Between the Sheets (Fourplay album)

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Between the Sheets
Fourplay - Between the Sheets.jpg
Studio album by Fourplay
Released August 17, 1993 (1993-08-17)
Genre Jazz
Length 67:32
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 by 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
  • Phillip Bailey: 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.