It just doesn't get any smoother than this. An undeniably romantic album, WINELIGHT is a satin-smooth collection of R & B-spiced jazz tunes best heard with the lights turned down. The Grammy-winning hit "Just the Two of Us, "which teams Washington, one of the contemporary jazz world's best-loved and most-respected saxophonists, with singer Bill Withers, may be the standout track, but dig deeper. On "Take Me There," the Philly-based saxophonist creates a captivating tune by combining jazz with a light funk groove; "Make Me a Memory (Sad Samba)" is a Latin-tinged beauty that manages somehow to be simultaneously melancholy and lively. And "Let It Flow (for Dr. J)" pays homage to the basketball hero who made history when he played for Washington's beloved Philadelphia 76ers - a lovely tribute from one great artist to another.
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Performance CreditsGrover Washington Primary Artist,Saxophone,Alto Saxophone,Soprano Saxophone,Tenor Saxophone
Bill Withers Vocals
Ralph MacDonald Percussion,Conga,Syndrum
Ray Chew Clavinet
Steve Gadd Drums
Eric Gale Guitar
Robert Greenidge Steel Drums
Paul Griffin Keyboards,Clavinet,fender rhodes
Hilda Harris Background Vocals
Yvonne Lewis Background Vocals
Ullanda McCullough Background Vocals
Marcus Miller Bass
Richard Tee fender rhodes
Ed Walsh Oberheim 8 Voice
Bill Eaton Conductor,oberheim
Technical CreditsRalph MacDonald Producer,Original Album Producer
Richard Alderson Engineer
Greg Allen Reissue Design
David McLees Executive Producer
Elliot Scheiner Remixing
Grover Washington Producer,Original Album Producer
David Nathan Liner Notes
Ron Coro Art Direction
David Dieckmann Authoring
Daniel Goldmark Editorial Research
Bill Eaton Arranger
George Lydecker Authoring
Andy Thomas Screen Design
Robin Hurley Producer
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
Winelight based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
If you like music, you'll love this classic CD. It will brighten and enlighten your spirit. No matter what type of music you may think you are dedicated to. Grover is genius, the music is genius and so are the contributing artists. I can just about guarantee everyone who listens to this will be infatuated in short time.
Loved this album over 20 years ago...still do...It brings back fond memories of time spent in Europe...driving along the autoban with a lover....
''GREAT'' WHAT CAN YOU SAY! GROVER WAS THE BEST......