For Youby Kirk Whalum
Tenor saxophonist Kirk Whalum will involve you in his great sax experiences on his latest hit album entitled For You whether you want to be involved or not. As one of the most in-demand contemporary jazz saxophonists on the jazz scene today, the warmth, intonation, and presence of his playing benefits ten classic compositions from some of the best composers in music. This distinct concept reaps the momentum established by Whalum's previous hits, Joined at the Hip and Colors, but is immensely different from those endeavors, offering a collection of melodies rooted in the mystery of love. Recorded in-studio with live interplay from Paul Jackson, Jr. on guitar, Paulinho Da Costa on percussion, Ricky Lawson on drums, and Greg Karukas and Ricky Peterson on keyboards. Whalum is passionate, sensuous, and in the pocket on Marvin Gaye's "I Want You" and will deeply affect you with his sax works on Stevie Wonder's "All I Do." For a contemporary take on some classic songs, this CD is sure to collect positive comments for some years to come.
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- Warner Bros / Wea
Performance CreditsKirk Whalum Primary Artist,Tenor Saxophone,Background Vocals
Tim Heintz Bass,Keyboards
Gregg Karukas Drums,Keyboards,fender rhodes
Ricky Peterson fender rhodes
Peter White spanish guitar
Alex Al Fretless Bass Guitar
Paulinho Da Costa Percussion
Lynn Fiddmont Vocals,Background Vocals
Paul Jackson Guitar
Ricky Lawson Drums
Tony Maiden Guitar
Wendy Moten Vocals
Jerry Peters Strings,Moog Synthesizer
Lil John Roberts Drums
Kevin Whalum Vocals
Bridgette Bryant-Fiddmont Vocals,Background Vocals
David Woods Drums,Keyboards
Technical CreditsLefty Frizzell Composer
Paul Brown Arranger,Programming,Producer,Engineer
Don Murray Engineer
Jerry Peters Arranger
Matt Pierson Executive Producer
Leon Ware Composer
Whitey Shafer Composer
Mark Larson Art Direction
Arthur Ross Composer
Andy Weiner Arranger
David Woods Arranger,drum programming
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This album was the best Jazz album I heard in awhile. If you like smooth instrumental that will set the mood for any romance or relaxation zone, this is the album for you. I had one copy stole from me by a friend and I immediately went out and bought two more copies.
Kirk Whalum sizzles in this compliation. If you don't already have this CD, get it! It's worth every penny.
I love this CD. I've bought it several times and given it as a gift. I play it at work and everyone asks what CD I'm playing. By far, one of my best CD purchases.
A fantastic cd by Kirk Whalum. He really knows how to play music that brings peace to the soul and relaxes the mind. Not to mention how to make a music lover groove to his tracks.
Somedays I feel a need to relax and this CD does it for me.