Soul Sessions

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All Music Guide - David Jeffries
Soul Sessions presents Jeff Golub's attempt to recreate the '60s and '70s recording sessions where musicians played live together in the studio rather than the modern way of recording each separately. It makes for a more lively Golub album than usual and does overcome the overly slick and lifeless production that so many smooth jazz albums suffer from. But it's getting harder and harder to lump Golub with other smooth jazz artists as his albums become funkier and more soulful affairs than the competition offers. It's difficult not to think of late-period Wes Montgomery while listening to the opening "Boom Boom," and when Ricky Peterson's Hammond B-3 shows up here and ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - David Jeffries
Soul Sessions presents Jeff Golub's attempt to recreate the '60s and '70s recording sessions where musicians played live together in the studio rather than the modern way of recording each separately. It makes for a more lively Golub album than usual and does overcome the overly slick and lifeless production that so many smooth jazz albums suffer from. But it's getting harder and harder to lump Golub with other smooth jazz artists as his albums become funkier and more soulful affairs than the competition offers. It's difficult not to think of late-period Wes Montgomery while listening to the opening "Boom Boom," and when Ricky Peterson's Hammond B-3 shows up here and there it pushes the album into the soul-jazz category. Soul Sessions mixes in some satisfying pop with a sunny cover of No Doubt's "Underneath It All," and the Golub original "Can't Let You Go," with Mindi Abair and Journey's Steve Perry guesting on vocals respectively. Marc Cohn's vocalizing on Jesse Winchester's "Isn't That So," and Luis Conte's focused percussion are also highlights. The album falls prey to smooth jazz's clich├ęs only when saxophonist Richard Elliot sleepwalks through "Playin' It Cool," and Abair and Perry are given nothing more than their respective songs' titles as lyrics. Otherwise, the musicians' interaction is satisfying, but Golub's discography now just cries out for a live album.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 8/5/2003
  • Label: Grp Records
  • UPC: 044007614327
  • Catalog Number: 000028702
  • Sales rank: 401,894

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Boom Boom (4:30)
  2. 2 Playin' It Cool (4:50)
  3. 3 Cadillac Jack (5:15)
  4. 4 Underneath It All - Mindi Abair (5:00)
  5. 5 Pass It On (4:30)
  6. 6 Isn't That So? (5:31)
  7. 7 Back Home (5:44)
  8. 8 Can't Let You Go (5:58)
  9. 9 Vibrolux (5:17)
  10. 10 Nubian Blue (5:10)
  11. 11 Skin Tight - Sue Ann Carwell (5:40)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Jeff Golub Primary Artist, Guitar
Marc Cohn Vocals
Richard Elliot Tenor Saxophone, Soloist
Ricky Peterson Hammond Organ
Jeff Lorber Guitar, Keyboards
Sue Ann Carwell Vocals
Alex Al Bass
Andre Berry Bass
Rick Braun Trumpet
Dave Carpenter Acoustic Bass
Luis Conte Percussion
Nathan East Bass
Steve Ferrone Drums, Shaker
Lincoln Goines Acoustic Bass
Nick Lane Trombone
Stan "Be Bop" Martin Trumpet
Chris Palmaro Keyboards
Shawn Pelton Drums
David Woodford Baritone Saxophone, Tenor Saxophone
Steve Cole Tenor Saxophone, Soloist
Al Forman Keyboards
Kenny White Keyboards
Mindi Abair Vocals
Steve Perry Vocals
Technical Credits
Ohio Players Composer
Jesse Winchester Composer
Jeff Lorber Composer
Jeff Golub Composer, Producer
Joe Ferla Engineer
Tim Gant Composer
Bud Harner Producer
Neil Jason Composer
Nick Lane Horn Arrangements
Stephen Marcussen Mastering
John McCurry Composer
Chris Palmaro Composer
Steve Sykes Engineer
Donna Ranieri Photo Production
Hollis King Art Direction
Terri Apanasewicz Groomer
Gwen Stefani Composer
David Stewart Composer
Neil Artwick Composer
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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Galub's latest a winner.

    I totally agree with David Jefferies review of Jeff Galub's latest, The Soul Sessions. It's tough to beat tunes by this guitar master, especially when backed by a sexy Mendi Abair vocal or a Richard Elliot sax, even if he's sleepwalking. And while this music is of the smooth variety, I taste a hint of Steely Dan in the song Vibrolux. (Jeff, it's time for a Steely Dan cover or two, wink wink.) What Mr. Jefferies and I agree the most on though would be it's very much time for a live recording. If you haven't seen Galub perform, go. This "smooth" guitarist is dynamite.

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