Love Approach

Love Approach

by Tom Browne
     
 
When trumpeter Tom Browne hit the Billboard charts in 1980, one would have thought that he was an overnight sensation. However, the licensed pilot had several years under his belt working with Weldon Irvine, Sonny Fortune, and others. His debut smash single, "Funkin' for Jamaica (N.Y.)," took the music

Overview

When trumpeter Tom Browne hit the Billboard charts in 1980, one would have thought that he was an overnight sensation. However, the licensed pilot had several years under his belt working with Weldon Irvine, Sonny Fortune, and others. His debut smash single, "Funkin' for Jamaica (N.Y.)," took the music industry by storm. Between Browne's piercing horn intro and his chilling riffs in the vamp, the New York native and his cohorts lay down one jammin' groove. From the thunderous bass of Marcus Miller and Browne's trumpeting trips to the salacious vocals of Toni Smith and the colorful conversation referencing Browne, this single was slick and exhilarating. Smith co-wrote the song with Browne, which claimed the number one spot for four straight weeks. In addition to Toni Smith's outstanding vocals, Browne also employs vocalist Viki Sylva on the serene number "Weak in the Knees." Browne fills the vocal gaps in the verse and echoes Sylva in the chorus as she exudes a Michael Franks ambience. "Her Silent Smile," which features guitarist Bobby Broom and pianist Bernard Wright, who are also featured on "Funkin' for Jamaica," is reminiscent of Chuck Mangione. Aside from "Funkin' for Jamaica," the other selections are of the jazz vein. Browne does not try to redefine jazz or the trumpet; he just lays down some good music.

Product Details

Release Date:
01/25/2011
Label:
Big Break
UPC:
5013929033122
catalogNumber:
2903312
Rank:
63954

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

Tom Browne   Primary Artist,Synthesizer,Trumpet,Flugelhorn,Hand Clapping,Prophet Synthesizer
Jorge Dalto   Piano
Omar Hakim   Drums,Hand Clapping
Bernard Wright   Piano,Electric Piano,Prophet Synthesizer
Sekou Bunch   Bass
Lesette Wilson   Piano,Electric Piano,Prophet Synthesizer
Errol Crusher Bennett   Percussion
Bobby Broom   Guitar
Francisco Centeno   Bass
Dave Grusin   Piano,Electric Piano,Moog Synthesizer,Prophet Synthesizer,oberheim
Alvin Flythe   Hand Clapping,Rap
Mike Flythe   Hand Clapping,Rap
Marcus Miller   Bass
Kevin Osborne   Hand Clapping,Rap
Martha Rojas   Hand Clapping
Larry Rosen   Percussion
Buddy Williams   Drums
Carol Steele   Percussion
Toni Smith   Vocals,Hand Clapping
Mike Vinas   Acoustic Guitar
Barbara Bellins   Flute
Victoria Sylva   Vocals
Bob Franceshini   Flute,Tenor Saxophone,Hand Clapping

Technical Credits

Tom Browne   Arranger,Composer
Omar Hakim   Composer
Weldon Irvine   Arranger
Lesette Wilson   Arranger,Composer
Craig Bailey   Photo Courtesy
Dave Grusin   Arranger,Producer,Liner Notes
Richard Feldman   Engineer
Larry Rosen   Producer,Engineer,Liner Notes
Ollie Cotton   Engineer
Toni Smith   Composer,Lyricist
Donn Davenport   Art Direction
Gerard Huerta   Logo Design
Colin Elliot   Logo Design
Wayne A. Dickson   Executive Producer
Donald Blackman   Composer
Michal Bednarek   Reissue Producer
Will Layman   Liner Notes
Victoria Sylva   Composer

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