mine," with lead vocals by Stokley of the group Mint Condition. The music video of the song occasionally airs on BET's Midnight Love. Often in a bid for much-needed airplay, contemporary jazz artists cover pop tunes. Most of the covers amount to the aural equivalent of bland wallpaper; devoid of any real personality and invention. Such is not the case with Spencer's cover of Sade's "Cherish the Day," with its soft, funky groove and snappy licks by John "Jubu" Smith. Spencer blows solid lines on his cover of the Stylistics' "Hurry Up This Way Again," and the softly elegant "Reggae Vibe." "Close to You" an original tune, not the Dionne Warwick/Burt Bacharach/Hal David standard is great for enjoying with that special someone. As he did with his first MoJazz album, Chimera, Spencer closes his album with an inspirational track. "Lord I Need You" has vocals by gospel great Walter Hawkins. J. Spencer proves again that contemporary jazz need not be uninvolving.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 8/22/1995
  • Label: Motown
  • UPC: 731453055124
  • Catalog Number: 530551

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Blue Moon (4:05)
  2. 2 I Want U (5:33)
  3. 3 Bells (5:15)
  4. 4 U Should Be Mine (4:30)
  5. 5 Luv Me Tonite (4:54)
  6. 6 Cherish the Day (6:38)
  7. 7 Man with the Horn (8:25)
  8. 8 If It Feels Good (4:47)
  9. 9 Hurry up This Way Again (6:06)
  10. 10 African Vibe (5:06)
  11. 11 Reggae Vibe (4:40)
  12. 12 Close to You (5:25)
  13. 13 Lord, I Need You (3:01)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
J. Spencer Primary Artist, Primary Artist, Alto Saxophone, Soprano Saxophone, Tenor Saxophone
Walter Hawkins Vocals
Pete Escovedo Percussion
Father Dom Rap
Tony Lindsey Background Vocals
Elijah Baker Bass
Kitty Beethoven Background Vocals
Bonnie Boyer Background Vocals, Vocal Ad-Libs
Marquinto Brazil Percussion
Brian Collier Drums
Bill Ortiz Trumpet
Brenda Roy Background Vocals
Joel Smith Bass, Drums
John Jubu Smith Acoustic Guitar, Guitar
Norbert Stachel Alto Saxophone, Soprano Saxophone, Tenor Saxophone
Stokley Vocals
Carl Wheeler Piano, Keyboards, Synthesizer Bass
James Pugh Keyboards, Background Vocals
Marquinho Brasil Percussion
Fred Busby Background Vocals
Mondre Moffett Trumpet
Jamie Brewer Bass
Will Davis Background Vocals
Robin Williams Background Vocals
Technical Credits
Elijah Baker Producer, drum programming
Clare Fischer String Arrangements
Joe Gastwirt Mastering
Terrance Hatter Producer, drum programming
David Luke Engineer
Larry Mah Engineer
Steve McKeever Executive Producer
Tony Mills Engineer
J. Spencer Producer, Executive Producer
Carl Wheeler Arranger, Producer, Engineer, drum programming
Rico Barretta Engineer
Bruce Walker Executive Producer
Christina Kaough Art Direction
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