Victor

Victor

by Victor Fields
     
 
It's fitting that Bay Area-based soul-jazz vocalist Victor Fields released this disc on Valentine's Day; in the tradition of Jon Lucien and Bobby Caldwell, Fields applies his deep, rich resonant voice to a variety of romantic standards and compositions. Curiously, while he seemed to be establishing himself as

Overview

It's fitting that Bay Area-based soul-jazz vocalist Victor Fields released this disc on Valentine's Day; in the tradition of Jon Lucien and Bobby Caldwell, Fields applies his deep, rich resonant voice to a variety of romantic standards and compositions. Curiously, while he seemed to be establishing himself as a singer/songwriter on his debut album, Promise, here he defers to a unique array of talent -- including smooth jazz jack of all trades Chuck Loeb (the balmy, mid-tempo first single, "This Could Be Paradise"), Stevie Wonder (a dreamy, up-tempo twist on "Golden Lady"), Diane Warren, and Vince Gill. Displaying some diversity and a true sense of jazz tradition, Fields also takes subtle but emotionally resonant approaches to "Lush Life" and "Night and Day." Despite the varying tempos, the ambience -- created by the singer's musical director and producer, guitarist Chris Camozzi -- is definitely perfect for a lovely romantic evening. While the emphasis is on the vocals throughout, Camozzi creates a true sense of jazzy excitement with Bill Ortiz's trumpet and John R. Burr's lively piano solo on the most memorable track, the soaring and anthemic "We'll All Be Free." Smooth jazz radio stations are usually resistant to playing AC vocalists who aren't named Sade or Anita Baker, but hopefully, Fields' association with veteran genre performers Loeb and Camozzi will help his chances of getting heard.

Product Details

Release Date:
08/23/2012
Label:
Cd Baby
UPC:
0759075102156
catalogNumber:
5637518029
Rank:
198713

Tracks

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Victor Fields   Primary Artist
John Burr   Piano,Keyboards
Chris Camozzi   Acoustic Guitar,Percussion,Electric Guitar,Keyboards
Brian Collier   Drums
Peter Horvath   Piano,Strings,Keyboards,Electric Piano
Scott Mayo   Soprano Saxophone
Bill Ortiz   Trumpet,Flugelhorn
Vince Lars   Saxophone
Scott Fuller   Strings,Keyboards,Multi Instruments,Synthesizer Bass
Nelson Braxton   Bass
Deszon X. Claiborne   Drums
Nicolas Bearde   Background Vocals
Jason Peterson Delaire   Alto Saxophone

Technical Credits

Toni C.   Composer
Chris Camozzi   Arranger,Producer,Vocal Arrangements,drum programming,Loop,Percussion Programming
Vince Gill   Composer
Peter Horvath   Arranger,String Arrangements
Chuck Loeb   Composer
Cole Porter   Composer
Billy Strayhorn   Composer
Diane Warren   Composer
Stevie Wonder   Composer
Jane Hall   Composer
Scott Fuller   Arranger,Sound Effects,drum programming,Percussion Programming
Nicole Yarling   Composer
Victor Fields   Liner Notes,Executive Producer
Nicole Yarling   Composer

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