Between the Sheets (Fourplay album)

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Between the Sheets
Studio album by Fourplay
Released August 17, 1993
Genre Jazz
Label Warner Bros.
Producer Nathan East, Harvey Mason, Lee Ritenour, Bob James
Fourplay chronology
Fourplay
(1991)
Between the Sheets
(1993)
Elixir
(1995)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 2/5 stars[1]

Between the Sheets is the second album of the jazz group Fourplay which was released by Warner Bros. Records on August 17, 1993. The album peaked at number 1 on the Top Contemporary Jazz Albums chart.[1] Between the Sheets has sold over 500, 000 copies in the United States and has thus been certified gold by the RIAA.[2]

Track listing[edit]

No. Title Writer(s) Length
1. "Chant"   Bob James 6:24
2. "Monterey"   Lee Ritenour 6:12
3. "Between the Sheets"   Ernie Isley, Marvin Isley, O'Kelly Isley, Ronald Isley, Rudolph Isley, Chris Jasper 6:45
4. "Li'l Darlin'"   Neal Hefti 5:16
5. "Flying East"   Marcel East, Nathan East 6:08
6. "Once in the A.M."   Lee Ritenour 6:30
7. "Gulliver"   Bob James 6:48
8. "Amoroso"   Harvey Mason 5:48
9. "A Summer Child"   Lee Ritenour 5:33
10. "Anthem"   Harvey Mason 5:39
11. "Song for Somalia"   Harvey Mason 6:29

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Personnel[edit]

Musicians[edit]

  • Bob James: Yamaha C7 Midi Grand Piano, Disklavier, Table Tennis, Various Synthesizers
  • Lee Ritenour: Gibson ES-335, Gibson L-5, Gibson Midi-Max Guitar Synthesizer, Roger Sadowski Electric/Classical Guitar
  • Nathan East: Yamaha BBNE2 5-String Bass, TRB 6-String Bass, Yamaha Fretless Bass, Fodera Fretless Bass
  • Harvey Mason: Gretsch Drums, Gibraltar Racks, Brady Snare Drums, Vic Firth Drums Sticks, Sabian Cymbals
  • Chaka Khan: Vocals

Production[edit]

  • Neal Avron - Engineer, Assistant Engineer
  • Marcel East – Engineer
  • Nathan East – Producer, Vocals
  • Fourplay – Arranger, Producer
  • Bob James - Arranger, Producer, Executive Producer, Synthesizer Orchestration
  • Debra Johnson – Production Coordination
  • Mike Kloster - Engineer, Assistant Engineer
  • Harvey Mason, Sr. - Programming, Producer, Computers, Drum Programming, Sequencing
  • Don Murray - Engineer, Mixing
  • Mike Piersante - Engineer, Assistant Engineer
  • Lee Ritenour - Producer
  • Wally Traugott - Mastering
  • Robert Vosgien - Editing, Mastering

Charts[edit]

Album – Billboard
Year Chart Position
1993 The Billboard 200 70
1993 Top Contemporary Jazz Albums 1
1993 Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums 15
Singles – Billboard
Title Year Chart Position
Between the Sheets 1993 Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Singles & Tracks 72
Chant 1994 Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Singles & Tracks 98

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c Yanow, Scott. "Fourplay - Overview". allmusic.com. Retrieved 19 June 2009. 
  2. ^ "Search Results for Fourplay". riaa.com. Retrieved 19 June 2009.