Vibe - 5/95, p.101
"...IT'S TIME...feature[s] a few well-chosen covers and a couple of well-written originals....Hanging around with his buddies George Duke, Stanley Clarke, and Paul Jackson while belting Gershwinesque ghetto lyrics...Hewett seems to be easing on down the road to Las Vegas..."
Personnel includes: Howard Hewett (vocals); Tracy Bingham (spoken vocals); Ray Fuller (guitar); Joel G. Derouin, Berj Garabedian, Armen Garabedian (strings); Kirk Whalum (saxophone); Ray Brown (trumpet); Ricky Lawson (French horn, vibraphone); Monty Seward (piano, keyboards, synthesizer background vocals); Bill Cantos (electric piano); Larry Kimpel (bass); Stanley Smith, Wardell Potts, Jr., Derek Organ (drums); Rayford Griffin (drums, cymbals); Mike Smith (percussion); Greg Lawson (programming); Kimaya Seward, Otis Stokes, Lynn Davis, Lynne Fiddmont Lynsey, David Thomas, Dorian Holly, The Johnson Montgomery Singers, Wanda Vaughn, Melinda Chapman, Art Madison, Jeffrey Osbourne, Phil Perry (background vocals).
Producers: Monty Seward, Howard Hewett (tracks 1-3, 5-9, 11-13); Leon F. Sylvers, III (track 4); Ricky Lawson (track 10).
Engineers: Bobby Summerfield, Carmen Rizzo, Erik Zoebler, Tim Jaquette, Leslie Ann Jones, Peter Doell, Bill Smith, Charlie Paakkari.
Includes liner notes by David Ritz.
Personnel: Howard Hewett (vocals, background vocals); Howard Hewett; Paul Jackson, Jr. (guitar); Joel Derouin, Armen Garabedian, Berj Garabedian (strings); Kirk Whalum (saxophone); Ray Brown (trumpet); Ricky Lawson (French horn, vibraphone); Bill Cantos (electric piano); Carlton Upton (keyboards, synthesizer); Stanley Clarke (acoustic bass); Larry Kimpel (bass guitar); Ray Griffin (drums, cymbals); Leon F. Sylvers III (drums, programming); Wardell Potts, Jr. (drums); David Ward II (timpani, programming); Mike Smith, Mike Smith , Paulinho Da Costa (percussion); Kimaya Seward, David Thomas, Dorian Holly, Melinda Chapman, David Porter Thomas , James Ingram , Jeffrey Osborne, Lynn Davis , Marc Nelson, Otis Stokes, Phil Perry, Art Madison, Vesta Williams, Wanda Vaughn (background vocals); Ray Fuller (guitar); George Duke (strings, string synthesizer); Monty Seward (piano, keyboards, string synthesizer, background vocals); Greg Lawson (synthesizer, programming); Rayford Griffin (drums, cymbals); Stanley Smith, Derek Organ (drums).
Audio Mixers: Taavi Mote; Leslie Ann Jones; Bobby Summerfield.
Liner Note Author: David Ritz.
Editor: Tery Thier.
Arrangers: Howard Hewett; Leon F. Sylvers III; Ricky Lawson.