Re-Vibe

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All Music Guide - Jonathan Widran
Fashioned as a sequel to his 2008 set NewUrbanJazz, Re-Vibe continues the veteran keyboardist's exploration via all original material of that unique crossroads of old-school soul, modern funk, traditional, and smooth jazz, and even an occasional world rhythm. Between excursions into this territory, Baldwin interjected a few recordings where his primary focus was doing covers that reflected on his soul ancestors, Lookin' Back and, in the wake of his passing, Never Can Say Goodbye: A Tribute to Michael Jackson. On Re-Vibe, he looks back for inspiration but forges ahead, tipping the listener off on the first track as to what they can expect via a spoken word explanation ...
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All Music Guide - Jonathan Widran
Fashioned as a sequel to his 2008 set NewUrbanJazz, Re-Vibe continues the veteran keyboardist's exploration via all original material of that unique crossroads of old-school soul, modern funk, traditional, and smooth jazz, and even an occasional world rhythm. Between excursions into this territory, Baldwin interjected a few recordings where his primary focus was doing covers that reflected on his soul ancestors, Lookin' Back and, in the wake of his passing, Never Can Say Goodbye: A Tribute to Michael Jackson. On Re-Vibe, he looks back for inspiration but forges ahead, tipping the listener off on the first track as to what they can expect via a spoken word explanation like a DJ that is super cool but ultimately superfluous; the music should and does speak for itself. Delving into a bluesy "Uptown Situation," Baldwin funkifies with piano and old-school keyboard sounds, shimmering improvisations, and brassy interludes. "Get Over It" blends his brand of elegant piano funk with chill and groove seasoned with the wistful flute musings of Ragan Whiteside. On "For Grover and George," he pays light-hearted homage to two late sax legends who paved the way for today's urban jazz sound: Grover Washington, Jr. and George Howard. It's a minor nitpick, but in the liner notes, it's wrong to say "Introducing Darren Rahn." Rahn, who carries the muscular sax harmonies admirably, not only had several solo albums prior to this, but had also produced major instrumental projects by Wayman Tisdale, Eric Darius, and Dave Koz. Ah -- maybe that's why Baldwin calls the next track "Unthinkable," a dreamy slice of cool lifted by spacy synth sounds and Joey Sommerville's elegant trumpet and fl├╝gelhorn. Along the new journey through the world of NewUrbanJazz, Baldwin also delves into unabashed soul-romance "All Over You", blends the sensuous with hip-hop grit on "Get a Little Jazz in Your Ear," and makes no bones about pushing the grooving envelope beyond radio-friendly on the trippy, old-school, seven-minute meditation "Cosmic-Tology" and the exotic "Arabian Sweets" with more delightful flute by Whiteside. He gets back to funky, in-the-pocket business on "Burnin' In My Brain" and the Jeff Lorber-esque light jam "Re-Vibe." With 14 tracks, Baldwin covers lots of ground and offers something for everyone's urban jazz palate. Nice to see an artist who could so easily rest on his laurels so perfectly fuse the comforts of the past with the adventurous jaunts into the future.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 7/5/2011
  • Label: Trippin & Rhythm
  • UPC: 020286156406
  • Catalog Number: 49
  • Sales rank: 87,156

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Thanks For Stopping By (2:27)
  2. 2 Uptown Situation - Freddy V. (6:02)
  3. 3 Get Over It - Ragan Whiteside (5:50)
  4. 4 For Grover and George (5:54)
  5. 5 Unthinkable - Joey Sommerville (4:52)
  6. 6 All Over You (4:38)
  7. 7 Get a Little (Jazz In Yo' Ear) - Bo Valentine (4:29)
  8. 8 Cosmic - Tology (7:00)
  9. 9 Arabian Sweets (5:27)
  10. 10 Burnin' (In My Brain) (5:23)
  11. 11 Are You Ready? (5:17)
  12. 12 Re-Vibe (5:00)
  13. 13 Every Breath is a Gift (5:16)
  14. 14 Morning (4:59)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Bob Baldwin Primary Artist, Bass, Percussion, Piano, Drums, Keyboards, Vocals, Background Vocals
Glenn Jones Vocals
Eric Essix Guitar
Porter Carroll Jr. Vocals
Barry Danielian Trumpet
Chip Shearin Bass, Guitar, Drums
Joey Sommerville Trumpet, Flugelhorn
Zoiea Ohizep Background Vocals
Darren Rahn Saxophone
Dennis Johnson Drums, Keyboards
Ragan Whiteside Flute, Vocals
Freddy V. Tenor Saxophone
Bo Valentine Rap
Technical Credits
Bob Baldwin Arranger, Composer, Producer, Engineer, Executive Producer, Horn Arrangements
Eric Essix Engineer
Porter Carroll Jr. Composer
Barry Danielian Engineer
Fred Kevorkian Mastering
Jeff Lunt Executive Producer
Kerry Brothers Composer
Al Blake Composer
Alicia Keys Composer
Joey Sommerville Engineer
Zoiea Ohizep Composer
Dennis Johnson Composer, Producer, Engineer, drum programming
Ragan Whiteside Composer
Nate Harasim Graphic Design
Kevin Jackson Engineer
Chris Shearin Composer
Bo Valentine Composer
Noah Shehib Composer
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  • Posted January 23, 2012

    Must have!

    Bob has created another great compilation! Put it in and just let it play. "All over you" featuring Glenn Jones is stuck in my head! His cover of "Unthinkable" awesome!

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