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All Music Guide - Jonathan Widran
Since his self-titled 1990 smash debut, Dave Koz has been one of smooth jazz's greatest musicians. The saxman scored big on the radio and in retail even when he turned away from his established R&B/pop sound on 1996's Off the Beaten Path, which was done with more acoustic instruments. The Dance brings him back to the hard-hitting R&B funk sounds of that first album and its follow-up, 1993's Lucky Man. Aside from reuniting him with some of the producers who worked on his debut -- Jeff Lorber, Carl Sturken, Evan Rogers, and his brother Jeff Koz -- The Dance is a true testament to the art of collaboration. He surrounds himself with some of pop, R&B, gospel, and...
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All Music Guide - Jonathan Widran
Since his self-titled 1990 smash debut, Dave Koz has been one of smooth jazz's greatest musicians. The saxman scored big on the radio and in retail even when he turned away from his established R&B/pop sound on 1996's Off the Beaten Path, which was done with more acoustic instruments. The Dance brings him back to the hard-hitting R&B funk sounds of that first album and its follow-up, 1993's Lucky Man. Aside from reuniting him with some of the producers who worked on his debut -- Jeff Lorber, Carl Sturken, Evan Rogers, and his brother Jeff Koz -- The Dance is a true testament to the art of collaboration. He surrounds himself with some of pop, R&B, gospel, and his own genre's greatest performers, but never lets you forget that this is a sax player's album. The swinging retro-funk/hip-hop of "Can't Let You Go The Sha La Song" features Luther Vandross. Modern R&B star Montell Jordan co-produces and takes lead vocal on a cover of Wham!'s "Careless Whisper" that is perhaps a bit too faithful to the original. Several members of Take 6 help Koz achieve a much more original effect on "I'll Be There." He also works with personal hero Burt Bacharach, who co-wrote and plays piano on the lovely soprano ballad "Don't Give Up." Koz ventures into Latin territory on "You Are Me, I Am You," which features a sizzling flamenco guitar solo by Marc Antoine, while another top smooth jazz guitarist, Jonathan Butler, scats and plays a vibrant acoustic harmony on "The Bright Side." Lest Koz get lost among all the partying with his pals, he does everything himself on the album's most exciting but possibly least commercial track, "Cuban Hideaway." This cut is a Tito Puente-type Latin jazz big band explosion on which he plays all the horn instruments, alto, tenor, soprano, and baritone -- 50 sax tracks in all. This disc is easily one of smooth jazz's finest moments of 1999, but imagine the possibilities had Koz put this sort of thought into creating more tracks so off the beaten path.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 9/28/1999
  • Label: Capitol
  • UPC: 724349945821
  • Catalog Number: 99458
  • Sales rank: 10,199

