Personnel : Peter White (acoustic guitar, keyboards); Greg Vail (soprano saxophone); Grover Washington, Jr., Gerald Albright (tenor saxophone); Rick Braun (trumpet); Brian Culbertson, Greg Karukas (keyboards, synthesizer, drum programming); Mike Egizi (keyboards, drum programming); Tim Heintz (keyboards); Mike Sims (electric guitar); Alex Al, Larry Kimpel, John Menzano (bass); Lil' John Roberts (drums); Lenny Castro (percussion); Steven Dubin, Paul Brown (drum programming).
Producers: Steven Dubin, Paul Brown, Peter White.
Engineers include: Dave Rideau, Paul Brown, Peter White.
Includes liner notes by Peter White.
The cover graphics of Peter White's Perfect Moment album suggest a holiday, festive motif. No doubt lovers of tasty smooth jazz were celebrating this release. White doesn't aim for his music to be the aural equivalent of wallpaper; he threads fluid guitar lines of intelligent, wistful improvisation. The guitarist's not afraid to share the spotlight, letting a saucy sax solo season "Midnight in Manhattan." Other standouts are the sunny "San Diego," "Kinda Sweet," a gentle reading of the Luther Vandross hit "Don't Be a Fool," the urban-flavored "Windy City," the ethereal "My Prayer," and the languid title track. ~ Ed Hogan