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All Music Guide - Scott Yanow
The liner notes on this CD refer to tenor saxophonist Jeff Kashiwa's Play as "a new creative direction in contemporary jazz." Nice try, but this music could have easily been recorded in 1997 or 1987 or even by Stanley Turrentine in 1977 rather than 2007. "Way Out West" even has a disco beat. Kashiwa plays well, he always did, but he seems only able to express one emotion which is why this type of "smooth" music is often called "happy jazz." Everything is so cheerful, vacuous, predictable and safe. The liner note writer acts as if Kashiwa is taking a big chance in stretching out on these selections, saying that he is "resisting the call to hold back on his chops in exchange ...
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All Music Guide - Scott Yanow
The liner notes on this CD refer to tenor saxophonist Jeff Kashiwa's Play as "a new creative direction in contemporary jazz." Nice try, but this music could have easily been recorded in 1997 or 1987 or even by Stanley Turrentine in 1977 rather than 2007. "Way Out West" even has a disco beat. Kashiwa plays well, he always did, but he seems only able to express one emotion which is why this type of "smooth" music is often called "happy jazz." Everything is so cheerful, vacuous, predictable and safe. The liner note writer acts as if Kashiwa is taking a big chance in stretching out on these selections, saying that he is "resisting the call to hold back on his chops in exchange of the Faustian bargain of nearly four minutes of dial time on the radio." But if that is so, why does every performance other than the brief beginning and ending tracks which are unaccompanied tenor spots clock in between 3:55 and 5:17? To be fair, the musicianship is fine, one appreciates the absence of drum machines and pseudo R&B singers, and this type of moderately soulful and moderately funky outing is no worse than that of dozens of other equally dull "radio friendly" smooth releases. But why pretend to be anything else?
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  • Release Date: 7/31/2007
  • Label: Native Language
  • UPC: 014062096826
  • Catalog Number: 968

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Play! (Prologue) (0:55)
  2. 2 The Lucky One (4:52)
  3. 3 Movin' Up (4:07)
  4. 4 Changes (4:14)
  5. 5 Blue Jeans (5:21)
  6. 6 New View (4:46)
  7. 7 Forever (5:09)
  8. 8 Fall (3:56)
  9. 9 One Good Turn (5:17)
  10. 10 Way out West (5:03)
  11. 11 Once Again (4:02)
  12. 12 Remember When (4:29)
  13. 13 So Many Ways (4:05)
  14. 14 Play! (Epilogue) (0:50)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Jeff Kashiwa Primary Artist, Tenor Saxophone
Michael Davis Trombone, Horn Section
David Mann Tenor Saxophone
Alex Al Bass, Bass Guitar
Greg Carmichael Guitar (Nylon String)
Lenny Castro Percussion
Barry Danielian Trumpet, Horn Section
Melvin Davis Bass, Bass Guitar
Russell Ferrante Piano, fender rhodes
Allen Hinds Acoustic Guitar, Guitar, Electric Guitar, Guitar (Nylon String)
Dave Hooper Drums
Dave Kochanski Keyboards
Roger Burn Vibes
Mike Ricchiuti Piano, Hammond Organ, fender rhodes, Hammond B3
Teddy Campbell Drums
Miles Gilderdale Acoustic Guitar
David Andrew Mann Tenor Saxophone, Horn Section
Greg Charmichael Guitar (Nylon String)
Tim Stewart Electric Guitar
Technical Credits
Richard Bull Engineer
Jeff Kashiwa Producer, Engineer, Author, Horn Arrangements, Audio Production
Dave Kochanski Producer, Horn Arrangements, Audio Production
Chris Bellman Mastering
Mike Ricchiuti Engineer
Joe Sherbanee Executive Producer
Rob DeBoer drum programming
Tony Grace drum programming
Matt Parker Graphic Design, Art Direction
Miles Gilderdale Composer, Horn Arrangements
Joshua Blanchard Engineer
Chris Hobson Engineer
David Andrew Mann Engineer, Horn Arrangements
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