Shine Through It

Shine Through It

by Terrence Howard
     
 
Some may be familiar with Terrence Howard as the Oscar and Golden Globe nominated star of such movies as Ironman, Hustle and Flow, Ray, Crash and Lackawanna Blues. What you may not know is that his first love is actually music, which could be heard when he performed Three 6 Mafia’s Academy Award-winning “It’s Hard Out Here for a Pimp,” along with two

Overview

Some may be familiar with Terrence Howard as the Oscar and Golden Globe nominated star of such movies as Ironman, Hustle and Flow, Ray, Crash and Lackawanna Blues. What you may not know is that his first love is actually music, which could be heard when he performed Three 6 Mafia’s Academy Award-winning “It’s Hard Out Here for a Pimp,” along with two other tracks, in Hustle and Flow, as well as his roles in such music-themed films as The Jacksons: An American Dream, Mr. Holland’s Opus and his guitar performance in The Best Man.

Produced by Terrence Howard, Shine Through It was recorded at Spiral Recording in Hollywood, and Terrence wrote, arranged, and produced 11 original songs for a collection heralded in the Los Angeles Times as a “stylish retro neo-soul album….Howard and his backing outfit…conjure up a smooth blend of flamenco guitars, swooning violins, hard drums and dazzling trumpet lines that recall an eclectic combination of John Legend, Herb Alpert & the Tijuana Brass and a dash of Cab Calloway.” From the Label

Editorial Reviews

New York Times - Anthony DeCurtis
His delivery bristles with emotion, the elegance of the instrumentation and the smoothness of the arrangements cushioning the rawness of his expression. Like watching Mr. Howard move gracefully through his film roles, you wait for the outbursts of feeling, even during the quietest moments. It’s a tension that comes naturally to Mr. Howard, and that roughens the edges of Shine Through It.

Product Details

Release Date:
09/02/2008
Label:
Sony Mod - Afw Line
UPC:
0886970959629
catalogNumber:
709596
Rank:
200420

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

Terrence Howard   Primary Artist,Guitar,Vocals,Background Vocals,Hand Clapping,megaphone,Guitar (Nylon String)
Kenneth Crouch   Synthesizer,Piano,Celeste,Harpsichord,Timpani,Mellotron,Vibes,Tubular Bells,Toy Piano
Renee Neufville   Background Vocals
Chris Lea   Flute,Baritone Saxophone
Matt Roberts   Guitar,Soloist
Nir Z.   Drums
Serafin Aguilar   Trumpet,Flugelhorn,Soloist
Fanny Franklin   Background Vocals
Kamasi Washington   Tenor Saxophone,Soloist
Elizabeth Lea   Trombone
Tom Lea   Viola,Human Whistle
Danielle Ondarza   French Horn
William Q. Barrett   Harmonica
Justin Avery   fender rhodes
Aaron McLendon   Percussion,Drums,Hand Clapping,Shaker
Danti Lopez   Timbales
Henry Hank Harris   Guitar
William Barrett   Harmonica
Ross Garrin   Harmonica
Hunter Howard   Background Vocals
Danvy Pham   Vocals
KC Haxton   Hand Clapping
Ilsey Juber   Background Vocals
Aubrey Howard   Vocals
Patrice Quinn   Background Vocals
Igmar Thomas   Trumpet,Flugelhorn
Miles Mosley   Synthesizer,Acoustic Guitar,Percussion,Piano,Background Vocals,Hand Clapping,fender rhodes,Upright Bass,Hammond B3

Technical Credits

Jamie Siegel   Engineer
Serafin Aguilar   Horn Arrangements
Kamasi Washington   Arranger,Horn Arrangements,String Arrangements
Tom Lea   Arranger,String Arrangements,Whistle
Terrence Howard   Arranger,Composer,Producer,Horn Arrangements,String Arrangements,Audio Production
Maria P. Marulanda   Art Direction
Miles Mosley   Arranger,Audio Production,Whistle

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