Melodies

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All Music Guide - Steve Huey
By the time of Melodies, keyboardist Jan Hammer had largely shed his more experimental tendencies and settled into a comfortable, R&B-based fusion groove. The tracks on Melodies tend to be between two-and-a-half and four-and-a-half minutes -- just about the length of most pop songs -- and so some hardcore jazz listeners might be dismayed at the relative lack of boundary-stretching, even though that isn't really the point of this music. Melodies doesn't quite catch fire as often as some of its predecessors -- Like Children and Oh, Yeah?, for example -- but its best moments are catchy, accessible, and funky.
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Steve Huey
By the time of Melodies, keyboardist Jan Hammer had largely shed his more experimental tendencies and settled into a comfortable, R&B-based fusion groove. The tracks on Melodies tend to be between two-and-a-half and four-and-a-half minutes -- just about the length of most pop songs -- and so some hardcore jazz listeners might be dismayed at the relative lack of boundary-stretching, even though that isn't really the point of this music. Melodies doesn't quite catch fire as often as some of its predecessors -- Like Children and Oh, Yeah?, for example -- but its best moments are catchy, accessible, and funky.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 12/14/1999
  • Label: Wounded Bird Records
  • UPC: 664140500327
  • Catalog Number: 5003

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Too Much to Lose (2:49)
  2. 2 Peaceful Sundown (3:57)
  3. 3 I Sing (4:21)
  4. 4 Honey 5379 (2:41)
  5. 5 Window of Love (3:32)
  6. 6 What It Is (2:58)
  7. 7 Don't You Know (3:01)
  8. 8 Just for Fun (4:11)
  9. 9 Hyperspace (3:41)
  10. 10 Who Are They? (6:17)
  11. 11 Your Love (3:37)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Jan Hammer Primary Artist, Synthesizer, Percussion, Piano, Conga, Drums, Keyboards, Electric Piano, Vocals, Background Vocals, Mellotron
Steve Kindler Guitar, Violin, Cello, Electric Guitar, Vocals, Background Vocals, Electric Violin, Sampled Bass
Fernando Saunders Acoustic Guitar, Bass, Electric Bass, Cello, Piccolo, Vocals, Background Vocals
Tony Smith Drums, Vocals, Background Vocals
Jan Hammer Group Track Performer
Technical Credits
Jan Hammer Producer, Engineer
Omar Dykes Composer
John Spinks Composer
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