My Favorite Albums

Here are my 15 favorite albums NOW.

(except Solos, Projects, David Sanborn, and Luther Vandross)

Winelight
Grover Washington,Jr. - 1980
1) Winelight
2) Let It Flow(For"Dr.J")
3) In The Name Of Love
4) Take Me There
5) Just The Two Of Us
6) Make Me A Memory(Sad Samba)
Grover Washignton,Jr.(sax), Bill Withers(vo)
Ralph MacDonald(percussion), Steve Gadd(ds)
Eric Gale(g), Richard Tee(keys)
Paul Griffin(keys)
Mountain Dance
Dave Grusin - 1980
1) Rag-Bag
2) Friends And Strangers
3) City Nights
4) Rondo...."If You Hold Out Your Hand"
5) Mountain Dance
7) Captain Caribe
8) Either Way
Dave Grusin(keys), Harvey Mason(ds)
Jeff Mironov(g), Ian Underwood(synth.)
Ed Walsh(synth), Rubens Bassini(percussion)
The Nightfly
Donald Fagen - 1982
4) Maxine
6) The Nightfly
7) The Goddbye Look
Donald Fagen(vo,keys), Greg Phillinganes(keys), Larry Carlton(g), Jeff Porcaro(ds), Dean Parks(g), Michael Brecker(ts), Randy Brecker(tp)
I'm The One
Roberta Flack - 1982
1) I'm The One
2) 'Til The Morning Comes
3) Love And Let Love
4) Never Loved Before
5) In The Name Of Love
6) Ordinary Man
8) Happiness
9) My Love For You
Roberta Flack(vo), Steve Gadd(ds), Eric Gale(g), Ralph MacDonald(percussion), Richard Tee(keys), Grover Washington,Jr.(sax), Paul Griffin(keys)
Buddy Willimas(ds)
Tutu
Miles Davis - 1986
1) Tutu
2) Tomaas
3) Portia
4) Splatch
5) Backyard Ritual
6) Perfect Way
7) Don't Lose Your Mind
8) Full Nelson
Miles Davis(tp), Jason Miles(synth programming), Paulinho da Costa(per), George Duke(keys)
Omar Hakim(ds,per), Bernard Wright(synth)
Michael Urbaniak(violin), Adam Holzman(synth)
Collaboration
George Benson & Earl Klugh - 1987
1 )Mt. Airy Road
2) Mimosa
3) Brazilian Stomp
4) Dreaming'
5) Since You're Gone
6) Collaboration
7) Jamaica
George Benson(g), Earl Klugh(g)
Greg Phillinganes(keys), Harvey Mason(ds)
Paulinho da Costa(per), Paul Jackson,Jr.(g)
Spellbound
Joe Sample - 1989
1) Seven Years Of Good Luck
2) Spellbound
4) All God's Children
5) Leading Me Back To You
7) Bone's jive
8) Luna En New York
9) Sermonized
Joe Sample(p,keys), Omar Hakim(ds)
Lenny Castro(percussion), Michael Landau (g)
Michael Franks(vo)
Just Advance
Kenwood Dennard - 1992
1) Just Do It    
2) Just Desserts 
3) Just Phrases  
4) Just Blues  
5) Justice     
6) Teen Town
7) A Full Heart Today
8) Just Duo
9) Just Advance
10) Purple Rain
Kenwood Dennard(ds), Hiram Bullock(g)
Charles Blenzig(keys), Delmar Brown(keys)
Tenderness
Al Jarreau - 1994
1) Mas Que Nada
2) Try A Little Tenderness
3) Your Song
4) My Favorite Things
5) She's Leaving Home
6) Summertime
7) We Got By
8) Save Your Love For Me
9) You Don't See Me
10 )Wait For The Magic
11) Dinosaur
12) Go Away Little Girl
Al Jarreau(vo), Steve Gadd(ds), Joe Sample(p)
Neil Larsen(keys), Eric Gale(g)
Phillippe Saisse(keys), Paulinho Da Costa(per), Michael 'Patches' Stewart(tp), David Sanborn(sax), Kenny Garrett(sax), Paul Jackson,Jr.(g)
Michael Brecker(sax), Jason Miles(synth)
Bashiri Johnson(per), Don Alias(per)
Kathleen Battle(vo), Stacy Campbell(back vo)
Jeffery Ramsey(back vo), Sharon Young(back vo)
High Life
Wayne Shorter - 1995
1) Children Of The Night
2) At The fair
3) Maya
4) On The Milky Way Express
5) Pandora Awakened
6) Virgo Rising
7) High Life
8) Midnight In Carlotta's Hair
9) Black Swan
Wayne Shorter(sax), Rachel Z(keys)
David Gilmore(g), Lenny Castro(per)
Airto Moreira(per), Will Calhoun(ds)
Terri Lyne Carrington(ds)
David Ward(sound design)
 Beautiful World
Take 6 - 2002
1) Takin' It To The Street
2) People Get Ready
3) Grandma's Hand
4) Love's In Need Of Love Today
5) Beautiful World
6) Don't Give Up
7) Wade In The Water
8) Someday We'll All Be Free
9) Everlasting
10) Fragile
11) Peace In The Valley
12) Street Jam
13) Lovely Day
Take 6(vocals), David Sanborn(sax)
KIrk Whalum(sax), Patches Stewart(tp),
Vinnie Colaiuta(ds), Lalah Hathaway(vo),
Marc Antonie(g), Kevin Ricard(per)
Khaliq Grover(per &syn prog)
Blow
Patches Stewart - 2003
1) Gumbo(intro)
2) Blow
3) I Know What You Like
4) Overjoyed
5) We Be Gettin' Down
6) Don't You Know
7) Road Song
8) Crusin'
9) Conga Song
10) Tell Me Bedtime Story
11) No More
12) Gumbo(outro)
 
