One Special Moment

One Special Moment

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by Kim Waters
     
 
The title of Kim Waters' 1998 Shanachie debut, Love's Melody, is a perfect reflection of the saxman's very simple and direct philosophy about composing and playing: "There's got to be a perfect mixture of romance, groove, and a strong melody that you can hum along to after the first listen." A longtime staple on R&B/quiet storm stations over the course of eight

Overview

The title of Kim Waters' 1998 Shanachie debut, Love's Melody, is a perfect reflection of the saxman's very simple and direct philosophy about composing and playing: "There's got to be a perfect mixture of romance, groove, and a strong melody that you can hum along to after the first listen." A longtime staple on R&B/quiet storm stations over the course of eight recordings beginning with his 1988 Warlock Records debut, Sweet and Saxy, Waters -- working with labelmate/guitarist Chuck Loeb and composer/producer David Mann -- shifted gears on Love's Melody toward a picture-perfect smooth jazz sound that built on his roots. The similarly spirited and passionate One Special Moment builds on that success with numerous picture-perfect tunes primed to inherit that throne. While Loeb only appears on the two songs he co-wrote with Waters and produced -- the lilting and seductive "Secrets Told" and the funk-drenched retro-soul-blues gem "Up All Night" -- the guitarist's influence is felt throughout the disc. Waters worked with Mann on the cool shuffling hip-hop-influenced opening track, "Hudson River Nights" (which features Waters beautifully modulating his soprano verse by verse, as well as a cool flügelhorn harmony line by Jim Hynes), as well as the irresistibly melodic and dreamy title track. Brian Bromberg, a virtuoso bassist who is also one of the genre's great veteran artists, wrote and produced "Come to Me," highlighted by the unique blend of a throbbing bass and sax-driven melody swirled with Gregg Karukas' synthesized orchestra grandeur.

Product Details

Release Date:
10/19/1999
Label:
Shanachie
UPC:
0016351506221
catalogNumber:
5062
Rank:
143003

Tracks

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Kim Waters   Primary Artist,Keyboards,Saxophone,Alto Saxophone,Soprano Saxophone
Meli'sa Morgan   Vocals,Background Vocals
Brian Bromberg   Piccolo Bass
Gregg Karukas   Keyboards
David Mann   Keyboards
Ronnie Holland   Guest Appearance
Will Lee   Bass
Robert Legrand   Guitar
Chuck Loeb   Guitar,Keyboards
Larry Saltzman   Acoustic Guitar,Electric Guitar
Andy Snitzer   Alto Saxophone,Tenor Saxophone
James Waters   Bass
George Whitty   Moog Bass
Jim Hynes   Flugelhorn
Jerry Brooks   Bass
Paul Livant   Guitar
Mike Ricchiuti   Keyboards
Brian Dunne   Cymbals,Tom-Tom,Hi Hat,Toms

Technical Credits

Brian Bromberg   Arranger,Programming,Producer,Engineer,drum programming
Gregg Karukas   Programming,Engineer
David Mann   Arranger,Producer,drum programming
Kim Waters   Producer,drum programming
Ronnie Holland   Programming,drum programming
Chuck Loeb   Producer,drum programming,Percussion Programming
Phil Magnotti   Engineer
Tom McCauley   Engineer
Dennis Wall   Engineer
Rob Hudak   Booklet Design
Danny Weiss   Executive Producer

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One Special Moment 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I got this CD as I fell in love with Track 2...'Secrets Told'....after hearing it over and over again on the jazz station in my local area. Then I heard the entire CD and WOW!!!, I 'catwalked' all day. Lovely grooves and such fresh, clear sounds. This artist surely knows what he's about and executes in fine, elegant style. You go Kim !!! Encore please???? God Bless. Suzy R (Mimai, Florida )
Guest More than 1 year ago
Kim Waters defintely has a wrapt audience out there. He blends funk and R&B into that smooth saxophone, to create a fun but serious style. This is definitely a jazz-collector's item!