This Time

This Time

by Al Jarreau


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This Time

Al Jarreau finally found success in the U.S. after 1975's We Got By. The later albums that followed ,like 1977's live Look to the Rainbow and 1978's All Fly Home found him attaining the all-important cult status and accolades from the jazz community. Those facts made his switch to pop/R&B on This Time even more surprising. For This Time, Jarreau is paired with producer Jay Graydon. Despite his jazz credentials, This Time does prove that this style is where Jarreau truly prospers. The jittery "Never Give It Up" and the melodic and pensive "Gimme What You Got" have a crisp and refined L.A. sound, and Jarreau gives the songs weight with his methodical yet playful vocals. In the same vein, the poignantly sung and arranged "Your Sweet Love" displays Jarreau's gift of ringing emotion where you'd least expect it. Jarreau also adds deft lyrics to jazz standards "(A Rhyme) This Time" and "(I Can Recall) Spain." The best song to bridge the gap between the two incarnations, "Alonzo," is strikingly beautiful and has Jarreau nearly reaching operatic heights. During its release, This Time was stunning for its fresh sound and a sense of warmth. Upon repeated plays, those attributes still ring true.

Product Details

Release Date: 10/25/1990
Label: Warner Bros / Wea
UPC: 0075992343428
catalogNumber: 3434
Rank: 12364

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Jarreau   Primary Artist,Percussion,Vocals,Background Vocals,Vocal Percussion
Larry Williams   Synthesizer,Piano,fender rhodes
George Duke   Piano,fender rhodes
Earl Klugh   Guitar,Gut String Guitar
Greg Mathieson   Synthesizer,Piano,Keyboards,Synthesizer Strings
David Foster   Piano,fender rhodes
Tom Canning   Piano,Keyboards,Bells,fender rhodes
Oscar Castro-Neves   Guitar,Gut String Guitar
Chuck Findley   Trumpet,Horn
Steve Gadd   Drums
Steve George   Synthesizer
Jay Graydon   Synthesizer,Guitar,Electric Guitar
Jerry Hey   Trumpet,Flugelhorn,Horn
Ralph Humphrey   Percussion,Drums
Abraham Laboriel   Bass
Michael Omartian   Synthesizer,Synthesizer Strings
Dean Parks   Guitar,Electric Guitar
Earl Lon Price   Saxophone
Lon Price   Alto Saxophone
Carlos Vega   Drums
William Frank "Bill" Reichenbach   Trombone
Thompson   Harmonica

Technical Credits

Jarreau   rhythm arrangement
Earl Klugh   rhythm arrangement
Greg Mathieson   rhythm arrangement
Tom Canning   rhythm arrangement
Jay Graydon   Producer,Engineer,rhythm arrangement
Jerry Hey   Horn Arrangements
Tom Kellock   rhythm arrangement
Joe Bogan   Engineer
Richard Seireeni   Art Direction
Harry Mittman   Art Direction
Debbie Thompson   Engineer

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