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Even after ten years of club hits and dozens of the best house tracks of the decade, Masters at Work, the duo of Little Louie Vega and Kenny "Dope" Gonzalez, kept a surprisingly low profile -- especially for such grand achievements. Even their side project, Nuyorican Soul, is probably more well known than their day job. Finally putting together a second "proper" LP almost ten years after the first, Vega and Gonzalez don't do much to surprise fans, though the subtleties inherent in the way they do it ably demonstrate their staying power. Like a latter-day Salsoul Orchestra -- though with far more bite to their backing tracks -- Masters at Work set up some gorgeous productions ...
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All Music Guide - John Bush
Even after ten years of club hits and dozens of the best house tracks of the decade, Masters at Work, the duo of Little Louie Vega and Kenny "Dope" Gonzalez, kept a surprisingly low profile -- especially for such grand achievements. Even their side project, Nuyorican Soul, is probably more well known than their day job. Finally putting together a second "proper" LP almost ten years after the first, Vega and Gonzalez don't do much to surprise fans, though the subtleties inherent in the way they do it ably demonstrate their staying power. Like a latter-day Salsoul Orchestra -- though with far more bite to their backing tracks -- Masters at Work set up some gorgeous productions for guest vocalists like Stephanie Mills and Billie: track after track of smooth, lush house music with impeccably tight arrangements, impossibly precise playing, and just enough energy to get the reluctant out on the dancefloor. The duo also does well when expanding the house blueprint; granted, nearly the best work of their career came on the Latin record Nuyorican Soul, but that's where their heritage lies. The Afro-beat attack of "MAW Expensive" a quasi-cover of Fela's "Expensive Shit" drives with the force of the original, and "Pienso en Ti I Think of You" has all the subtleties of a classic late-'70s production from the Fania label home to salsa stars including Vega's uncle, Hector Lavoe. The duo also salutes their roots in the urban R&B of the '70s and '80s, recruiting James Ingram, Patti Austin, and Roy Ayers for powerhouse workouts. And best of all, La India, one of the most expressive talents in contemporary salsa also Vega's wife, guests on the highlight, the extended house jam "Backfired." Though it may not quite reach the heights after ten years of expectations, Our Time Is Coming does bode well for the second decade of Masters at Work.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 4/9/2002
  • Label: Tommy Boy
  • UPC: 661868153620
  • Catalog Number: 1536

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Mr. V (1:02)
  2. 2 Like a Butterfly (You Send Me) (3:43)
  3. 3 Backfired - India (7:30)
  4. 4 Work - Puppah (5:16)
  5. 5 Maw Expensive (A Tribute to Fela) - Wunmi (4:47)
  6. 6 Our Time Is Coming (4:55)
  7. 7 Lovin' (0:26)
  8. 8 Every Now and Then - Billie (6:29)
  9. 9 Lean on Me (3:28)
  10. 10 Life Is But a Dream - Lynae (4:14)
  11. 11 Back in the Day (0:43)
  12. 12 Latin Lover (8:24)
  13. 13 Pienso en Ti (I Think of You) - Luis Salinas (6:18)
  14. 14 Deep & Dirty (0:38)
  15. 15 Michele's Message (2:17)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Masters at Work Primary Artist
Patti Austin Vocals, Background Vocals
James Ingram Hammond Organ, Vocals, Background Vocals, Soloist
Stephanie Mills Vocals, Background Vocals
Roy Ayers Background Vocals, Vibes
Dave Valentin Flute
India Track Performer
Jocelyn Brown Background Vocals
Karen Bernod Background Vocals
Michael Ciro Guitar
Barry Danielian Trumpet, Flugelhorn
Benny Diggs Background Vocals
Carl Hall Background Vocals
Connie Harvey Background Vocals
Tony Kadleck Trumpet
Josh Milan Keyboards
Cindy Mizelle Background Vocals
Luis Salinas Acoustic Guitar, Vocals, Track Performer
John Wheeler Trombone
Albert Sterling Menendez Organ, Keyboards, Soloist
Luisito Quintero Percussion
Carlos "El Nene" Henrique Keyboards
Gene Perez Bass
Denise Belfon Vocals
Billie Track Performer
Richard Shade Background Vocals
Vidal Davis Drums
John Scarpulla Baritone Saxophone, Tenor Saxophone
Osunlade Keyboards
Wunmi Vocals, Background Vocals
Lynae Vocals, Background Vocals
Kunle Ade Background Vocals
Mojisola Adeagbo Background Vocals
Selan Lerner Keyboards, Hammond Organ
Mylious Johnson Conga, Drums
Technical Credits
Masters at Work Producer
Steven Barkan Engineer
Dave Darlington Engineer
Carl Hall Arranger
Kenny "Dope" Gonzalez Producer
"Little" Louie Vega Producer
Gregory Gigendad Burke Art Direction
Puppah Nas-T Producer
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