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All Music Guide - Craig Lytle
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...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Craig Lytle
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.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 1/25/2011
  • Label: Big Break
  • EAN: 5013929033122
  • Catalog Number: 2903312
  • Sales rank: 61,466

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
Ted Jensen Mastering
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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