Moon Bossa

Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Alex Henderson
Time has been much kinder to the '70s than the American critics who reviewed music back then. Many of the '70s artists who are now considered classic and highly influential received a ton of negative reviews in their day, and that includes everyone from Led Zeppelin and Black Sabbath to Lynyrd Skynyrd to Chic to ABBA. If a '70s artist didn't make a lot of critics' annual Top Ten lists at the end of 1976 or 1977, that artist might be influencing an abundance of younger artists in the 21st century -- and there is no shortage of '70s worship to be found on this 2007 release by British singer Julie Dexter and Atlanta bassist Khari Simmons. The latter has spent much time ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Alex Henderson
Time has been much kinder to the '70s than the American critics who reviewed music back then. Many of the '70s artists who are now considered classic and highly influential received a ton of negative reviews in their day, and that includes everyone from Led Zeppelin and Black Sabbath to Lynyrd Skynyrd to Chic to ABBA. If a '70s artist didn't make a lot of critics' annual Top Ten lists at the end of 1976 or 1977, that artist might be influencing an abundance of younger artists in the 21st century -- and there is no shortage of '70s worship to be found on this 2007 release by British singer Julie Dexter and Atlanta bassist Khari Simmons. The latter has spent much time backing neo-soulstress India.Arie, but the soul that prevails on Moon Bossa doesn't have Arie's hip-hop leanings. Instead, this pleasing disc favors sleek, '70s-style quiet storm with jazz and Brazilian overtones; the overall outlook is something along the lines of Phyllis Hyman, Minnie Riperton, Angela Bofill or Randy Crawford meeting up with Ivan Lins or Milton Nascimento (minus the lyrics in Portuguese). There is some acknowledgement of the '60s as well (one of the tracks is Antonio Carlos Jobim's "Wave"), and the sweet-voiced Dexter's performance of Basia's 1987 hit "Promises" points to the fact that Moon Bossa is not devoid of post-'70s influences. Further, Simmons' remixes of several of the tunes are mindful of the club-oriented downtempo and chillout music of the '90s and 2000s. But all things considered, there is no getting around the fact that this 59-minute CD offers a big dose of '70s worship. Moon Bossa doesn't pretend to be groundbreaking, but those who still cannot get enough of the '70s will find a lot to enjoy about the way Dexter and Simmons bring jazz and Brazilian elements to the album's retro-soul/quiet storm foundation.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 7/12/2013
  • Label: Dome Records Import
  • EAN: 5034093412032
  • Catalog Number: 9341203

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Moon Bossa - Julie Dexter & Khari Simmons (2:49)
  2. 2 My Baby Don't Love Me - Julie Dexter & Khari Simmons (4:13)
  3. 3 Salt Sea - Julie Dexter & Khari Simmons (2:32)
  4. 4 Venusian - Julie Dexter & Khari Simmons (4:29)
  5. 5 The Dove - Julie Dexter & Khari Simmons (3:52)
  6. 6 Sea and Sky - Julie Dexter & Khari Simmons (2:41)
  7. 7 Fooled by a Smile - Julie Dexter & Khari Simmons (4:52)
  8. 8 Promises - Julie Dexter & Khari Simmons (4:22)
  9. 9 What Do I Do - Julie Dexter & Khari Simmons (4:14)
  10. 10 Wave - Julie Dexter & Khari Simmons (3:04)
  11. 11 Fooled by a Smile - Julie Dexter & Khari Simmons (5:27)
  12. 12 Venusian - Julie Dexter & Khari Simmons (7:59)
  13. 13 The Dove - Julie Dexter & Khari Simmons (6:27)
  14. 14 Moon Bossa - Julie Dexter & Khari Simmons (1:56)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Julie Dexter Primary Artist, Vocals
Raphael Percussion
Sasha Acoustic Guitar
Sid Gould Trumpet, Flugelhorn
Dana Johnson Electric Guitar
Jean-Paul "Bluey" Maunick Guitar
Andy Ross Saxophone
Alex Lowe Alto Saxophone, Baritone Saxophone, Soprano Saxophone
Ken Gregory Acoustic Guitar, Trumpet, Valve Trombone, Mellowphone
DeWayne "Big Du" Martin Tenor Saxophone
Dominic "Ski" Oakenfull Keyboards
Mausiki Scales fender rhodes
Julius Speed Clavinet, Moog Synthesizer, fender rhodes
Chelsea Marshall Hi Hat
Alexander J. Lattimore Trumpet, Flugelhorn, Vocals
Takana Miyamoto Piano, Accordion, Hammond Organ, Clavinet, Melodica, Moog Synthesizer, fender rhodes
Trevor Mires Trombone
Khari Cabral Synthesizer, Bass Guitar, Human Whistle, ARP, fender rhodes, Upright Bass
Forrest Robinson Drums
Bluey Guitar
Technical Credits
Sergio Mendes Composer
Lani Hall Composer
Andy Connell Composer
Corinne Drewery Composer
Martin Jackson Composer
Antonio Carlos Jobim Composer
Dana Johnson Composer
Jean-Paul "Bluey" Maunick Arranger, Producer
Peter Ross Composer
Ben Watt Composer
Alex Lowe Composer, Producer, Mastering
Landon Anderson rhythm arrangement
Dominic "Ski" Oakenfull Arranger, beats
Danny White & Linda Nail Composer
Julie Dexter Composer, Producer, Executive Producer, Audio Production
Khari Cabral Simmons Composer, Producer, Executive Producer, Remixing, rhythm arrangement, Audio Production
Takana Miyamoto Arranger, Producer, Remixing
Norbert Simmons Executive Producer
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