One Passion

One Passion

by Michael Paulo
     
 

It seems an unwritten rule that behind any great jazz vocalist play some exceptional future instrumental stars. So it's no surprise that backing the great Al Jarreau for many years was the wonderful saxwork of the very expressive, ultra passionate Michael Paulo. Paulo's extremely accessible, immediately likable debut combines spiritedSee more details below

Overview

It seems an unwritten rule that behind any great jazz vocalist play some exceptional future instrumental stars. So it's no surprise that backing the great Al Jarreau for many years was the wonderful saxwork of the very expressive, ultra passionate Michael Paulo. Paulo's extremely accessible, immediately likable debut combines spirited covers of Stevie Wonder's "That Girl," Steely Dan's "Home at Last," and Gato Barbieri's brooding "Last Tango in Paris," with tasty Sanborn influences on the funky pop-R&B of the catchy "As the Crow Flies" and "Little Miss Missy" (both co-written with keyboardist/producer Robert Kraft). He takes a soulful turn on the Gerald Albright co-composition "Fundamental Thing" and works in some flute interludes on the romantic title cut. Jarreau helps out with some vocal flute on "Tango," and "If You Ever Change Your Mind" is a very pop chart oriented tune that features vocals by newcomer N'Dea Davenport (who later sang with Brand New Heavies). Granted, Paulo is not breaking any ground here that other contemporary saxmen have not tread upon. But if you're into some fun, perky, and even danceable (slow and fast) contemporary music, Paulo is definitely a talent to keep your eye on.

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Product Details

Release Date:
10/21/1997
Label:
Noteworthy
UPC:
0783481970122
catalogNumber:
9701

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

Michael Paulo   Primary Artist,Flute,Multi Instruments
Jarreau   Background Vocals
Larry Williams   Keyboards
Robert Kraft   Guitar,Percussion,Keyboards
Mendy Lee   Vocals,Background Vocals
Alex Acuña   Percussion,Drums
Nicholas Brown   Guitar
Carl Caldwell   Background Vocals
Carl Carwell   Background Vocals
Oscar Castro-Neves   Acoustic Guitar
Kimo Cornwell   Keyboards
N'Dea Davenport   Vocals,Background Vocals,Voices
Lynn Davis   Background Vocals
Ray Fuller   Guitar,Electric Guitar
Doc Powell   Electric Guitar
Michael Hunter   Trumpet
Tris Imboden   Percussion,Drums
Marva King   Background Vocals
Johann Langlie   Keyboards
Carlos Vega   Drums
Tom Walsh   Percussion
Ken Wild   Fretless Bass Guitar,Acoustic Bass
David Williams   Guitar
Monalisa Young   Vocals,Background Vocals
Todd Yvega   Synclavier,Vibes
David Williams   Guitar
Michael "Patches" Stewart   Trumpet
Nick Brown   Guitar
Freddie "Ready Freddie" Washington   Bass,Guitar,Keyboards,Background Vocals
Kenny Wilde   Bass
Charles "Icarus" Johnson   Guitar

Technical Credits

Jarreau   Contributor
Robert Kraft   Producer,drum programming
Michael Paulo   drum programming
Greg Bartheld   Programming
Brian Gardner   Mastering
Dave McNair   Engineer
Ricky Schultz   Executive Producer
Todd Yvega   Synclavier Programming
Kathleen Covert   Art Direction
Freddie "Ready Freddie" Washington   Producer,drum programming
Tom Walsh   Producer

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