New York Voices: Lauren Kinhan, Kim Nazarian, Caprice Fox (vocals); Darmon Meader (vocals, soprano, alto & tenor saxophones, Akai EWI, programming); Peter Eldridge (vocals, piano, keyboards).
Additional personnel: Ella Fitzgerald (vocals); Claudio Roditi, Jim Hynes (trumpet); Jay Ashby (trombone, percussion); Andy Ezrin (piano, keyboards, synthesizer strings); Eve Nelson (keyboards, programming); Katreese Barnes (keyboards); Bill O'Connell (piano); Peter Calo, Mitch Stein, Romero Lubambo, Mike Campbell (guitars); James Genus, Will Lee, Leo Traversa (bass); Randy Landau (bass, fretless bass, acoustic bass); Jerry Barnes (bass, drum programming, guitar); Tommy Igoe, Jean Baptiste Bocle (drums, programming); Duduka DaFonseca (drums); Steve Kroon (percussion); Hugh Elliott, John Tendy (programming).
All songs written or co-written by members of New York Voices, except "All Blues" (Miles Davis), "Ain't No Sunshine" (Bill Withers), "Oh, Lady Be Good" (George and Ira Gershwin) and "Traffic Jam" (James Taylor).
Lyricists: Peter Eldridge; Kim Nazarian.
Personnel: Darmon Meader (vocals, soprano saxophone, alto saxophone, tenor saxophone, EWI, programming); Peter Eldridge (vocals, piano, keyboards); Ella Fitzgerald, Caprice Fox, Lauren Kinhan, Kim Nazarian (vocals); Jerry Barnes (guitar, synthesizer, drums, drum programming); Mike Campbell , Mitch Stein , Peter Calo, Romero Lubambo (guitar); Andy Ezrin (strings, piano, keyboards, string synthesizer); Claudio Roditi, James Hynes, Jim Hynes (trumpet); Jay Ashby (trombone, percussion); Bill O'Connell (piano); Eve Nelson (keyboards, programming); Katreese Barnes (keyboards); Jean-Baptiste Bocl‚ (synthesizer, drums); Tommy Igoe (midi drums, drums, cymbals, drum programming); Randy Landau (acoustic bass, fretless bass); Duduka Da Fonseca (drums); Steve Kroon (percussion).
Audio Mixer: Jeffrey Lesser .
Recording information: Clinton Recording Studios, New York, NY; Duplex Studios; Interface Studios; Mohawk Studios; RPM Studio; RPM Studios.
Photographer: Mark Malabrigo.
Unknown Contributor Role: John Tendy.
Arrangers: Caprice Fox; Jay Ashby; Jerry Barnes; Katreese Barnes; Lauren Kinhan; Peter Eldridge; Andy Ezrin; Darmon Meader.
This is primarily a pop-oriented date with the exception of the opening "All Blues" and "Lady Be Good," the latter of which is meant as a tribute to Ella Fitzgerald, since it quotes from her famous scat solo...Seven of the 11 selections are group originals (also included are "Ain't No Sunshine" and James Taylor's "Traffic Jam")...Recommended more highly to R&B/pop listeners than to jazz collectors... ~ Scott Yanow