Bounce

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All Music Guide - Stewart Mason
True to its title, alto saxophonist Tom Braxton's fifth solo album is a decidedly upbeat collection of smooth jazz grooves. Produced and largely written by Braxton's mentor, guitarist Wayman Tisdale, these 12 songs have an easy, light groove, with Braxton's Grover Washington, Jr.-like melodic phrasing laid over a blend of synths, rubbery fretless bass, Tisdale's tasteful rhythm guitar, drum machines, and hand percussion. Occasional low-key vocals like the nonsense chants that waft up on "Bermuda Nights" don't detract from the mellow, unhurried feel of Braxton and Tisdale's grooves, but neither do they add much. Conversely, Cassandra Robertson's R&B diva approach ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Stewart Mason
True to its title, alto saxophonist Tom Braxton's fifth solo album is a decidedly upbeat collection of smooth jazz grooves. Produced and largely written by Braxton's mentor, guitarist Wayman Tisdale, these 12 songs have an easy, light groove, with Braxton's Grover Washington, Jr.-like melodic phrasing laid over a blend of synths, rubbery fretless bass, Tisdale's tasteful rhythm guitar, drum machines, and hand percussion. Occasional low-key vocals like the nonsense chants that waft up on "Bermuda Nights" don't detract from the mellow, unhurried feel of Braxton and Tisdale's grooves, but neither do they add much. Conversely, Cassandra Robertson's R&B diva approach overpowers the slight "Forever and a Day." As is often the case with this style of music, Bounce is an unfailingly pleasant, but unexceptional, album that sounds appealing enough when it's on but isn't compelling enough to get excited about.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 7/26/2005
  • Label: Rendezvous
  • UPC: 881284510924
  • Catalog Number: 5109
  • Sales rank: 255,038

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 No Worries (3:59)
  2. 2 Word on the Street (4:49)
  3. 3 Bounce (4:11)
  4. 4 Bermuda Nights (5:10)
  5. 5 Just You, Just Me (4:29)
  6. 6 Forever and a Day (5:31)
  7. 7 Julian's Smile (4:55)
  8. 8 Let's Stay Together (4:54)
  9. 9 Reminiscing (3:36)
  10. 10 By the Fire (3:43)
  11. 11 Hip Church (4:13)
  12. 12 Hip Church (Reprise) (1:08)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Tom Braxton Primary Artist, Flute, Piano, Keyboards, Alto Saxophone, Soprano Saxophone, Tenor Saxophone
James Williams Guitar
Jorge Ginorio Percussion
Mark Harper Guitar
Michael White Drums
Wayman Tisdale Acoustic Guitar, Bass, Guitar, Percussion, Keyboards, Vocals
Ira Bassett Flugelhorn
Mike Phillips Saxophone
Cassandra Robertson Vocals
Arlington Jones Keyboards
Eric Willis Keyboards
Technical Credits
Ken Navarro Composer
Tom Braxton Composer
Steve Hall Mastering
Wayne Morgan Engineering
Jay Rowe Composer
Hal Sacks Engineer
Wayman Tisdale Composer, Programming, Producer, Engineering
Patrick McGuire Engineer
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