Steppin' Out

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All Music Guide - Paula Edelstein
Paul Taylor, the sexy saxman of smooth/urban jazz, is back with his fifth solo recording titled Steppin' Out, his second outing on the Peak Records label. Ripe with old-school moods and pop-oriented flavors, Taylor's accompanists bring out the best of his smooth sax work on soprano and alto, his sax harmonies, and his vocoder on three tracks. Produced by Rex Rideout and Barry J. Eastmond, two of smooth/urban jazz's most acclaimed producers, the set jumps off with the radio-friendly single "On the Move," which immediately sets the tone for the remainder of the all-star project. The lovely, reassuring vocals of Sharon Youngblood are both soothing and captivating on ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Paula Edelstein
Paul Taylor, the sexy saxman of smooth/urban jazz, is back with his fifth solo recording titled Steppin' Out, his second outing on the Peak Records label. Ripe with old-school moods and pop-oriented flavors, Taylor's accompanists bring out the best of his smooth sax work on soprano and alto, his sax harmonies, and his vocoder on three tracks. Produced by Rex Rideout and Barry J. Eastmond, two of smooth/urban jazz's most acclaimed producers, the set jumps off with the radio-friendly single "On the Move," which immediately sets the tone for the remainder of the all-star project. The lovely, reassuring vocals of Sharon Youngblood are both soothing and captivating on "Someone Watching Over You." She provides an excellent foil for the beautiful soprano sax voice of Taylor, who provides delicate background complements. On "Enchanted Garden," Taylor plays a highly imaginative soprano sax and vocoder and captures the listener's imagination with fragrant flourishes and delicate lines. The smooth program is interspersed with a soulful urban bebop-style composition called "Speakeasy" and ends with a bonus track titled "Get Up." And that's exactly what you'll want to do to express your gratitude for this marvelous set.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 4/22/2003
  • Label: Peak Records
  • UPC: 013431851622
  • Catalog Number: 8516
  • Sales rank: 58,463

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 On the Move (4:24)
  2. 2 Steppin' Out (4:36)
  3. 3 Long Way Home (4:19)
  4. 4 Someone Watching Over You (4:23)
  5. 5 Night Rider (3:58)
  6. 6 Cantina (4:43)
  7. 7 Let's Go Out Tonite (4:31)
  8. 8 Hacienda (4:37)
  9. 9 Enchanted Garden (4:35)
  10. 10 Speakeasy (4:52)
  11. 11 Runaway (4:32)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Paul Taylor Primary Artist, Alto Saxophone, Soprano Saxophone, Vocoder
Jonathan Butler Guitar
Dwight Sills Acoustic Guitar, Guitar
David Charles Percussion
Bashiri Johnson Percussion
Gordon Chambers Background Vocals
Luis Conte Percussion
Barry J. Eastmond Keyboards
Ronnie Garrett Bass
Chris Parker Drums
Rex Rideout Keyboards
Lee Thornburg Trombone
Michael White Drums
Phil Hamilton Guitar
Abdulhameed Zuhri Guitar
Darcy Aldridge Background Vocals
Ronald Smith Guitar
Sharon Youngblood Vocals
Technical Credits
Irving Berlin Composer
Jon Bon Jovi Composer
J.J. Cale Composer
Oscar Peterson Composer
Gordon Chambers Arranger, Vocal Arrangements
Barry J. Eastmond Arranger, Producer, Engineer, drum programming
Bill Esses Engineer
Sonny Mediana Art Direction
Bryan New Engineer
Rex Rideout Programming, Producer, Engineer
Steve Sykes Engineer
Paul Taylor Arranger, Saxophone Arrangement
Mark Wexler Executive Producer
Fran├žois Houle Composer
Scott Hull Mastering
Andi Howard Executive Producer
George Karak Composer
Jim Kurzdorfer Composer
Russ Freeman Executive Producer
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  • Posted October 1, 2010

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    Relaxing Paul Taylor

    Overall I love this cd and it has been played numerous amounts of time. However, I wish this one contained more of his quicker paced music like "ladie's choice" and his newest one, "hypnotic". I still appreciate this album and put it on when I want to relax. It's soulful and simple... and all Paul Taylor.

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