Stay with Me

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All Music Guide - William Ruhlmann
Norman Brown won the 2002 Grammy Award for Best Pop Instrumental Album for Just Chillin', his fifth CD, but he says that his fans tell him their favorite recording of his was After the Storm, his second collection from 1994, and critics tend to agree. On Stay with Me, his seventh album and first for Peak Records after three each for MoJazz and Warner Bros., he returns, to an extent, to his earlier approach, which is to say there is a bit less of the overt crossover style of the Warner albums, as if he is aiming less at the "pop instrumental" prize and more at the "contemporary jazz" one. Still, there are radio-friendly vocals on many of these tracks (with Nikkole ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - William Ruhlmann
Norman Brown won the 2002 Grammy Award for Best Pop Instrumental Album for Just Chillin', his fifth CD, but he says that his fans tell him their favorite recording of his was After the Storm, his second collection from 1994, and critics tend to agree. On Stay with Me, his seventh album and first for Peak Records after three each for MoJazz and Warner Bros., he returns, to an extent, to his earlier approach, which is to say there is a bit less of the overt crossover style of the Warner albums, as if he is aiming less at the "pop instrumental" prize and more at the "contemporary jazz" one. Still, there are radio-friendly vocals on many of these tracks (with Nikkole singing on "You Keep Lifting Me Higher" and Brown himself on "So in Love," the Brian McKnight-penned title track, "Every Little Thing," and "I Need You"), and the grooves remain constant. In fact, by looking back to his only slightly different earlier style, Brown has made an album that sounds more like the '80s than the 2000s. What stays intact, of course, is his fluid guitar playing, which is notable both for its rhythmic complexity and for the articulation he gets into his often quickly played notes. In that sense, the tunes and the arrangements are really incidental, although they may be more acceptable to old fans and those looking for a slightly higher jazz content.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 4/24/2007
  • Label: Peak Records
  • UPC: 888072302181
  • Catalog Number: 30218
  • Sales rank: 30,036

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Let's Take a Ride (5:01)
  2. 2 You Keep Lifting Me Higher - Nikkole (4:18)
  3. 3 Pop's Cool Groove (4:25)
  4. 4 It Ain't Over BWB (4:37)
  5. 5 So in Love (5:59)
  6. 6 Stay with Me (3:33)
  7. 7 Soul Dance (4:15)
  8. 8 Every Little Thing (4:43)
  9. 9 A Quiet Place (3:49)
  10. 10 I Need You (4:49)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Norman Brown Primary Artist
Sam Riney Saxophone
Brian McKnight Bass, Rhythm Guitar, Keyboards, Vocals
Alex Al Bass
Rick Braun Trumpet, Flugelhorn
Jeff Carruthers Drums, Keyboards
Paulinho Da Costa Percussion
Dave Hooper Drums
Herman Jackson Keyboards
Munyungo Jackson Percussion
Lloyd Tolbert Drums, Keyboards
Roberto Vally Bass
Kirk Whalum Saxophone
Teddy Campbell Drums
Prescott Ellison Drums
Technical Credits
Norman Brown Composer
Brian McKnight Arranger, Composer, Producer
Kenneth Williams Composer
Michael Vail Blum Engineer
Jeff Carruthers Arranger, Composer
Herman Jackson Arranger, Programming, Producer, Digital Editing
Lloyd Tolbert Arranger, Composer, Programming, Producer, Engineer, Digital Editing
Mark Wexler Executive Producer
Erik Zobler Engineer
Chris Bellman Mastering
Andi Howard Executive Producer
Gregory Muntana Gilmer Art Direction
Paul Rayner-Brown Arranger, Producer, Engineer
Chris Wood Engineer, Digital Editing
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