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Together Again (4:17)
  2. 2 I'm Waiting for You (3:18)
  3. 3 Can't Let You Go (The Sha la Song) (4:17)
  4. 4 Careless Whisper - Montell Jordan (6:11)
  5. 5 Love Is on the Way - Chris Botti (4:45)
  6. 6 Know You by Heart (3:39)
  7. 7 Surrender (4:43)
  8. 8 You Are Me, I Am You - Marc Antoine (4:52)
  9. 9 The Dance - BeBe Winans (5:19)
  10. 10 Cuban Hideaway (2:14)
  11. 11 The Bright Side (4:41)
  12. 12 Don't Give Up - Burt Bacharach (4:02)
  13. 13 Right by Your Side (4:04)
  14. 14 I'll Be There (4:18)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Dave Koz Primary Artist, Primary Artist, Primary Artist, Percussion, Keyboards, Saxophone, Alto Saxophone, Baritone Saxophone, Soprano Saxophone, Tenor Saxophone, Multi Instruments, Sax Effects
Luther Vandross Vocals, Track Performer, Group Member
Jonathan Butler Acoustic Guitar, Vocals, Track Performer
Jeff Lorber Bass, Keyboards
Audrey Wheeler Background Vocals
Burt Bacharach Piano
Bruce Dukov Concert Master
Michael Thompson Acoustic Guitar, Guitar, Electric Guitar, Guitar (Nylon String)
Evan Rogers Vocals, Background Vocals, Group Member
Sue Ann Carwell Background Vocals
Kevin Owens Vocals
Glen Ballard Piano, Keyboards
David Benoit Piano, Conductor
Chris Botti Trumpet, Muted Trumpet, Track Performer
Terry Bradford Background Vocals
Lenny Castro Percussion
Matt Chamberlain Drums
Vinnie Colaiuta Drums
Brad Cole Keyboards
Luis Conte Percussion, Latin Percussion
Paulinho Da Costa Percussion
Brian Culbertson Bass, Keyboards
Nathan East Bass
Steve Ferrone Drums
Kathy Hazzard Background Vocals
Paul Jackson Jr. Electric Guitar
Randy Kerber Piano, fender rhodes
Brian Kilgore Percussion
Michael Landau Acoustic Guitar, Electric Guitar, Soloist, Guitar (Nylon String)
Nick Lane Trombone
Ricky Lawson Drums
Tony Maiden wah wah guitar, Wah Wah Bass
Al McKay Electric Guitar
Cindy Mizelle Background Vocals
Rick Nelson Background Vocals
Dean Parks Acoustic Guitar, Electric Guitar
John Pena Bass, Electric Bass
Greg Phillinganes Keyboards
Mark Portmann Keyboards
John "J.R." Robinson Drums
Bill Sharpe Electric Bass
Alfie Silas Background Vocals
Neil Stubenhaus Bass
Carl Sturken Acoustic Guitar, Bass, Electric Guitar, Keyboards
David Porter Thomas Background Vocals
Mervyn Warren Vocals, Background Vocals
Jay Williams Acoustic Guitar
Montell Jordan Vocals, Background Vocals, Track Performer
Marc Antoine spanish guitar
Janet Mims Background Vocals
Michael Hart Thompson Electric Guitar, Guitar (Nylon String)
BeBe Winans Vocals, Background Vocals, Track Performer
Jeff Koz Acoustic Guitar, Bass, Keyboards, Background Vocals, Soloist, Guitar (Nylon String)
Freddie "Ready Freddie" Washington Bass
Shapelle Crawford Keyboards, fender rhodes
Wayne Bergeron Trumpet, Flugelhorn
George A. Johnson Jr. Drums
Marc Antione spanish guitar
Ethan Farmer Bass
Shae Jones Background Vocals
Urs Wiesendanger Percussion, Keyboards
Rick Nelson Background Vocals
Alejandra Vargas Spoken Word
Gloria Agustus Background Vocals
Garron Chang Sampling
Schappell Crawford Keyboards, fender rhodes
Brian Kigore Percussion
NUA All-Stars Saxophone
Kevin Owens Group Member
Timothy Owens Background Vocals
Kevin Ownes Vocals
Bill "The Rubberband Man" Sharpe Electric Bass
Jackie Simley Stevens Background Vocals
Technical Credits
George Michael Producer, Original Album Producer
Luther Vandross Arranger, Vocal Arrangements
Dave Koz Arranger, Composer, Sound Effects, Producer, Liner Notes
Jeff Lorber Arranger, Programming, Producer, Engineer, drum programming
Burt Bacharach Arranger, Producer
Michael Thompson Special Effects
Evan Rogers Arranger, Producer
Tom Sweeney Engineer
Ed Miller Engineer
Glen Ballard Programming, Producer
David Benoit String Arrangements, String Conductor
Scott Campbell Engineer
Brad Cole Arranger, Producer, Engineer
Brian Culbertson Arranger, drum programming
Clark Germain Engineer
Steve Hall Mastering
Gus Mossler Engineer
Frank Nadasdy Engineer
Doug Rider Engineer
Jeffrey Shannon Engineer
Allen Sides Engineer
Carl Sturken Arranger, Producer, drum programming
Gabe Veltri Engineer
John Vigran Engineer
Mervyn Warren Vocal Arrangements
Jeffrey "Woody" Woodruff Engineer
Gota Yashiki Drum Samples
Montell Jordan Arranger, Producer, drum programming
Dan Hart Engineer
Robert Lopez Engineer
Rob Murphy Engineer
Dennis Tousana Engineer
Tommy Steele Art Direction
Jeff Koz Arranger, Special Effects, Producer, Engineer, Vocal Arrangements, drum programming
Nick Els Engineer
Bryan Carrigan Engineer
Shapelle Crawford Arranger, Producer
Valerie Pack Producer
Jeffery Fey Art Direction
Roy Lott Executive Producer
Audrey Koz Vibe Master, Vibe Coordinator
Woody Woodruff Engineer
John Tyree Engineer
Anne Catalino Engineer
Al Hemberger Engineer
Greg Burns Engineer
Urs Wiesendanger Programming, Producer
Carl Struken Producer
Pablo Munguia Engineer
Frankie Payne Groomer
Kevin Guarnieri Engineer
Eddie King Engineer
Shanti Haast Engineer
Daniel Hart Engineer
Aaron Kaplan Engineer
Garron Chang Sample Loops
Schappell Crawford Arranger, Producer
Bill Deitzman Engineer
Marc Levisohn Engineer
NUA All-Stars Inspiration
Timothy Steele Art Direction
Kevin Dean Engineer
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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Dave Koz: the best saxophonist!

    Dave Koz is inspirational and creates beautiful music. The Dance is my favorite, because it has my ULTIMATE FAVORITE song on there: Together Again. Even though I actually play the cello, and I don't have it on CD, I occasionally hear it on the radio, and when I found out who made the song, I was excited. Hoping to get this C.D. Other songs are also great. I reccomend this to anyone looking to relax more, and people looking to have parties. This is first-class music, I tell you!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    WHAT A BEAUTIFUL CD!!!!

    THIS CD IS BEAUTIFUL!!! IT IS THE PERFECT CD FOR ALMOST ANYTHING....SITTING WITH FRIENDS OVER DRINKS, LAYING OUT BY THE POOL OR THE FAMILY DINNER AROUND THE TABLE, MY KIDS LOVE IT...MY 9 YEAR OLD LOVES THE FIRST SONG ON THE CD AND IS ALWAYS BORROWING IT. I THINK IT IS A MUST HAVE FOR A MUSIC LOVERS COLLECTION..YOU WILL NOT BE DISAPPOINTED.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Awesome CD

    This is one of my favorite cd's. Dave Koz's style is unique and he's one of the top performers in smooth jazz today. I had the pleasure of seeing Dave Koz perform here in South Florida. He was fantastic!! I would recommend this cd to anyone and everyone.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    The Dance.

    I love this tape. It is very good to listen to. My personal favorites are the Sha Na La Song, Careless Whisper, and several other tracks. I personally recommend this latest release from Dave Koz.

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