Night on the Town

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All Music Guide - Rick Anderson
Sneer if you must, but the simple fact is that smooth jazz hath charms to soothe the savage beast if not the snobby music critic. At its best, it can offer the perfect combination of velvety, cake-like sonic textures, sweet melodicism and sturdy funk beats. If you're looking for flights of virtuosic improvisatory fancy, you'll want to consult the Young Lions or dig into your old vinyl collection, but let's be honest: the average listener cares less about the solos than about the mood and the melodies, and smooth jazz provides both in spades. Saxophone wunderkind Eric Darius just 21-years-old and still a college student cites Earth, Wind & Fire, Jeff Lorber and Stevie ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Rick Anderson
Sneer if you must, but the simple fact is that smooth jazz hath charms to soothe the savage beast if not the snobby music critic. At its best, it can offer the perfect combination of velvety, cake-like sonic textures, sweet melodicism and sturdy funk beats. If you're looking for flights of virtuosic improvisatory fancy, you'll want to consult the Young Lions or dig into your old vinyl collection, but let's be honest: the average listener cares less about the solos than about the mood and the melodies, and smooth jazz provides both in spades. Saxophone wunderkind Eric Darius just 21-years-old and still a college student cites Earth, Wind & Fire, Jeff Lorber and Stevie Wonder as major influences, which will give you some idea what to expect here: soulful grooves, expert arrangements and a general approach that is maybe just a bit too professional. The funky title track is especially attractive, though, and "In the Pocket" is built on a nicely strutting rhythm over which Darius bounces and weaves with effortless grace. The world could probably have waited a while longer for yet another cover of "Love TKO," but this is a fine album overall.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 6/29/2004
  • Label: Higher Octave
  • UPC: 724357675826
  • Catalog Number: 76758
  • Sales rank: 120,416

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Joy Ride (4:40)
  2. 2 Heads Up (4:15)
  3. 3 Night on the Town (4:30)
  4. 4 Let It Flow (4:49)
  5. 5 Love TKO (4:52)
  6. 6 In the Pocket (5:18)
  7. 7 Let's Stay Together (5:52)
  8. 8 Cruisin' (4:20)
  9. 9 You're So Fine (4:53)
  10. 10 You're So Fine (4:08)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Eric Darius Primary Artist, Alto Saxophone, Soprano Saxophone, Tenor Saxophone, Vocals, Background Vocals
Ken Navarro Drums, Rhythm Guitar, Keyboards, Soloist
Gary Grainger Electric Bass, Soloist, Tenor Bass
Jay Rowe Keyboards
Chris Taylor Guitar
Michael Crain Keyboards, Synthesizer Bass
Andre Webb Drums
Kevin Prince Percussion
Todd Cory Background Vocals
Robert "Wah Wah" LeGrand Guitar
Technical Credits
Al Green Composer
Ken Navarro Composer, Producer, Engineer, drum programming, Mastering, Audio Production, Percussion Programming
Matt Marshall Executive Producer
Dan Selene Executive Producer
Cecil Womack Composer
Linda Womack Composer
Al Jackson Jr. Composer
Michael Crain Engineer, drum programming
Eric Darius Composer, Liner Notes
Eddie Gip Noble Composer
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  • Posted March 8, 2011

    Sit back and take this music in!

    This CD is one of the best newer CD's I have purchased. It will relax every muscle in your body.

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