Javier

Javier

4.7 10
by Javier
     
 

The 25-year-old R&B newcomer has a shot to stand out among the neo-soul crowd because he incorporates classic jazz, Latin grooves, and even rock into the midtempo funk mix on this impressive debut. He got his start in a band dedicated to the music of R&B legends like Bill Withers and Maceo Parker, and thoseSee more details below

Overview

The 25-year-old R&B newcomer has a shot to stand out among the neo-soul crowd because he incorporates classic jazz, Latin grooves, and even rock into the midtempo funk mix on this impressive debut. He got his start in a band dedicated to the music of R&B legends like Bill Withers and Maceo Parker, and those classic roots are crystal clear on tunes like the smooth and catchy romantic opener, "Crazy," and the lush, orchestrally flavored (by the legendary Larry Gold) lament "Song for Your Tears." The similarly heartrending "Can't Have My Heart" shows a penchant for rich harmonies and easy Latin grooves, a vibe that kicks up more dramatically on the flamenco guitar-driven "She Spoke to Me." All of the intensely commercial beats, choruses, and productions will earn Javier much deserved attention, and he will also no doubt attract some legitimate standing as a potential jazz artist with the closer, "October Sky," a silky late-night jazz ballad featuring jazz icons Roy Hargrove and Mulgrew Miller.

Read More

Product Details

Release Date:
08/05/2003
Label:
Capitol
UPC:
0724353984304
catalogNumber:
39843

Tracks

Read More

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Javier   Primary Artist,Guitar,Percussion,Piano,Background Vocals
Bill Meyers   Conductor
Bruce Dukov   Violin
Evan Rogers   Background Vocals
Sid Page   Violin
Davis A. Barnett   Viola
Charlie Bisharat   Violin
Larry Campbell   Pedal Steel Guitar
Darius Campo   Violin
Nathan East   Bass
Larry Gold   Conductor
Michael Landau   Guitar
Dean Parks   Guitar
Haim Shtrum   Violin
Carl Sturken   Guitar,Keyboards
Dorothy Lawson   Cello
Michael Hart Thompson   Guitar
Tony Dixon   Keyboards
Kevin Cloud   Synthesizer
Mike Elizondo   Bass
Olga Konopelsky   Violin
Emma Kummrow   Violin
Charlene Kwas   Violin
Gregory Teperman   Violin
?uestlove   Drums
Harvey Mason   Background Vocals
Eric D. Jackson   Guitar
Charles Crawford   scratching
Omar Edwards   Organ
Mario de León   Violin
Charles Parker   Violin
David Yang   Viola

Technical Credits

Bill Meyers   String Arrangements
Barry Mann   Composer
Evan Rogers   Producer
Javier   Vocal Arrangements
Jeff Chestek   Engineering
Larry Gold   String Arrangements
Carl Sturken   Producer
Kevin Cloud   Programming,Producer,Executive Producer
Karriem Riggins   Programming
E. Amelia Rogers   Composer
Dave Russell   Engineering
Hemberger   Engineering
Mike Tocci   Engineering
Andrea Derby   Producer
J. Colon   Composer
Dabling Harward   Engineering
Underdogs   Producer

Read More

Customer Reviews

Average Review:

Write a Review

and post it to your social network

     

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

See all customer reviews >