by Norman BrownNorman Brown




Released in 2012, 24/7 features the smooth jazz super-duo of guitarist Norman Brown and saxophonist Gerald Albright. Two of the biggest names in contemporary instrumental pop, Brown and Albright are a perfect pair to team up and 24/7 makes the most of their talents. Sounding slick but never too slick, the album features stylish production by both artists along with keyboardist Herman Jackson. Brown and Albright primarily stick to the more soulful contemporary R&B end of smooth jazz here, and cuts such as the bright and melodic leadoff cut "In the Moment," the cinematic "Perfect Love," and the sensuous title track -- featuring vocals by Gerald's daughter Selina Albright -- are finger-snapping, head-bobbing numbers that set a romantic, positive-minded mood. Elsewhere, we get the Brazilian funk of "Buenos Amigos," the club-ready "Yes I Can," and the old-school R&B of "Champagne Life," once again featuring the attractive, sweetly soulful vocals of the younger Albright. More than a few cuts on 24/7 have an old-school vibe that, while never getting too deep into any decade-specific production, do evince a clear passion for various R&B sounds from the '70s through the '90s. For longtime fans of either of these contemporary jazz titans, 24/7 will certainly be a round-the-clock pleasure.

Product Details

Release Date: 06/19/2012
Label: Concord Records
UPC: 0888072334458
catalogNumber: 33445

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Norman Brown   Primary Artist,Guitar,Rhythm Guitar
Gerald Albright   Flute,Percussion,Bass Guitar,Alto Saxophone,Baritone Saxophone,Tenor Saxophone,Background Vocals,Electronic Winds
Mark Cargill   Strings,Harp
Herman Jackson   Keyboards
Ricky Lawson   Drums
Byron Miller   Bass
Tracy Carter   Keyboards
Rick Watford   Guitar,Rhythm Guitar
Selina Albright   Vocals,Background Vocals
Phil Davis   Keyboards
Rochella Brown   Vocals
Charles Streeter   Drums
Demille Cole-Heard   Vocals
Ramon Ysalas   Percussion
Jay Williams   Drums

Technical Credits

Gerald Albright   Arranger,Composer,Programming,Producer,Engineer,Horn Arrangements
Norman Brown   Arranger,Composer,Producer,Engineer
Michael Vail Blum   Engineer
Mark Cargill   Programming
Herman Jackson   Arranger,Composer,Producer,Engineer,Horn Arrangements
Louis Johnson   Composer
Ricky Lawson   Engineer
Mark Wexler   Executive Producer
Tracy Carter   Arranger,Engineer
Rick Watford   Engineer
Jeanette Harris   Composer,Horn Arrangements
Shaffer Smith   Composer
Larissa Collins   Art Direction
Phil Davis   Engineer
David Dorohn   Composer
Farid Zarif   Composer
Jay Williams   Engineer

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