Lucky Man

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All Music Guide - Jose F. Promis
Saxophonist Dave Koz has become one of the most successful and beloved instrumentalists of his time, and helped establish smooth jazz as a musical force to be reckoned with. His career catapulted with 1993's Lucky Man, one of Koz' slickest and most commercial releases (which is not a bad thing by any means) to date. The album has an undeniably crisp and clean feel, akin to the color schemes used in the artwork. The musical styles range from funky and peppy, as in the opening "Shakin' the Shack," "Silverlining," and the evergreen "You Make Me Smile," to tender and sweet, as in "Faces of the Heart," "Lucky Man," and "Tender Is the Night," which features hypnotic vocals ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Jose F. Promis
Saxophonist Dave Koz has become one of the most successful and beloved instrumentalists of his time, and helped establish smooth jazz as a musical force to be reckoned with. His career catapulted with 1993's Lucky Man, one of Koz' slickest and most commercial releases (which is not a bad thing by any means) to date. The album has an undeniably crisp and clean feel, akin to the color schemes used in the artwork. The musical styles range from funky and peppy, as in the opening "Shakin' the Shack," "Silverlining," and the evergreen "You Make Me Smile," to tender and sweet, as in "Faces of the Heart," "Lucky Man," and "Tender Is the Night," which features hypnotic vocals courtesy of Phil Perry. A definite highlight is the unstoppable and downright electrifying "Saxman," which features an A list who's who of influential saxophonists jamming along with Koz. The album also utilizes hip-hop scratches and beats on his wonderfully soulful cover of "Don't Look Any Further" (which features former C+C Music Factory belter Zelma Davis) and a gospel choir on "Show Me the Way." Closing with his wonderful and touching rendition of "Misty," Lucky Man is a must for any fan of contemporary and smooth jazz, and ranks as an absolute highlight in Dave Koz' enduring catalog.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 6/29/1993
  • Label: Capitol
  • UPC: 077779889228
  • Catalog Number: 98892
  • Sales rank: 73,363

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Shakin' the Shack (6:05)
  2. 2 You Make Me Smile (4:17)
  3. 3 Faces of the Heart (3:42)
  4. 4 Don't Look Any Further (Prelude) (0:40)
  5. 5 Don't Look Any Further (5:19)
  6. 6 Tender Is the Night (5:55)
  7. 7 Saxman - Maceo Parker (4:25)
  8. 8 After Dark (6:22)
  9. 9 Lucky Man (3:26)
  10. 10 Silver Lining (5:15)
  11. 11 Wait a Little While (5:39)
  12. 12 Show Me the Way (5:22)
  13. 13 Misty (3:19)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Dave Koz Primary Artist, Primary Artist, Acoustic Guitar, Bass, Electric Guitar, Keyboards, Alto Saxophone, Baritone Saxophone, Soprano Saxophone, Tenor Saxophone, Background Vocals, Chant, EWI
Robben Ford Electric Guitar, Track Performer
Jeremy Lubbock Conductor
Steve Reid Percussion
Jeff Lorber Synthesizer, Keyboards
Chester Thompson Organ
Phil Perry Vocals
Clarence Clemons Tenor Saxophone, Track Performer
Maceo Parker Alto Saxophone, Track Performer
Ken Moore Piano
Michael Thompson Electric Guitar
Evan Rogers Background Vocals
Franne Golde Background Vocals, Chant
Jimmy Haslip Fretless Bass Guitar
Curt Bisquera Drums
Alex Brown Choir, Chorus
Robbie Buchanan Keyboards
Teddy Castellucci Acoustic Guitar, Electric Guitar
Lenny Castro Percussion
Brad Cole Piano, Keyboards
Paulinho Da Costa Percussion
Zelma Davis Vocals, Background Vocals
Nathan East Bass, Electric Bass
Howard "Buzz" Feiten Guitar
Michael Fisher Percussion
Claude Gaudette Bass, Piano, Strings, Keyboards, Synthesizer Bass
Jim Gilstrap Choir, Chorus
Ed Greene Drums
Ray Griffin Drums
Phillip Ingram Choir, Chorus
Paul Jackson Jr. Guitar, Rhythm Guitar
Evelyn "Champagne" King Background Vocals, Chant
Stephen "Doc" Kupka Baritone Saxophone
Dennis Lambert Background Vocals, Chant
Ricky Lawson Drums
Oliver Leiber Guitar
Mona Lisa Choir, Chorus
Jheryl Lockhart Background Vocals, Chant
Bob Mann Acoustic Guitar
Jean McClain Background Vocals, Chant
Alec Milstein Bass, Electric Bass
Edward Olmos Speech/Speaker/Speaking Part
Pino Palladino Fretless Bass Guitar
Bill Payne Piano
John Pena Bass
Katrina Perkins Background Vocals, Choir, Chorus, Chant
Jeff Pescetto Choir, Chorus
Greg Phillinganes Piano
Carlos Rios Electric Guitar
John "J.R." Robinson Drums
Machito Sanchez Percussion
Mark Schulman Drums
Leslie Smith Choir, Chorus
Carl Sturken Acoustic Guitar, Keyboards
Yvonne Williams Choir, Chorus
Terry Young Choir, Chorus
Charles Pettigrew Vocals
Jeff Koz Acoustic Guitar, Bass, Electric Guitar, Keyboards
Edward James Olmos Narrator
Kenny Moore Piano
Gigi Worth Choir, Chorus
Monalisa Choir, Chorus
Booker T. Jones III Organ
John Barnes Piano
Technical Credits
Eddie Murphy Engineer
Robben Ford Contributor
Erroll Garner Composer
Dave Koz Arranger, Composer, Sound Effects, Producer, drum programming
Jeremy Lubbock String Arrangements
Jeff Lorber Arranger, Programming, Producer, Engineer, drum programming
Chester Thompson Contributor
Clarence Clemons Contributor
Maceo Parker Contributor
Evan Rogers Arranger, Producer
Dan Bosworth Engineer
Martin Brumbach Engineer
Robbie Buchanan Arranger, Programming
Johnny Burke Composer
Jim Champagne Engineer
Brad Cole Arranger, Saxophone Arrangement
Tony DeTiege Arranger
Howard "Buzz" Feiten Contributor
Claude Gaudette String Arrangements, drum programming
Steve Hall Mastering
Stephen "Doc" Kupka Contributor
Dennis Lambert Arranger, Producer
Gabriel Moffat Engineer
Billy Moss Arranger
Pino Palladino Contributor
Doug Rider Engineer
Carlos Rios Composer
Allen Sides Engineer
Mick Stern Engineer
Carl Sturken Arranger, Producer
Gabe Veltri Engineer
Howard Willing Engineer
Tommy Steele Art Direction
Bruce Lundvall Executive Producer
Charles Pettigrew Contributor
Eric Rudd Engineer
Jeff Koz Arranger, Composer, Producer, drum programming
Bob Loftus Engineer
Nick Els Engineer
Edward James Olmos Contributor
Tim Carmon Arranger
Jeffery Fey Art Direction
Carl Haslip Contributor
Mort Koz Engineer
John Zaika Engineer
Shelly Stewart Engineer
Jack Urbont Composer
Booker T. Jones III Contributor
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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Candy Pop

    Koz has moved to far toward mainstream pop. The elements of jazz have deceased. The vocals further detract, being more at home in an elevator. If you're looking for jazz, this isn't it.

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