R N R CD (2007)

Artist: Rick Braun

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Label Ryko Distribution
SKU 205117730
UPC 851071001775
UPC 14 00851071001775
Format CD
Release Date 8/28/2007
Author Rick Braun
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Technical Info
Engineer Rick Braun; Rex Rideout; Jeff Lorber; Khaliq Glover
Producer Rick Braun; Richard Elliot; Rex Rideout; Jeff Lorber; Philippe Saisse; Rick Braun; Philippe Saisse; Richard Elliot; Rex Rideout; Jeff Lorber
CatalogID 10016
Lable Name ARTizen Music Group
Released 09/25/2007
Original Release 2007
Number of Discs 1
SPARE Code n/a
Length 60m : 13s
Mono/Stereo Stereo
Studio/Live Studio
UPC 00851071001775
Album Notes and Credits
Personnel: Rick Braun (trumpet, flugelhorn, keyboards, programming); Rick Braun; Richard Elliot (saxophone, tenor saxophone); Randy Jacobs, John Pondell (guitar); Ron Reinhardt (keyboards); Nate Phillips (bass guitar); Sergio Gonzales, Sergio Gonz lez (drums); Jeff Lorber (guitar, keyboards); Chris Standring, Dwight Sills (guitar); Nick Lane (trombone); Gregg Karukas, Philippe Saisse, Rex Rideout (keyboards); Ricky Lawson (drums); Lenny Castro (percussion).
Audio Mixer: Rick Braun.
Recording information: Ahhsum Studios; Brauntosoarus Studio; JHL Sound; Kar Studio.
Photographer: Lori Stoll.
When Rick Braun and Richard Elliot formed their contemporary jazz record label, it was a sure bet that the sights and sounds heard from it would be designed to entertain and amaze the legions of fans who have followed their careers since Braun's days with War and Elliot's days with Tower of Power. This revelation is clearly emphasized on their first label collaboration, titled RnR. The music here is stylistically different from the songs they played back in the '70s, yet it flows from their collective musical minds like a natural extension with the same elements of spontaneity, soul, and sex appeal. Each tune is based on a particular rhythmical feel or texture: shuffle, boogaloo, Latin, funk, even 20th century cool and bebop colors. Opening with the title track, "RnR," the ensemble delivers an energetic jam filled with potent beats and horn charts that smoke in unison. "Sweet Somethin'" is a cool jazz gem that features Braun's refined trumpet talk in a conversation with Elliot's sensual saxophone. Braun calls, Elliot responds, and they stylistically bow with more than a nod to the groove. This song is sweet and hot. "The Stranger" is an exotic burner that features the vamp from "Whatever Lola Wants, Lola Gets." With their smoldering riffs improvised around the potent melody, this song is both familiar and fresh. The smash hit "Sao Paulo" makes its physical debut on this disc, having been a bonus download for fans visiting the artist's website. Breezy and romantic, its Brazilian jazz flavors spice up the act and will have you chillin' in its tropical ambience. With great performances emanating from both Braun and Elliot, RnR is exciting and lively, yet warm, sexy, and mellow. It is in this experimental way that you begin to grasp the depth of their combined signature sounds and the impact it will have on their devoted and new fans alike. Highly recommended. ~ Paula Edelstein
Professional Reviews
JazzTimes (p.85) - "[E]ither the trumpet or sax holds the melody like vocalists digging into a duet, delivering a warm and inviting sound."
Disc 1
1 RnR
2 Sweet Somethin'
3 Curve Ball
4 Stranger, The
5 Da J.R. Funk
6 Que Paso
7 Better Times
8 Down And Dirty
9 Two Heart Tango
10 Q It Up
11 Sunday Night
12 Sao Paulo
Product Attributes
Artist Braun,Rick
Music Format Compact Disc

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