Dream Come True

Dream Come True

by Gerald Albright
     
 

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A talented saxman whose influences range from John Coltrane to soul jazz/hard bop players like David "Fathead" Newman and Hank Crawford, Gerald Albright showed just how much potential he has on 1991's superb Live at Birdland West<

Overview

A talented saxman whose influences range from John Coltrane to soul jazz/hard bop players like David "Fathead" Newman and Hank Crawford, Gerald Albright showed just how much potential he has on 1991's superb Live at Birdland West. But sadly, most of his commercial recordings offer little evidence of his considerable improvisatory skills -- Dream Come True being among the offenders. Designed primarily for commercial radio airplay, this pop/R&B/jazz CD is, for the most part, as dull as it is contrived. Instead of taking risks, Albright embraces a tired, cliché-ridden Najee-meets-George Howard formula on such forgettable cuts as "Say Yes," "Sweet Dreams" and the title song. Instead of interpreting Johnny Gill's 1990 R&B hit "My My My," Albright offers a pointless, robotic note-for-note cover. The only decent cut here is the uplifting "Growing with Each Other," which boasts a heartfelt vocal by gospel singer BeBe Winans. Albright is too strong a player to be recording albums this weak.

Product Details

Release Date:
12/08/1990
Label:
Atlantic Mod Afw
UPC:
0075678208720
catalogNumber:
82087
Rank:
104054

Tracks

  1. My, My, My
  2. Front Street
  3. Say Yes
  4. Desire
  5. Sweet Dreams
  6. Kickin' It
  7. Dream Come True
  8. Can't You Feel?
  9. Come a Little Closer
  10. Growing with Each Other

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Gerald Albright   Primary Artist,Synthesizer,Bass Guitar,Saxophone,Alto Saxophone,Soprano Saxophone,Tenor Saxophone,Vocals
Phyllis Saint James   Background Vocals,Choir, Chorus
Tony Lewis   Drums
Tony Warren   Choir, Chorus
Maxi Anderson   Choir, Chorus
Billie Barnum   Choir, Chorus
Chuckii Booker   Synthesizer,Guitar,Background Vocals
Derek Bramble   Guitar,Keyboards
Luis Conte   Percussion
Paulinho Da Costa   Percussion
Voncielle Faggett   Choir, Chorus
Kathy Hazzard   Choir, Chorus
Dorian Holley   Choir, Chorus
Paul Jackson   Acoustic Guitar,Electric Guitar
Clydene Jackson   Choir, Chorus
Linda McCrary-Campbell   Choir, Chorus
Sam McCrary   Choir, Chorus
Perry Morgan   Choir, Chorus
Charles Morris   Drums
Patrick Moten   Synthesizer,Piano
Derek Nakamoto   Synthesizer,Keyboards
Angel Rogers   Background Vocals
Monty Seward   Keyboards
Sam Sims   Bass Guitar
Donnell Spencer   Drums
Yvonne Williams   Choir, Chorus
Terry Young   Choir, Chorus
BeBe Winans   Vocals
Edna Perry-Wright   Choir, Chorus
Mark Philpart   Background Vocals
Rick Nelson   Choir, Chorus

Technical Credits

Gerald Albright   Arranger,Producer,Contributor,Horn Arrangements
Jeff Balding   Engineer
Merlin Bobb   Executive Producer
Chuckii Booker   Arranger,Producer,drum programming
Derek Bramble   Producer,drum programming
Craig Burbidge   Engineer
Patrick Moten   Arranger
Derek Nakamoto   Arranger
Sylvia Rhone   Executive Producer
Donnell Spencer   Arranger
David Koenig   Engineer
Gregg Barrett   Engineer

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