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Soul Searching [David McMurray]


  • 1. Just the Music - (featuring Marcus Miller)
    2. On Detroit Time
    3. Cruisin' to the P.M.
    4. What Cha Gonna Do About My Loving
    5. Walk in the Night
    6. 7 Day Love - (featuring Bob James/Chuck Loeb)
    7. Nautilus
    8. Soulful Kiss
    9. I Go Wild
    10. Cleo's Mood
    11. Ghetto Flue Song
    12. London Nights
    13. Madrid
    14. Sonny
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  • Additional Info
    Manufacturer Part Number (MPN): 8025

  • Credits
    ProducerDave McMurray
    EngineerKen Freeman; Jason LaRocca

    Personnel includes: Dave McMurray (soprano, alto & tenor saxophones, flute, keyboards, programming); The Ridgeway Sisters (vocals); Mark Isham (trumpet); Bob James (piano, Fender Rhodes piano); Luis Resto (keyboards, Fender Rhodes piano); Wayne Gerrard, Chuck Loeb, Adell Shavers (guitar); Marcus Miller, Darrell Smith, Al Turner (bass); Ron Otis, Ken Scott (drums); Larry Fratangelo (percussion).
    Personnel: David McMurray (flute, soprano saxophone, alto saxophone, tenor saxophone, keyboards, percussion, programming, drum programming); Esther Ridgeway, Gloria Ridgeway, Herschel Boone, Gracie Ridgeway (vocals); Chuck Loeb, Adell Shavers (guitar); Mark Isham (trumpet); Luis Resto (Fender Rhodes piano, keyboards); Ron Otis (drums); Lawrence Fratangelo (percussion).
    Audio Mixers: David McMurray; Steve Capp.
    Recording information: Automotive Recordin, NY; Hannibal Studio, CA; Masterplace Studio, Detroit, MI; Remidi Studio, NY; The Highlife Room, Detroit, MI; Wet Dog Studio, CA.
    On Soul Searching, the originals are mostly trivial dance tracks, but saxophonist David McMurray shows a strong personality in his solos. At times he hints at Grover Washington, Jr., and clearly he can play. His backup group, which includes such notables as trumpeter Mark Isham, keyboardist Bob James and bassist Marcus Miller, mostly sounds pretty anonymous with the focus being on the leader except for a few throwaway R&B vocals. However, McMurray's consistently worthy solos make one wish that he were featured in a more stimulating setting than this set of danceable background music. ~ Scott Yanow

  • Critic Reviews
    JazzTimes (12/01, p.110) - "...Augments his classic sound with modern urban effects. The best moments here center on McMurray's commanding sound..."
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