Personnel: Mindi Abair (vocals, soprano saxophone, alto saxophone, keyboards); Michael Landau (guitar); Matthew Hager (guitars, keyboards, bass instrument, percussion, drum programming); Keb' Mo' (dobro); Ricky Petersen (piano, organ); Stevo Theard (keyboards, drum programming); Larry Klein, Stan Sargeant (bass instrument); John "J.R." Robinson (drums); Paulinho Da Costa (percussion); Lalah Hathaway (background vocals).
Smooth jazz saxophonist Mindi Abair made a name for herself with groove-oriented compositions and solid horn work, a combination that is both passionate and easy on the ears. LIFE LESS ORDINARY is the artist's fourth solo release, and contains plenty of the artist's trademark funky instrumentals ("The Joint"), atmospheric ballads ("Rain"), and some vocal cuts (the trip-hop-inspired opener "Do You Miss Me?" and a faithful cover of Rickie Lee Jones's "It Must Be Love"). In all, Abair has turned in a diverse, creative set that won't disappoint fans of her early albums.