Kisses in the Rain

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All Music Guide - Paula Edelstein
Rick Braun continues to satisfy his global audience with Kisses in the Rain, his first solo CD since the 1998 chart-topper Full Stride. Braun penned his own musical tastes on seven songs, and also covers Bill Withers' "Use Me," Leon Russell's "Song for You," and Johnny Britt's original "Grover's Groove." Braun get high marks for his excellent collaborations with smooth jazz guitarists Norman Brown, Peter White, and Tony Maiden on "Car Wash," "Kisses in the Rain," and "Grover's Groove," while arrangements that feature Harvey Mason, Luis Conte, Li'l John Roberts, and Paulinho da Costa on drums and percussion keep the funk and groove masters at a solid pace on the ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Paula Edelstein
Rick Braun continues to satisfy his global audience with Kisses in the Rain, his first solo CD since the 1998 chart-topper Full Stride. Braun penned his own musical tastes on seven songs, and also covers Bill Withers' "Use Me," Leon Russell's "Song for You," and Johnny Britt's original "Grover's Groove." Braun get high marks for his excellent collaborations with smooth jazz guitarists Norman Brown, Peter White, and Tony Maiden on "Car Wash," "Kisses in the Rain," and "Grover's Groove," while arrangements that feature Harvey Mason, Luis Conte, Li'l John Roberts, and Paulinho da Costa on drums and percussion keep the funk and groove masters at a solid pace on the beautiful ballad "Emma's Song," "Simplicity," and "Use Me." On "For You," guest vocals from Shai add a soulful layer to this great love song. Braun plays flügelhorn, trumpet, keyboards, and acoustic piano and provides programming on this great program; his playing sheds new light on the importance of brass players up front on the smooth jazz scene, a musical landscape previously dominated by guitarists and saxophonists. On "Middle of the Night," he is able to play and describe what he hears in sweet, subtle, powerful, and emotional registers that offer the listener many reasons to stay tuned. Rick Braun tops his previous solo effort with a remarkable update on the smooth jazz scene that is balanced, focused, and a worthy addition to the collections of serious smooth jazz aficionados and Rick Braun fans around the world.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 2/27/2001
  • Label: Warner Bros Mod Afw
  • UPC: 093624799429
  • Catalog Number: 47994
  • Sales rank: 38,567

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Car Wash 2000 (3:51)
  2. 2 Kisses in the Rain (4:33)
  3. 3 Use Me (3:44)
  4. 4 Grover's Groove (4:40)
  5. 5 Your World (4:29)
  6. 6 Middle of the Night (4:45)
  7. 7 One for the Girls (4:30)
  8. 8 Song for You (4:25)
  9. 9 Simplicity (4:37)
  10. 10 Emma's Song (3:49)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Rick Braun Primary Artist, Primary Artist, Piano, Trumpet, Flugelhorn, Keyboards
Ricky Peterson Keyboards, Wurlitzer
Peter White Acoustic Guitar, Guitar
Norman Brown Guitar
Sue Ann Carwell Vocals, Background Vocals
Shai Vocals, Guest Appearance
Alex Al Bass
Johnny Britt Keyboards
Luis Conte Percussion
Paulinho Da Costa Percussion
Nathan East Bass
Mitchel Forman Piano
Marty Grebb Baritone Saxophone
Steve Grove Tenor Saxophone
Jerry Hey Flugelhorn
Nick Lane Trombone
Tony Maiden Guitar, Electric Guitar, wah wah guitar
Harvey Mason Sr. Percussion, Drums
Doug Norwine Flute, Saxophone
Lil John Roberts Percussion, Drums
Mindy Stein Vocals
Roberto Vally Bass, Keyboards
Yvonne Williams Background Vocals
Ross Bolton Guitar
Fred Clark Guitar
Al Forman Piano
William Frank "Bill" Reichenbach Jr. Trombone
David Woods Keyboards
Euge Groove Tenor Saxophone
Larry Williams Strings, Keyboards, Tenor Saxophone
Stan Sargeant Bass
Technical Credits
Shai Arranger
Ray Bardani Engineer
Rick Braun Arranger, Programming, Producer, Engineer, Liner Notes
Johnny Britt Arranger
Paul Brown Arranger, Composer, Programming, Producer, Engineer
Jerry Hey Horn Arrangements, String Arrangements
Nick Lane Horn Arrangements
Stephen Marcussen Mastering
Don Murray Engineer
David Rideau Engineer
Anabel Sinn Art Direction
David Woods Arranger, drum programming
David Woods Composer
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