Funky Jazz Party

Funky Jazz Party

     
 

Funk is pretty consistently sacrificed to the romantic imperative on this pleasant, but ultimately not very interesting, collection. There's a gentle strut underlying Rick Brown's smooth-jazz trumpet showcase "Nightfall," and Avenue Blue shakes its understated booty on "A Woman's Touch." But Steve Cole's "Stay Awhile" is more typical -- it buries any perceptible…  See more details below

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Funk is pretty consistently sacrificed to the romantic imperative on this pleasant, but ultimately not very interesting, collection. There's a gentle strut underlying Rick Brown's smooth-jazz trumpet showcase "Nightfall," and Avenue Blue shakes its understated booty on "A Woman's Touch." But Steve Cole's "Stay Awhile" is more typical -- it buries any perceptible rhythmic tension under a thick, warm aural blanket. Randy Crawford's "I'd Be an Angel" is a very nice song and Smoke n'Function gives up the genuine funk on "Smokee." The only important question about an album like this is that of utility -- will it get the listener in the mood? Probably, as long as he or she isn't an anal retentive music critic.

Product Details

Release Date:
07/14/1998
Label:
Atlantic
UPC:
0075678312120
catalogNumber:
83121

Tracks

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

Randy Crawford   Vocals,Background Vocals,Track Performer
Gerald Albright   Multi Instruments,Track Performer
Jeff Golub   Guitar,Track Performer
Brad Dutz   Percussion
Steve Barbuto   Drums
Jim Biggins   Flute,Tenor Saxophone
Rick Braun   Trumpet,Keyboards,Track Performer
Ray Brown   Flugelhorn
Lenny Castro   Percussion
Brian Culbertson   Multi Instruments,Track Performer
Joey Diggs   Vocals
Eddie M.   Saxophone
Nanette Frank   Vocals,Background Vocals
John Fumasoli   Trombone
Steve Gaboury   Keyboards
Lincoln Goines   Electric Bass,Acoustic Bass
Tim Gant   Keyboards,Synthesizer Bass
Steve Grisette   Background Vocals
Jerry Harris   Strings,Keyboards
Cliff Hugo   Bass,Electric Bass
Paul Jackson   Guitar
Nick Lane   Euphonium
Jeff Levine   Hammond Organ
M. Doc   Vibes
David Palmer   Drums
John Paris   Drums
Richard Patterson   Bass
Morris Pleasure   Keyboards
Roger Squitero   Percussion
Fred White   Vocals
Michael White   Drums
Avenue Blue   Track Performer
Wayman Tisdale   Bass,Track Performer
Harry Mura   Guitar
Jimmy Roberts   Tenor Saxophone
Steve Cole   Tenor Saxophone
Bobby Gonzales   Guitar,Keyboards
Tom Hipskind   Drums
Don Harris   Trumpet
Rafael de Jesus   Percussion
Bill Harris   Baritone Saxophone,Tenor Saxophone
Michelle Buss   Vocals
Jim Culbertson   Trumpet
Dave Hutten   Alto Saxophone,Tenor Saxophone
Richie Davis   Guitar
Teresa Davis   Background Vocals
Ralf Petter   Multi Instruments
David Delhomme   Keyboards
Thomas Zander   Saxophone
York   Flute
Dee Alexander   Background Vocals
Jacques Richmond   Guitar,Keyboards
Inaya Davis   Background Vocals
Astrid North   Background Vocals
Selina Albright   Background Vocals

Technical Credits

Gerald Albright   Producer,drum programming
Jeff Golub   Producer
Rick Braun   Programming,Producer
Lafayette Carthon   Remixing
Brian Culbertson   Producer,drum programming
Steve Gaboury   Loop Programming
Tim Gant   Producer,drum programming
Nick Lane   Contributor
George Nauful   Producer
David Palmer   Producer
Fred White   Vocal Arrangements
Wayman Tisdale   Producer
Bobby Gonzales   Producer
Ralf Droesemeyer   Producer
Thomas Zander   Horn Arrangements
Jacques Richmond   Producer,drum programming
Femi Williams   drum programming
Keith Lyle   Liner Notes
Charlie Becker   Art Direction

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