Now Is the Time

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All Music Guide - Alex Henderson
Jeff Lorber made a very honest statement when, in 1998, he told the Houston Chronicle that the mid-'80s found him featuring R&B vocalists so prominently that he had become, in effect, "a sideman on my own records." Lorber wasn't saying that he would never feature vocalists again, but he obviously realized that his own musicianship and his own personality needed to take center stage instead of being merely a side dish -- and thankfully, Lorber the jazz instrumentalist made an exciting comeback in the '90s and continued to generate excitement in the 21st century. 2010's Now Is the Time, in fact, is credited to the Jeff Lorber Fusion -- which is appropriate because ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Alex Henderson
Jeff Lorber made a very honest statement when, in 1998, he told the Houston Chronicle that the mid-'80s found him featuring R&B vocalists so prominently that he had become, in effect, "a sideman on my own records." Lorber wasn't saying that he would never feature vocalists again, but he obviously realized that his own musicianship and his own personality needed to take center stage instead of being merely a side dish -- and thankfully, Lorber the jazz instrumentalist made an exciting comeback in the '90s and continued to generate excitement in the 21st century. 2010's Now Is the Time, in fact, is credited to the Jeff Lorber Fusion -- which is appropriate because parts of this album find him revisiting fusion and crossover jazz pieces he originally recorded in the late '70s and early '80s. Now Is the Time isn't totally instrumental; four of the 11 tracks feature singer Irene B "Water Sign," "Rain Dance/Wanna Fly," "Sugar Free," and "Curtains/Before We Go", and she favors an enjoyably jazzy R&B vocal style along the lines of Erykah Badu and N'Dea Davenport. So what is the difference between the way Lorber features Irene on Now Is the Time and the way he featured, for example, Karyn White and Michael Jeffries on 1986's Private Passion? It's a matter of presentation. Irene is clearly a guest vocalist on a mostly instrumental album that is jazz-oriented even though it isn't jazz-exclusive, and Lorber who produced this 47-minute CD with Bobby Colomby and Yellowjackets bassist Jimmy Haslip never sounds like a sideman on his own album. Lorber is in the driver's seat; he has plenty of room to stretch out as a keyboardist, and there is also plenty of solo space for alto/soprano saxophonist Eric Marienthal. Now Is the Time is hardly the work of a jazz purist or a bop snob, but it certainly has a jazz improviser's mentality, and Lorber sees to it that his 2010 versions of Jeff Lorber Fusion gems like "Black Ice" and "Chinese Medicinal Herbs" are not carbon copies of the original versions. That sprit of improvisation prevails not only on the Jeff Lorber Fusion-era material he revisits, but also, on an appealing arrangement of Wayne Shorter's Weather Report-associated "Mysterious Traveler." Now Is the Time is a fine album that will easily appeal to those who appreciate the spontaneity of early efforts like Water Sign and Soft Space.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 6/1/2010
  • Label: Telarc
  • UPC: 888072320291
  • Catalog Number: 32029
  • Sales rank: 22,677

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Rain Dance/Wanna Fly (5:23)
  2. 2 Dr. Moy (4:22)
  3. 3 Pixel (4:13)
  4. 4 Sugar Free (4:00)
  5. 5 Mysterious Traveller (3:56)
  6. 6 Curtains/Before We Go (4:55)
  7. 7 Black Ice (4:17)
  8. 8 Las Rosas (3:07)
  9. 9 Chinese Medicinal Herbs (4:49)
  10. 10 Water Sign (4:24)
  11. 11 Sumatra (4:11)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
The Jeff Lorber Fusion Primary Artist
Jeff Lorber Indexed Contributor, Guitar, Keyboards, Synthesizer Bass
Jimmy Haslip Bass, Percussion
Alex Al Bass
Randy Brecker Flugelhorn
Lenny Castro Percussion
Vinnie Colaiuta Drums
Paul Jackson Jr. Guitar
Larry Koonse Guitar
Tony Maiden Guitar
Eric Marienthal Alto Saxophone, Soprano Saxophone, Tenor Saxophone
Teddy Mulet Trumpet, Horn Section
Lil John Roberts Drums
Tom Timko Flute, Saxophone, Horn Section
Dave Weckl Drums
Steve Jankowski Trumpet, Flugelhorn, Horn Section
Jens Wendelboe Trombone, Horn Section
Irene B. Vocals, Background Vocals
Jimmy Branly Percussion, Drums
Frankie Biggz Background Vocals
The Blood Sweat & Tears Horns Horn
Technical Credits
Wayne Shorter Composer
Jeff Lorber Composer, Producer, Engineer
Jimmy Haslip Composer, Producer
Bobby Colomby Composer, Producer
Steve Dubin Composer
Jerry Hey Arranger
David Rideau Drum Engineering
Dave Weckl Drum Engineering
Chris Bellman Mastering
Ada Rovatti Engineer
Frankie Biggz Composer, Vocal Engineer
Derek Jones Drum Engineering
Irene Bauza Composer
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