Alex Bugnon 107 Degrees in the Shade

107 Degrees in the Shade
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CD Details

  • Released: April 1, 2008
  • Label: Sbme Special Mkts.


  • 1.Paris in May
  • 2.107 Degrees in the Shade
  • 3.Somewhere
  • 4.Fly, Spirit, Fly
  • 5.Heart of New York
  • 6.Back O' Town
  • 7.When I Think About Home
  • 8.So in Love
  • 9.The Lone Crusader
  • 10.Conversation Piece #1

Product Description:

Personnel: Alex Bugnon (acoustic & electric piano, synthesizer, accordion, drums, organ); Janice Dempsey (vocals); Rohn Lawrence, Michael "Dino" Campbell (guitar); Cyrille Bugnon (alto saxophone); Victor Bailey, Victor Wooton (bass); Buddy Williams (drums); Rahni Song (percussion, synthesizer, vocals, programming).
Producers: Alex Bugnon, Rahni Song, Goh Hotoda.
Engineers: John Hurley, Goh Hotoda, Howie Lindeman.
Recorded at Digital Recorders, Nashville, Tennessee.
All songs written or co-written by Alex Bugnon.
Alex Bugnon's commercial pop-jazz output of the early to mid-1990s wasn't fantastic, but it did indicate that he had some potential as both a pianist/keyboardist and a composer. Generally more substantial than most of the other albums that smooth jazz stations played in 1991, the uneven, erratic 107 in the Shade is far from a gem, but has its moments. Bugnon gets into a pleasant, Joe Sample-ish groove on "Paris and May" and "When I Think About Home," whereas the much too brief "Fly, Spirit, Fly" hints at Pat Metheny. It was obvious that Sample was a major influence on Bugnon, although there were also traces of Ahmad Jamal in his playing. One of the CD's main flaws is Bugnon's tendency to overproduce -- like other Bugnon releases, 107 in the Shade could have used a lot more improvising and a lot less producing and arranging. Despite a few memorable cuts, Shade really isn't worth the price of admission; it's clear that Bugnon is capable of much more. ~ Alex Henderson

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  • UPC: 886972451121
  • Shipping Weight: 0.22/lbs (approx)
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