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Michael Lington - Everything Must Change

Everything Must Change(2002/10/22)Michael Lington商品詳細を見るPersonnel: Michael Lington (soprano & alto saxophone); Lee Thornburg (trumpet); Ricky Peterson (Fender Rhodes piano, Hammond B-3 organ); Gregg Karukas (Fender Rhodes piano, keyboards, Mini-Moog synthesizer); Jeff Lorber (keyboards, guitar, programming); ... Full DescriptionJulian Bunetta, Sam Purkin, Brian Culbertson (keyboards, pro...

Victor Fields - 52ND Street

The select listener of jazz vocals will find Victor Fields engaging, charming, and irresistibly appealing. On the critically acclaimed 52nd Street, Fields convincingly demonstrates an unforgettable tableau of 11 wonderful songs from the jazz, ... Full Descriptionpop, blues, and Brazilian jazz genres in which the listener can delight. Accompanied by an array of jazz stars, including Jeff Lorber,...

Brian Bromberg - Jaco

Jaco(2003/06/17)Brian Bromberg商品詳細を見るThis is a logical tribute album from one great bassist (Brian Bromberg) to another (Jaco Pastorius). The front of the CD purposely resembles Pastorius' debut recording and the program features six Pastorius songs (including two versions apiece ... Full Descriptionof "Come on, Come Over" and "Teen Town"), Joe Zawinul's "A Remark You Made," the R&B stan...

Richard Elliot - Ricochet

Ricochet(2003/04/29)Richard Elliot商品詳細を見るIf you are a big fan of instrumental pop or smooth jazz, you'll probably enjoy saxophonist Richard Elliot's cover of the Stylistics' hit "You Make Me Feel Brand New" on Ricochet as well as a few of the pleasant original tunes. ~ Matt CollarPersonnel: ... Full DescriptionRichard Elliot (tenor saxophone); Phil Jackson (vocals); Dwight Sills, Robbie ...

Jeff Golub - Soul Sessions

Soul Sessions(2003/08/05)Jeff Golub商品詳細を見るSoul Sessions presents Jeff Golub's attempt to recreate the '60s and '70s recording sessions where musicians played live together in the studio rather than the modern way of recording each separately. It makes for a more lively Golub album than ... Full Descriptionusual and does overcome the overly slick and lifeless production that so many smoot...

Rick Braun - Esperanto

Esperanto (Mcup)(2003/08/25)Rick Braun商品詳細を見るThe title of the popular trumpeter and composer's latest triumph is a wistful reference to a language created in the late 19th century (by Dr. L.L. Zamenhof, who used the pseudonym "Dr. Esperanto") to facilitate communication between people ... Full Descriptionof different lands and cultures. It's representative of the unique vibe of the colle...

Eric Marienthal - Sweet Talk

Eric Marienthal - Sweet TalkSweet Talk(2003/09/23)Eric Marienthal商品詳細を見るEric Marienthal is a technically skilled altoist with a soulful tone and an appealing style. Unfortunately, many of his recordings are strictly for the commercial market, such as Sweet Talk. Marienthal's solos are full of spirit and color but ... Full Descriptionthe backup groups, which often include keyboardist Jeff...

Paul Brown - White Sand CD

White Sand(2007/02/27)Paul Brown商品詳細を見るPaul Brown - White Sand CDSmooth jazz producer, arranger, and songwriter Paul Brown made the transition to recording artist with 2004's Up Front, which, like its successor, 2005's The City, was a Top Ten hit on the Contemporary Jazz chart. With a switch from GRP to Peak ... Full DescriptionRecords, Brown should continue his popular ways with his thi...

Superwoman: The Best Of Karyn White

Superwoman: The Best of Karyn White(2007/04/03)Karyn White商品詳細を見るSoulful R&B singer Karyn White had a long string of hits in the late 1980s and early '90s before she married super-producer Terry Lewis and largely retired from performing. SUPERWOMAN: THE BEST OF KARYN WHITE collects 14 of the finest tracks ... Full Descriptionfrom White's four Warner Brothers albums between 1988 and 1994,...

Jay Soto - Stay A While

Stay a While(2007/05/29)Jay Soto商品詳細を見るPersonnel: Jay Soto (background vocals); Jeffrey Osborne (vocals); Frank Selman, Marlon McClain, Freddie Fox (guitar); Gary Meek (flute); Bryne Donaldson (soprano saxophone); Darren Rahn, Michael Lington (alto saxophone); Euge Groove (tenor ... Full Descriptionsaxophone); Jason Rahn (flugelhorn); Mario Mendivil, Mel Brown (bass guitar); Michael Whit...

Dave Koz - Saxophonic

Saxophonic(2007/08/24)Dave Koz商品詳細を見る"Honey-Dipped" was nominated for the 2004 Grammy Award for Best Pop Instrumental Performance.The phenomenon of smooth jazz could not have taken hold the way it has without guiding lights in the form of artists who have found a way to ... Full Descriptionpeak through formulaic production. Dave Koz's sound is one of those beacons, an uncannily vocal-inf...

