Heaven and Earth

Heaven and Earth

by Al Jarreau
     
 

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In yet another attempt to crack the R&B market in search of a hit, Jarreau turned to producer Narada Michael Walden, who, in tune with the times, tunes a few of the rhythm tracks to a truckin' hip-hop pace, mixes in some ballads, stirs, and hopes for the best. Little of this mixture catches fire...you guessed it, the materialSee more details below

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In yet another attempt to crack the R&B market in search of a hit, Jarreau turned to producer Narada Michael Walden, who, in tune with the times, tunes a few of the rhythm tracks to a truckin' hip-hop pace, mixes in some ballads, stirs, and hopes for the best. Little of this mixture catches fire...you guessed it, the material often lets the hardworking Al and his cast down. Parts of "Blue Angel" kick butt in an acid-jazzy way, and the lonely muted trumpet wafting through "Superfine Love" is very effective, but we can do without things like the bathetic title track and the streetcorner soap opera of "Whenever I Hear Your Name." But then suddenly, the CD throws out the R&B and concludes with an imaginative vocal treatment of Miles Davis/Bill Evans' "Blue In Green (Tapestry)" -- at first leisurely and lush and then Latinized. Finally, we hear something utilizing Jarreau's multifaceted expressive capabilities, but not for long enough to justify the price of the CD alone.Yet it's good to know that this is here.

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Product Details

Release Date:
06/16/1992
Label:
Warner Bros / Wea
UPC:
0075992684927
catalogNumber:
26849

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

Jarreau   Primary Artist
Jeanie Tracy   Background Vocals
Nikita Germaine   Background Vocals
Kitty Beethoven   Background Vocals
Louis Biancaniello   Organ,Synthesizer,Bass,Keyboards
Vernon "Ice" Black   Guitar
Bonnie Boyer   Background Vocals
Marquinto Brazil   Percussion
Jeff Chambers   Acoustic Bass
Myron Dove   Electric Bass
Sandy Griffith   Background Vocals
Chris Hawkins   Background Vocals
Jerry Hey   Trumpet
Dan Higgins   Saxophone
Skyler Jett   Background Vocals
Tony Lindsay   Background Vocals
Mike Mani   Keyboards
Paul McCandless   Oboe
Claytoven Richardson   Background Vocals
Corrado Rustici   Guitar
Joel Smith   Electric Bass
Becky West   Background Vocals
Raz Kennedy   Background Vocals
Robbie Kwock   Trumpet
Frank Martin   Flute,Piano,Conductor,Keyboards

Technical Credits

Jarreau   Vocal Arrangements
Louis Biancaniello   Producer,Contributor,Horn Arrangements
Mike Mani   Producer,Synthesizer Arrangements
Narada Michael Walden   Arranger,Producer
Marc Reyburn   Engineer
Claytoven Richardson   Vocal Arrangements
David Frazer   Engineer
Deborah Norcross   Art Direction
Frank Martin   Producer,Synthesizer Arrangements
Dave "Frazeman" Frazer   Engineer

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