Love Approach

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Love Approach
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Studio album by
Released1980
Recorded1979–1980
StudioA&R Studios, New York City
GenreJazz, jazz funk
Length36:32
LabelGRP
ProducerDave Grusin
Larry Rosen
Tom Browne chronology
Browne Sugar
(1979)
Love Approach
(1980)
Magic
(1981)
Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
Allmusic3/5 stars[1]

Love Approach is an album by American trumpeter Tom Browne that was released by GRP Records in 1980. The song "Funkin' for Jamaica (N.Y.)" topped the U.S. R&B chart for three weeks in October 1980.

Track listing[edit]

All tracks composed by Tom Browne, except where indicated

  1. "Funkin' for Jamaica (N.Y.)" (Browne, Toni Smith) – 4:43
  2. "Her Silent Smile" – 5:12
  3. "Forever More" (Don Blackman) – 3:22
  4. "Dream of Lovin' You" (Omar Hakim) – 4:20
  5. "Nocturne" – 5:08
  6. "Martha" (Browne, Smith) – 3:41
  7. "Moon Rise" (Lesette Wilson) – 5:15
  8. "Weak in the Knees" (featuring Viki Sylva) (Sylva) – 4:41

Personnel[edit]

  • Tom Browne – trumpet, flugelhorn, synthesizer
  • Bob Franceschini – tenor saxophone, handclaps
  • Barbara Bellins – flute
  • Dave Grusin – piano, electric piano, synthesizer
  • Jorge Dalto – piano
  • Lesette Wilson – piano, electric piano, synthesizer
  • Bernard Wright – piano, electric piano, synthesizer
  • Bobby Broom – guitar
  • Mike Vinas – guitar
  • Sekou Bunch – bass
  • Francisco Centeño – bass
  • Marcus Miller – bass
  • Omar Hakim – drums, handclaps
  • Buddy Williams – drums
  • Errol "Crusher" Bennett – percussion
  • Carol Steele – percussion
  • Alvin Flythe – rap, handclaps
  • Mike Flythe – rap, handclaps
  • Kevin Osborne – rap, handclaps
  • Tonni Smith – vocals, handclaps
  • Victoria Sylva – vocals, handclaps
  • Martha Rojas – handclaps

Charts[edit]

Year Album Chart positions[2]
US US
R&B
US
Jazz
1980 Love Approach 18 1 1

Singles[edit]

Year Single Chart positions[3]
US
R&B
US
Dance
1980 "Funkin' for Jamaica (N.Y.)" 1 9

Culture[edit]

"Forever More" from Tom Browne's 1980 album, Love Approach, was heard as part of the beginning and end of the broadcast day on the NBC affiliate in Columbus, Ohio, WCMH-TV in the mid 1980s.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Lytle, Craig. "Love Approach". AllMusic. Retrieved 30 July 2018.
  2. ^ "Tom Browne US albums chart history". allmusic.com. Retrieved 2011-06-23.
  3. ^ "Tom Browne US singles chart history". allmusic.com. Retrieved 2011-06-23.

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