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The Morning After: A Musical Love Journey

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All Music Guide - Matt Collar
Conceived as a musical journey of love, Najee's 2013 album, The Morning After, finds the sweet-toned, smooth jazz saxophonist delivering a set of songs that bring you along on a sensual and romantic road trip. The album follows up Najee's equally as passionate 2012 release, The Smooth Side of Soul. Along with a bevy of superb studio musicians, Najee is backed here by a capable rhythm section featuring keyboardist Demonte Posey, guitarist Ray Fuller, bassist Bill Sharpe, and drummer Daniel "dpondrums" Powell. Also featured is vocalist Meli'sa Morgan, who adds her warm and throaty vocal presence to the intimate R&B-infused track "In the Mood to Take It Slow." Elsewhere on...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Matt Collar
Conceived as a musical journey of love, Najee's 2013 album, The Morning After, finds the sweet-toned, smooth jazz saxophonist delivering a set of songs that bring you along on a sensual and romantic road trip. The album follows up Najee's equally as passionate 2012 release, The Smooth Side of Soul. Along with a bevy of superb studio musicians, Najee is backed here by a capable rhythm section featuring keyboardist Demonte Posey, guitarist Ray Fuller, bassist Bill Sharpe, and drummer Daniel "dpondrums" Powell. Also featured is vocalist Meli'sa Morgan, who adds her warm and throaty vocal presence to the intimate R&B-infused track "In the Mood to Take It Slow." Elsewhere on The Morning After, Najee delves into the buoyant, streamlined jazz funk of "Rendezvous," the smooth jazz noir of "Paseo Nuevo," and the sparkling, groove-oriented "Trip to the Moon." Those tracks, as with all of the songs on The Morning After, are supremely romantic, soulful songs that straddle the line between contemporary R&B, instrumental jazz, and pop.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 10/22/2013
  • Label: Shanachie
  • UPC: 016351541321
  • Catalog Number: 5413
  • Sales rank: 40,251

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Anticipation (0:22)
  2. 2 Rendezvous (5:03)
  3. 3 San Tropez (5:22)
  4. 4 In the Mood To Take It Slow (4:53)
  5. 5 Paseo Nuevo (5:43)
  6. 6 Champs Élysées (6:45)
  7. 7 Mafalala (4:22)
  8. 8 Trip To the Moon (5:14)
  9. 9 The Morning After (5:39)
  10. 10 Shinjuku (3:21)
  11. 11 W 72 and Broadway (8:06)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Najee Primary Artist, Flute, Soprano Saxophone, Tenor Saxophone
Meli'sa Morgan Vocals, Background Vocals
Brian Bromberg Fretless Bass Guitar, Acoustic Bass, Soloist
Ray Fuller Guitar
Nick Lane Trombone
Anthony Saunders Background Vocals
Bill Sharpe Bass
Nick Smith Piano
Joel Taylor Drums
Lee Thornburg Trumpet, Flugelhorn
Tony Tolbert Background Vocals
Demonté Posey Keyboards, Synthesizer Bass
Daniel Powell Drums
Marcus Adams Saxophone
Taschi Lynell Vocals
Technical Credits
Brian Bromberg Composer, Producer
Najee Composer, Producer
Tom McCauley Engineer
Anthony Saunders Composer
Nick Smith Composer
Joel Taylor Composer
Tony Tolbert Composer
Erik Zobler Engineer
Demonté Posey Composer, Producer
Davy D Mastering
Superb Clawson Composer
Kim Fields Art Direction
Joyce Meli'sa Morgan Composer
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