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Jimmy Cozier
     

Jimmy Cozier

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by Jimmy Cozier
 

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Brooklyn-bred singer/songwriter Jimmy Cozier knows a thing or two about what the ladies want, but he is in need of some help if he is going to stand out among the onslaught of sexy male R&B contemporaries who are simultaneously vying for the attention of the very same ladies and radio time. With his self-titled debut CD, Cozier traverses the R&B landscape and makes a

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Brooklyn-bred singer/songwriter Jimmy Cozier knows a thing or two about what the ladies want, but he is in need of some help if he is going to stand out among the onslaught of sexy male R&B contemporaries who are simultaneously vying for the attention of the very same ladies and radio time. With his self-titled debut CD, Cozier traverses the R&B landscape and makes a firm mark on it with his caramel-smooth vocal stylings, albeit while lost in a modern world of cell phones, cold-and-lonely nights, and troublesome ladies. His vocal prowess and talent are best exhibited by those tracks on the album on which his vocals aren't clouded with too many pre-programmed instrumentals or distractions, such as on the bold track "Time Stands Still," on which Cozier wails at will. To add to his credit, there is no denying the rewarding sound of Cozier's style and strong presence on tracks such as the beat-heavy "Two Steps," which features background vocals by Wyclef Jean. And Cozier seems to ease into his own and stretch his vocal chords furthest on the cool, beat-heavy track "No More Playing Games." That the highlight on the album is Cozier's duet with Grammy-winner Alicia Keys, "Mr. Man" (a song which the pair co-wrote), does not take any weight away from the quality of the other tracks or Cozier's vocal prowess. But it does warrant query as to whether Cozier would be better off with an arsenal of raw, vocal-heavy songs on which he would be freer to spread his wings as a vocalist. Cozier's voice simultaneously hints the sultry aggressiveness of Luther Vandross while suggesting the catchy hooks of Craig David. Thus remains the double-edged sword on Cozier's album, which was recorded at New York City's renowned Hit Factory and executive produced by J Records mogul Clive Davis and famed producer and Fugees MC Wyclef Jean.

Product Details

Release Date:
07/24/2001
Label:
J-Records
UPC:
0808132000420
catalogNumber:
20004

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

Jimmy Cozier   Primary Artist,Vocals,Background Vocals
Christopher Dennis   Background Vocals
Wyclef Jean   Background Vocals
Allison Mirich   Keyboards
Miri Ben-Ari   Violin,Keyboards
Alicia Keys   Piano,Keyboards,Vocals
Fabolous   Track Performer
Arden Altino   Keyboards

Technical Credits

All-Star   Producer
Soulshock   Arranger,Producer,Instrumentation
John Wydrycs   Engineer
Rick St. Hillaire   Engineer
Wyclef Jean   Producer
Paul J. Falcone   Engineer,drum programming
Jerry "Wonda" Duplessis   Producer
Todd Parker   Engineer
Mike City   Producer
Allison Mirich   String Arrangements
Miri Ben-Ari   Producer
Ron "Amen-Ra" Lawrence   Producer

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Jimmy Cozier 4.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 4 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
my man said that song reminds him of me so much he can actully relate to it.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This album was very good. He shows his style to be both fast and slow and has a tremendous amount of talent that he's not afraid to show on this CD.I would of liked it more if he would of made some more heart felt songs because there weren't many, however this was a great work and defintely a keeper.
Guest More than 1 year ago
The new album coming out is a real refreshment for our ears. Jimmy Cozier is definitely one of the top r'n'b artists of these days. ''Two Steps'' seems the best two-step song ever, even before Craig David ! And ''Mr Man'' is a beautiful duet with Alicia Keys
Guest More than 1 year ago
Man, Jimmy Cozier got it right. His song writting skills are great, and his voice is perfectly fit for his style of music. The song with Alicia Keys is the best song I've heard in a long time. Buy it and support a great talent