Marvin, Teddy and Luther: A Smooth Urban Jazz Love

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All Music Guide - Jonathan Widran
In addition to cultivating smooth jazz mainstays like Kim Waters, Pamela Williams, Ken Navarro, Chuck Loeb, and Chieli Minucci, Shanachie Entertainment has scored big these past few years with a series of urban-oriented collections that run the gamut from Smooth Jazz Brown Sugar to gatherings of R&B/hip-hop covers Streetwize, Tha Hot Club. With this collection, which features saxmen Waters and David Mann who also produces and guitarist Rodney Jones, the label mines the romantic riches of the old school. With the ultra-funk exceptions of the brass-inflected Marvin Gaye classics "After the Dance" and "I Want You," the set is geared around slow and steady seduction -- ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Jonathan Widran
In addition to cultivating smooth jazz mainstays like Kim Waters, Pamela Williams, Ken Navarro, Chuck Loeb, and Chieli Minucci, Shanachie Entertainment has scored big these past few years with a series of urban-oriented collections that run the gamut from Smooth Jazz Brown Sugar to gatherings of R&B/hip-hop covers Streetwize, Tha Hot Club. With this collection, which features saxmen Waters and David Mann who also produces and guitarist Rodney Jones, the label mines the romantic riches of the old school. With the ultra-funk exceptions of the brass-inflected Marvin Gaye classics "After the Dance" and "I Want You," the set is geared around slow and steady seduction -- a sexy dance followed by whatever the listener has in mind later for his or her dance partner. There's nothing particularly innovative or unique in the arrangements of these ballads, but then again, that doesn't seem to be their point. Everybody loves these songs, and they provide spotlights for the principal musicians while making for some nice late-night soul swaying.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 9/21/2004
  • Label: Shanachie
  • UPC: 016351511928
  • Catalog Number: 5119
  • Sales rank: 97,330

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 You Sure Love to Ball - Everett Bradley (5:13)
  2. 2 Turn Out the Lights - Chris "Big Dog" Davis (4:57)
  3. 3 So Amazing - Everett Bradley (5:03)
  4. 4 Is It Still Good to Ya? - Issac Clemens (5:34)
  5. 5 After the Dance - Everett Bradley (5:06)
  6. 6 Love TKO - Rhon Lawrence (5:24)
  7. 7 If Only for One Night - Everett Bradley (6:15)
  8. 8 I Want You - Everett Bradley (5:34)
  9. 9 Here and Now - Everett Bradley (5:25)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Rodney Jones Guitar
David Mann Keyboards, Saxophone
Kim Waters Saxophone
Nicki Richards Vocals
Everett Bradley Vocals
Wayne Bruce Guitar
Carl Carter Bass
Kenny Allen Guitar
Chris "Big Dog" Davis Track Performer
Issac Clemens Guitar
Rhon Lawrence Guitar
Technical Credits
Marvin Gaye Composer
Luther Vandross Composer
David Mann Arranger, Producer, drum programming
Terry Steele Composer
Nick Ashford Composer
Dave Elliott Composer
Kenny Gamble Composer
B. Russell Composer
Valerie Simpson Composer
Cecil Womack Composer
Linda Womack Composer
Leon Ware Composer
Arthur Ross Composer
Chris "Big Dog" Davis Arranger, Producer, Engineer
Eddie Gip Noble Composer
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