Smile

Smile

by Peter White
     
 
Peter White's 14th studio effort, 2014's Smile, features more of the British guitarist's romantic, uplifting smooth jazz. This is White's third album of all-original material following 2009's Good Day and 2012's Here We Go. Joining White here is a bevy of big-name guest artists, including

Overview

Peter White's 14th studio effort, 2014's Smile, features more of the British guitarist's romantic, uplifting smooth jazz. This is White's third album of all-original material following 2009's Good Day and 2012's Here We Go. Joining White here is a bevy of big-name guest artists, including vocalist Mindi Abair, trumpeter Rick Braun, saxophonist Euge Groove, and others. Also backing White are such longtime collaborators as keyboardist Philippe Saisse, bassist Nate Phillips, and percussionist Ramon Yslas. White's original approach to smooth jazz has worked quite well for him, and Smile is no exception. As the title implies, these are largely upbeat, brightly melodic tunes that showcase White's knack for airy, often Latin-influenced songs that soar on his crisp guitar lines. We also get plenty of groove-oriented, R&B-infused cuts like "Head Over Heels," "Hold Me Close," and the layered, trip-hop-infused "Beautiful Love." White also achieves a pleasant balance between the acoustic, electric, and electronic sounds on the album that never moves too far in any one direction. Instead, each song is deftly arranged with just the right instrumentation and improvisation to keep things interesting. Ultimately, by sticking to his own material on Smile, White has offered something new and engaging that will certainly appeal to new and longtime fans alike.

Product Details

Release Date:
10/07/2014
Label:
Heads Up
UPC:
0888072354043
catalogNumber:
35404
Rank:
11398

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

Peter White   Primary Artist,Guitar
Rick Braun   Flugelhorn,Horn,Soloist
Philippe Saisse   Synthesizer,Piano,Keyboards
Ramon Yslas   Percussion,Bongos
Nate Phillips   Bass
Mindi Abair   Vocals
Euge Groove   Soprano Saxophone
Stevo Theard   Vocals
Charlotte White   Violin

Technical Credits

Freddie Ravel   Composer
Peter White   Composer,Producer,Engineer,Liner Notes,Instrumentation
Philippe Saisse   Programming
Albert J. Roman   Art Direction
DC   Composer,Producer,Engineer,Instrumentation

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