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Winelight
     

Winelight

5.0 3
by Grover Washington Jr.
 

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It just doesn't get any smoother than this. An undeniably romantic album, WINELIGHT is a satin-smooth collection of R & B-spiced jazz tunes best heard with the lights turned down. The Grammy-winning hit "Just the Two of Us, "which teams Washington, one of the contemporary jazz world's best-loved and most-respected saxophonists, with singer Bill Withers, may be the

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It just doesn't get any smoother than this. An undeniably romantic album, WINELIGHT is a satin-smooth collection of R & B-spiced jazz tunes best heard with the lights turned down. The Grammy-winning hit "Just the Two of Us, "which teams Washington, one of the contemporary jazz world's best-loved and most-respected saxophonists, with singer Bill Withers, may be the standout track, but dig deeper. On "Take Me There," the Philly-based saxophonist creates a captivating tune by combining jazz with a light funk groove; "Make Me a Memory (Sad Samba)" is a Latin-tinged beauty that manages somehow to be simultaneously melancholy and lively. And "Let It Flow (for Dr. J)" pays homage to the basketball hero who made history when he played for Washington's beloved Philadelphia 76ers - a lovely tribute from one great artist to another.

Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Scott Yanow
Grover Washington, Jr., has long been one of the leaders in what could be called rhythm & jazz, essentially R&B-influenced jazz. Winelight is one of his finest albums, and not primarily because of the Bill Withers hit "Just the Two of Us." It is the five instrumentals that find Washington (on soprano, alto, and tenor) really stretching out. If he had been only interested in sales, Washington's solos could have been half as long and he would have stuck closely to the melody. Instead he really pushes himself on some of these selections, particularly the title cut. A memorable set of high-quality and danceable soul-jazz.

Product Details

Release Date:
01/13/2008
Label:
Warner Bros Uk
UPC:
0075596033824
catalogNumber:
960338
Rank:
84391

Tracks

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Grover Washington   Primary Artist,Saxophone,Alto Saxophone,Soprano Saxophone,Tenor Saxophone
Bill Withers   Vocals
Ralph MacDonald   Percussion,Conga,Syndrum
Ray Chew   Clavinet
Steve Gadd   Drums
Eric Gale   Guitar
Robert Greenidge   Steel Drums
Paul Griffin   Keyboards,Clavinet,fender rhodes
Hilda Harris   Background Vocals
Yvonne Lewis   Background Vocals
Ullanda McCullough   Background Vocals
Marcus Miller   Bass
Richard Tee   fender rhodes
Ed Walsh   Oberheim 8 Voice
Bill Eaton   Conductor,oberheim

Technical Credits

Ralph MacDonald   Producer,Original Album Producer
Richard Alderson   Engineer
Greg Allen   Reissue Design
David McLees   Executive Producer
Elliot Scheiner   Remixing
Grover Washington   Producer,Original Album Producer
David Nathan   Liner Notes
Ron Coro   Art Direction
David Dieckmann   Authoring
Daniel Goldmark   Editorial Research
Bill Eaton   Arranger
McPherson   Authoring
George Lydecker   Authoring
Andy Thomas   Screen Design
Robin Hurley   Producer

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Winelight 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
Roman-VII_us More than 1 year ago
If you like music, you'll love this classic CD. It will brighten and enlighten your spirit. No matter what type of music you may think you are dedicated to. Grover is genius, the music is genius and so are the contributing artists. I can just about guarantee everyone who listens to this will be infatuated in short time.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Loved this album over 20 years ago...still do...It brings back fond memories of time spent in Europe...driving along the autoban with a lover....
Guest More than 1 year ago
''GREAT'' WHAT CAN YOU SAY! GROVER WAS THE BEST......