by Tom Braxton


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True to its title, alto saxophonist Tom Braxton's fifth solo album is a decidedly upbeat collection of smooth jazz grooves. Produced and largely written by Braxton's mentor, guitarist Wayman Tisdale, these 12 songs have an easy, light groove, with Braxton's Grover Washington, Jr.-like melodic phrasing laid over a blend of synths, rubbery fretless bass, Tisdale's tasteful rhythm guitar, drum machines, and hand percussion. Occasional low-key vocals like the nonsense chants that waft up on "Bermuda Nights" don't detract from the mellow, unhurried feel of Braxton and Tisdale's grooves, but neither do they add much. Conversely, Cassandra Robertson's R&B diva approach overpowers the slight "Forever and a Day." As is often the case with this style of music, Bounce is an unfailingly pleasant, but unexceptional, album that sounds appealing enough when it's on but isn't compelling enough to get excited about.

Product Details

Release Date: 07/26/2005
Label: Rendezvous
UPC: 0881284510924
catalogNumber: 5109
Rank: 192215

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Tom Braxton   Primary Artist,Flute,Piano,Keyboards,Alto Saxophone,Soprano Saxophone,Tenor Saxophone
James Williams   Guitar
Jorge Ginorio   Percussion
Mark Harper   Guitar
Michael White   Drums
Wayman Tisdale   Acoustic Guitar,Bass,Percussion,Keyboards,Vocals
Ira Bassett   Flugelhorn
Mike Phillips   Saxophone
Cassandra Robertson   Vocals
Arlington Jones   Keyboards
Eric Willis   Keyboards

Technical Credits

Ken Navarro   Composer
Tom Braxton   Composer
Wayne Morgan   Engineering
Jay Rowe   Composer
Hal Sacks   Engineer
Wayman Tisdale   Composer,Programming,Producer,Engineering
Patrick McGuire   Engineer

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