Accentuate the Positive (album)

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Accentuate the Positive
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Studio album by Al Jarreau
Released 2004
Genre Jazz, Soul/Funk
Length 48:37
Label GRP Records
Producer Tommy LiPuma
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Allmusic 4/5 stars[1]

Accentuate the Positive is an album of songs from the 1940s, recorded in 2004 by singer Al Jarreau.[2] In 2005 the album received a Grammy Award nomination for Best Jazz Vocal Album.

Track listing[edit]

  1. "Cold Duck" (Eddie Harris, Jarreau)
  2. "The Nearness of You" (Hoagy Carmichael, Ned Washington)
  3. "I'm Beginning to See the Light" (Duke Ellington, Don George, Johnny Hodges, Harry James)
  4. "My Foolish Heart" (Ned Washington, Victor Young)
  5. "Midnight Sun" (Lionel Hampton, Sonny Burke, Johnny Mercer)
  6. "Accentuate the Positive" (Harold Arlen, Johnny Mercer)
  7. "Betty Bebop's Song" (Jarreau, Freddie Ravel)
  8. "Waltz for Debby" (Bill Evans, Gene Lees)
  9. "Groovin' High" (Dizzy Gillespie, Jarreau)
  10. "Lotus" (Don Grolnick, Jarreau)
  11. "Scootcha Booty" (Russell Ferrante, Jarreau)



  • Producer – Tommy LiPuma
  • Executive Producer, Management – Bill Darlington
  • Production Coordinator – Shari Sutcliffe
  • Recorded and Mixed by Al Schmitt at Capitol Studios (Hollywood, CA).
  • Assistant Engineer – Steve Genewick
  • Mastered by Doug Sax and Robert Hadley at The Mastering Lab (Hollywood, CA).
  • Art Direction – Hollis King
  • Design – Rika Ichiki
  • Photography – Rocky Schenck
  • Liner Notes – Al Jarreau