My Friends, My Fam

My Friends, My Fam

by Grandad Turner
     
 

Gospel star Fred Hammond takes a smooth jazz holiday on My Friends, My Fam, billing himself on bass and a batch of other musicians as Grandad Turner. Hammond leads from the bottom, an unusual approach for jazz, exhibiting obvious influences that he acknowledges in his song titles, such as Marcus Miller ("Marcus My Dude"), See more details below

Overview

Gospel star Fred Hammond takes a smooth jazz holiday on My Friends, My Fam, billing himself on bass and a batch of other musicians as Grandad Turner. Hammond leads from the bottom, an unusual approach for jazz, exhibiting obvious influences that he acknowledges in his song titles, such as Marcus Miller ("Marcus My Dude"), the Crusaders ("It's All About the Crusade"), and the Yellowjackets ("Fred's Yellow Jacket"). The George of "I Remember George" may be George Clinton, given the funkiness of the track. Having set up the rhythm pattern, be it propulsive or lightly balladic, Hammond brings in several good musicians and lets them solo extensively, notably Keith Anderson, co-author of "Smiling Face," who gets lots of space for his saxophone; keyboardists Chris Baker, Philip Feaster, Maxx Frank, Bobby Sparks, and Shelton Summons; guitarist Lawrence Jones; and Derrick Horne, who plays both keyboards and guitar. Frank McComb is the silky singer on the inevitable vocal number, "My Love Is for Real." Hammond may only be demonstrating his affection for contemporary jazz while providing a forum for some of his musicians on My Friends, My Fam, but he and they do a creditable job of branching out from their usual gospel activities.

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Product Details

Release Date:
07/26/2011
Label:
Fred Hammond Family
UPC:
0044003139350
catalogNumber:
002

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

Grandad Turner   Primary Artist
Maxx Frank   Keyboards
Fred Hammond   Bass,Vocals
Lawrence Jones   Guitar
Frank McComb   Vocals
Derrick Horne   Organ,Guitar,Keyboards
Eric Morgan   Drums
Bobby Sparks   Organ,Strings,Keyboards,Clavinet,Mini Moog,Synthesizer Pads
Chris Baker   Keyboards
Joyce Williams   Vocals
Calvin Rodgers   Drums
Philip Feaster   Keyboards
Shelton Summons   Keyboards
Darius Fentress   Percussion
Josiah Martin   Vocals
Keith Anderson   Saxophone
Jeremiah Evans   Drums
Jason Thomas   Drums

Technical Credits

Roy Campbell   Executive Producer
Maxx Frank   Composer
Fred Hammond   Composer,Producer,Executive Producer,drum programming
Ray Hammond   Engineer,Executive Producer
Derrick Horne   Composer
Bobby Sparks   Composer
Chris Baker   Composer
Calvin Rodgers   Composer
Philip Feaster   Composer
Shelton Summons   Composer
Darius Fentress   Producer,Engineer,drum programming
King Logan   drum programming
Laneisha Fentress   Administrative Assistant
Keith Anderson   Composer
Chris Brown   Legal Advisor
April Dawson   Artwork,Cover Design
PamKenyon Logan   Administrative Assistant
Nurisha Liggins   Administrative Assistant

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