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Smooth Jazz Saxuality
     

Smooth Jazz Saxuality

 
Smooth jazz is a genre that can be hard to take seriously. There are some respectable artists working in it, but more often than not the music being made is quite dull. On Smooth Jazz Saxuality, it is definitely the dull aspect of this music that sticks out. Sounding all the world like the music pumped into shopping centers, the ten songs here fail to get off of the

Overview

Smooth jazz is a genre that can be hard to take seriously. There are some respectable artists working in it, but more often than not the music being made is quite dull. On Smooth Jazz Saxuality, it is definitely the dull aspect of this music that sticks out. Sounding all the world like the music pumped into shopping centers, the ten songs here fail to get off of the ground for one critical reason. The music is simply too false, whether it be the trip-hop lite of Kim Waters' "Possession" or the programmed keyboard funk of Nelson Rangell's "Soft Place to Fall." When the horns actually do start, the impact is deadened by the soft background. There is some excellent playing on the album; there is no doubt that these artists have a lot of talent. But almost everything surrounding that emotive horn playing works against it, making the tracks much less interesting as a result. Maybe with some different instruments this would have been a more engaging album, but as it stands the most exciting thing about this album is its cover.

Product Details

Release Date:
02/13/2001
Label:
Shanachie
UPC:
0016351507921
catalogNumber:
5079

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

Hollis Gentry   Flute,Saxophone
Walter Beasley   Saxophone
Michael Colina   Keyboards
Fattburger   Track Performer
David Mann   Keyboards
Marion Meadows   Saxophone
Nelson Rangell   Alto Saxophone
Kim Waters   Soprano Saxophone
Tom Aros   Percussion
James Genus   Electric Bass
Charles Haynes   Drums
Mark Hunter   Bass
Kevin Koch   Drums
Chuck Loeb   Guitar,Keyboards
Brian Monroney   Guitar
Nick Moroch   Guitar
David Samuels   Vibes
Andy Snitzer   Tenor Saxophone
Paul Taylor   Alto Saxophone,Soprano Saxophone
George Whitty   Moog Bass
Fantasy Band   Track Performer
Evan Marks   Guitar
Andrew Sherman   Keyboards
Jeff Lockhart   Guitar
Dino Esposito   Keyboards
Mike Broening   Keyboards
Scot Rammer   Keyboards
Thano Sahnas   Guitar

Technical Credits

Walter Beasley   Producer
Michael Colina   Producer
David Mann   Arranger,Producer,drum programming
Chuck Loeb   Producer,drum programming
Paul Taylor   Composer
Dino Esposito   Composer,Producer,drum programming,MIDI
Mike Broening   Programming
Scot Rammer   Producer,drum programming,MIDI
Danny Weiss   Executive Producer

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