Gerald Albright Groovology
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- Released: June 18, 2002
- Originally Released: 2002
- Label: Grp Records
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Personnel includes: Gerald Albright (arranger, soprano, alto, tenor & baritone saxophones, keyboards, bass, programming); Greg Curtis (vocals, keyboards, programming); Terrell Carter, Chris Walker (vocals); Tim Carmon (organ); Luther "Mano" Hanes (keyboards, sequencing, background vocals); Jeff Lorber (keyboards, programming); Bobby Lyle, Chuckii Booker (keyboards); Paul Jackson, Jr. (acoustic & electric guitars); Paul Pesco, Joseph Woolfalk (electric guitar); Maurice Fitzgerald (bass); Marvin McQuitty (drums, programming); Ricky Lawson (drums); Sheila E (percussion).
Producers include: Gerald Albright, Marvin McQuitty, Luther "Mano" Hanes, Jeff Lorber, Paul Brown.
Recorded at EMI, Santa Monica, California; Bright Music, Moorpark, California; Cardraygee, Oak Park, California; JHL, Malibu, California; Funky Joint Studios, Sherman Oaks, California.
Personnel: Gerald Albright (soprano saxophone, alto saxophone, tenor saxophone, baritone saxophone, keyboards, bass guitar, drum programming); Greg Curtis (vocals, keyboards, drum programming, background vocals); Chris Walker , Terrell Carter (vocals, background vocals); Paul Jackson, Jr. (acoustic guitar, electric guitar); Paul Pesco (electric guitar); Tim Carmon (organ, keyboards); Jeff Lorber, Chuck Cymone (keyboards, drum programming); Luther "Mano" Hanes (keyboards, background vocals); Chuckii Booker, David Delhomme, Bobby Lyle (keyboards); Bill McKinley, Maurice Fitzgerald (bass guitar); Marvin McQuitty (drums, drum programming); Ricky Lawson (drums); Chris Bolton, Lamont VanHook, Lynn Davis , Kenya Hathaway (background vocals).
Audio Mixers: Greg Curtis; Gerald Albright; Anthony Jeffries.
Recording information: Bright Music Studios, Moorpark, CA; Cardraygee Studios, Oak Park, CA; EMI Studios, Santa Monica, CA; Funky Joint, Sherman Oaks, CA; JHL Studios, Malibu, CA.
Photographer: Rocky Schenck.
Arranger: Gerald Albright.
Gerald Albright offers his listeners ten fresh musical concepts on his GRP label debut entitled Groovology, and they are musical concepts that have not been done to death. At the top of his game, this collection of songs gives Albright a marvelous opportunity to exhibit his multitude of musical skills, including composing, arranging, producing, and playing all four saxophone voices, in addition to several other instruments. Not exactly an easy task. Accompanied by a splendid roster of guest artists, Gerald Albright is sensitive, funky, grooving, smooth, and also demonstrates his irresistible rhythm and blues-inflected ballad work on such songs as "Bring a Lil' Love," "I Will Always Love You," and "I Need You." On "We Fall Down," Albright's blowing is subdued but in an unusually relaxed manner that is idiosyncratically smooth yet rooted in the R&B/gospel tradition. However, the top picks are "Old School Jam" and "Groovology" because of their memorable hooks and grooves. Excellent solos, vocals, and supportive arrangements make this one a keeper for Gerald Albright fans. ~ Paula Edelstein
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