Smooth Jazz Hear and Now

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All Music Guide - Scott Yanow
Jazz Alliance International is a nonprofit organization that works to educate the public about jazz and to make life a little easier for its performers. This CD, which has selections from 14 different groups of musicians that fall into the smooth jazz style, consists of music that had been put out previously on individual sets. An excellent sampling of the current smooth scene, this disc has easy listening performances by such notables as guitarist Norman Brown sounding a bit like Wes Montgomery on "Just Chillin'", Norah Jones her hit "Don't Know Why", pianist Joe Sample, Al Jarreau, and Fourplay, among others. The overall set will not win converts to the music from the ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Scott Yanow
Jazz Alliance International is a nonprofit organization that works to educate the public about jazz and to make life a little easier for its performers. This CD, which has selections from 14 different groups of musicians that fall into the smooth jazz style, consists of music that had been put out previously on individual sets. An excellent sampling of the current smooth scene, this disc has easy listening performances by such notables as guitarist Norman Brown sounding a bit like Wes Montgomery on "Just Chillin'", Norah Jones her hit "Don't Know Why", pianist Joe Sample, Al Jarreau, and Fourplay, among others. The overall set will not win converts to the music from the straight-ahead jazz world, but it serves as a fine introduction to smooth jazz for those unfamiliar with the very accessible music.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 8/19/2003
  • Label: JAZZ ALLIANCE INT'L
  • UPC: 724358350821
  • Catalog Number: 83508

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Just Chillin' - Norman Brown (4:30)
  2. 2 Lisa (5:10)
  3. 3 Don't Know Why (3:07)
  4. 4 Bueno Funk - Peter White (4:16)
  5. 5 The Pecan Tree (5:24)
  6. 6 On the Strip - Marc Antoine (4:43)
  7. 7 Chopsticks (3:59)
  8. 8 Jacaranda Bougainvillea (4:47)
  9. 9 Can't Let You Go (The Sha la Song) (4:19)
  10. 10 Groovin' (4:50)
  11. 11 Get It On (4:08)
  12. 12 Slam Dunk (3:51)
  13. 13 Rollin' (4:11)
  14. 14 See What I'm Sayin' - Boney James (4:33)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Al Jarreau Vocals
Luther Vandross Vocals
Larry Carlton Guitar
Dave Koz Tenor Saxophone
Joe Sample Piano
Peter White Guitar
Jeff Lorber Keyboards
Norman Brown Guitar
Boney James Tenor Saxophone
Chris Botti Trumpet
Rick Braun Trumpet
Brian Culbertson Keyboards
Nathan East Bass
Harvey Mason Sr. Drums
Kirk Whalum Tenor Saxophone
Marc Antoine Guitar
Euge Groove Tenor Saxophone
Norah Jones Vocals
Technical Credits
Larry Carlton Composer
Dave Koz Composer
Freddie Ravel Composer
Joe Sample Composer
Peter White Composer
Jeff Lorber Composer
Norman Brown Composer
Evan Rogers Composer
Chris Botti Composer
Eddie Brigati Composer
Felix Cavaliere Composer
Brian Culbertson Composer
Steve Dubin Composer
Steve Grove Composer
Arno Lucas Composer
Dominic Miller Composer
Carl Sturken Composer
Joe Turano Composer
Marc Antoine Composer
Ross Bolton Composer
Suzan Jenkins Executive Producer
Jesse Harris Composer
Frank Cody Liner Notes
Kurt Lundvall Mastering
Chuck Iwanusa Executive Producer
David Kahlid Woods Composer
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