Patches Stewart(tp, fl, vo), DJ Quick(beat),
Roger Byam(sax), Kenny Garrett(sax)
Poogie Bell(ds), Tonni Smith(vo)
Donald Blackman(vo), LeDon Bishop(vo)
Will Downing(vo), Steve Baxter(tb), MC Lyle(vo)
Nicki
NIcki Richards - 2008
1) Let's Dance
7) Things Are Different Now
10) Parallel Universe
12) Belong
15) Say The Words
NIcki Richards(vo keys, syn prog.),
Lenny White(ds), Joe Sample(p),
Dinky Bingham(keys), Ciro(g),
Dennis Chambers(ds),
LIsa Fischer(b.vo), Cindy Mizelle(b.vo.)
Cannon Re-Loaded
Tom Scott - 2008
1) Jive Samba
2) Work Song
3) Mercy, Mercy, Mercy
4) Save Your Love For Me
5) Sack O' Woe
6) Country Preacher
7) Inside Straight
9) The Masquerade Is Over
Tom Scott(sax), Trence Blanchard(tp),
George Duke(keys), Steve Gadd(ds)
Larry Goldings(organ), Nancy Wilson(vo)
Songs ANd Stories
George Benson - 2009

1) Don't Let Me Lonely Tonight
2) Family Reunion
3) Show Me The Love
4) A Telephone Call Away
5) Someday We'll All Be Free
6) Nuthin' But Party
7) Come In From The Cold
8) Exotica
9) Rainy Night In Georgia
10) One Like You
11) Living In High Definition
13) It Ain't Over
 
 George Benson(vo, g), Butterscotch(beat box)
Paulinho Da Costa(per), Jubu(g),
Paul Jackson, Jr.(g), Greg Phillinganes(keys)
John "JR" Robinson(ds), Rod Temperton(keys)
Ray Parker, Jr.(g), Steve Lukather(g),
David Paich (key prog), Steve Porcaro(syn),
Norman Brown(vo, g), Bobby Sparks(keys)
Wah Wah Watson(g), Lee Ritenour(g)
Tom Scott(sax), Gerald Albright(sax)
Robbie Benson(keys), Toninho Horta(g)
Lalah Hathaway(vo), Patti Austin(vo, b.vo.)


and twenty others

Streamline / Lenny White / 1978
Rio / Lee Ritenour / 1979
To Chi Ka / Kazumi Watanabe / 1980
The Man With The Horn / Miles Davis / 1981
Casino Lights / Live At Montreux / 1982
Get It Right / Aretha Franklin / 1983
Boys And Girls / Bryan Ferry / 1985
Double Trios / McCoy Tyner / 1986
Other Roads / Boz Scaggs / 1988
Amandla / Miles Davis / 1989
Healing The Wounds / The Crusaders / 1991
So Intense / Lisa Fisher / 1991
Rhythm Stories / Bobby Lyle / 1994
Present Sense / Lenny White / 1995
Sample This / Joe Sample / 1997
The Ladies Man / Soundtrack / 2000
Here / Dean Brown / 2001
Happy People / Kenny Garrett / 2002
Get On The Kit / Poogie Bell / 2005
Givin' It Up / George Benson & Al Jarreau / 2006


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Last Update June 6, 2010
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