Come as You Are

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All Music Guide - Matt Collar
Smooth jazz saxophonist Mindi Abair delivers a laid-back and sensual performance on Come As You Are. More pop than jazz, Abair plays mostly melody lines and the occasional bluesy aside. The album consists largely of dance- and groove-oriented numbers, although Abair does take some charming vocal turns on the mellow ballads "Every Time," "I Can Remember," and the Latin-inflected "You'll Never Know." To these ends, Abair has a soft and elfin voice reminiscent of the Cardigans' Nina Persson, and the combination of her vocals, sax chops, and cover girl good looks makes for a compelling package. Fans of similarly inclined artists such as Candy Dulfer and Dave Koz should find ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Matt Collar
Smooth jazz saxophonist Mindi Abair delivers a laid-back and sensual performance on Come As You Are. More pop than jazz, Abair plays mostly melody lines and the occasional bluesy aside. The album consists largely of dance- and groove-oriented numbers, although Abair does take some charming vocal turns on the mellow ballads "Every Time," "I Can Remember," and the Latin-inflected "You'll Never Know." To these ends, Abair has a soft and elfin voice reminiscent of the Cardigans' Nina Persson, and the combination of her vocals, sax chops, and cover girl good looks makes for a compelling package. Fans of similarly inclined artists such as Candy Dulfer and Dave Koz should find much to enjoy here.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 9/14/2004
  • Label: Grp Records
  • UPC: 602498623312
  • Catalog Number: 000252702
  • Sales rank: 92,068

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Come As You Are
  2. 2 Shine
  3. 3 Every Time
  4. 4 Head Over Heels
  5. 5 Make A Wish
  6. 6 Sticks And Stones
  7. 7 I Can Remember
  8. 8 New Shoes
  9. 9 High Five
  10. 10 You'll Never Know
  11. 11 Cyan
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Mindi Abair Primary Artist, Flute, Cymbals, Keyboards, Alto Saxophone, Soprano Saxophone, Tambourine, Vocals, Hand Clapping, Noise, Shaker
Ricky Peterson Organ, Piano, Hammond Organ, fender rhodes, Wurlitzer
Luis Conte Percussion
Russell Ferrante Piano
Steve Ferrone Drums
Bud Harner Ride Cymbal, Hi Hat
Michael Landau Acoustic Guitar, Electric Guitar
Anatoly Rosinsky Violin
T.M. Stevens Electric Guitar, wah wah guitar
Lee Thornburg Trombone, Trumpet
Kevan Torfeh Cello
David Woodford Baritone Saxophone
Julie Rogers Violin
Matthew Hager Acoustic Guitar, Bass, Percussion, Electric Guitar, Keyboards, Background Vocals, Hand Clapping, Noise, Guitar Effects
Lance Abair Tenor Saxophone
Dan Marfisi Acoustic Guitar
Jamey Tate Drums
Brett Banducci Viola
Lance Abair Tenor Saxophone
Stan Sargeant Bass, Fretless Bass Guitar, Upright Bass
Technical Credits
Bud Harner Executive Producer
Stephen Marcussen Mastering
John Sharpe Composer
T.M. Stevens Programming, Producer
Steve Sykes Engineer
Julie Rogers String Arrangements
Mindi Abair Composer, Horn Arrangements
Matthew Hager Composer, Programming, Producer, Horn Arrangements, Audio Production
Karen Guthery Horn Arrangements
Dan Marfisi Composer
Patty Palazzo Cover Design
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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Same ol' Stuff

    I thought this CD sounded just like her 1st CD. The background music mostly sounds canned & her saxophone playing is good but it sounds naseley. There were a couple of OK tunes on her 1st CD. Most of the songs sound alike. There is really no variety here. I thought both CD's were disappointing.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    An awsome cd!

    This is a great cd. Its happy, its mellow, its jazzy. "Come as you are", "Everytime", "Head over heals", and "Sticks and Stones" are all excellant songs, as well as every other song on this great album. If you like smooth jazz, this is a cd for you!

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