Paul Jackson Jr - Still Small Voice

Still Small Voice(2003/05/01)Paul Jackson Jr商品詳細を見るFeaturing a cast of legendary jazz musicians who have totally fallen off since their glory years, Still Small Voice welcomes back Paul Jackson, Jr. to the studio after a two-year hiatus. On this relaxing smooth jazz record of the highest order, ... Full DescriptionJackson's guitar chops complement Patrice Rushen and Billy Preston's grace...

A Ray Fuller - Weeper

The Weeper(2004/06/21)Ray Fuller商品詳細を見るA. Ray Fuller, a veteran jazz/R&B jack of all guitar situations (David Foster, Quincy Jones, Curtis Mayfield, Whitney Houston), finds it appropriate to call his solo smooth jazz/funk debut after his George Duke-originated nickname. Yet happily, ... Full Descriptionthe proceedings are anything but melancholy as he celebrates life, love, picture-perfe...

Paul Brown - Up Front

Up Front(2004/02/24)Paul Brown商品詳細を見るPrincipally recorded at Funky Joint, Sherman Oaks, California and The Soul Shack, Van Nuys, California.Known in the music industry as the "Babyface of Smooth Jazz" due to his enormous success as a top-ranked producer/composer/arranger/engineer ... Full Descriptionfor some of contemporary jazz's most recognized talent, Paul Brown steps Up Front with hi...

Hubert Laws - Moondance

Moondance(2004/03/09)Hubert Laws商品詳細を見るThe legendary flutist returns to the contemporary jazz fold in an era when the type of sexy cool soul-jazz he recorded on CTI in the '70s (earning three Grammy nominations in the process) is now considered retro and hip. Even with some incredibly ... Full Descriptionfresh new material, magnificently wistful playing, and his grand legacy in tow, he m...

Gerald Albright - Kickin' It Up

Kickin It Up(2004/06/08)Gerald Albright商品詳細を見るIt's hard to deny that saxophonist Gerald Albright often gave up playing "jazz" -- at least the snob definition -- in favor of urban radio and smooth jazz radio acceptance. During his years on the Atlantic label (1987-1997), his full-lengths ... Full Descriptioncontained big hits surrounded by lackluster songs. The exception was the "real jaz...

Wayman Tisdale - Hang Time

Hang Time(2004/07/13)Wayman Tisdale商品詳細を見るThis smooth, mostly instrumental set of jazz fusion cuts from the ex-basketball star turned bass guitar virtuoso Wayman Tisdale features high-quality easy listening music like the relaxed, funky title track and "Off Into It," as well as a spirited ... Full Descriptioncover of McFadden & Whitehead's "Ain't No Stopping Us Now." The bassist also con...

Hidden Beach Recordings Presents: Unwrapped, Vol. 3 CD

Unwrapped 3(2004/07/13)Various Artists商品詳細を見るThe idea of performing smooth-jazz versions of gangsta rap hits is one of those crazy strokes of genius so stunning in its simplicity that it's amazing nobody thought of it before. And, in fact, the PICKIN' ON? series has been doing this kind ... Full Descriptionof thing in a country vein for over a decade, although so far rap music appears sa...

Jeff Kashiwa - Peace Of Mind

Peace of Mind(2004/08/24)Jeff Kashiwa商品詳細を見るJeff Kashiwa has a fluent if generic style on soprano, alto, and tenor, which fits perfectly into the "feel good" smooth music that he performs on "Peace of Mind." The 11 selections clock in between 3:46 and 5:14 and were clearly recorded with ... Full Descriptionhopes of getting maximum radio airplay. Kashiwa's rhythm section is effective if a...

Chris Botti - When I Fall In Love

When I Fall in Love(2004/09/28)Chris Botti商品詳細を見るAlthough the most popular contemporary jazz tends to fall into the "lite" category, trumpeter Chris Botti avoids painting himself into this corner by sticking with an approach more reminiscent of Chet Baker. For his 2004 album, WHEN I FALL IN ... Full DescriptionLOVE, Botti takes it a step further by employing the London Session Orchestra ...

Alexander Zonjic - Seldom Blues

Seldom Blues(2004/11/23)Alexander Zonjic商品詳細を見るRecording information: From Above Music, Youngstown, OH; JHL SOund, Pacific Palisades, CA; Sound Emporium, Nashville, TN; Studio A, Dearborn Heights, MI; Unicorn Studio, Traverse City, MI; Yo Soy Studios, ... Full DescriptionNashville, TN.Photographer: Michelle Andonian.Arrangers: Jeff Lorber; James K. Lloyd .Personnel: Alexander Zonjic (flu...

