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Smooth Jazz: The Originals, Vol. 1

  • 1. Mr. Chow - Acoustic Alchemy
    2. Linus and Lucy - David Benoit
    3. Change - Tom Grant
    4. Touch - John Klemmer
    5. She Likes to Watch - The Rippingtons
    6. Uptown East - Special EFX
    7. Night Rhythms - Lee Ritenour
    8. Smiles and Smiles to Go - Larry Carlton
    9. Mountain Dance - Dave Grusin
    10. Carmel - Joe Sample
    11. Morning Rays - Tom Scott
  • Additional Info
    Manufacturer Part Number (MPN): 543473

  • Credits

    Producers include: Chieli Minucci, John Parsons, David Benoit, Tom Grant, John Klemmer.
    Complation producer: Bud Harner.
    Includes liner notes by Carol Archer.
    Personnel: Russ Freeman (guitar, keyboards, guitar synthesizer, programming); Dan Balmer, Grant Geissman, John Parsons (guitar); Larry Carlton (acoustic guitar, keyboards); Lee Ritenour (acoustic guitar); Dean Parks, Eric Gale , Jeff Mironov, Michael Landau (electric guitar); Nick Webb (steel guitar); Greg Carmichael (nylon-string guitar); Kenny G (soprano saxophone); Tom Scott (alto saxophone); Ernie Watts, John Klemmer (tenor saxophone); Dave Grusin (piano, electric piano, Fender Rhodes piano, keyboards); Joe Sample (piano); Richard Tee (electric piano); Gregg Karukas, Alan Smallwood, Rainer Bruninghaus, Tom Grant , Randy Kerber (keyboards); Ed Walsh (synthesizer, Oberheim synthesizer); Ian Underwood, Terry Trotter (synthesizer); Chuck Domanico, Neil Steubenhaus (electric bass); Dave Weckl, John "J.R." Robinson , Bert Smaak, Harvey Mason, Sr. , John Guerin, Omar Hakim, Rick Marotta, Stix Hooper, Vinnie Colaiuta (drums); Tony Morales (cymbals, hi-hat); Carlinhos Brown (pandeiro); Bobby Hall, George Jinda, Curtis Craft, Joe Porcaro, Mario Argandona, Michael Fisher, Paulinho Da Costa, Rubens Bassini, Emil Richards (percussion).
    Recording information: A&R Studios, New York, NY (07/??/1975-05/18/1988); Glendale, CA (07/??/1975-05/18/1988); Hansa House, Bonn, Germany (07/??/1975-05/18/1988); Hollywood Sound Recorders, Inc (07/??/1975-05/18/1988); Mama Jones, North Hollywood, CA (07/??/1975-05/18/1988); Oceanway Studios, Hollywood, CA (07/??/1975-05/18/1988); Skyline Studios, New York, NY (07/??/1975-05/18/1988); Sound City Studios, Van Nuys, CA (07/??/1975-05/18/1988); The Power Station, New York, NY (07/??/1975-05/18/1988).
    Unknown Contributor Roles: Dave Grusin; David Benoit; Steve Reid ; Joe Sample; John Klemmer; Larry Carlton; Lee Ritenour ; Tom Grant ; Tom Scott.
    Arrangers: Dave Grusin; Larry Carlton.
    Smooth Jazz: The Originals, Vol. 1 gathers smooth jazz tracks from the genre's pioneers, including Special EFX, Larry Carlton, Joe Sample, and Tom Grant. Acoustic Alchemy's "Mr. Chow," Lee Ritenour's "Night Rhythms," Dave Grusin's "Mountain Dance," and David Benoit's "Linus and Lucy" are among the mellow instrumentals featured on this worthwhile compilation. ~ Heather Phares

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