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- Released: October 16, 2007
- Label: Peak Records
JazzTimes - p.132
"It's an energetic and unapologetic embracing of pop-jazz taken to giddy heights thanks to Marienthal's pop sensibilities..."
- 1.Blue Water
- 2.Times Square
- 3.Flower Child
- 4.Open Road
- 5.21 Ocean Front
- 6.Just Around the Corner
- 7.I Believe in You
- 8.Dance With Me
- 9.Your Move
- 10.Lost Without You
Personnel: Eric Marienthal (soprano saxophone, alto saxophone, tenor saxophone); Jeff Lorber (guitar, piano, keyboards); Ray Parker Jr. (guitar); Paul Rayner-Brown (acoustic guitar, keyboards, percussion); Michael Stever (trumpet); Brian Culbertson (trombone, piano, keyboards, percussion, drum programming); Stephen Lu (keyboards, programming); Dave Weckl (drums).
Audio Mixers: Paul Rayner-Brown; Bob Horn; Brian Culbertson.
Recording information: BCM Studios; JHL Sound.
Photographer: Sonny Mediana.
Arrangers: Jeff Lorber; Brian Culbertson.
When heard with Chick Corea's Elektric Band or as a sideman in more straight-ahead settings, Eric Marienthal consistently proves that he is a technically skilled and creative jazz altoist. On his own recordings Marienthal is content to play music that is clearly geared toward smooth radio and romantic backgrounds, and Just Around the Corner has the altoist in the forefront throughout a set of predictable instrumental pop performances. ~ Scott Yanow