Smooth Jazz Slow Jams

Smooth Jazz Slow Jams

     
 

Issued in 1997 at the very height of the smooth jazz revolution, this Shanie comp collects a dozen cuts by some of then-biggest names in the biz, all for a fair price. Innovators of the subgenre of jazz like Grover Washington and Angela Bofill are here, the former with his gorgeous "Strawberry Moon"See more details below

Overview

Issued in 1997 at the very height of the smooth jazz revolution, this Shanie comp collects a dozen cuts by some of then-biggest names in the biz, all for a fair price. Innovators of the subgenre of jazz like Grover Washington and Angela Bofill are here, the former with his gorgeous "Strawberry Moon" that showcases his deeply soulful blowing style on tenor and soprano; the latter with the hit "Love in Slow Motion," and that voice of hers is unmistakable. And speaking of vocalists, there is the literally inimitable late Jon Lucien on this platter with a fine late track for him in "Endless Is Love." Larry Coryell is the surprise with "Soulin," but it isn't the track, it's this absolutely groovy little funk number and his unhurried acoustic guitar playing over the rhythm that's the shocker (let's face it, the man is known for playing a lot of notes in a blur). Kim Pensyl is here with a seamless piano over loop ballad called "When You Were Mine," which is no relation to the Prince track by the same name. But there's funk even in the laid-back jams such as Fattburger's read of Stevie Wonder's "Creepin'." In sum, this is a great value for the money; yeah, it's mood music, but what kind of jazz doesn't fit some kind of mood? If smooth jazz is the ticket for you, with these fine grooves it's tough to go wrong here.

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Product Details

Release Date:
09/23/1997
Label:
Shanachie
UPC:
0016351503923
catalogNumber:
5039

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

Angela Bofill   Vocals,Track Performer
Bob Baldwin   Bass,Piano,Drums,Keyboards,Track Performer
Walter Beasley   Keyboards,Saxophone,Track Performer
Larry Coryell   Guitar,Track Performer
Fattburger   Track Performer
Henry Johnson   Guitar
Rodney Jones   Guitar,Rhythm Guitar,Keyboards
Jon Lucien   Vocals,Track Performer
Marion Meadows   Soprano Saxophone
Kim Pensyl   Synthesizer,Piano,Flugelhorn,Sampling,Track Performer,Keyboard Synthesizer
Nelson Rangell   Alto Saxophone
Noel Pointer   Violin,Background Vocals,Track Performer,Zeta Violin
Mark Sherman   Keyboards
Tony Lewis   Cymbals
David Charles   Percussion
George Jinda   Percussion,Track Performer
Kevin Owens   Background Vocals
Gerald Veasley   Bass
Tom Aros   Percussion
Katreese Barnes   Background Vocals
Chuck Bergeron   Bass
Baron Browne   Bass
Mayra Casales   Percussion
Francisco Centeno   Bass
Michael Ciro   Guitar
Wayne Cobham   Trumpet
Carmen Cuesta   Vocals
Carl Evans   Keyboards
Leonard "Doc" Gibbs   Percussion,Conga
Graham Hawthorne   Drums
Mark Hunter   Bass
Brenda King   Guitar,Vocals
Curtis King   Vocals
Kevin Koch   Guitar,Drums
Will Lee   Bass
James K. Lloyd   fairlight,fender rhodes,DX-7
Chuck Loeb   Guitar,Keyboards,Track Performer
Rex Rideout   Keyboards
Emedin Rivera   Percussion
Jim Salamone   Percussion,Drums
David Samuels   Vibes
Norbert Sloley   Bass Guitar
Greg Spooner   Synthesizer Bass
Richard Lee Steacker   Guitar
Kevin Turner   Guitar,Percussion
Lenny Underwood   Keyboards
Grover Washington   Saxophone,Track Performer,fairlight,fender rhodes
Darryl Washington   Drums
Jon Werking   Keyboards
Fantasy Band   Track Performer
Evan Marks   Guitar,Vocals
Andrew Sherman   Keyboards
Dave Dewitt   Bass
Cecily Walls Johnson   Vocals
John Lee   Bass,Keyboards
John Arthur Lee   Bass,Keyboards
Dave Mann   Saxophone,Tenor Saxophone
Myra Casalls   Percussion
Chauncey Mahan   Zeta Violin
Grover Washington   Synthesizer,Saxophone,fender rhodes
Jeff Lockhart   Guitar
Greg Radford   Keyboards
Ellen Cohen   Bell-tree,Wind Chimes
Mark Johnson   Keyboards,Soprano Saxophone

Technical Credits

Babyface   Composer
Angela Bofill   Arranger,Producer
Bob Baldwin   Arranger,Producer
Walter Beasley   Producer
Fattburger   Producer
Rodney Jones   Programming,Producer
Kim Pensyl   Producer
Noel Pointer   Producer
Mark Sherman   Programming,Producer
George Jinda   Producer
Poogie Bell   drum programming
Chuck Loeb   Arranger,Producer,drum programming
Rex Rideout   Arranger,Programming,Producer
Greg Spooner   Producer,drum programming
Grover Washington   Producer
Paul Wickliffe   Producer
John Lee   Programming,Producer
John Arthur Lee   Programming
Tom Waltz   Producer,drum programming
Chauncey Mahan   Contributor
Greg Radford   Programming
Danny Weiss   Producer
Mark Johnson   Arranger,Producer,Bass Programming

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