Smooth Ones

Smooth Ones

     
 

Those seeking a rather groove-filled but otherwise generic compilation of modern-day smooth jazz from the Rendezvous Music label will find this one more than satisfactory. It features relatively new cuts from artists such as Kirk Whalum, Praful, Kyle Eastwood, See more details below

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Those seeking a rather groove-filled but otherwise generic compilation of modern-day smooth jazz from the Rendezvous Music label will find this one more than satisfactory. It features relatively new cuts from artists such as Kirk Whalum, Praful, Kyle Eastwood, Wayman Tisdale, Philippe Saisse, and Mindi Abair, among others. Particularly hip is the Philippe Saisse Trio's groovy, Ramsey Lewis-styled reading of Steely Dan's "Do It Again," Marc Antoine's flamenco-inflected hip-hop jazz on "Mediterraneo," and Rick Braun's "Notorious." The selection is sequenced beautifully with mid- and slow tempo groovers intermittently sprinkled among the harder-edged funky jams. This collection is proof positive that smooth jazz is not some unholy hybrid of easy listening and pop. It's hip; it's full of street swagger, the dancefloor's quirks and quarks, and the canny knowledge of pop; and it delves deep into both lyricism and beats. Recommended.

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Product Details

Release Date:
06/12/2007
Label:
Rendezvous
UPC:
0881284513024
catalogNumber:
51302
Rank:
103057

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Album Credits

Technical Credits

Donald Fagen   Composer
Luther Vandross   Composer
Dave Koz   Composer,Executive Producer
Burt Bacharach   Composer
Walter Becker   Composer
Rick Braun   Composer
Hal David   Composer
Kyle Eastwood   Composer
Hyman Katz   Executive Producer
Gene McFadden   Composer
Marc Antoine   Composer
Bernie Becker   Mastering
Michael Stevens   Composer
Greg Ross   Art Direction
Jeff Koz   Composer
Nat Adderley   Composer
Mindi Abair   Composer
Leon Bisquera   Composer
Frank Cody   Executive Producer
Matthew Hager   Composer
Praful   Composer
John Schuning   Art Direction

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