Tokyo Blue

Tokyo Blue

by Najee
     
 

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Best known for his dynamite soprano, Najee proved his versatility with this disc by using alto and tenor, and even throwing in some tender flute work on the mellow "My Old Friend." He is a strong improvisator, but you could classify Tokyo Blue as R&B just as easily as jazz due to the funk grooves (which display a similar formula as …  See more details below

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Best known for his dynamite soprano, Najee proved his versatility with this disc by using alto and tenor, and even throwing in some tender flute work on the mellow "My Old Friend." He is a strong improvisator, but you could classify Tokyo Blue as R&B just as easily as jazz due to the funk grooves (which display a similar formula as George Howard's best work). There are also strong guest appearances by several vocalists here, including Freddie Jackson on Stevie Wonder's "Superwoman." Immensely pleasurable, a fun listen from beginning to end, and recommended for those pop/jazz fans who wanna shake their groove thang. Najee was one of smooth jazz's most consistent proponents of a sub genre that came to be called rhythm and jazz. Top cuts here include "Talkin'," "Tokyo Blue," and "Stay."

Product Details

Release Date:
07/23/1996
Label:
Indent Series
UPC:
0762185160527
catalogNumber:
92248

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

Najee   Primary Artist,Flute,Alto Saxophone,Soprano Saxophone,Tenor Saxophone,Finger Snapping
Freddie Jackson   Vocals,Background Vocals
Vesta   Vocals,Background Vocals
Victor Bailey   Bass
Omar Hakim   Drums
Audrey Wheeler   Background Vocals
Don Blackman   Keyboards
Robert Damper   Keyboards
Barry Sonjohn Johnson   Bass,Vocals
Mark Ledford   Vocals
Denzil Miller   Piano,Finger Snapping
Paul Mills   Drums
Morris Pleasure   Bass,Keyboards,Synthesizer Bass
Fareed   Guitar
Artie Reynolds   Bass
Rohn Lawrence   Guitar
Regis Branson   Background Vocals
Steve Horton   Guitar
James Calloway   Bass
Werner "Vana" Gierig   Synthesizer

Technical Credits

Vesta   Vocal Arrangements
Najee   drum programming
Beau Huggins   Executive Producer
Fareed   Engineer,Vocal Arrangements,drum programming
Henry Marquez   Art Direction
Sammy Lowe   Contributor,Harmonic Arrangement

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