The Jazzmasters

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All Music Guide - Stephen Thomas Erlewine
After years of exploring dance and electronic music, Paul Hardcastle moved to contemporary jazz fusion with his 1993 album, Jazzmasters I. Recorded in late 1990 and early 1991, the album features Hardcastle on the majority of the instruments -- everything except the sax and flute, which are handled by Gary Barnacle, and the vocals, which are by Helen Rogers. Given that all the rhythms are programmed, it shouldn't come as a surprise that the album sounds a little stiff in comparison to the average jazz release, but smooth contemporary jazz is about textures, which Hardcastle has mastered. The material may be a little weak and the sound may be a little canned, but...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Stephen Thomas Erlewine
After years of exploring dance and electronic music, Paul Hardcastle moved to contemporary jazz fusion with his 1993 album, Jazzmasters I. Recorded in late 1990 and early 1991, the album features Hardcastle on the majority of the instruments -- everything except the sax and flute, which are handled by Gary Barnacle, and the vocals, which are by Helen Rogers. Given that all the rhythms are programmed, it shouldn't come as a surprise that the album sounds a little stiff in comparison to the average jazz release, but smooth contemporary jazz is about textures, which Hardcastle has mastered. The material may be a little weak and the sound may be a little canned, but Jazzmasters I firmly establishes Hardcastle as a musician who can pull off contemporary jazz quite convincingly.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 6/1/1999
  • Label: Trippin & Rhythm
  • UPC: 020286102823
  • Catalog Number: 2
  • Sales rank: 38,140

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Sound of Summer (5:51)
  2. 2 Blue Days (6:03)
  3. 3 Northern Lights (5:38)
  4. 4 Really Miss Your Love (5:10)
  5. 5 Heaven (5:45)
  6. 6 Lost Summer (5:20)
  7. 7 Without Love (5:34)
  8. 8 Body Heat (5:50)
  9. 9 Strollin' (4:12)
  10. 10 Hearts of Space (4:44)
  11. 11 Blowin' Free (4:47)
  12. 12 See You in July (5:54)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Paul Hardcastle Primary Artist, Guitar, Percussion, Drums, Keyboards
Gary Barnacle Flute, Saxophone
Helen Rogers Vocals
Technical Credits
Paul Hardcastle Composer, Producer, drum programming
Brian Gardner Mastering
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