Kirk Whalum Performs the Babyface Songbook

Kirk Whalum Performs the Babyface Songbook

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by Kirk Whalum
     
 

The title of saxophonist Kirk Whalum's 2005 album Kirk Whalum Performs the Babyface Songbook speaks for itself. You get smooth jazz icon Whalum taking on R&B icon Babyface's best songs of the past 15 years, including "Waiting to Exhale (Shoop Shoop)," "I'll Make Love to You," …  See more details below

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The title of saxophonist Kirk Whalum's 2005 album Kirk Whalum Performs the Babyface Songbook speaks for itself. You get smooth jazz icon Whalum taking on R&B icon Babyface's best songs of the past 15 years, including "Waiting to Exhale (Shoop Shoop)," "I'll Make Love to You," "When Can I See You," and others. Joining in the intimate and stylish proceedings are other smooth jazz notables, including trumpeter Rick Braun, who adds a boppish elan to "Can We Talk," soprano superstar Dave Koz, and guitarists Norman Brown and Chuck Loeb among others. Fans of Whalum and Babyface alike should find much to enjoy here.

Product Details

Release Date:
10/04/2005
Label:
Rendezvous
UPC:
0881284511228
catalogNumber:
5112
Rank:
41662

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

Kirk Whalum   Primary Artist,Soprano Saxophone,Tenor Saxophone
Babyface   Background Vocals
Dave Koz   Soprano Saxophone
Ricky Peterson   Keyboards,Hammond Organ,fender rhodes,Hammond B3
Norman Brown   Guitar
Alex Al   Bass
Bashiri Johnson   Percussion
Rick Braun   Trumpet,Flugelhorn
Chuck Loeb   Acoustic Guitar
Christian McBride   Bass,Bass Guitar
Mark Portmann   Strings,Keyboards
Andy Snitzer   Keyboards
John Stoddart   Piano,Vocals,fender rhodes
Juan Winans   Background Vocals
Melinda Doolittle   Background Vocals
Takana Miyamoto   Piano,fender rhodes

Technical Credits

Babyface   Composer,Vocal Arrangements
Dave Koz   Executive Producer
Greg Calbi   Mastering
Cedric Caldwell   Vocal Arrangements
Victor Caldwell   Engineer,Vocal Arrangements
James Farber   Engineer
Ken Freeman   Engineer
Hyman Katz   Executive Producer
Chuck Loeb   Engineer
Matt Pierson   Arranger,Producer,Audio Production
Mark Portmann   Arranger,Programming,Engineer,String Arrangements
Andy Snitzer   Arranger,Programming,Engineer,Digital Editing
Kirk Whalum   Liner Notes
Erik Zobler   Engineer
Steve Mazur   Engineer
Greg Ross   Art Direction
Paul Boutin   Engineer
Frank Cody   Executive Producer
Fabrice Dupont   Engineer

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Kirk Whalum Performs the Babyface Songbook 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I had the pleasure of seeing Kirk Whalum live in Indianapolis...while introducing this CD before it hit the stores...This CD is fantastic!! He can really set the mood for a relaxing or romantic evening. "Can We Talk" and "I'll Make Love To You"...just sets your soul on fire. Babyface is an all time top notch writer...with Kirk Whalum playing his music...it is just like a hand in a glove...a good fit. Every song is magnificent. Buy this CD and you will not regret it...it is by far one of my best CD's... I am sure you will enjoy it as much as I do.