Urban Knights

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All Music Guide - Alex Henderson
When Maurice White produced the Urban Knights' self-titled debut album in 1994, some people were surprised to see Earth, Wind & Fire's leader/founder producing an album of mostly instrumental jazz-funk and pop-jazz. But for those who knew something about White's pre-EWF history, it wasn't all that surprising -- White had a jazz background, and he played drums in the Ramsey Lewis Trio before forming EWF's original pre-Philip Bailey lineup in 1970. Lewis, in fact, is among the participants on this CD by the Urban Knights, whose first lineup consists of Lewis on piano, Grover Washington, Jr. on tenor and soprano sax, Victor Bailey on electric bass, and Omar Hakim on ...
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All Music Guide - Alex Henderson
When Maurice White produced the Urban Knights' self-titled debut album in 1994, some people were surprised to see Earth, Wind & Fire's leader/founder producing an album of mostly instrumental jazz-funk and pop-jazz. But for those who knew something about White's pre-EWF history, it wasn't all that surprising -- White had a jazz background, and he played drums in the Ramsey Lewis Trio before forming EWF's original pre-Philip Bailey lineup in 1970. Lewis, in fact, is among the participants on this CD by the Urban Knights, whose first lineup consists of Lewis on piano, Grover Washington, Jr. on tenor and soprano sax, Victor Bailey on electric bass, and Omar Hakim on drums. With such an all-star lineup, this album should have been exceptional -- it isn't, although Urban Knights offers a generally pleasant, if inconsistent and unremarkable, mixture of jazz, R&B, and pop. There are moments of interest; the CD's more noteworthy tracks include Lewis' Brazilian-influenced "Urban Samba," Hakim's dreamy "Hearts of Longing," and White's funky "On the Radio." But when Earth, Wind & Fire's leader/founder is the producer and musicians like Lewis and Washington are on board, you expect an album that is more than just pleasant -- you expect a masterpiece. And while Urban Knights isn't bad, it doesn't live up to its enormous potential.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 5/23/1995
  • Label: Grp Records
  • UPC: 011105981521
  • Catalog Number: 9815

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 On the Radio (4:40)
  2. 2 Wanna Be With You (4:41)
  3. 3 Chill (6:08)
  4. 4 Hearts of Longing (7:15)
  5. 5 Friendship (4:12)
  6. 6 Miracle (5:09)
  7. 7 The Rose (4:34)
  8. 8 Urban Samba (4:42)
  9. 9 Forever More (5:59)
  10. 10 Senegal (6:49)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Urban Knights Primary Artist
The Emotions Vocals
Victor Bailey Bass, Electric Bass
Omar Hakim Drums, Vocals
Bill Meyers Synthesizer
Ramsey Lewis Piano
Paulinho Da Costa Percussion
Jeanette Hawes Vocals
Freddie Hubbard Trumpet
Sheila Hutchinson Vocals
Paul Jackson Jr. Guitar
Michael Logan Synthesizer, Vocals
Wanda Vaughn Vocals
Grover Washington Jr. Saxophone, Soprano Saxophone, Tenor Saxophone
Technical Credits
Maurice White Arranger, Composer, Producer
Victor Bailey Contributor
Omar Hakim Contributor
Henry Johnson Contributor
Bill Meyers Arranger
Ramsey Lewis Contributor
Paul Arnold Producer
Carl Griffin Executive Producer
Paul Klingberg Engineer
Michael Landy Digital Editing
Jimi Randolph Producer
Wayne Vaughn Composer
Grover Washington Jr. Contributor
David Nathan Liner Notes
Tony Dawsey Mastering
Hollis King Art Direction, Illustrations
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