It's All Good

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All Music Guide - Jonathan Widran
Over the preceding 15 years, the veteran keyboardist Brian Simpson worked with some of the biggest names in contemporary jazz Stanley Clarke, George Duke, Larry Carlton, Gerald Albright and even did a tour with Janet Jackson. His second solo album and first in a decade clearly shows that he's absorbed the best pop, R&B/funk, and jazz instincts of everyone he's worked with -- and should quickly catapult him to the forefront of current smooth jazz keyboard icons, alongside Joe McBride and Brian Culbertson. From the get-go, he's in the playful commercial pocket, the exuberant, blues-tinged title track bouncing along with the help of Rendezvous Music co-founder Dave Koz...
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All Music Guide - Jonathan Widran
Over the preceding 15 years, the veteran keyboardist Brian Simpson worked with some of the biggest names in contemporary jazz Stanley Clarke, George Duke, Larry Carlton, Gerald Albright and even did a tour with Janet Jackson. His second solo album and first in a decade clearly shows that he's absorbed the best pop, R&B/funk, and jazz instincts of everyone he's worked with -- and should quickly catapult him to the forefront of current smooth jazz keyboard icons, alongside Joe McBride and Brian Culbertson. From the get-go, he's in the playful commercial pocket, the exuberant, blues-tinged title track bouncing along with the help of Rendezvous Music co-founder Dave Koz whom Simpson has also toured with for ten years. This kind of spirited optimism abounds on radio-ready tracks like "Saturday Cool" and "And the Story Goes," but Simpson's background with real jazz players affords him a deeper artistry as well. Moodier, more sparsely arranged ballads like "Twilight" and "Waiting" provide a winning balance to the crowd-pleasing funk, giving guitarists Allen Hinds and labelmate Marc Antoine outlets for their gentler, more atmospheric sides. Putting most of the lighter fare up front, Simpson can then engage in a sweet, graceful samba "I Remember When," lushly enhanced by Everette Harp's sax and two traditional-minded numbers featuring acoustic bass -- the contemplative "Blues for Scott" featuring Tony Moore's subtle brushes and the raucous, happy bebop-flavored jam "Au Contraire." The album's title phrase may be slightly overused in American pop culture, but in this case, it's the best way to describe Simpson's latest attempt to shed the sideman shackles and emerge as an artist in his own right.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 7/26/2005
  • Label: Rendezvous
  • UPC: 881284511020
  • Catalog Number: 5110
  • Sales rank: 37,918

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 It's All Good (3:32)
  2. 2 Here with You (4:17)
  3. 3 Saturday Cool (4:37)
  4. 4 Twilight (4:54)
  5. 5 And the Story Goes (4:28)
  6. 6 Waiting (5:26)
  7. 7 I Remember When (3:59)
  8. 8 It Could Happen (5:03)
  9. 9 Blues for Scott (5:13)
  10. 10 Au Contraire (3:48)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Brian Simpson Primary Artist
Dave Koz Tenor Saxophone
Alex Al Bass
Kevin Chokan Guitar
Everette Harp Alto Saxophone
Allen Hinds Guitar
Perry Hughes Guitar
Brian Kilgore Percussion
Larry Kimpel Bass
Ron King Trumpet, Flugelhorn
Tony Maiden Guitar
Reggie McBride Acoustic Bass
Roberto Vally Acoustic Bass
Michael White Drums
Marc Antoine Acoustic Guitar
Randy Jacobs Guitar
Michael Lington Alto Saxophone
Ian Martin Acoustic Bass
Technical Credits
Dave Koz Executive Producer
Andre Berry Programming, drum programming
Steve Hall Mastering
Hyman Katz Executive Producer
Brian Simpson Composer
Al Turner Engineer
Michael White Producer
Frank Cody Executive Producer
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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    This CD is awesome.

    Want to buy another one so I have one to play on my Bose system in the house and keep the one I have to play in the car. Every single song is totally cool. I heard this at a friend's house and had to have it. Was so glad I could order it at B&N online.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Jazztrax festival '06

    Great keyboard player...no question! However, at Catalina on Oct 13, he spent an uncomfortable amount of time beating his chest and playing AUDIO cuts, on stage, of a couple of his songwriting triumphs from years ago. I was embarassed for him, especially when Simpson had to mention how much $$ he made on his successful compositions. Hey..it's about the music, Brian! A formidable talent...but leave the self absorption backstage, where it belongs.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Simpson is Great!

    I also saw Brian at Catalina Island this year and other than Guitars and Saxes...he was the best act of the weekend. Outstanding keyboardist!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Absolutely incredible

    Just saw Brian Simpson at the 2005 Catalina Island Jazztrax Festival. He was amazing. Brian has a real flavor for sexy, contemporary jazz. This is one of my favorite CDs. You won't regret owning it.

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