Masterjam

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All Music Guide - Jason Elias
As Khan released her first solo album, I'm Every Woman, the band released 1978's Numbers, sans Khan, and it went absolutely nowhere. Masterjam finds them back together, renamed Rufus and Chaka, with Quincy Jones producing the effort. Khan had worked with Jones on his 1978 album, Sounds...And Stuff Like That. The most striking thing about Masterjam is that is doesn't sound like a trademark Rufus effort. Jones' production style is so strong that the band's individual sound is all but lost. It's nothing to cry about, since Jones was at his R&B/pop peak and Rufus couldn't do it any better on their own. The album's first track is "Do What You Love What You Feel," with its ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Jason Elias
As Khan released her first solo album, I'm Every Woman, the band released 1978's Numbers, sans Khan, and it went absolutely nowhere. Masterjam finds them back together, renamed Rufus and Chaka, with Quincy Jones producing the effort. Khan had worked with Jones on his 1978 album, Sounds...And Stuff Like That. The most striking thing about Masterjam is that is doesn't sound like a trademark Rufus effort. Jones' production style is so strong that the band's individual sound is all but lost. It's nothing to cry about, since Jones was at his R&B/pop peak and Rufus couldn't do it any better on their own. The album's first track is "Do What You Love What You Feel," with its subtle horn riffs arranged by Jerry Hey and vocals from guitarist Tony Maiden and Khan. On a track somewhat close to a ballad, the brilliantly arranged "Heaven Bound," Jones gets a good raw vocal from Khan. A frequent Jones collaborator, Rod Temperton, offers the title track and the even better "Live in Me." The album's only low point was a cover of Jones' own "Body Heat." On this version the pace is quickened, inexplicably turned into disco which revealed the lyrics to be paper-thin. Although Masterjam was just more of a Quincy Jones album than a Rufus effort, this ended up being one of the groups' last successful full-studio endeavors.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 3/2/1993
  • Label: Universal Mod Afw
  • UPC: 008811076320
  • Catalog Number: 10763
  • Sales rank: 29,953

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Do You Love What You Feel (4:29)
  2. 2 Any Love (4:52)
  3. 3 Heaven Bound (3:47)
  4. 4 Walk the Rockway (4:07)
  5. 5 Live in Me (3:54)
  6. 6 Body Heat (5:58)
  7. 7 I'm Dancing for Your Love (4:34)
  8. 8 What Am I Missing? (4:06)
  9. 9 Masterjam (3:37)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Rufus & Chaka Khan Primary Artist, Indexed Contributor, Track Performer, Track Performer
Seawind Horn
Chaka Khan Vocals, Background Vocals, Track Performer
Gary Grant Trumpet, Flugelhorn, Horn
Richard Heath Percussion, Hand Clapping
Jerry Hey Trumpet, Flugelhorn
Kim Hutchcroft Flute, Horn, Saxophone
Louis Johnson Percussion, Hand Clapping, Hand Clapping
Tony Maiden Guitar, Vocals
Lew McCreary Trombone
Kevin Murphy Keyboards, Vocals
John "J.R." Robinson Percussion, Drums, Hand Clapping
Sid Sharp Strings, Concert Master
David "Hawk" Wolinski Keyboards, Vocals
Sidney Sharp Concert Master
William Frank "Bill" Reichenbach Jr. Trombone
George A. Johnson Jr. Percussion, Hand Clapping
Bobby Watson Bass, Vocals
Larry Hall Trumpet, Flugelhorn, Horn
Larry Williams Flute, Saxophone, Wind
Technical Credits
Rufus Director, rhythm arrangement
Quincy Jones Producer
Dennis Linde Composer
Chaka Khan Arranger, Director
Jerry Hey Arranger, Horn Arrangements, String Arrangements
Tony Maiden Arranger
Kevin Murphy Arranger
John "J.R." Robinson Arranger
Bruce Swedien Engineer
Rod Temperton Arranger
David "Hawk" Wolinski Arranger
George Fischoff Composer
William Frank "Bill" Reichenbach Jr. Arranger, String Arrangements
George Osaki Art Direction
Bobby Watson Arranger
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