A Twist of Marley: A Tribute

A Twist of Marley: A Tribute


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On A Twist of Marley , producer-guitarist Lee Ritenour and an impressive assemblage of talent from the world of contemporary jazz, soul, R&B, and world music focus on 13 classic songs by the visionary Jamaican superstar Bob Marley, framing Marley's globally communicative lyrics and resonant melodies in intriguing contexts. As you might expect, the most successful tracks feature the singers: Ritenour joins Maxi Priest for a pull-out-the-stops "I Shot the Sheriff" and "Waiting in Vain" and supports the smooth, erotic emanations of baritone Will Downing on "Is This Love?" State-of-the-art tenorist Michael Brecker intertwines with Cameroonian singer-bassist Richard Bona on an Afro-pop-flavored "Redemption Song" and propels session soulstress Lisa Fischer through a spirit-raising "Exodus." Singer Phil Perry and trumpeter Rick Braun dialogue on "So Much Trouble"; Patti Austin and guitarist Marc Antoine do the same on "Could You Be Loved?" And on one of the album's highlights, the South African guitarist-singer Jonathan Butler takes care of "No Woman, No Cry" all by himself. Intelligent and soulful, A Twist of Marley is an imaginative homage that sustains interest throughout; it's a worthy tribute to the genius who inspired it.

Product Details

Release Date: 06/12/2001
Label: Grp Records
UPC: 0731454978729
catalogNumber: 549787
Rank: 83383

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Maxi Priest   Vocals
Patti Austin   Vocals
Will Downing   Vocals
Gerald Albright   Vocals
Michael Brecker   Trumpet,Tenor Saxophone
Jonathan Butler   Vocals
Lisa Fischer   Vocals
Rick Braun   Trumpet
Dave Grusin   Piano
Melvin Davis   Bass
Cassio Duarte   Conga,Tambourine
Sonny Emory   Drums
Jerry Hey   Trumpet,Flugelhorn
Dan Higgins   Flute
Kate Markowitz   Background Vocals
Lee Ritenour   Guitar
Steve Tavaglione   Soprano Saxophone
Carmen Twillie   Background Vocals
Marc Antoine   Guitar
Will Kennedy   Drums
William Frank "Bill" Reichenbach   Trombone
Richard Bona   Guitar,Hand Drums
Arno Jochem   Track Performer
Jochem van der Saag   Synthesizer,Keyboards

Technical Credits

Bob Marley   Composer
Jerry Hey   Horn Arrangements
Don Murray   Engineer
Charles Paakkari   Engineer
Lee Ritenour   Arranger,Producer,Engineer,Executive Producer
Steve Russell   Engineer
Mark Wexler   Executive Producer
June Murakawa   Engineer
Hollis King   Art Direction
Michael Fagien   Executive Producer
Vincent Ford   Composer
EMI Ferguson   Engineer
Richard Furch   Engineer
Jochem van der Saag   Programming
Eric Ferguson   Engineer

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Twist of Marley: A Tribute 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 4 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This cd is just perfect! You will never get fed up of hearing it all year round. Great arrangements and fantastic vocals! Bob Marley would surely give his approval on this if it were possible. Fav tracks are 5,4,and 9, but to be honest whole album is ace!
Guest More than 1 year ago
Bob Marleys songs were beautifully interpeted. the arrangemnts were perfect, and the choice of players and singers could not have been better. I think he would have been very pleased to hear his work in the various styles they were arranged in. Turn your lights down low is my personal favorite, but none of the songs ceased to impress me.
Guest More than 1 year ago
When I first heard of this release, I was a little skepticle based on previous tribute experiences with other artists. Let me say that ''I was blown away'' with the arrangements and energy of the compositions. The line-up for this recording reads like a Who's Who in comtemporary Jazz. If you think reggae and jazz don't mix like I did , you Will be in for a surprise.
Guest More than 1 year ago
What a great CD!!! Great for a relaxing afternoon, this collection does justice to Bob Marley!!! The way these songs are done with a jazz flair gave me a new appreciation for songs that I hadnt really liked in the past. rush out and buy this one!