Funky Jazz Party

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All Music Guide - Rick Anderson
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 ...
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All Music Guide - Rick Anderson
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.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 7/14/1998
  • Label: Atlantic
  • UPC: 075678312120
  • Catalog Number: 83121

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Gerald Albright (4:42)
  2. 2 Philadelphia (5:51)
  3. 3 Nightingale (5:44)
  4. 4 You'll Never Find (5:05)
  5. 5 Miles Away (4:35)
  6. 6 Silence (3:44)
  7. 7 It's Gonna Be Alright (4:02)
  8. 8 Funky Is as Funky Does (5:08)
  9. 9 Sooki Sooki (5:06)
  10. 10 Fat Jack & Domino (4:40)
  11. 11 After Hours (4:12)
  12. 12 Give Me the Night (4:51)
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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 Jr. 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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