Second Chances

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All Music Guide - Matt Collar
Jessy J's fifth studio album, 2013's Second Chances, features more of the saxophonist/vocalist's contemporary R&B- and Latin pop-influenced smooth jazz. Moving from Heads Up to the Shanachie label, J -- who also co-produced and arranged many of the tracks on Second Chances -- focuses primarily this time out on her own original compositions. She does, however, turn in a funky cover of Brazilian icon Carlinhos Brown's "Magalenha," as well as soul legend Roberta Flack and Eugene McDaniels' "Feel Like Makin' Love," on which J showcases her breathy, romantic vocal chops. With her warm saxophone sound, lithe improvisational ability, and cross-genre approach, it's no wonder ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Matt Collar
Jessy J's fifth studio album, 2013's Second Chances, features more of the saxophonist/vocalist's contemporary R&B- and Latin pop-influenced smooth jazz. Moving from Heads Up to the Shanachie label, J -- who also co-produced and arranged many of the tracks on Second Chances -- focuses primarily this time out on her own original compositions. She does, however, turn in a funky cover of Brazilian icon Carlinhos Brown's "Magalenha," as well as soul legend Roberta Flack and Eugene McDaniels' "Feel Like Makin' Love," on which J showcases her breathy, romantic vocal chops. With her warm saxophone sound, lithe improvisational ability, and cross-genre approach, it's no wonder that J is a rising star on the international music scene appealing to both smooth jazz and Latin audiences. And while the spotlight shines the brightest on J on Second Chances, she has garnered a high-enough profile to draw some top-notch guest artists to appear on her albums. Last time, on 2011's Hot Sauce, J brought in jazz-funk titan Joe Sample and singer Ray Parker, Jr. On Second Chances, J is also joined by a handful stellar guest artists including keyboardist Jeff Lorber who joins her on several cuts that he also co-produced. Also adding his tasty stylings to the album is guitarist Norman Brown, who appears on the title track. Similarly, bassist Jimmy Haslip and keyboardist/vocalist Johnny Britt (who also co-wrote the title track with J) bring a positive energy to the proceedings. One couldn't hope for a better showcase for Jessy J's talent and Second Chances makes a great first impression.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 9/10/2013
  • Label: Shanachie
  • UPC: 016351541123
  • Catalog Number: 5411
  • Sales rank: 12,336

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Listen 2 the Groove (4:59)
  2. 2 Second Chances (3:44)
  3. 3 Feel Like Makin' Love (3:36)
  4. 4 Magalenha (4:26)
  5. 5 Tango for Two (4:17)
  6. 6 Dos (4:16)
  7. 7 La Luna Feliz (3:26)
  8. 8 Double Trouble (5:17)
  9. 9 Mambo Gumbo (3:08)
  10. 10 Twice (4:45)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Jessy J Primary Artist, Flute, Alto Saxophone, Baritone Saxophone, Soprano Saxophone, Tenor Saxophone, Vocals
Dwight Sills Guitar
Jeff Lorber Guitar, Strings, Keyboards
Norman Brown Guitar, Keyboards
Michael Thompson Guitar
Jimmy Haslip Bass, Background Vocals
Johnny Britt Trumpet, Keyboards, Vocals
Richie Gajate Garcia Percussion
Frank Abraham Bass
Mike White Drums
Eric Mondragon Background Vocals
Bryant Siono Bass, Electric Guitar, Keyboards
Tony Moore Drums
Facundo Guitar, Vocals
Norman Jackson Strings, Keyboards
Tim Stewart Guitar
Michael Angel Guitar, Rhythm Guitar
Charles Streeter Percussion, Drums
Nancy Lyons Choir, Chorus
Technical Credits
Joe Sample Composer
Jeff Lorber Arranger, Composer, Producer, Engineer
Jimmy Haslip Arranger, Composer, Producer
Johnny Britt Arranger, Composer, Producer, Engineer, Vocal Arrangements, drum programming
Carlinhos Brown Composer
Dave Darlington Mastering
Eugene McDaniels Composer
Stewart Coxhead Management
Paul Goldman Legal Advisor
Manny Repair
Seth Presant Engineer
Bryant Siono Arranger, Composer, Producer, Engineer
Jessy J Arranger, Composer, Producer
Facundo Arranger, Composer, Producer
Tim Stewart Arranger
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