Following Footsteps

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All Music Guide - Scott Yanow
This outing from trumpeter Jeff Jarvis is quite commercial, with mundane originals, a few pop/R&B tunes, and Thad Jones' "A Child Is Born" all being given consistently unimaginative treatment. Jarvis is a technically skilled trumpeter with a warm sound and there are some strong players on this set, including tenor saxophonist Ernie Watts, Shelly Berg on keyboards, and guitarist Grant Geissman. But the arrangements are run of the mill, none of the themes are memorable, and the rhythm section generally sounds as if everything was written out ahead of time. If some of these cuts received radio airplay at the time, then perhaps this CD could be considered a success at its ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Scott Yanow
This outing from trumpeter Jeff Jarvis is quite commercial, with mundane originals, a few pop/R&B tunes, and Thad Jones' "A Child Is Born" all being given consistently unimaginative treatment. Jarvis is a technically skilled trumpeter with a warm sound and there are some strong players on this set, including tenor saxophonist Ernie Watts, Shelly Berg on keyboards, and guitarist Grant Geissman. But the arrangements are run of the mill, none of the themes are memorable, and the rhythm section generally sounds as if everything was written out ahead of time. If some of these cuts received radio airplay at the time, then perhaps this CD could be considered a success at its goal. But since the disc soon went out of print, it seems to have fallen short on all levels.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 9/8/1998
  • Label: Amherst Records
  • UPC: 051617550327
  • Catalog Number: 25503
  • Sales rank: 379,380

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 One Hundred Ways (5:02)
  2. 2 Southtown Strut (4:11)
  3. 3 For The Love Of You (4:20)
  4. 4 Creepin' (5:04)
  5. 5 Following Footsteps (7:18)
  6. 6 I Believed You (5:25)
  7. 7 Hold Me Close (4:48)
  8. 8 A Child Is Born (6:15)
  9. 9 You've Got It Bad Girl (4:09)
  10. 10 The Test Of Time (5:07)
  11. 11 Powder Keg (5:44)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Jeff Jarvis Primary Artist, Primary Artist, Primary Artist, Trumpet, Flugelhorn, Horn
Matt Harris Keyboards
Bob Mintzer Alto Flute, Horn, Tenor Saxophone
Nicki Richards Vocals
Leon "Ndugu" Chancler Drums
Grant Geissman Guitar
Lani Groves Vocals
Brian Kilgore Percussion
Will Lee Vocals
Ernie Watts Tenor Saxophone
Shelly Berg Keyboards
Freddie "Ready Freddie" Washington Bass
Ellen Rowe Keyboards
Technical Credits
Matt Harris Programming
Jeff Jarvis Arranger, Producer
Leonard Silver Executive Producer
Larry Swist Producer, Engineer, Mastering
Barbara Rickard Illustrations
Ben Wright Composer
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