Brian Bromberg - Choices

Choices(2005/05/24)Brian Bromberg商品詳細を見るIn his career, Brian Bromberg has recorded bop, fusion, and smooth with equal fluency and creativity on acoustic and electric basses. Choices is somewhat commercial, with funky rhythms, R&B-ish solos, and fade-outs. In general, the solos are ... Full Descriptionmore memorable than Bromberg's originals and grooves. While the material is mostly routi...

Paul Taylor - Nightlife

Nightlife(2005/03/15)Paul Taylor商品詳細を見るIt's smooth sailing for saxophonist Paul Taylor on his sixth album of new material, a worthy successor to his fifth, Steppin' Out (2003), which hit the Top Ten of Billboard's Contemporary Jazz chart. But one could just as easily employ another ... Full Descriptionaquatic clich・and say he's treading water here. As usual, Taylor turns to several writ...

Richard Elliot - Metro Blue

Metro Blue(2005/06/28)Richard Elliot商品詳細を見るPersonnel: Richard Elliot (tenor saxophone); Dwight Sills, Peter White (guitar); Rick Braun (trumpet); Gregg Karukas, Jeff Lorber, Phil Davis, Rex Rideout, Brian Culbertson (keyboards); Nate Phillips, Ronnie Garrett (bass instrument); Michael White (drums); Lenny Castro (percussion)....

Mike Phillips - Uncommon Denominator

Uncommon Denominator(2005/07/26)Mike Phillips商品詳細を見るMike Phillips' second album is a bit more relaxed than his first, but it doesn't differ in any major way from that contemporary jazz release. Once again, Phillips works with a series of writer/producer types (Travon Potts, "JR" Hutson, Gary ... Full DescriptionHaase, Jerry Barnes, Janek Gwizdala, Ivan Dup馥, Rex Rideout) who specialize ...

Def Jazz

The '90s and early to mid-2000s saw quite a few projects that claimed to be fusing hip-hop and jazz. Most of them ended up being more hip-hop than jazz, although saxophonist Bill Evans (as opposed to the late pianist) was an impressive exception. ... Full DescriptionWhen Evans featured various rappers in the '90s, he maintained an improviser's mentality and used MCs in much the same way he woul...

U-Nam - Past Builds The Future

Past Builds Future(2005/09/27)U-Nam商品詳細を見るRecording information: Abyss Studio, Paris, France; Double "Y" Studios, Alhambra, CA; JHL SOund, Pacific Palisades, CA; U-Nam Studio, M.A, France.Personnel: U-Nam (vocals, various instruments, programming); Phil Perry (vocals); Jeff ... Full DescriptionLorber (spoken vocals, Fender Rhodes piano, Clavinet, Hammond b-3 organ, keyboards); Bobby Rang...

Darren Rahn - Once In A Lifetime

Once in a Lifetime(2007/10/16)Darren Rahn商品詳細を見るThis funky Colorado-based saxman made some huge behind the scenes contributions to the smooth jazz genre prior to recording this picture-perfect breakout date that features key contributions by genre stars Wayman Tisdale, Jeff Lorber and Dave ... Full DescriptionKoz. In addition to playing dates as a sideman with guitarist Tim Bowman and ke...

Eric Darius - Just Getting Started

Just Getting Started(2008/03/04)Eric Darius商品詳細を見るSaxophonist Eric Darius offers listeners 11 memorable performances on Just Getting Started. The CD, which is his second major-label release in as many years, tops Night on the Time in production values, guest star performances, and sheer compositional ... Full Descriptionmight because of his collaborations with Brian Culbertson, Darren Ra...

David Benoit - Full Circle

Full Circle(2006/06/27)David Benoit商品詳細を見るThough he's skirted around in various genres, for Full Circle, as the title suggests, David Benoit returns to where he started: contemporary jazz. With the same set of musicians in the same studio as the ones who were used on the 1985 release ... Full DescriptionThis Side Up, Benoit plays his piano expertly through all ten tracks on the album (an...

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キーボード奏者のジェフ・ローバーは、1952年11月4日ペンシルヴァニア州フィラデルフィア生まれ。
バークリー音楽院、ボストン大学に学んだ後、チック・コリアの指導を受け、 '77年に『ジェフ・ローバー・フュージョン』を発表。
L.A.フュージョンに新風を吹き込むと同時に、ケニー・Gやデイヴ・コズの押し出しにもひと役買い、'80年代のビッグ・アイコンになった。『ウィザード・アイランド』や『ヒート・オブ・ザ・ナイト』など自己名義の作品をヒットさせる一方、'80年代後半からプロデュースにも乗り出し、マンハッタン・トランスファー、マイケル・フランクス、シーナ・イーストンらを担当。さらに、ダンスやファンク系の分野にも進出することでキャリア・アップを果たしてきました。”Now is the Time"が、第53回グラミー賞にノミネートされました。(ノミネートは4回目)




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