Time Flies

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All Music Guide - Adam Greenberg
The fourth album on Narada Jazz from Ramsey Lewis, Time Flies is in effect a contemporary redo of his career. The themes that have been important in his music over the decades are each given some room thus, there are classical, gospel, R&B, and straightforward jazz pieces here. At the same time, older songs are reworked with aspects of contemporary styles. Finally, the third dimension of changes here is the span of old Lewis classics, covers of other artists, and a few new items penned specifically for Time Flies. The album opens with a bit of Brahms, which subtly morphs along the way into some smooth jazz reminiscent of a Bobby McFerrin composition in some ways. ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Adam Greenberg
The fourth album on Narada Jazz from Ramsey Lewis, Time Flies is in effect a contemporary redo of his career. The themes that have been important in his music over the decades are each given some room thus, there are classical, gospel, R&B, and straightforward jazz pieces here. At the same time, older songs are reworked with aspects of contemporary styles. Finally, the third dimension of changes here is the span of old Lewis classics, covers of other artists, and a few new items penned specifically for Time Flies. The album opens with a bit of Brahms, which subtly morphs along the way into some smooth jazz reminiscent of a Bobby McFerrin composition in some ways. Similarly, a bit of Bach makes its way into straight jazz piano and perhaps a bit of a bossa nova later in the album. "Second Thoughts" is a new number, taking cues perhaps coincidentally from Piazzolla's tango aesthetic. The classic "Wade in the Water" is given a reworking in rhythm courtesy of Ramsey's son Frayne, as is "The In Crowd," which gets a jumping round of percussion and clapping that could almost pass as "Got to Give It Up" to a casual bypasser. "Open My Heart" and "Hosanna" let Lewis go somewhat easier on the piano as he complements the gospel numbers with a grand dose of choir singers. Moving back to straightforward jazz piano, listeners get treats in the originals "Hide & Seek" and "Last Dance," both of which showcase his still-present chops in fine light. There's a little something for everyone on this album, making a fine stand at covering the multitude of styles and moods covered by Lewis over the past four decades or so. Fans of Lewis should pick it up as something other than a standard greatest-hits album, and newcomers to his sound may find it a worthwhile single-disc introduction to the variety encompassed by his catalog.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 6/29/2004
  • Label: Narada
  • UPC: 724357689526
  • Catalog Number: 76895
  • Sales rank: 117,076

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Poco Allegretto from Symphony #3 in F Major - Ramsey Lewis Trio (6:32)
  2. 2 Second Thoughts - Ramsey Lewis Trio (7:36)
  3. 3 Wade in the Water - Ramsey Lewis Trio (3:34)
  4. 4 Open My Heart - Ramsey Lewis Trio (7:39)
  5. 5 Air from Suite #3 - Ramsey Lewis Trio (6:24)
  6. 6 Hide & Seek - Ramsey Lewis Trio (8:05)
  7. 7 Midnight at the Oasis - Ramsey Lewis Trio (3:32)
  8. 8 Last Dance - Ramsey Lewis Trio (6:51)
  9. 9 Estrellita - Ramsey Lewis Trio (5:57)
  10. 10 The "In" Crowd - Ramsey Lewis Trio (3:42)
  11. 11 Hosanna - Ramsey Lewis Trio (3:35)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Ramsey Lewis Primary Artist, Piano, Piano (Grand)
Buddy Fambro Guitar
Larry Gray Bass, Flute, Electric Bass, Cello, Acoustic Bass
Bobby Lewis Vocals
Alejo Poveda Percussion
Juliette Lewis Vocals
Kevin Randolph Keyboards, Hammond Organ
Leon Jr. Joyce Drums, Hand Drums
Jackie Cross Vocals
Miriam Berry Vocals
Valerie Houston Vocals
Veronica Houston Vocals
Technical Credits
Johannes Brahms Composer
Ramsey Lewis Arranger, Composer, Producer
Yolanda Adams Composer
Johann Sebastian Bach Composer
Kirk Franklin Composer
Larry Gray Arranger
Danny Leake Engineer, Digital Editing
Frayne Lewis Producer
Terry Lewis Composer
David Nichtern Composer
Trevor Sadler Mastering
Billy Page Composer
James Harris Composer
James "Big Jim" Wright Composer
Kevin Randolph Producer
Traditional Composer
Lambert Waldrip Programming
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