Doin The D CD (2009)

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Specifications

Label Heads Up Records/umg
SKU 211204179
UPC 053361312626
UPC 14 00053361312626
Format CD
Release Date 6/23/2009
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Author Alexander Zonjic
Technical Info
CatalogID HUCD 3126
Lable Name Telarc Distribution
Released 07/27/2009
Original Release 2009
Number of Discs 1
SPARE Code n/a
Length 40m : 35s
Studio/Live Studio
UPC 00053361312626
Musical Guests
Jeff Lorber
Kenny G
Chieli Minucci
Bob James
Rick Braun
Maysa Leak
Ken Navarro
Brian Bromberg
Album Notes and Credits
Personnel: Jeff Lorber (piano, keyboards).
It isn't hard to see why some jazz listeners might approach DOIN' THE D with trepidation. Flutist Alexander Zonjic is a smooth jazz artist, and one of the musicians featured on this 2009 release is the saxophonist so many jazz musicians love to hate: Kenny G. However, the album's title song boasts Brian Bromberg on acoustic bass--and keyboardist Jeff Lorber co-produced many of the tracks in addition to helping with the composing, arranging, and engineering. Lorber's presence is definitely a plus, and groove-oriented tunes like "Tourista," "Good as Goldie" and "Tongue Twister" (all of which Lorber composed and co-produced with Zonjic) balance commercial and artistic considerations. As a flutist, Zonjic has a long history of fluctuating between the funkiness of Herbie Mann and Hubert Laws on one hand and the blandness that has often plagued Tim Weisberg on the other. Lorber seems to bring out a bit more of the Mann/Laws side of things on the tunes that he contributes to. And for all its slick, glossy commercialism, DOIN' THE D still has more integrity than many of the smooth jazz discs that were released in the late 2000s.
Professional Reviews
JazzTimes (p.73) - "[T]he late Freddie Hubbard's 'Little Sunflower' is lovingly recreated with the layering of Zonjic's flute and guest Kenny G's soprano sax."
Disc 1
1 Top Down
2 From A To Z
3 Little Sunflower
4 Passion Island - (featuring Bob James)
5 Tourista
6 Undun
7 Doin' the D - (featuring Brian Bromberg)
8 Good As Goldie
9 River Raisin Nights
10 Tongue Twister
Product Attributes
Artist Zonjic,Alexander
Label Heads Up Records
Music Format Compact Disc

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