Marvin, Teddy and Luther: A Smooth Urban Jazz Love

Marvin, Teddy and Luther: A Smooth Urban Jazz Love


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In addition to cultivating smooth jazz mainstays like Kim Waters, Pamela Williams, Ken Navarro, Chuck Loeb, and Chieli Minucci, Shanachie Entertainment has scored big these past few years with a series of urban-oriented collections that run the gamut from Smooth Jazz Brown Sugar to gatherings of R&B/hip-hop covers (Streetwize, Tha Hot Club). With this collection, which features saxmen Waters and David Mann (who also produces) and guitarist Rodney Jones, the label mines the romantic riches of the old school. With the ultra-funk exceptions of the brass-inflected Marvin Gaye classics "After the Dance" and "I Want You," the set is geared around slow and steady seduction -- a sexy dance followed by whatever the listener has in mind later for his or her dance partner. There's nothing particularly innovative or unique in the arrangements of these ballads, but then again, that doesn't seem to be their point. Everybody loves these songs, and they provide spotlights for the principal musicians while making for some nice late-night soul swaying.

Product Details

Release Date: 09/21/2004
Label: Shanachie
UPC: 0016351511928
catalogNumber: 5119
Rank: 35879

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Rodney Jones   Guitar
David Mann   Keyboards,Saxophone
Kim Waters   Saxophone
Nicki Richards   Vocals
Everett Bradley   Vocals
Wayne Bruce   Guitar
Carl Carter   Bass
Kenny Allen   Guitar
Chris "Big Dog" Davis   Track Performer
Issac Clemens   Guitar
Rhon Lawrence   Guitar

Technical Credits

Marvin Gaye   Composer
Luther Vandross   Composer
David Mann   Arranger,Producer,drum programming
Terry Steele   Composer
Nick Ashford   Composer
Dave Elliott   Composer
Kenny Gamble   Composer
B. Russell   Composer
Valerie Simpson   Composer
Cecil Womack   Composer
Linda Womack   Composer
Leon Ware   Composer
Arthur Ross   Composer
Chris "Big Dog" Davis   Arranger,Producer,Engineer
Eddie Gip Noble   Composer

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