Sinbad

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All Music Guide - Jason Ankeny
Recorded with an exemplary supporting cast featuring pianist Don Blackman, guitarist Eric Gale, and saxophonist Michael Brecker, Sinbad explores the extremes of Weldon Irvine's music, juxtaposing several of the keyboardist's funkiest, most energetic grooves to date alongside mellow, contemplative performances of uncommon intricacy and beauty. Inspired in both sound and spirit by the soul-searching Motown efforts of Marvin Gaye and Stevie Wonder, complete with covers of their respective "What's Going On" and "Don't You Worry 'Bout a Thing," Sinbad contrasts the elegant soul-jazz contours and luminous, horn-driven arrangements of the title cut and "Do Something for Yourself"...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Jason Ankeny
Recorded with an exemplary supporting cast featuring pianist Don Blackman, guitarist Eric Gale, and saxophonist Michael Brecker, Sinbad explores the extremes of Weldon Irvine's music, juxtaposing several of the keyboardist's funkiest, most energetic grooves to date alongside mellow, contemplative performances of uncommon intricacy and beauty. Inspired in both sound and spirit by the soul-searching Motown efforts of Marvin Gaye and Stevie Wonder, complete with covers of their respective "What's Going On" and "Don't You Worry 'Bout a Thing," Sinbad contrasts the elegant soul-jazz contours and luminous, horn-driven arrangements of the title cut and "Do Something for Yourself" alongside the nuances and soft pastels of "I Love You" and "Music Is the Key." The resiliency of Irvine's vision and the vibrant performances of his collaborators nevertheless create a kind of yin-yang dynamic that enables the album's divided soul to operate in harmony.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 3/22/2011
  • Label: Get On Down
  • UPC: 664425127423
  • Catalog Number: 51274

Album Credits

Performance Credits
Weldon Irvine Primary Artist, Synthesizer, Piano, Conductor, Keyboards, Soloist
Phil Bodner Baritone Saxophone
Michael Brecker Tenor Saxophone, Soloist
George Young Alto Saxophone, Soloist
Adrienne Albert Background Vocals
Wayne Andre Trombone, Soloist
Don Blackman Piano, Vocals, Soloist
Randy Brecker Trumpet, Soloist
Cornell Dupree Guitar
Gordon Edwards Bass
Steve Gadd Drums
Eric Gale Guitar, Soloist
Chris Parker Drums
Alan Raph Bass Trombone
Richard Tee Piano
Napoleon Revels-Bey Percussion
Martin Charles Conga
Debbie McDuffie Background Vocals
Bunny McCullough Background Vocals
Technical Credits
Marvin Gaye Composer
Weldon Irvine Arranger, Producer
Mike Lipskin Producer
Jim Crotty Engineer
T. Smith Composer
Stevie Wonder Composer
Acy Lehman Art Direction
Ted Coconis Artwork
G. Edwards Arranger
D. Blackman Arranger, Composer
W. Irvine Arranger, Composer
Luca Iannino Reissue Design, Layout
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