Full Circle

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All Music Guide - Marisa Brown
Though he's skirted around in various genres, for Full Circle, as the title suggests, David Benoit returns to where he started: contemporary jazz. With the same set of musicians in the same studio as the ones who were used on the 1985 release This Side Up, Benoit plays his piano expertly through all ten tracks on the album (and only one, "Aqua de Beber," by Jobim and de Moraes, is a cover). It is, in short, smooth jazz at its finest, which means a lot of horns, a happily funky bass, pretty breaks, and a whole lot of production. It's all very clean and safe, and even though there are many sections in which solos appear to be happening, everything's so controlled and ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Marisa Brown
Though he's skirted around in various genres, for Full Circle, as the title suggests, David Benoit returns to where he started: contemporary jazz. With the same set of musicians in the same studio as the ones who were used on the 1985 release This Side Up, Benoit plays his piano expertly through all ten tracks on the album (and only one, "Aqua de Beber," by Jobim and de Moraes, is a cover). It is, in short, smooth jazz at its finest, which means a lot of horns, a happily funky bass, pretty breaks, and a whole lot of production. It's all very clean and safe, and even though there are many sections in which solos appear to be happening, everything's so controlled and accurate that it seems as if it were all written out in precise black notes anyway. If nothing else, this attests to the expertise and talents of the musicians who Benoit has on Full Circle (himself included), like keyboardist Jeff Lorber, producer and guitarist Paul Brown, percussionist Luis Conte, and bassist Nathan East. The songs are romantic, poignant, and still fun, and Benoit and company are able to make the music and the genre come alive with their phrasing and runs, bringing some step into the songs -- not enough for dancing, perhaps, but certainly enough to get the groove going a bit, like in the playful, summery "Yusuke the Ghost" or the Brubeck-inspired "Café Rio," which keeps things from getting boring or maudlin. Yes, inevitably there are many moments of extreme sentimentality, but that just comes with the smooth jazz territory. Is it Thelonious Monk? No, certainly not. But for contemporary jazz lovers, Full Circle should definitely satisfy.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 6/27/2006
  • Label: Peak Records
  • UPC: 888072300156
  • Catalog Number: 30015
  • Sales rank: 44,522

Album Credits

Performance Credits
David Benoit Primary Artist, Piano, Keyboards, Hammond Organ
Brian Bromberg Bass, Upright Bass
Pat Kelley Acoustic Guitar, Guitar
Dwight Sills Guitar
Tim Weisberg Flute
Jeff Lorber Synthesizer, Keyboards, fender rhodes
Gary Meek Saxophone
Alex Acuña Percussion
Alex Al Bass
Oscar Castro-Neves Acoustic Guitar
Luis Conte Percussion
Nathan East Bass, Bass Guitar
Jerry Hey Trumpet
Dan Higgins Flute, Saxophone
Paul Jackson Jr. Guitar, Electric Guitar
Ron King Trumpet
Roberto Vally Bass
Michael White Drums
William Frank "Bill" Reichenbach Jr. Trombone
Timothy Landauer Cello
Euge Groove Saxophone
John "4 Daddman" Robinson Drums
Paul Rayner-Brown Acoustic Guitar
Technical Credits
Vinícius de Moraes Composer
Dwight Sills Engineer
Jeff Lorber Arranger, Composer, Programming, Producer, Engineer, Liner Notes, drum programming, Audio Production
David Benoit Arranger, Composer, Liner Notes, Executive Producer
Paul Brown Audio Production
Clark Germain Engineer
Jerry Hey Horn Arrangements
Antonio Carlos Jobim Composer
Ron Moss Executive Producer
Jeffrey Weber Producer, Liner Notes, Audio Production
Mark Wexler Executive Producer
Michael White Engineer
Chris Bellman Mastering
Abbey Anna Art Direction
Andi Howard Executive Producer
Andrew Pham Art Direction
Michael Clark Score Supervisor
Paul Rayner-Brown Arranger, Producer, Liner Notes
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  • Posted October 1, 2010

    more from this reviewer

    I Also Recommend:

    Smooth Jazz

    If you love smooth jazz, this is definitely one for you as well.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Benoit at his best

    This is a classic Benoit release. The piano playing is outstanding, very melodic, very soulful..i just love Benoit's style. Some great songs that take you on a journey and variety of moods. Great smooth jazz.

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