Pleasures of the Night

Pleasures of the Night

by Gerald Albright
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Pleasures of the Night

Although saxophonist Gerald Albright gets co-billing on this CD and two of the ten selections are instrumentals, this is very much a Will Downing vocal set. The emphasis is on romantic ballads; in addition to some newer material, it includes some older songs like "The Nearness of You," the Beatles' "Michelle," "The Look of Love," and "We'll Be Together Again." Downing has long had a strong, warm, and deep voice, and this type of outing is perfect for him. The performances, although touched a little by jazz, are really a soulful blend of middle-of-the-road pop music. The co-leaders are joined by a variety of top rhythm section players, including pianists John Beasley, Bobby Lyle, Patrice Rushen, and Ronnie Foster. This CD serves as an excellent showcase for Will Downing's voice.

Product Details

Release Date: 09/29/1998
Label: Polygram Records
UPC: 0731455761320
catalogNumber: 557613

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Gerald Albright   Primary Artist,Flute,Alto Flute,Alto Saxophone,Soprano Saxophone,Tenor Saxophone,Track Performer
Will Downing   Vocals,Background Vocals
Patrice Rushen   Keyboards
Ronnie Foster   Organ,Synthesizer,Keyboards
Bobby Lyle   Keyboards
Marvin "Smitty" Smith   Drums
Jimmy Haslip   Bass Guitar,Acoustic Bass
Luis Conte   Percussion
Tony Dumas   Acoustic Bass
Paul Jackson   Guitar
Abraham Laboriel   Bass
Harvey Mason   Drums
Land Richards   Drums
John "J.R." Robinson   Drums

Technical Credits

Will Downing   Producer
Gerald Albright   Producer,Engineer
Dori Caymmi   Composer
Ronnie Foster   Producer
Richard Seidel   Executive Producer
Tommy Vicari   Engineer
Anthony Jeffries   Engineer
Giulio Turturro   Art Direction

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Pleasures of the Night 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Along with the smooth saxophone sounds of Gerald Albright, the music on this album will have you wanting to listen to more of Will Downing and looking forward to future music that he delivers.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Bro. Gerald Albright and Will Downing has created a masterpiece. This CD has set the mood between a man and lady to create that spark for romance, togetherness, and for love. Men if you want to romance that special lady in your life, definetly get this CD. Ladies if you want to make your man feel he is number one in your life get this CD. Play this CD and witness the magic between two people.