Reveillez-Vous

Reveillez-Vous

by Peter White
     
 

White was new to contemporary jazz when he released this first recording of his solo career, but his sweet, classical guitar stylings had been sprucing up the work of Al Stewart since the mid-'70s. The man who co-wrote "Time Passages" and sweetened Basia's first two albums with his distinctive string lines entered the pop instrumental field with…  See more details below

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White was new to contemporary jazz when he released this first recording of his solo career, but his sweet, classical guitar stylings had been sprucing up the work of Al Stewart since the mid-'70s. The man who co-wrote "Time Passages" and sweetened Basia's first two albums with his distinctive string lines entered the pop instrumental field with charming, smooth and melodic songs that launched one of smooth jazz's most prolific and big selling careers. While most of the disc is mellow and soothing, tunes like the rousing, percussive "Festival" and the synth driven "Danny Bianco" (which will remind listeners of Basia's "Run for Cover," and is dedicated to White's brother Danny, Basia's partner) will reveillez-vous (wake up) anyone who forgot to groove during the first few songs. While parts of tunes like the title track get a bit repetitive in spots, White's fluid passions on gems like "If Only for You" and the midtempo "Crazy Feeling" more than compensate. There's also an above average vocal by Windows' Skipper Wise on "Play Your Guitar for Me," some very inventive production and a tender solo instrumental reading of Buddy Holly's classic "Everyday." Dave Camp's flute adds a touch of whimsy to the proceedings. When first hearing this release, you might predict a long and rewarding career in the genre, and this was borne out by numerous classics to follow.

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Product Details

Release Date:
08/24/1990
Label:
Chase Music
UPC:
0028568802720
catalogNumber:
8027

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

Peter White   Primary Artist,Guitar,Keyboards
Skipper Wise   Bass,Vocals,Fretless Bass Guitar
Dave Camp   Flute,Oboe,Saxophone
Chibi   Barking
Krysia Kristianne   Background Vocals
John Mahon   Percussion,Drums
Tom McCauley   Bass
Jim McMillen   Trombone
Craig Mesco   Percussion
Wendy Smith   Background Vocals
Jessica Wise   Voices

Technical Credits

Buddy Holly   Composer
Peter White   Producer,Engineer
Skipper Wise   Producer,Engineer
Norman Petty   Composer
Chibi   Sound Effects
Robin Lamble   Engineer
Tom McCauley   Engineer
Linda Glick   Art Direction
Kerry Hirasuna   Cover Design
Charles Hardin   Composer
David Camp   Composer

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