Nightlife

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All Music Guide - William Ruhlmann
It's smooth sailing for saxophonist Paul Taylor on his sixth album of new material, a worthy successor to his fifth, Steppin' Out 2003, which hit the Top Ten of Billboard's Contemporary Jazz chart. But one could just as easily employ another aquatic cliché and say he's treading water here. As usual, Taylor turns to several writer/programmer/producers to construct largely synthesized backing tracks for him: Rex Rideout is responsible for "Nightlife," "Anything You Say," and "After Hours"; Barry J. Eastmond for "East Bay Bounce," "Around the Corner," "Candlelight," and "Silk 'n' Lace"; and Dino Esposito for "Enjoy the Ride," the cover of the Force M.D.'s' 1986 hit ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - William Ruhlmann
It's smooth sailing for saxophonist Paul Taylor on his sixth album of new material, a worthy successor to his fifth, Steppin' Out 2003, which hit the Top Ten of Billboard's Contemporary Jazz chart. But one could just as easily employ another aquatic cliché and say he's treading water here. As usual, Taylor turns to several writer/programmer/producers to construct largely synthesized backing tracks for him: Rex Rideout is responsible for "Nightlife," "Anything You Say," and "After Hours"; Barry J. Eastmond for "East Bay Bounce," "Around the Corner," "Candlelight," and "Silk 'n' Lace"; and Dino Esposito for "Enjoy the Ride," the cover of the Force M.D.'s' 1986 hit "Tender Love" written by Jimmy Jam & Terry Lewis, "Don't Wait Up," and "Things Left Unsaid." Taylor takes co-writing credits for laying his melodic sax work over the top, often double-tracking and overdubbing countermelodies. There are occasional other real musicians, particularly guitarists Dwight Sills, "Jubu" Smith, Brian Monroney, Phil Hamilton, but the emphasis in the music is between Taylor's lines and the electronic rhythm textures for the most part. Hamilton has some nice Spanish guitar work on the Latin-tinged "Silk 'n' Lace." The de rigueur vocal track always included as a sop to radio is, of course, "Tender Love," which features Maxi Priest, although Lauren Evans also adds some ghostly singing to "Anything You Say." Taylor plays more alto than usual the balance is six alto tunes to five featuring soprano sax, but since he is often in the high register anyway, there isn't that much difference. Nightlife no doubt will please fans who have enjoyed previous Taylor efforts and those who appreciate smooth jazz in general.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 3/15/2005
  • Label: Peak Records
  • UPC: 013431852827
  • Catalog Number: 8528
  • Sales rank: 57,577

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Nightlife (4:31)
  2. 2 East Bay Bounce (4:09)
  3. 3 Around the Corner (4:16)
  4. 4 Enjoy the Ride (3:56)
  5. 5 Tender Love (4:16)
  6. 6 Anything You Say (4:17)
  7. 7 Candlelight (4:11)
  8. 8 Don't Wait Up (3:46)
  9. 9 After Hours (4:56)
  10. 10 Things Left Unsaid (3:56)
  11. 11 Silk 'N' Lace (4:43)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Paul Taylor Primary Artist, Alto Saxophone, Soprano Saxophone
Maxi Priest Vocals, Background Vocals
Dwight Sills Guitar
Jeff Lorber Keyboards
Alex Al Bass
Barry Danielian Trumpet, Flugelhorn
Barry J. Eastmond Percussion, Keyboards
Walt Fowler Flugelhorn
Ronald Jenkins Bass
Nick Lane Trombone
Ricky Lawson Drums
Ozzie Melendez Trombone
Brian Monroney Guitar
Rex Rideout Keyboards
John Jubu Smith Guitar
Michael White Percussion, Drums
Freddie "Ready Freddie" Washington Bass
Phil Hamilton Guitar
Dino Esposito Bass, Piano, Keyboards
Lauren Evans Vocals
Sarah Devine Background Vocals
Alex Evans Bass
Technical Credits
Ray Bardani Engineer
Barry J. Eastmond Arranger, Composer, Producer, Engineer, Horn Arrangements, drum programming, Audio Production
Bill Esses Engineer
Jimmy Jam Composer
Terry Lewis Composer
Sonny Mediana Art Direction
Rex Rideout Composer, Programming, Producer, Engineer, Audio Production
Paul Taylor Composer
Stan Wallace Engineer
Mark Wexler Executive Producer
Erik Zobler Engineer
Andi Howard Executive Producer
Robert E. Brown Engineer
Dino Esposito Arranger, Composer, Programming, Producer, Engineer, drum programming, Audio Production, Bass Programming
Lauren Evans Composer
Russ Freeman Executive Producer
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