Keepin' It Cool

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All Music Guide - Jonathan Widran
Emerging from its early days as a new age and world music mecca, Narada is quickly becoming a haven for veteran and up-and-coming smooth jazz artists in the mid-2000s. While famous names like Ramsey Lewis and Jeff Lorber provide an anchor for the bunch, funky and melodic cats like this Wes Montgomery-influenced, Chicago-based electric guitarist bode well for the genre's soulful future. He pays homage directly to his guitar hero on the breezy, atmospheric, and decidedly retro "John L," whose solos amidst the trippy soundscapes seem like spiritual meditations. The hook on that track is as irresistible as the ones that shine throughout, and that, after all, is -- along ...
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All Music Guide - Jonathan Widran
Emerging from its early days as a new age and world music mecca, Narada is quickly becoming a haven for veteran and up-and-coming smooth jazz artists in the mid-2000s. While famous names like Ramsey Lewis and Jeff Lorber provide an anchor for the bunch, funky and melodic cats like this Wes Montgomery-influenced, Chicago-based electric guitarist bode well for the genre's soulful future. He pays homage directly to his guitar hero on the breezy, atmospheric, and decidedly retro "John L," whose solos amidst the trippy soundscapes seem like spiritual meditations. The hook on that track is as irresistible as the ones that shine throughout, and that, after all, is -- along with catchy grooves -- the mark of a successful song in this genre. While it's clear he can jam, Colionne is intent on creating memorable pieces a listener can hum for days, and succeeds right off the bat with the brash "Can You Feel It" and the sexy, moody title track. Others like "If You Ask Me" and "Liquid" tap into a rich blues influence -- which in the future he should definitely explore even further. If there's one minor drawback, it's that he's so conscious of radio airplay time that he doesn't stretch as much as you can tell he wants to. Though they're buried at the end of the collection, it's worth getting through the first ten tracks to hear his rich vocal cover of "Rainy Night in Georgia" and "High Flyin'," the exciting 2004 hit that established him as a presence in smooth jazz.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 2/21/2006
  • Label: Narada
  • UPC: 094633733121
  • Catalog Number: 37331
  • Sales rank: 70,383

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Can You Feel It (4:00)
  2. 2 Keepin It Cool (3:36)
  3. 3 Always Thinking of You (4:11)
  4. 4 If You Ask Me (3:37)
  5. 5 You Were There for Me (5:16)
  6. 6 This Is the Song (3:59)
  7. 7 John L (4:53)
  8. 8 From Me to You (4:03)
  9. 9 A Moment with You (4:02)
  10. 10 Liquid (3:26)
  11. 11 Catch Me (3:48)
  12. 12 Rainy Night in Georgia (4:56)
  13. 13 High Flyin (4:40)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Nick Colionne Primary Artist, Acoustic Guitar, Guitar, Keyboards
Lenny Castro Percussion
Jonathan DuBose Jr. Rhythm Guitar
Richard Patterson Bass
Steve Cole Flute, Keyboards, Tenor Saxophone
Richard Peterson Hammond Organ
Mike Logan Piano, Hammond Organ, fender rhodes
Alan Hinds Rhythm Guitar
Larry Kohut Bass
Joe Rendon Percussion
John Blasucci Piano, Keyboards, Hammond Organ, Soloist
Khari Parker Drums
Dave Hiltebrand Bass
Chris Miskel Drums
Dale Prasco Acoustic Guitar
Technical Credits
Tony Joe White Composer
Steve Weeder Engineer
Steve Cole Arranger, Programming, Producer
Craig Bauer Engineer
Nick Colionne Composer, Programming, Producer, Executive Producer
John Blasucci Composer, Programming, Producer, drum programming
Caroline Ray Producer, Executive Producer
Eddie King Engineer
Dave Hiltebrand Composer
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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Keepin' It Cool

    The Former Lead Guitarist of The Wreckin Crew has done it again , with another great jazz cd.This cd offers some smooth Jazz With a Touch of Chicago Funk. I give this cd 5 Stars

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Keepin' It Cool

    The Former lead Guitarist of The Wrecking Crew has set The Jazz world on fire again, with this new jazz cd. Nick Colionne mixes Smooth Jazz with A Touch of Chicago Funk . Once you here this cd you will love it.

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