Jarreau (album)

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Jarreau
Al Jarreau Jarreau cover.jpg
Studio album by Al Jarreau
Released 1983
Recorded 1981
Genre Crossover jazz, rhythm and blues, funk
Length 38:45 (original)
43:43 (2009 release)
Label Warner Bros.
Producer Jay Graydon
Al Jarreau chronology
Breakin' Away
(1981)
Jarreau
(1983)
High Crime
(1984)

Jarreau is the sixth studio album by Al Jarreau, released in 1983. It was his third consecutive #1 album on the Billboard Jazz charts, while also placing at #4 on the R&B album charts and #13 on the Billboard 200. In 1984 the album received four Grammy Award nominations, including for Jay Graydon as Producer of the Year (Non-Classical). In 2001, the album was certified Platinum by the Recording Industry Association of America.[1] It was remastered and re-released in 2009 by Friday Music with a bonus track.

Track listing[edit]

  1. "Mornin'" (Jarreau, David Foster, Jay Graydon) - 4:16
  2. "Boogie Down" (Jarreau, Michael Omartian) - 4:11
  3. "I Will Be Here for You (Nitakungodea Milele)" (John Lang, Richard Page, Steve George) - 4:19
  4. "Save Me" (Jarreau, Foster, Graydon) - 6:31
  5. "Step by Step" (Jarreau, Graydon, Tom Canning) - 4:26
  6. "Black and Blues" (Jarreau, Graydon, Canning) - 4:50
  7. "Trouble in Paradise" (Greg Mathieson, Graydon, Trevor Veitch) - 3:47
  8. "Not Like This" (Jeremy Lubbock) - 2:38
  9. "Love Is Waiting" (Jarreau, Graydon, Canning) - 3:47
  10. "I Keep Callin'" (Bonus track on 2009 remaster) (Jarreau, Graydon, Canning) - 4:58

Personnel[edit]

  • Al Jarreau – lead vocals, backing vocals (1, 3-6), rhythm arrangements (5, 6, 9)
  • Jay Graydon – rhythm arrangements (1, 3-7, 9), guitar (1, 3, 4, 5, 7, 9), synthesizer (5, 6), guitar solo (6)
  • Abraham Laboriel – bass guitar (1, 3-7, 9)
  • Jeff Porcaro – drums (1, 5, 6), percussion (6)
  • Steve Gadd – drums (2, 3, 4, 9)
  • Victor Feldman – percussion (2, 3, 5)
  • Grey Trevorson – drums (7)
  • David Foster – rhythm arrangements (1, 4), Fender Rhodes (1, 4), synthesizer (1, 4), acoustic piano (4)
  • Michael Omartian – rhythm arrangements (2), synthesizer (2), Fender Rhodes (5)
  • Steve George – synthesizer (3)
  • Robbie Buchanan – Fender Rhodes (3), synthesizer (5)
  • Steve Porcaro – synthesizer programming (4)
  • Theophilus T. Blood – additional synthesizer (4)
  • Tom Canning – rhythm arrangements (5, 6, 9), synthesizer (5, 6, 9), acoustic piano (6), harmonica solo (6), Fender Rhodes (9)
  • Greg Mathieson – rhythm arrangements (7), acoustic piano (7), Fender Rhodes (7), synthesizer (7)
  • Jeremy Lubbock – string arrangements (1, 4), Fender Rhodes (8)
  • Jerry Vinci – concertmaster (4)
  • Ian Eales – string contractor (4)
  • Jerry Hey – horn arrangements (2-7, 9), trumpet (2, 4-7, 9), flugelhorn (3)
  • Chuck Findley – trumpet (2, 4-7, 9), flugelhorn (3)
  • Gary Grant – trumpet (2, 4-7, 9), flugelhorn (3)
  • Bill Reichenbach Jr. – trombone (2, 4-7, 9)
  • Lew McCreary – trombone (2, 4)
  • Charlie Loper – trombone (5, 6, 7, 9)
  • Bill Champlin – backing vocals (2)
  • Richard Page – backing vocals (2)
  • Venetta Gloud – backing vocals (2)

Production[edit]

  • Producer – Jay Graydon
  • Engineers – Jay Graydon and Ian Eales
  • Recorded and mixed at Garden Rake Studios (Studio City, CA).
  • Strings recorded by Eric Prestis at Ocean Way Recording (Hollywood, CA).
  • Mastered by Steve Hall at FutureDisc (Hollywood, CA).
  • Album Coordination – Shirley Klein
  • Art Direction – Christine Sauers
  • Photography – Norman Seeff

References[edit]

  1. ^ "RIAA – Searchable Database: Al Jarreau". Retrieved September 27, 2012.