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Following the major sales and airplay successes of Benoit's previous GRP outings, Shadows is a more conceptual album, a collection that perfectly fuses the hip-hop grooves introduced on Inner Motion's popular track "M.W.A," with a lush orchestral approach. All without losing sight of the spirited composing and playing style that made him one of smooth jazz's biggest stars. Helping bring Benoit and co-producer Marcel East's chemistry to life are friends old and new to the Benoit studio fold: guitarist Pat Kelley; bassists Neil Stubenhaus, Nathan East, and Jimmy Johnson; saxophonist Michael Paulo; drummers Jeff Porcaro and John Robinson; and percussionists Chris Trujillo, Michael Fisher, and Fattburger's Tommy Aros. Adding a gorgeous Brazilian texture to several of the tunes are the wordless vocals and acoustic guitar of Dori Caymmi. Benoit also uses the brass sounds of Michael Patches Stewart and the legendary Freddie Hubbard. Key tracks include the intensely urban "Over the Edge," the classical leaning title track, and "Saudade," a Brazilian piece featuring samba rhythms and bouncy percussion, along with Hubbard's swirling trumpet magic.

Product Details

Release Date: 10/01/1991
Label: Grp Records
UPC: 0011105965422
catalogNumber: 9654
Rank: 205294

Album Credits

Performance Credits

David Benoit   Primary Artist,Synthesizer,Guitar,Piano,Conductor,Electric Piano
Dori Caymmi   Guitar,Vocals
Michael Paulo   Saxophone,Soprano Saxophone
Bruce Dukov   Violin,Concert Master
Sid Page   Violin
Tom Aros   Percussion
Sally Bonebrake   French Horn
Ray Brown   Trumpet
Don Caymmi   Guitar,Vocals,Voices
Larry Corbett   Cello
Joel Derouin   Violin
Chuck Domanico   Bass
Marcel East   Synthesizer,Guitar,Percussion,Drums
Nathan East   Bass
Henry Ferber   Violin
Michael Fisher   Percussion
Freddie Hubbard   Flugelhorn
Patricia Johnson   Violin
Suzie Kattayama   Cello
Roland Kato   Viola
Patrick Kelly   Guitar
Peter Kent   Violin
Jeff Porcaro   Drums
Valerie Pinkston-Mayo   Vocals,Background Vocals
John "J.R." Robinson   Drums
Jay Rosen   Violin
Amy Schulman   Harp
Neil Stubenhaus   Bass
Chris Trujillo   Percussion
Suzie Katayama   Cello
Michael "Patches" Stewart   Trumpet,Flugelhorn
Joel Deroin   Violin
Valerie Pinkston   Vocals,Background Vocals
Michele Richards   Violin
Jimmy Johnson   Bass
Raymond Tischer   Viola

Technical Credits

David Benoit   Arranger,Producer,Orchestration,Horn Arrangements,String Arrangements,rhythm arrangement
Marcel East   Arranger,Producer,Engineer,Vocal Arrangements,Horn Arrangements,drum programming,rhythm arrangement
Nathan East   Composer
Clark Germain   Engineer
Khaliq Glover   Engineer
John Paterno   Engineer
Rik Pekkonen   Engineer
Larry Rosen   Executive Producer
Valerie Pinkston   Vocal Arrangements

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