The Very Best of Jeff Lorber

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All Music Guide - Bradley Torreano
Unlike 2000's Definitive Collection, the inappropriately titled The Very Best of Jeff Lorber only focuses on his work since 1993. This is a shame, because despite the quality of his playing, his earliest albums display a thoughtful take on fusion that emphasized the rock elements more than jazz. In the '90s, Lorber's funky smooth jazz doesn't have the same groundbreaking feel or youthful energy that he was so good at creating. His music can still be a lush, powerful force just check out "Yellowstone" for proof, but it can suffer from an indistinct feel that suggests a hundred other players. Still, the small experimental touches such as the whispered vocals in "Punta ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Bradley Torreano
Unlike 2000's Definitive Collection, the inappropriately titled The Very Best of Jeff Lorber only focuses on his work since 1993. This is a shame, because despite the quality of his playing, his earliest albums display a thoughtful take on fusion that emphasized the rock elements more than jazz. In the '90s, Lorber's funky smooth jazz doesn't have the same groundbreaking feel or youthful energy that he was so good at creating. His music can still be a lush, powerful force just check out "Yellowstone" for proof, but it can suffer from an indistinct feel that suggests a hundred other players. Still, the small experimental touches such as the whispered vocals in "Punta del Este" can still shake up his material, making this an above-average collection that doesn't begin to touch the breadth of its subject's catalog.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 10/29/2002
  • Label: Grp Records
  • UPC: 044006507521
  • Catalog Number: 065075
  • Sales rank: 9,645

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Grasshopper (4:22)
  2. 2 Iquassu Falls (5:20)
  3. 3 Reverend Green (4:24)
  4. 4 Bring It On (3:57)
  5. 5 Katherine (4:38)
  6. 6 Chopsticks (3:59)
  7. 7 Yellowstone (4:29)
  8. 8 Punta del Este (5:05)
  9. 9 Lost With You (5:19)
  10. 10 PCH (Pacific Coast Highway) (4:12)
  11. 11 Rain Song (5:21)
  12. 12 Say Love (4:16)
  13. 13 Point Venus (4:32)
  14. 14 State of Grace (4:03)
  15. 15 Do What It Takes (5:16)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Jeff Lorber Primary Artist, Synthesizer, Percussion, Piano, Electric Bass, Keyboards, Hammond Organ, Electric Piano, fender rhodes, Wurlitzer, Synthesizer Drums, Mini Moog
Bruce Hornsby Piano, Soloist
Dave Koz Soprano Saxophone
Janis Siegel Vocals
Art Porter Alto Saxophone
Marlon McClain Electric Guitar, Steel Guitar
Gary Meek Flute, Soprano Saxophone, Tenor Saxophone
Alex Al Bass
Joey Altruda Acoustic Bass
Curt Bisquera Hi Hat
Lenny Castro Percussion
Paulinho Da Costa Percussion, Castanets, Conga, Shaker
Ray Fuller Guitar
Jerry Hey Trumpet
Dan Higgins Flute, Saxophone
Paul Jackson Jr. Guitar, Rhythm Guitar
Michael Landau Guitar, Electric Guitar, Rhythm Guitar, Soloist, Guitar (Nylon String)
Tony Maiden Guitar
Alec Milstein Bass, Percussion, Electric Bass, Keyboards, Vocals, Synthesizer Bass
Jeff Pescetto Background Vocals
Lee Ritenour Soloist, Guitar (Nylon String)
John "J.R." Robinson Drums
Stuart Wylen Guitar, Electric Guitar, Soloist
Steve Cole Tenor Saxophone
Eric Benét Vocals, Background Vocals
William Frank "Bill" Reichenbach Jr. Trombone
Nate Phillips Bass, Electric Bass
Technical Credits
Jeff Lorber Arranger, Producer, Percussion Programming
Marlon McClain Producer
Curt Bisquera drum programming
Steve Dubin Arranger, Producer
Jerry Hey Horn Arrangements
Alec Milstein Arranger
Leroy Osbourne Vocal Arrangements
Suha Gur Mastering
Hollis King Art Direction
Mickey Petralia Producer, Percussion Programming
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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    It Really Is The Best of Jeff Lorber

    Good choice of songs. You'll never get tired of listening.

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