Crush

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Barnes & Noble - William Pearl
Passion is the story for Richard Elliott, at least the kind that can be expressed through the tenor saxophone. On Crush, the acclaimed smooth-jazz stylist, and former member of Tower of Power, lays his from-the-heart sound out there on ten tracks that successfully mingle pop and funk with a sensual vibe thick enough to slice. With instrumental support from keyboardist Jeff Lorber on a few choice cuts, and vocal power supplied by Jonathan Butler (who takes a winning turn on "If I Kissed You"), Sue Ann Carwell (enlivening the slinky "Brand New Affair"), and Siedah Garrett (who handles background vocals on two tracks), Elliott has produced one of his most memorable ...
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Editorial Reviews

Barnes & Noble - William Pearl
Passion is the story for Richard Elliott, at least the kind that can be expressed through the tenor saxophone. On Crush, the acclaimed smooth-jazz stylist, and former member of Tower of Power, lays his from-the-heart sound out there on ten tracks that successfully mingle pop and funk with a sensual vibe thick enough to slice. With instrumental support from keyboardist Jeff Lorber on a few choice cuts, and vocal power supplied by Jonathan Butler (who takes a winning turn on "If I Kissed You"), Sue Ann Carwell (enlivening the slinky "Brand New Affair"), and Siedah Garrett (who handles background vocals on two tracks), Elliott has produced one of his most memorable recordings. His take on the Motown classic "Shotgun," (originally recorded by Junior Walker and the All-Stars) features a stinging guitar solo from Jeff Golub and plenty of the leader's sassy sax playing. It's a fun performance on a most entertaining album.
All Music Guide - Bret Love
Somewhere between the smooth silkiness of R&B and the technically proficient slickness of jazz lies the genre known as quiet storm, which artists like Kenny G have ridden to popularity. With its programmed beats, laid-back grooves, stylized production, and romance, it's a bit of surprise to hear someone like Richard Elliott signed to Verve's subsidiary label, GRP, try his hand at this, but he has solid chops, and his sax soloing fits right in the quiet storm groove. The title track and "Work All Night" make things a little funky at times.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 8/21/2001
  • Label: Grp Records
  • UPC: 731454977425
  • Catalog Number: 549774
  • Sales rank: 106,811

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Crush (3:40)
  2. 2 Q.T. (4:07)
  3. 3 Still Sweet on You (4:19)
  4. 4 If I Kissed You (4:14)
  5. 5 Work All Night (4:09)
  6. 6 Melrose Diner (4:27)
  7. 7 Brand New Love Affair (4:11)
  8. 8 Coco (4:48)
  9. 9 Shotgun (3:27)
  10. 10 Sticky Wicked (4:31)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Richard Elliot Primary Artist, Saxophone
Siedah Garrett Background Vocals
Jonathan Butler Vocals
Tim Heintz Keyboards
Jeff Lorber Keyboards
Sue Ann Carwell Vocals
Alex Al Bass
Christopher Bolden Keyboards
Lenny Castro Percussion
Gary Grant Horn Section
Jerry Hey Flugelhorn, Horn Section
Paul Jackson Jr. Guitar
Larry Kimpel Bass
Tony Maiden Guitar
Lil John Roberts Drums
Roberto Vally Bass
William Frank "Bill" Reichenbach Jr. Horn Section
Neil Angilley Keyboards
Michael Sims Guitar
Technical Credits
Christopher Bolden Arranger, Producer, drum programming
Steve Dubin Producer, drum programming
Bud Harner Executive Producer
Jerry Hey Horn Arrangements
David Rideau Engineer
Mick Wilson Programming
Koji Egawa Engineer
Hollis King Art Direction
Stuart Wade Producer
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