A Bigger Picture

A Bigger Picture

by James Taylor Quartet


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A Bigger Picture

The Bigger Picture is a polished production performed by the legendary James Taylor Quartet. This is the 12th release in the quartet's 15-year career and should embrace both new and old fans because of their savory mix of funk, soul, jazz, and groove that is brought to life by excellent arrangements and a brand new singer, Yvonne Yaney. Along with additional help from a master of the vibes, Roy Ayers, the James Taylor Quartet consistently evokes their modern groove on 13 songs -- 12 of them either written or co-written by Taylor. Taylor's brand of funk on Bobby Womack's "TKO" is given a fresh treatment with Yaney's smooth vocals. "Chasing Dragons" is a synth smash, with excellent keyboards and organ by Taylor rounded out by excellent solos from John Willmott on flute and Don Glover on trumpet. On the final three selections, labeled "The Smaller Picture," Taylor provides a generous anointment of synthesized sounds on "Decoding the Pyramids," "First Time," and "Change Your Mind."

Product Details

Release Date: 02/13/2001
Label: Instinct Records
UPC: 0720841055129
catalogNumber: 410551
Rank: 213469

Album Credits

Performance Credits

James Taylor Quartet   Primary Artist
Roy Ayers   Vibes
Joe Cang   Background Vocals
James Taylor   Organ,Keyboards,Background Vocals,Moog Synthesizer,fender rhodes
Matt Schwartz   Keyboards
Donna Gardier   Background Vocals
John Wilmott   Flute,Saxophone
Yvonne Yanney   Vocals,Background Vocals
Gary Crockett   Bass
Neil Robinson   Organ,Drums
David Taylor   Guitar
Peter Beckman   Percussion

Technical Credits

David Taylor   Composer
Henry Glover   Composer
James Taylor   Composer,Programming,Producer
Steve Orchard   Engineer
Matt Schwartz   Composer,Programming,Producer
Bob Mallett   Engineer
Rafe McKenna   Engineer
Mique Willmott   Composer
Dave Pemberton   Engineer
Mike Nielson   Engineer
Gary Crockett   Composer
David Taylor   Producer
Neil Robinson   Composer
John Willmott   Composer
Dom Glover   Composer

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