Pleasures of the Night

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All Music Guide - Scott Yanow
Although saxophonist Gerald Albright gets co-billing on this CD and two of the ten selections are instrumentals, this is very much a Will Downing vocal set. The emphasis is on romantic ballads; in addition to some newer material, it includes some older songs like "The Nearness of You," the Beatles' "Michelle," "The Look of Love," and "We'll Be Together Again." Downing has long had a strong, warm, and deep voice, and this type of outing is perfect for him. The performances, although touched a little by jazz, are really a soulful blend of middle-of-the-road pop music. The co-leaders are joined by a variety of top rhythm section players, including pianists John Beasley, Bobby ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Scott Yanow
Although saxophonist Gerald Albright gets co-billing on this CD and two of the ten selections are instrumentals, this is very much a Will Downing vocal set. The emphasis is on romantic ballads; in addition to some newer material, it includes some older songs like "The Nearness of You," the Beatles' "Michelle," "The Look of Love," and "We'll Be Together Again." Downing has long had a strong, warm, and deep voice, and this type of outing is perfect for him. The performances, although touched a little by jazz, are really a soulful blend of middle-of-the-road pop music. The co-leaders are joined by a variety of top rhythm section players, including pianists John Beasley, Bobby Lyle, Patrice Rushen, and Ronnie Foster. This CD serves as an excellent showcase for Will Downing's voice.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 9/29/1998
  • Label: Polygram Records
  • UPC: 731455761320
  • Catalog Number: 557613
  • Sales rank: 40,530

Album Credits

Performance Credits
Will Downing Primary Artist, Primary Artist, Vocals, Background Vocals
Patrice Rushen Keyboards
Gerald Albright Flute, Alto Flute, Alto Saxophone, Soprano Saxophone, Tenor Saxophone, Track Performer
Ronnie Foster Organ, Synthesizer, Keyboards
Bobby Lyle Keyboards
Marvin "Smitty" Smith Drums
Jimmy Haslip Bass Guitar, Acoustic Bass
Luis Conte Percussion
Tony Dumas Acoustic Bass
Paul Jackson Jr. Guitar
Abraham Laboriel Sr. Bass
Harvey Mason Sr. Drums
Land Richards Drums
John "J.R." Robinson Drums
Technical Credits
Will Downing Producer
Gerald Albright Producer, Engineer
Dori Caymmi Composer
Ronnie Foster Producer
Richard Seidel Executive Producer
Tommy Vicari Engineer
Anthony Jeffries Engineer
Giulio Turturro Art Direction
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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Alpha Brother you have done it again

    Bro. Gerald Albright and Will Downing has created a masterpiece. This CD has set the mood between a man and lady to create that spark for romance, togetherness, and for love. Men if you want to romance that special lady in your life, definetly get this CD. Ladies if you want to make your man feel he is number one in your life get this CD. Play this CD and witness the magic between two people.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    A jazz/rhythm & blues album.

    Along with the smooth saxophone sounds of Gerald Albright, the music on this album will have you wanting to listen to more of Will Downing and looking forward to future music that he delivers.

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