- Released: September 10, 2001
- Label: Warner Bros / WEA
- 1.Heaven - (featuring Trina Broussard)
- 2.Grand Central
- 4.Something Inside - (featuring Dave Hollister)
- 5.So Beautiful
- 6.See What I'm Sayin'?
- 7.All About You
- 8.Ride - (featuring Jaheim)
- 9.As You Are
- 10.This Is the Life
Personnel includes: Boney James (soprano & tenor saxophones, keyboards, vocoder, synthesizer, programming); Ian Prince (vocals, keyboards, programming); Jaheim, Trina Broussard, Sue Ann Carwell, Carl Carwell, Dave Hollister (vocals); Dan Higgins (tenor saxophone, flute); Jerry Hey (trumpet, flugelhorn); Bill Reichchenback (trombone); Rex Rideout (piano, Fender Rhodes piano); David "Kalid" Woods (keyboards, guitar, programming, background vocals); David Torkanowsky (Fender Rhodes piano, keyboards); Charlie Singleton, Paul Jackson, Jr. (acoustic & electric guitars); Paul Brown, Rohn Lawrence (guitar); Alex Al, Marcus Miller, Larry Kimpel (bass); Ahmir Thompson (drums); Andy Narell (steel drums); Lenny Castro, Paulinho DaCosta (percussion).
Engineers: Paul Brown, Russell "The Dragon" Elevado, Don Murray.
Recorded at Funky Joint, Sherman Oaks, O'Henry Sound Studios & Alpha Studios, Burbank and Sunset Sound, Hollywood, California, and Electric Lady Studios, New York, New York.
RIDE was nominated for the 2003 Grammy Awards for Best Pop Instrumental Album.
Personnel includes: Boney James (saxophone); Jaheim (vocals); Trina Broussard, Dave Hollister.
Personnel: Boney James (soprano saxophone, tenor saxophone, keyboards, programming); Trina Broussard (vocals, background vocals); Dave Hollister (vocals); Paul Jackson, Jr. , Rohn Lawrence (guitar); Dan Higgins (flute, alto flute, tenor saxophone); Jerry Hey (trumpet, flugelhorn); William Frank "Bill" Reichenbach Jr. (bass trumpet, trombone); Rex Rideout (piano, Fender Rhodes piano, keyboards, programming); David Torkanowsky, Leon Bisquera (keyboards); ?uestlove (drums); Lenny Castro, Paulinho Da Costa (percussion); Johnny Britt (background vocals).
Audio Mixers: Andy Ackland; Russell Elevado.
Recording information: Alpha Studios, Burbank, CA; Electric Lady Studios, NY; Funk Joint, Sherman Oaks, CA; O'Henry Sound Studios, Burbank, CA; Sunset Sound, Hollywood, CA.
Arrangers: Teron Beal; David Woods; Paul Brown ; Boney James.
For his eighth release RIDE, jazzy saxophonist and keyboardist Boney James picks up where he left off navigating deftly from smooth jazz to R&B and back again. While loyal listeners will quickly recognize that they've been over Boney's familiar terrain before, smooth jazz fans will undoubtedly find this ride veering more deeply into rhythm-and-blues territory as James keeps a steady balance of both.
James gets things going right from the start with singer Trina Broussard's soulful vocals warmly inviting us to hop aboard on "Heaven." The journey picks up pace as it works it way through the jazzy "Grand Central" before stepping it up with "RPM," the CD's curiously aerobic-paced mover. With the help of R&B crooners Dave Hollister and Jahiem, James playfully steers listeners through pleasing melodic ballads before adding backbone to the upbeat "See What I'm Sayin'?" courtesy of bass mastermind and producer Marcus Miller. This ride saves the best for last with "This Is The Life," as Andy Narell's steel pans and Paulinho DaCosta's percussion add just the right amount of Caribbean flavor to the robust, jazzy closer.