Radiant

Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Jonathan Widran
This buoyant smooth jazz guitarist and vocalist was once described by Jazziz Magazine as having a personality that was genuinely "Disneyland all the time." Many genre greats balk at having their music called "happy jazz", but Oliver would no doubt take that as a compliment. His deepening production textures show that he can do more than simply create playful, upbeat, instantly hummable melodies, but he's always focused on making sure the listener has a great time. His second recording was called Positive Energy and the title of this disc sums up his ongoing vibe and mission even more succinctly. While his previous recordings included numerous tracks featuring "big" ...
See more details below
Available through our Marketplace sellers.
Other sellers (CD)
  • All (1) from $19.90   
  • Used (1) from $19.90   
Close
Sort by
Page 1 of 1
Showing All
Note: Marketplace items are not eligible for any BN.com coupons and promotions
$19.90
Seller since 2007

Feedback rating:

(375)

Condition:

New — never opened or used in original packaging.

Like New — packaging may have been opened. A "Like New" item is suitable to give as a gift.

Very Good — may have minor signs of wear on packaging but item works perfectly and has no damage.

Good — item is in good condition but packaging may have signs of shelf wear/aging or torn packaging. All specific defects should be noted in the Comments section associated with each item.

Acceptable — item is in working order but may show signs of wear such as scratches or torn packaging. All specific defects should be noted in the Comments section associated with each item.

Used — An item that has been opened and may show signs of wear. All specific defects should be noted in the Comments section associated with each item.

Refurbished — A used item that has been renewed or updated and verified to be in proper working condition. Not necessarily completed by the original manufacturer.

Like New
CD Fine in fine packaging. This CD is in like new condition. The jewel case is in like new condition.

Ships from: Denver, CO

Usually ships in 1-2 business days

  • Canadian
  • International
  • Standard, 48 States
  • Standard (AK, HI)
  • Express, 48 States
  • Express (AK, HI)
Page 1 of 1
Showing All
Close
Sort by

Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Jonathan Widran
This buoyant smooth jazz guitarist and vocalist was once described by Jazziz Magazine as having a personality that was genuinely "Disneyland all the time." Many genre greats balk at having their music called "happy jazz", but Oliver would no doubt take that as a compliment. His deepening production textures show that he can do more than simply create playful, upbeat, instantly hummable melodies, but he's always focused on making sure the listener has a great time. His second recording was called Positive Energy and the title of this disc sums up his ongoing vibe and mission even more succinctly. While his previous recordings included numerous tracks featuring "big" productions and all-star guest artists like Harvey Mason and Eric Marienthal (who both guested on his previous project, 3D), he committed this time to a slightly scaled-back approach that focuses more intimately on his guitar and voice -- which truly has the power to create a multi-layered "orchestra" all its own. Oliver brought back Spyro Gyra keyboardist Tom Schuman -- who co-produced 3D -- to co-produce the graceful and sensual "Across the Water" and the lush, inspirational closing vocal track, "Radiant Dreams," but on the other nine tracks sought the fresh perspective of co-producer, keyboardist, and programmer Michael Broening. Like Oliver's previous albums, Radiant thrives on the thrilling sunshine of lively, playful nylon string-driven tracks like the opener (whose title says it all), "Feeling Good"; "Tradewinds" (which begins in a dreamy, swaying mode before evolving into a funky jam); "Good to Go," a Latin/world music fusion explosion featuring a sizzling, full-throttle offering of Oliver's guitar, "vocalese", vocal percussion, and trippy production ambience; and the brassy and bluesy, R&B-flavored "Cool." The musician's first two recordings featured all original songs, but his success in "Oliverizing" John Lennon's "Imagine" -- which has become a popular staple of his live shows -- inspired him to rework in his own inimitable way (this time vocally) another chestnut from the same era, Stephen Stills' classic 1966 track with Buffalo Springfield, "For What It's Worth."
Read More Show Less

