Heaven

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All Music Guide - Paula Edelstein
Sheila E. has been one of music's top drummers and percussionists since her debut in Prince's band. Alongside her legendary father, Pete Escovedo, and as a solo performer, she continues to enjoy commercial as well as artistic success on such recordings as her year 2000 release on the Concord Vista label, titled Writes of Passage. This time around, the highly talented musician has followed up with Heaven. Created with a little help from her friends, including George Duke, Gerald Albright, and many more, Sheila E. adds her vocal, percussion, drum, producing, composing, and arranging skills and other cool tools to yet another jazz style. She's cool, yet beautifully ...
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All Music Guide - Paula Edelstein
Sheila E. has been one of music's top drummers and percussionists since her debut in Prince's band. Alongside her legendary father, Pete Escovedo, and as a solo performer, she continues to enjoy commercial as well as artistic success on such recordings as her year 2000 release on the Concord Vista label, titled Writes of Passage. This time around, the highly talented musician has followed up with Heaven. Created with a little help from her friends, including George Duke, Gerald Albright, and many more, Sheila E. adds her vocal, percussion, drum, producing, composing, and arranging skills and other cool tools to yet another jazz style. She's cool, yet beautifully orchestrated, but most of all, she has opened her musical treasure trove and delivered some new grooves, R&B-inflected vocals, smooth gospel, and funky jazz. The 12 compositions include seven either written or co-written by Sheila E., with a memorable percussion solo and miniMoog solos by Sheila E. and Byron Williams, respectively, on "Trust Me," and smooth jazz solos from saxophone master Gerald Albright and guitarist Paul Jackson, Jr. on the title track. "Bahia" is a Brazilian jazz composition with breezy vocals from Lynn Mabry and Sheila E., and is quite beautiful. Saxophonist Eddie M. closes the program with a beautiful, poignant smooth gospel song titled "Revelation." Heaven does not feature many of Sheila E.'s fiery, trademark Latin percussion jam sessions that she plays with the Escovedo family, but certainly delivers an assortment of musical styles -- R&B, smooth jazz, smooth gospel, Brazilian jazz, and funk -- and is remarkably different from anything she has done.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 8/28/2001
  • Label: Concord Records
  • UPC: 013431498322
  • Catalog Number: 4983
  • Sales rank: 91,180

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Anticipation (1:15)
  2. 2 Joy (4:40)
  3. 3 Heaven (5:15)
  4. 4 Waiting for You (4:07)
  5. 5 Slight Accent (5:32)
  6. 6 I Can Go On (4:26)
  7. 7 Bahia (5:47)
  8. 8 Who's Taking Care of You? (4:24)
  9. 9 Trust Me (5:12)
  10. 10 Closer (5:20)
  11. 11 River God (6:18)
  12. 12 Revelation (1:35)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Sheila E. & the E-Train Primary Artist
Gerald Albright Saxophone
George Duke Mini Moog
Ray Obiedo Guitar
Bridgette Bryant Background Vocals
Sheila E. Percussion, Drums, Indexed Contributor
Eddie M. Saxophone, Vocals
Ramon Flores Trumpet
Mano Hanes Keyboards, Background Vocals
Paul Jackson Jr. Guitar
Lynn Mabry Vocals, Background Vocals
Peter Michael Vocals
Michael O'Neill Guitar
Maurice Fitzgerald Bass
Joey Woolfalk Acoustic Guitar
Renato Neto Keyboards
Rhonda Smith Bass
Byron Williams Organ, Keyboards, Mini Moog
Technical Credits
Pete Escovedo Producer, Engineer, Digital Editing, Art Direction
Sheila E. Arranger, Producer, Art Direction
Mano Hanes Producer, drum programming
Lynn Mabry Arranger, Art Direction
Steven Parke Digital Art
Renato Neto Arranger
Byron Williams Arranger
Nichole Nordeman Composer
Jeff Kanan Digital Editing
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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Sheila E. Delivers!

    Sheila E. has delivered an incredible product with ''Heaven.'' It blends R&B and Jazz with suggestions of gospel and pop. And, my favorite part, Sheila sings on several of the tracks...listen to ''I Can Go On'' it's awesome! Many tracks are smooth and melodic...even inspirational. You won't be disappointed.

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