Rockin' the Boat

Rockin' the Boat

by Richard Smith Unit
     
 

L.A.'s pop jazz scene launched this fine and fluid guitarist, who received lots of praise throughout the next decade for his breezy yet aggressive playing style and lots of New Adult Contemporary airplay around the country for his wonderful way with a melody. Smith's follow up to Puma Creek is melodic and playful throughout and his verySee more details below

Overview

L.A.'s pop jazz scene launched this fine and fluid guitarist, who received lots of praise throughout the next decade for his breezy yet aggressive playing style and lots of New Adult Contemporary airplay around the country for his wonderful way with a melody. Smith's follow up to Puma Creek is melodic and playful throughout and his very accessible grooves helped him keep up with like minded guitarists of the early smooth jazz era like Pat Kelley and Thom Rotella. There's a lot to admire here--the spunky urban rhythms of "South Central," the lush sweetness of "Zephyr Cove" and the funky improvs over the simple rhythms of "Take me, I'm Yo's." The most striking tunes, however, are the sassy title cut (featuring some stellar bass soloing by Brian Bromberg) and the tropical, Oriental sounding "Eastern Dreams" in which Smith the producer textures Charlie Bisharat's violin with Brian Kilgore's acoustic percussion with lots of flair.

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Product Details

Release Date:
02/25/1993
Label:
Chase Music
UPC:
0028568802324
catalogNumber:
8023
Rank:
252333

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

Richard Smith Unit   Primary Artist
Richard Smith   Indexed Contributor,Acoustic Guitar,Mandolin,Electric Guitar,Choir, Chorus,Track Performer
Kenny G   Saxophone
Brian Bromberg   Bass,Electric Bass
Richard Elliot   Choir, Chorus,Lyricon
Tony Guerrero   Trumpet,Flugelhorn
Charlie Bisharat   Violin
Luis Conte   Percussion
Randy Drake   Percussion,Hi Hat
Michelle Elliot   Choir, Chorus
Michael Anthony Guerrero   Trumpet,Flugelhorn
Jeff Kashiwa   Flute,Alto Saxophone,Tenor Saxophone,EWI
Brian Kilgore   Percussion,Conga,Drums
Moyes Lucas   Drums,Choir, Chorus
Federico Pol   Electric Bass,Choir, Chorus
Tim Redfield   Piano,Keyboards,Vocals
Lynne Scott   Choir, Chorus
Dan Siegel   Percussion,Keyboards,electronic percussion
Dino Soldo   Tenor Saxophone
Joel Taylor   Percussion
Wendell Yuponce   Percussion,Keyboards,Choir, Chorus,Sampling,electronic percussion

Technical Credits

Bernie Grundman   Mastering
Tom McCauley   Engineer
Richard Smith   Arranger,Producer
Wendell Yuponce   Arranger

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