This Is Smooth Jazz, Vol. 3

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All Music Guide - Paula Edelstein
This Is Smooth Jazz, Vol. 3 marks the return of the hit series released throughout the year 2000. The series received much critical acclaim and this third offering finds specific thunder with the inclusion of hitmakers such as Gota, the James Taylor Quartet, and Wolfgang Haffner's V.I.P. Club. The compilation includes Gota's "Crusin' Your Way" and the great vocals of Yvonne Yanney on the soul-jazz track "Leads Me Back to You" from the album by James Taylor titled The Bigger Picture. From the smooth jazz of Espirito to the radio hits "Into the Light" by the V.I.P. Club, and "Cool Shades" by Chris Standring and Rick Braun, This Is Smooth Jazz, Vol. 3 is a stellar ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Paula Edelstein
This Is Smooth Jazz, Vol. 3 marks the return of the hit series released throughout the year 2000. The series received much critical acclaim and this third offering finds specific thunder with the inclusion of hitmakers such as Gota, the James Taylor Quartet, and Wolfgang Haffner's V.I.P. Club. The compilation includes Gota's "Crusin' Your Way" and the great vocals of Yvonne Yanney on the soul-jazz track "Leads Me Back to You" from the album by James Taylor titled The Bigger Picture. From the smooth jazz of Espirito to the radio hits "Into the Light" by the V.I.P. Club, and "Cool Shades" by Chris Standring and Rick Braun, This Is Smooth Jazz, Vol. 3 is a stellar compliment to the series. With its depth of talent, and smooth jazz hitmakers, this CD bridges the gap between contemporary jazz and dance and adds another dimension to the series that its collectors will appreciate.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 4/10/2001
  • Label: Instinct Records
  • UPC: 720841055624
  • Catalog Number: 410556
  • Sales rank: 378,387

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Cruisin' Your Way - Gota (4:36)
  2. 2 Leads Me Back to You - James Taylor (5:08)
  3. 3 Brite Life (4:24)
  4. 4 Into the Light - The V.I.P. Club (5:18)
  5. 5 Tres Amigos (6:02)
  6. 6 A.M. (3:39)
  7. 7 Full Circle (5:22)
  8. 8 Light on My Life - Bill Sharpe (4:31)
  9. 9 Wonderland - Espirito (3:42)
  10. 10 Cool Shades (4:36)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Gerald Albright Soprano Saxophone
Roy Ayers Vibes
Earl Robinson Bass
United Future Organization Track Performer
Alex Acuña Drums
Rick Braun Flugelhorn
Tony Campbell Bass, Guitar
Joe Cang Background Vocals
Paulinho Da Costa Percussion
Laurence Cottle Bass Guitar
Julian Fenton Drums
Heavy Shift Track Performer
Nigel Hitchcock Bass Guitar
James Taylor Organ
Kenji Jammer Electric Guitar
Fridrik Karlsson Guitar
Abraham Laboriel Sr. Bass
Jim Mullen Electric Guitar
Jeffrey Osborne Vocals
Carlos Rios Guitar
Bill Sharpe Keyboards
Gota Yashiki Drums, Guitar (Nylon String)
Jacko Peake Flute, Saxophone
Duncan Millar Piano, fender rhodes
John Wilmott Saxophone
Rodney Lee Keyboards
Neil Cowley Percussion
Hideaki Nakaji Trombone
Tatsuya Shimogami Trumpet
Yvonne Yanney Vocals, Background Vocals
Chris Standring Guitar
Cliff Charles Guitar
Gary Crockett Bass
Mark Jaimes Electric Guitar
Jazz Steppers Track Performer
William South Keyboards
Neil Robinson Drums
Espirito Track Performer
Peter Beckman Percussion
Toshimichi Imao Tenor Saxophone
Pat Leacock Percussion, Electric Bass, Keyboards
Yuzo Suenaga Tres
Tony Smith Acoustic Guitar
John Wallace Saxophone
Technical Credits
Don Grusin Producer
United Future Organization Composer
Tony Campbell Producer
James Taylor Producer
Fridrik Karlsson Producer
Chuck Loeb Horn Arrangements
Matt Schwartz Producer
Bill Sharpe Producer
Gota Yashiki Programming, Producer
Hideaki Nakaji Horn Arrangements
J. Templeman Producer
William South Producer
Pat Leacock Producer, drum programming
John Wallace Producer
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