Product Details

  • Release Date: 3/21/2006
  • Label: Koch Records
  • UPC: 099923989929
  • Catalog Number: 9899

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Feeling Good (4:59)
  2. 2 Tradewinds (4:21)
  3. 3 For What It's Worth (4:37)
  4. 4 Good to Go (4:04)
  5. 5 Shadow of the Moon (5:34)
  6. 6 Cool (3:50)
  7. 7 Bend or Break (4:20)
  8. 8 Across the Water (5:25)
  9. 9 Reach the Sky (3:57)
  10. 10 Shine (4:50)
  11. 11 Radiant Dreams (3:59)
Read More Show Less

Album Credits

Performance Credits
Steve Oliver Primary Artist, Guitar, Vocals, Synthesizer Guitar
Michael Paulo Saxophone
Mel Brown Bass
Tom Schuman Keyboards
Gerald Veasley Bass
Steve Madeo Trumpet
Han Zermuehlen Keyboards
Larry Antonino Bass
John Herrera Drums
Mike Broening Keyboards
Christian Poezach Drums
Michael Broenning Keyboards
Christian Poezach Drums
Technical Credits
Stephen Stills Composer
Mel Brown Engineer
Tom Schuman Programming, Producer, Engineer
Steve Oliver Composer, Producer, Engineer, Audio Production
Han Zermuehlen Programming, Producer, Engineer
Erick Labson Mastering
John Herrera Engineer
Mike Broening Composer, Programming, Producer, Engineer
Gisela Oliver Executive Producer
Michelle Lukianovich Art Direction
Michael Broenning Programming
Read More Show Less

Customer Reviews

Be the first to write a review
( 0 )
Rating Distribution

5 Star

(0)

4 Star

(0)

3 Star

(0)

2 Star

(0)

1 Star

(0)

Your Rating:

Your Name: Create a Pen Name or

Barnes & Noble.com Review Rules

Our reader reviews allow you to share your comments on titles you liked, or didn't, with others. By submitting an online review, you are representing to Barnes & Noble.com that all information contained in your review is original and accurate in all respects, and that the submission of such content by you and the posting of such content by Barnes & Noble.com does not and will not violate the rights of any third party. Please follow the rules below to help ensure that your review can be posted.

Reviews by Our Customers Under the Age of 13

We highly value and respect everyone's opinion concerning the titles we offer. However, we cannot allow persons under the age of 13 to have accounts at BN.com or to post customer reviews. Please see our Terms of Use for more details.

What to exclude from your review:

Please do not write about reviews, commentary, or information posted on the product page. If you see any errors in the information on the product page, please send us an email.

Reviews should not contain any of the following:

  • - HTML tags, profanity, obscenities, vulgarities, or comments that defame anyone
  • - Time-sensitive information such as tour dates, signings, lectures, etc.
  • - Single-word reviews. Other people will read your review to discover why you liked or didn't like the title. Be descriptive.
  • - Comments focusing on the author or that may ruin the ending for others
  • - Phone numbers, addresses, URLs
  • - Pricing and availability information or alternative ordering information
  • - Advertisements or commercial solicitation

Reminder:

  • - By submitting a review, you grant to Barnes & Noble.com and its sublicensees the royalty-free, perpetual, irrevocable right and license to use the review in accordance with the Barnes & Noble.com Terms of Use.
  • - Barnes & Noble.com reserves the right not to post any review -- particularly those that do not follow the terms and conditions of these Rules. Barnes & Noble.com also reserves the right to remove any review at any time without notice.
  • - See Terms of Use for other conditions and disclaimers.
Search for Products You'd Like to Recommend

Recommend other products that relate to your review. Just search for them below and share!

Create a Pen Name

Your Pen Name is your unique identity on BN.com. It will appear on the reviews you write and other website activities. Your Pen Name cannot be edited, changed or deleted once submitted.

 
Your Pen Name can be any combination of alphanumeric characters (plus - and _), and must be at least two characters long.

Continue Anonymously