Once in a Lifetime

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All Music Guide - Jonathan Widran
This funky Colorado-based saxman made some huge behind the scenes contributions to the smooth jazz genre prior to recording this picture-perfect breakout date that features key contributions by genre stars Wayman Tisdale, Jeff Lorber and Dave Koz. In addition to playing dates as a sideman with guitarist Tim Bowman and keyboardists Gregg Karukas and Brian Culbertson, his expertise as a producer led to a few of the format's biggest airplay hits of 2005-2006. He produced and played on "Ain't No Stoppin' Us Now" for Tisdale, then hooked up with saxman Eric Darius for six tracks on Darius' Just Getting Started album. Darren Rahn also produced half of Tisdale's Way Up! album,...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Jonathan Widran
This funky Colorado-based saxman made some huge behind the scenes contributions to the smooth jazz genre prior to recording this picture-perfect breakout date that features key contributions by genre stars Wayman Tisdale, Jeff Lorber and Dave Koz. In addition to playing dates as a sideman with guitarist Tim Bowman and keyboardists Gregg Karukas and Brian Culbertson, his expertise as a producer led to a few of the format's biggest airplay hits of 2005-2006. He produced and played on "Ain't No Stoppin' Us Now" for Tisdale, then hooked up with saxman Eric Darius for six tracks on Darius' Just Getting Started album. Darren Rahn also produced half of Tisdale's Way Up! album, and did a special remix of Jonathan Butler's "Mandela Bay" for release as a radio single. The perfect balance of raucous up-tempo groovers, mid-tempo toe tappers and soothing ballads on Once in a Lifetime ensured that Rahn would gain notoriety as an artist as well. The appropriately titled "Breakin' Out" (featuring Lorber's trademark retro vibes on Fender Rhodes) bounces along mightily, features irrepressible multiple horn hooks, and includes a moment to show some chops. That retro vibe infuses most of the tracks here, from the thumpin' "Groove Tonight" to the seductive "Side Steppin'." And Rahn knows how to turn on the charm and turn down the lights on cuts like "A Greater Love." Fans of his work with Tisdale gravitated to the duo's "On the Rebound," whose title is more than a sly wink to the bassist's status as an ex-NBA all-star. And speaking of duets, Rahn and Koz tap into their gentle soprano side for the sweet, sensitive closing title track.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 10/16/2007
  • Label: Nu Groove Records
  • UPC: 026656299827
  • Catalog Number: 2998
  • Sales rank: 146,338

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Breakin' Out (3:49)
  2. 2 Groove Tonight (3:52)
  3. 3 A Greater Love (3:57)
  4. 4 On the Rebound (3:50)
  5. 5 Groove du Jour (3:58)
  6. 6 The Reason Why (4:49)
  7. 7 Simple Song (3:40)
  8. 8 Side Steppin' (4:10)
  9. 9 Take My Breath Away (3:33)
  10. 10 Uptown (4:22)
  11. 11 Vibin' (4:45)
  12. 12 Sax a la Funk (3:05)
  13. 13 Heartbreak (4:44)
  14. 14 Once in a Lifetime (2:29)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Darren Rahn Primary Artist, Bass, Flute, Keyboards, Hammond Organ, Alto Saxophone, Soprano Saxophone, Tenor Saxophone, Vocals, Various, Sampling, Shaker, EWI
Dave Koz Saxophone, Soprano Saxophone
Jeff Lorber Piano, Keyboards, fender rhodes
Mel Brown Bass
Allen Hinds Electric Guitar, Guitar (Nylon String)
Wayman Tisdale Piccolo Bass, Lead
Jason Atkins Bass, Piano, Electric Guitar, Keyboards, Vocals, Various
Frank Selman Electric Guitar
Jason Rahn Acoustic Guitar, Trumpet, Flugelhorn, Muted Trumpet
Technical Credits
Jeff Lorber Engineer
Mel Brown Engineer
Giorgio Moroder Composer
Steve Hall Mastering
Allen Hinds Engineer
Wayman Tisdale Engineer
Tom Whitlock Composer
Jason Atkins Composer, Programming, Producer, Engineer, drum programming, Audio Production
Darren Rahn Arranger, Composer, Programming, Producer, Engineer, drum programming, Cover Design, Audio Production
Frank Selman Composer
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  • Posted October 1, 2010

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    Great music!

    I love Darren Rahn's "Once in a Lifetime" CD! Dave Koz spoke about it on his radio show and talked about him on his website. He's great!!!

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