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For Art's Sake

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All Music Guide - Stephen Thomas Erlewine
Although it has a few rough spots, For Art's Sake is a wonderful tribute to the sadly departed smooth jazz saxophonist. Since he completed Lay Your Hands on Me shortly before his death, there weren't too many completed outtakes in the vault, so For Art's Sake contains live tracks, remixes and "Mr. Porter," a Porter composition that was turned into a tribute by Lee Ritenour, Jeff Lorber and Gerald Albright, among others. The music on the album is joyous, lightly funky smooth jazz illustrating that Porter was developing an appealing signature style. Of course, it is sad to hear this in light of his tragic passing, but For Art's Sake is a classy tribute to his ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Stephen Thomas Erlewine
Although it has a few rough spots, For Art's Sake is a wonderful tribute to the sadly departed smooth jazz saxophonist. Since he completed Lay Your Hands on Me shortly before his death, there weren't too many completed outtakes in the vault, so For Art's Sake contains live tracks, remixes and "Mr. Porter," a Porter composition that was turned into a tribute by Lee Ritenour, Jeff Lorber and Gerald Albright, among others. The music on the album is joyous, lightly funky smooth jazz illustrating that Porter was developing an appealing signature style. Of course, it is sad to hear this in light of his tragic passing, but For Art's Sake is a classy tribute to his memory -- one that demonstrates how abundantly gifted he was on his chosen instrument.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 3/24/1998
  • Label: Polygram Records
  • UPC: 731455706024
  • Catalog Number: 557060
  • Sales rank: 89,689

Album Credits

Performance Credits
Art Porter Primary Artist, Primary Artist, Alto Saxophone, Soprano Saxophone
Paul Pesco Guitar
Gerald Albright Alto Saxophone
Tom Grant Piano, Track Performer
Jeff Lorber Keyboards
Tom Aros Percussion
Ray Brown Trumpet
Paulinho Da Costa Percussion
Nathan East Bass, Guitar, Bass Guitar
Guy Eckstine Drums, Keyboards
Paul Jackson Jr. Guitar
Oliver Leiber Guitar
Alec Milstein Bass, Bass Guitar
Lee Ritenour Guitar
John "J.R." Robinson Drums
Evan Marks Guitar
Toby Williams Drums
Brian Danzy Keyboards
Technical Credits
Tom Grant Producer
Mel Tormé Composer
Jeff Lorber Remixing, drum programming
Art Porter Producer
Guy Eckstine Producer, Executive Producer, Remixing, drum programming
John Kriek Engineer
Robert Wells Composer
Scott Hull Mastering
Nicky Lindeman Art Direction
Piet Hein Van De Poel Producer
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