Groovalicious CD (2003)

Artist: Chris Standring

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"Groovalicious!" sounds like just the sort of thing Austin Powers might say if he heard the deliciously funky, ultra-hip and vibey, retro-jazz-soul flavors on Chris Standring's long awaited follow-up to Hip Sway, his hit 2000 recording which defined the urban-minded contemporary jazz experience as we crossed millenniums. Standring complements his tight ensemble on Groovalicious with standout guest stars on three key tracks. The easy moods of "Snowfall" feature the emotional duality of Standring's lines with the smoky trumpet cool of smooth jazz superstar Chris Botti. Lee creates gorgeous synth-symphonic textures for the vocal tune "Come Back Home," a thumping R&B gem featuring 22 year old breakout talent Ashely Ta'mar's dreamy and soulful declaration of love. The trippy and moody "All in Good Time" blends Berry's hypnotic bassline with expansive atmospheres and the plucky flute energy of Katisse Buckingham.

Specifications

Label Impulse Records
SKU 60605659
UPC 802469101621
UPC 14 00802469101621
Format CD
Release Date 7/15/2003
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Author Chris Standring
Compilation Appearance This Is Smooth Jazz
Compilation Appearance Smooth Operators Greaat Smooth Jazz
Compilation Appearance Vol. 3-Smooth Jazz Radio Hits
Compilation Appearance Vol. 1-This Is Smooth Jazz
Technical Info
Engineer Steve Harvey; Mike Clinco; Rodney Lee
CatalogID 691016
Lable Name Pyramid Records
Released 07/15/2003
Original Release 2003
Number of Discs 1
SPARE Code n/a
Length 65m : 29s
Mono/Stereo Stereo
Studio/Live Studio
UPC 00802469101621
Album Notes and Credits
Personnel: Chris Standring (guitar); Dino Soldo (vocals, soprano saxophone, alto & tenor saxophones, keyboards); Ashely Ta'mar, Jeff Robinson (vocals); Chris Botti, John Fumo (trumpet); Steve Baxter (trombone); Katisse Buckingham (flute); Steve Harvey, Rodney Lee (keyboards, programming); Stan Sargent (acoustic bass); Andre Barry, Rico Belled (bass); Oscar Seaton, David Karasony (drums); Ricky Rodriguez (percussion).
Producers: Chris Standring, Rodney Lee, Steve Harvey.
Recorded at Innocent Bystander, North Hollywood, California; Music Yard Studio, Malibu, California and 3rd Eye Studio, Studio City, California.
Personnel: Chris Standring (guitar, talk box); Dino Soldo (vocals, flute, soprano saxophone, alto saxophone, tenor saxophone, keyboards, programming, background vocals); Rodney Lee (vocals, keyboards, programming); Ashely Tamar, Jeff Robinson (vocals, background vocals); Katisse Buckingham (flute); Chris Botti, John Fumo (trumpet); Steve Baxter (trombone); Steve Harvey (keyboards, programming); Stan Sargeant (acoustic bass); Oscar Seaton, Dave Karasony (drums); Ricky Rodriguez (percussion); Kelly Moneymaker, Janelle Sadler, C.C. White (background vocals).
Audio Mixer: Erik Zobler.
Recording information: 3rd Eye Studio, Studio City, CA; Innocent Bystander Recording Studio, North Hollywood, C; Music Yard Studio, Malibu.
Photographer: Kimo Easterwood.
Arrangers: Chris Standring; Dino Soldo; Steve Harvey ; Rodney Lee.
Disc 1
1 I Ain't Mad Atcha
2 Miss Downtown Sugar Girl
3 All In Good Time
4 Say What?!
5 Hypnotize
6 Gentle Persuasion
7 Come Back Home
8 Fat Tuesday
9 Snowfall
10 Groovalicious
11 Ray Of Sunlight
12 Shadow Dance
13 Do What You Do
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