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Smooth Jazz Number Ones

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All Music Guide - Thom Jurek
This ten-song set features, as its title states, only number one hits -- but not from the Billboard chart. These tracks all placed that spot on the Radio & Records Smooth Jazz chart. It hardly matters, though, since a slew of stars play their own hits. Norman Brown's "Let's Take a Ride" is here, as are Boney James' "The Total Experience" and George Benson's very breezy "Mornin'." The vibe is light and consistent -- in other words, there are no overactive funkers to upset the balance. One does wish the producers -- who used some imagination by including Eric Marienthal's "Blue Water," for instance -- would have stayed away from the obvious and utterly boring "Sax-O-Loco" ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Thom Jurek
This ten-song set features, as its title states, only number one hits -- but not from the Billboard chart. These tracks all placed that spot on the Radio & Records Smooth Jazz chart. It hardly matters, though, since a slew of stars play their own hits. Norman Brown's "Let's Take a Ride" is here, as are Boney James' "The Total Experience" and George Benson's very breezy "Mornin'." The vibe is light and consistent -- in other words, there are no overactive funkers to upset the balance. One does wish the producers -- who used some imagination by including Eric Marienthal's "Blue Water," for instance -- would have stayed away from the obvious and utterly boring "Sax-O-Loco" by Kenny G. There were other number ones -- plenty of them in fact -- to choose from. But then, that's what the remote is for. The rest is beautifully put together, so just hit "skip" when it comes to this throwaway cut.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 4/28/2009
  • Label: Concord Records
  • UPC: 888072314474
  • Catalog Number: 31447
  • Sales rank: 11,503

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 The Total Experience (4:01)
  2. 2 The Rhythm Method - Paul Brown (4:04)
  3. 3 Sax-O-Loco - Kenny G (5:14)
  4. 4 Window of the Soul - Chuck Loeb (4:05)
  5. 5 Blue Water - Eric Marienthal (4:14)
  6. 6 Mornin' (5:03)
  7. 7 Tequila Moon - Jessy J (4:38)
  8. 8 Let's Take a Ride - Norman Brown (5:02)
  9. 9 L.A. City Lights - Candy Dulfer (3:45)
  10. 10 Ready for Love - Walter Beasley (4:34)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Al Jarreau Background Vocals, Vocal Percussion
Kenny G Soprano Saxophone
Walter Beasley Alto Saxophone
George Benson Guitar, Vocals
George Duke fender rhodes
Candy Dulfer Alto Saxophone, Baritone Saxophone, Tenor Saxophone
Gregg Karukas Strings, Keyboards
Marion Meadows Saxophone
Mel Brown Bass
Boney James Tenor Saxophone
Alex Acuña Drums
Alex Al Bass
Ulco Bed Guitar
Johnny Britt Piano
Jeff Carruthers Strings, Moog Synthesizer
Lenny Castro Percussion
Brian Culbertson Piano, Keyboards
Freddie Fox Guitar
Jerry Hey Trumpet, Flugelhorn
Dan Higgins Saxophone
Paul Jackson Jr. Acoustic Guitar
Herman Jackson Keyboards
Munyungo Jackson Percussion
Will Lee Bass
James K. Lloyd Piano, Keyboards
Chuck Loeb Guitar, Keyboards
Tony Maiden Electric Guitar
Eric Marienthal Alto Saxophone, Tenor Saxophone
John Pena Bass
Ron Powell Percussion
Michito Sánchez Percussion
Roberto Vally Bass
Walter Afanasieff Piano
William Frank "Bill" Reichenbach Jr. Trombone
Eddie Baccus Jr. Saxophone
Mike Broening Piano, Keyboards
Thomas Banks Keyboards
Teddy Campbell Drums
Louk Boudesteijn Trombone
Paul Rayner-Brown Guitar, Percussion
Jessy J Tenor Saxophone
Chance Howard Bass
Kasper VanKooten Drums
Technical Credits
Al Jarreau Composer
Kenny G Arranger, Producer, Composer
Candy Dulfer Composer
Norman Brown Composer
David Foster Composer
Boney James Producer, Engineer, Horn Arrangements, String Arrangements
Johnny Britt Composer
Paul Brown Composer
John Burk Producer
Jeff Carruthers Engineer
Steve Churchyard Engineer
Brian Culbertson Arranger, Composer, Producer, Engineer, drum programming
Jay Graydon Composer
Jerry Hey Horn Arrangements, String Arrangements
Herman Jackson Programming, Producer
James K. Lloyd Composer, Programming, Producer
Chuck Loeb Composer, Producer, drum programming
Dave Love Producer
Eric Marienthal Composer
Don Murray Engineer
Jim Oppenheim Composer
David Rideau Engineer
Bill Schnee Engineer
Erik Zobler Engineer
Walter Afanasieff Arranger, Composer, Producer
Paul Brown Composer
Chris Brooke Engineer
Mike Broening Programming, Producer
Michael Thompson Engineer
Thomas Banks Composer, Programming, Engineer, Horn Arrangements
Tommy K Composer
Dragan Capor Composer
Darius Fong Engineer
Paul Rayner-Brown Producer, Engineer
Chance Howard Composer
Jessica Spinella Composer
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