Signature

Signature

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Joe's second joint venture with longtime colleague Kedar Massenburg's Fontana-distributed label, Signature is a self-produced set. In that, it is a change of pace, following the Bryan-Michael Cox-produced Joe Thomas, New Man, not to mention

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Joe's second joint venture with longtime colleague Kedar Massenburg's Fontana-distributed label, Signature is a self-produced set. In that, it is a change of pace, following the Bryan-Michael Cox-produced Joe Thomas, New Man, not to mention Joe's earlier sets, which tended to feature several collaborators. Yet, it's the lecherous lyrics, more latter-day R. Kelly than Marvin Gaye (whose "Come Get to This," actually covered here, makes for one of the album's most lyrically refined moments), that distinguish Signature from the rest of Joe's catalog. When allowed to fade into the background, the album might not sound dramatically different from Joe's past few albums, but it's hard to miss lines like "I give you anything/Plus pipe I lay" and "Her body's screamin' 'Tear it up'/And them knocks like buttercups…shoot," which tend not to match up with such polite arrangements -- even when considering that Joe wasn't necessarily a perfect gentleman prior to this.

Product Details

Release Date:
07/14/2009
Label:
Massenburg Media
UPC:
0891113002056
catalogNumber:
00005

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

Joe   Primary Artist
Randy Brecker   Trumpet
David Conley   Flute
Victor Jones   Percussion
Joshua Thompson   Guitar
Papo Vasquez   Horn
Jay Rodriguez   Flute,Horn
Bobby Douglas   fender rhodes
John Di Martino   Keyboards
Richard Boulger   Trumpet
B. Brown   Horn
David Gotay   Strings
Abe Fogel   Drums
Jermaine Parrish   Drums
Obed Calvaire   Drums
Gregory Rivkin   Horn
Mark Bowers   Guitar
Ludmila Konstantinova   Strings
V. Schulz   Strings
S. Zhang   Strings
R. Muhammad   Horn
P. Payton   Strings
O. Wells   Strings
Nat Townesley   Drums
M.S. Cellos   Strings
M. Knights   Horn
M. Jean   Horn
Lawrence Felman   Alto Saxophone
Ferrer White   Tenor Saxophone
E. Venegas   Strings
Atta Brecker   Tenor Saxophone
A. Soares   Strings
A. Horne   Strings
A. Dixon   Strings
Nyke Van Wyk   Strings
J. Sanders   Horn
Dylan Jones   Guitar
Mike Gallagher   Keyboards
F. White   Horn
T. Whittington   Strings

Technical Credits

Marvin Gaye   Composer
Joe   Arranger,Audio Production
Jolyon Skinner   Composer
Joshua Thompson   Composer,Audio Production
John Di Martino   Arranger
Tonyatta Martinez   Composer
Zzaje   Arranger
Lylit   Arranger,Composer,Audio Production
Harald Morth   drum programming
Bob Stern   Arranger
Alex Mack   Composer
Joe Thomas   Composer,Programming,Audio Production

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Signature 3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
INSULTED More than 1 year ago
I liked a few songs; but, it's not worth the purchase. I was disappointed.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago