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For Your Pleasure

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All Music Guide - Jonathan Widran
Saxmen always seem intent on giving listeners a fair amount of pleasure, as Marion Meadows Pleasure and now Walter Beasley on For Your Pleasure demonstrate. Beasley -- who started his career in the '80s as an R&B singer and does a nifty quiet storm dance on "Do You Wanna Dance" -- commits to this concept in the most logical way possible; for two key tracks, he relies on the writing and trip-hoppy production expertise of Scot Rammer and Dino Esposito, who hit pay dirt with Paul Taylor last year on -- what else? -- Pleasure Seeker. On the title track, Beasley winds his swaying soprano melody over an odd meter, skittery percussion bed before going a little out and ...
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All Music Guide - Jonathan Widran
Saxmen always seem intent on giving listeners a fair amount of pleasure, as Marion Meadows Pleasure and now Walter Beasley on For Your Pleasure demonstrate. Beasley -- who started his career in the '80s as an R&B singer and does a nifty quiet storm dance on "Do You Wanna Dance" -- commits to this concept in the most logical way possible; for two key tracks, he relies on the writing and trip-hoppy production expertise of Scot Rammer and Dino Esposito, who hit pay dirt with Paul Taylor last year on -- what else? -- Pleasure Seeker. On the title track, Beasley winds his swaying soprano melody over an odd meter, skittery percussion bed before going a little out and improvising just a bit. "From This Moment On" takes a similar route, only with more clicking and a deeper bass sound. Elsewhere, Beasley turns to labelmate/guitarist Chuck Loeb, who engages Beasley in a blues meets hip-hop playground on "If You Knew," restraining his own electric so the saxman can hit all the high notes without producer interference. Beasley pays tribute to his fallen comrade and stylistic soul mate George Howard with a spunky cover -- similarly arranged to Howard's version -- of the Jam/Lewis hit "Everything I Miss at Home." Like Meadows, Howard, and Taylor, Beasley knows how to hit the little adventure spots in the mix, turning even the simplest melodies into truly pleasurable listening experiences.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 8/18/1998
  • Label: Shanachie
  • UPC: 016351504821
  • Catalog Number: 5048
  • Sales rank: 89,255

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 I Feel You (4:18)
  2. 2 Nice and Easy (4:23)
  3. 3 For Your Pleasure (4:40)
  4. 4 If You Knew (5:02)
  5. 5 Do You Wanna Dance (3:38)
  6. 6 It Might Be You (4:38)
  7. 7 From This Moment On (4:37)
  8. 8 Everything I Miss at Home (4:08)
  9. 9 Her Touch (4:26)
  10. 10 Smoke (4:52)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Walter Beasley Primary Artist, Primary Artist, Alto Saxophone
Dow Brain Keyboards
Baron Browne Bass
Ronald Jenkins Bass
Chuck Loeb Guitar, Keyboards
Brian Monroney Guitar
Andrew Sherman Keyboards
Jeff Lockhart Guitar
Dino Esposito Keyboards
Scot Rammer Keyboards
Mike Ricchiuti Keyboards
Karen Bell Background Vocals
Tyrone Chase Guitar
Yuri Camino Background Vocals
Technical Credits
Walter Beasley Producer
Dow Brain Producer
Baron Browne Producer
David Cole drum programming
Dave Grusin Composer
Chuck Loeb Arranger, Producer, drum programming, Percussion Programming
Phil Magnotti Engineer
Robert Vosgien Mastering
Andrew Sherman Producer, Engineer, drum programming
Steve Newman Art Direction
Tom Waltz Engineer
Brad Young Producer
Dino Esposito Producer, drum programming, MIDI
Scot Rammer Producer, drum programming, MIDI
Danny Weiss Executive Producer
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