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R N R (2007)

Artist: Rick Braun
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Format: CD
Sku: 205117730
UPC: 851071001775
UPC 14: 00851071001775
Release Date: 8/28/2007
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Song Listing

Disc 1
Song Title
1. RnR ~ Richard Elliot/Rick Braun
2. Sweet Somethin' ~ Richard Elliot/Rick Braun
3. Curve Ball ~ Richard Elliot/Rick Braun
4. Stranger, The ~ Richard Elliot/Rick Braun
5. Da J.R. Funk ~ Richard Elliot/Rick Braun
6. Que Paso ~ Richard Elliot/Rick Braun
7. Better Times ~ Richard Elliot/Rick Braun
8. Down And Dirty ~ Richard Elliot/Rick Braun
9. Two Heart Tango ~ Richard Elliot/Rick Braun
10. Q It Up ~ Richard Elliot/Rick Braun
11. Sunday Night ~ Richard Elliot/Rick Braun
12. Sao Paulo ~ Richard Elliot/Rick Braun
 

Album Notes and Credits


Notes & Personnel Info
Muze PNote Personnel: Rick Braun (flugelhorn); Richard Elliot (tenor saxophone); Chris Standring, Dwight Sills, Randy Jacobs, John Pondell (guitar); Nick Lane (trombone); Gregg Karukas, Jeff Lorber, Philippe Saisse, Rex Rideout (keyboards); Nate Phillips (bass guitar); Ricky Lawson, Sergio Gonz lez (drums); Lenny Castro (percussion).
Muze PNote 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

Producer: Rick Braun; Philippe Saisse; Richard Elliot; Rex Rideout; Jeff Lorber

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Technical Info

Music Release Date Release Date : 09/25/2007
Music Original Release Date Original Release Date : 2007
Music CatalogId Catalog ID : ARZ-100162
Music Label Name Label : ARTizen Music Group
Music Number of Discs Number of Discs : 1
Music Studio or Live Studio/Live : Studio
Music Mono or Stereo Mono/Stereo : Stereo
Music SPAR code SPAR Code : n/a
Music UPC UPC : 00851071001775

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."

Product Attributes

Product attributeArtist:   Braun,Rick
Product attributeMusic Format:   Compact Disc
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