Peace of Mind

Peace of Mind

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by Jeff Kashiwa
     
 
Jeff Kashiwa has a fluent if generic style on soprano, alto, and tenor, which fits perfectly into the "feel good" smooth music that he performs on "Peace of Mind." The 11 selections clock in between 3:46 and 5:14 and were clearly recorded with hopes of getting maximum radio airplay. Kashiwa's rhythm section is effective if anonymous (despite the presence of

Overview

Jeff Kashiwa has a fluent if generic style on soprano, alto, and tenor, which fits perfectly into the "feel good" smooth music that he performs on "Peace of Mind." The 11 selections clock in between 3:46 and 5:14 and were clearly recorded with hopes of getting maximum radio airplay. Kashiwa's rhythm section is effective if anonymous (despite the presence of Brian Bromberg on bass) with the focus being almost entirely on the leader's melodic playing. While the music is lightly grooving and mildly soulful and Kashiwa plays well, no surprises occur and this set never rises above the level of pleasant background music.

Product Details

Release Date:
08/24/2004
Label:
Native Language
UPC:
0014062094327
catalogNumber:
943
Rank:
193720

Tracks

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Jeff Kashiwa   Primary Artist,Alto Flute,Alto Saxophone,Soprano Saxophone,Tenor Saxophone
Brian Bromberg   Electric Bass,Background Vocals,Double Bass,Acoustic Bass,Piccolo Bass
Greg Mathieson   Hammond Organ,Hammond B3
Jeff Lorber   Piano,Keyboards
Kim Waters   Alto Saxophone
Lenny Castro   Percussion
Melvin Davis   Bass,Bass Guitar,Vocals
Allen Hinds   Acoustic Guitar,Dobro,Electric Guitar,Steel Guitar,12-string Guitar
Dave Hooper   Drums
Nick Lane   Trombone
James K. Lloyd   Keyboards
Chuck Loeb   Electric Guitar
Ken Ross   Trumpet
Dan Siegel   Piano
Mark Stephens   Moog Synthesizer,fender rhodes
Steve Cole   Tenor Saxophone
Dave Kochanski   Guitar,Keyboards
Carl Burnett   Guitar
Mike Ricchiuti   Piano,Keyboards,fender rhodes
Brian Dunne   Percussion,Drums
James Lloyd   Keyboards
Russ Freeman   Acoustic Guitar,Guitar (Nylon String)

Technical Credits

Brian Bromberg   Arranger,Producer,Engineer,drum programming,Audio Production
Jeff Lorber   Programming
Denzil Foster   Composer
Jeff Kashiwa   Arranger,Composer,Producer,Audio Production
Nick Lane   Horn Arrangements
James K. Lloyd   Arranger,Composer,Programming,Producer
Chuck Loeb   Arranger,Composer,Producer,Engineer,Audio Production
Tom McCauley   Producer,Engineer
Thomas McElroy   Composer
Ken Ross   Horn Arrangements
Dave Kochanski   Programming,Producer
Mike Ricchiuti   Arranger,Composer,Programming,Producer,Engineer,Audio Production
Joe Sherbanee   Executive Producer
Theo Bishop   Executive Producer
Ron Jenkins   Composer
James Lloyd   Programming,Audio Production

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Peace of Mind 3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Jeff Kashiwa's solo albums would MN8 the same amount of NRG as his former band "The Rippingtons", if only he'd put much more force behind his playing and song writing. Instead this albums falls into the muzac category, which is unfortunate for a highly talented sax man. He expressed more NRG on Rippington albums than here on "Peace Of Mind". The really good tracks are the lite and funky "Stay With Me" and the seductive "Falling". If only he had several more track like the two above, with more force and upbeat tempos behind him, this album would be so much better.