Kirk Whalum Performs the Babyface Songbook

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All Music Guide - Matt Collar
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.
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Matt Collar
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.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 10/4/2005
  • Label: Rendezvous
  • UPC: 881284511228
  • Catalog Number: 5112
  • Sales rank: 52,831

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Exhale (Shoop Shoop) (4:44)
  2. 2 Can We Talk? (4:38)
  3. 3 I'll Make Love to You (4:25)
  4. 4 For the Cool in You (4:46)
  5. 5 Breathe Again (4:30)
  6. 6 When Can I See You? (4:47)
  7. 7 Betcha Never (5:02)
  8. 8 Someone to Love (5:19)
  9. 9 Not Gon' Cry (4:55)
  10. 10 Whip Appeal (5:29)
  11. 11 I Said I Love You (4:10)
  12. 12 Wey U (5:00)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Kirk Whalum Primary Artist, Soprano Saxophone, Tenor Saxophone
Babyface Background Vocals, 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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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Jazz Lover

    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.

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