by Rahsaan Patterson

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Rahsaan Patterson's first proper studio release in nearly four years is his boldest and most scattered album to date, which -- in the wake of Wines & Spirits -- is saying something. It could not get much more daring than a drastic, uptempo overhaul of "I Only Have Eyes for You," with Patterson performing all the vocal parts over slippery drum programming, synthesizer bass, strings, and horns. And that is what opens the album. The following three songs, boasting assists from Jody Watley, Faith Evans, and Shanice Wilson, are among Patterson's funkiest and friskiest work, while the overjoyed "Stay with Me" is trailed by "Miss You" -- mostly finger snaps and aching falsetto -- and the sorrowful yet somewhat sweet "Goodbye," a touching seven-minute ballad. The album's second half is highlighted by two tremendously disparate numbers. The love hangover "6AM," featuring Lalah Hathaway, is an irresistibly liquid but bumping groove reminiscent of Nick Martinelli's mid-'80s productions with Loose Ends (among many others). "Mountain Top," however, is a large gospel number, beginning with Patterson at ground level and escalating as he is joined by Tata Vega, Andraé Crouch, and the Andraé Crouch Singers. It sounds as if Patterson has never had more fun making music, indulging in his whims. It's too bad he can't do it more often.

Product Details

Release Date: 07/19/2011
Label: Artistry Music
UPC: 0181475702320
catalogNumber: 7023
Rank: 150527

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Rahsaan Patterson   Primary Artist,Keyboards,Vocals,Background Vocals,Synthesizer Bass
Lalah Hathaway   Synthesizer Bass
Jody Watley   Background Vocals,Spoken Word
Tata Vega   Vocals,Guest Appearance
Shanice Wilson   Vocals,Guest Appearance
Andraé Crouch   Choir, Chorus
Keith Crouch   Strings,Cymbals,Keyboards,Background Vocals,Clavinet,Synthesizer Bass
Jamey Jaz   Bass,Guitar,Strings,Keyboards,Synthesizer Bass
Derrick Edmondson   Saxophone
Faith Evans   Background Vocals
Jimmy Keegan   Drums,drum overdubs
Latina Webb   Background Vocals
Andraé Crouch Singers   Choir, Chorus
Erik Reichers   Keyboards
Derrick "D*Loc" Walker   Percussion,Hi Hat
Jairus Mozee   Guitar
Jessica Reichers   Flute
Javod Day   Piano,Strings,fender rhodes
Lior Ron   Trumpet
John "Jubu" Smith   Guitar

Technical Credits

Lalah Hathaway   Composer
Andraé Crouch   Choir Arrangement
Keith Crouch   Composer,Producer,Engineer,Vocal Arrangements,Horn Arrangements,drum programming,Instrumentation
Dubin   Composer
Jamey Jaz   Arranger,Producer,Engineer,drum programming
Harry Warren   Composer
Rahsaan Patterson   Arranger,Composer,Producer,Engineer,Executive Producer,Vocal Arrangements,Horn Arrangements,drum programming,Art Direction
Denny Stilwell   Executive Producer
Erik Reichers   Arranger,Composer,Producer,Engineer
Raj Naik   Artwork,Art Direction
Shanice Knox   Composer
Darryl Stephens   Composer
Saudade Omiero Iyami   Paintings,Cover Art,Drawing
Gretchen Valade   Executive Producer

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