Hypnotic

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All Music Guide - William Ruhlmann
On his fourth album, Paul Taylor calls upon five different producers: Dino Esposito, Kurt Jackson, Mathew Edralin, Jeff Lorber, and Oji Pierce. The function of these musicians for the most part is to create largely synthesized backgrounds for the soprano saxophonist to solo over in his familiar, melodic manner. Esposito handles the title song and "Flight 808," the first two tracks; Jackson does "PT Cruiser" (with Edralin) and "Sunshine" (on which he sings some bland romantic lyrics); Lorber is responsible for "Tuesday Afternoon," "Pendulum," "Come Over," "Free Fall," and "Palisades"; and Pierce is behind the board for "Dream State" and "Summer Park." Real guitars and ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - William Ruhlmann
On his fourth album, Paul Taylor calls upon five different producers: Dino Esposito, Kurt Jackson, Mathew Edralin, Jeff Lorber, and Oji Pierce. The function of these musicians for the most part is to create largely synthesized backgrounds for the soprano saxophonist to solo over in his familiar, melodic manner. Esposito handles the title song and "Flight 808," the first two tracks; Jackson does "PT Cruiser" (with Edralin) and "Sunshine" (on which he sings some bland romantic lyrics); Lorber is responsible for "Tuesday Afternoon," "Pendulum," "Come Over," "Free Fall," and "Palisades"; and Pierce is behind the board for "Dream State" and "Summer Park." Real guitars and percussion are included in the mix here and there, but the sound of the background music remains relatively anonymous, its purpose to provide a rhythmic underpinning and a little color. What matters is the saxophone, or rather the sax harmonies and sax arrangements for which Taylor credits himself on each track, which means that he frequently overdubs saxophone parts to create unison effects. His style is virtually indistinguishable from that of Kenny G, George Howard, or other less-well-known soprano sax practitioners, and the compositions, which usually fade out after four-plus minutes without reaching any climaxes or coming to any real conclusions, are just settings for his melodic musings. It's all pleasant enough, and any track will fit unobtrusively into a smooth jazz radio format, but there's nothing memorable here.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 9/25/2001
  • Label: Peak Records
  • UPC: 013431850625
  • Catalog Number: 8506
  • Sales rank: 71,229

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Hypnotic (4:37)
  2. 2 Flight 808 (4:34)
  3. 3 PT Cruiser (4:47)
  4. 4 Tuesday Afternoon (4:54)
  5. 5 Dream State (4:27)
  6. 6 Sunshine (4:51)
  7. 7 Pendulum (4:36)
  8. 8 Come Over (4:37)
  9. 9 Summer Park (3:43)
  10. 10 Free Fall (4:50)
  11. 11 Palisades (4:22)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Paul Taylor Primary Artist, Alto Saxophone, Soprano Saxophone
Paul Pesco Guitar
Jeff Lorber Keyboards
Alex Al Bass, Bass Guitar
Lenny Castro Percussion
Tony Maiden Guitar
Brian Monroney Guitar
Oji Pierce Multi Instruments, Various
Dino Esposito Multi Instruments, Various
Kurt Jackson Guitar, Keyboards, Vocals
Mathew Edralin Keyboards, Moog Synthesizer
Technical Credits
Jeff Lorber Arranger, Producer, Engineer, drum programming, Audio Production
Rick Camp Engineer
Thomas Demman Engineer
Oji Pierce Producer, Engineer, Audio Production
Paul Taylor Saxophone Arrangement
Andi Howard Executive Producer
Dino Esposito Producer, Audio Production
Kurt Jackson Programming, Producer, Audio Production
Mathew Edralin Programming, Audio Production
Russ Freeman Executive Producer
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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Best So Far

    I never get tired of listening to this CD. It's fresh, upbeat. Great sound. Buy it.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Soprano's new king

    Attention sax fans! if you're a soprano freak then you'll have to put Paul Taylor in your Top 3 list!Taylor's job as to distinguish from Kenny G and George Howard legacy is really accomplished as well as his finest choice of producers! One you must have!!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Absolutely fabulous

    Paul Taylor knows how to make a saxophone sing. I heard him play the songs on this CD in person and he is absolutely fabulous. The music puts you in a great state of mind. I highly recommend this CD.

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