Sky Islands

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Sky Islands
Sky Islands.jpg
Studio album by Ramsey Lewis
Released October 5, 1993 (1993-10-05)
Genre Jazz
Length 56:11
Label GRP
Producer Dave Grusin, Larry Rosen, Ramsey Lewis, Frayne Lewis, Maurice White, Carl Griffin,
Ramsey Lewis chronology
Ivory Pyramid
(1992)
Sky Islands
(1993)
Urban Knights I
(1995)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 2/5 stars[1]

Sky Islands is a 1993 jazz album by Ramsey Lewis released on GRP Records.The album peaked at No. 4 on the Billboard Top Contemporary Jazz Albums chart.[2]

Track listing[edit]

Side one
No. Title Writer(s) Length
1. "Julia" John Lennon, Paul McCartney 5:18
2. "Après Vous" Ramsey Lewis 4:13
3. "Who Are You?" Bill Cantos 7:21
4. "Suavecito" Ramsey Lewis 4:53
5. "Tonight" Frayne Lewis, Robert Lewis, Ramsey Lewis, Mike Logan 5:18
6. "Sky Islands" Larry Dunn, Dianne Reeves 4:20
7. "A Song for Jan" Ramsey Lewis 4:52
8. "Medley: Wade in the Water, Hang on Sloopy, The in Crowd" Wes Farrell, Ramsey Lewis, William Page, Bert Russell 4:55
9. "Love Will Find a Way" Greg Phillinganes, Lionel Richie 5:14
10. "Come Back to Me" James Harris, Terry Lewis, Janet Jackson 5:18
11. "Tonight (instrumental)" Frayne Lewis, Robert Lewis, Ramsey Lewis, Mike Logan 5:18 [2]

Personnel[edit]

  • Tony Carpenter - Percussion, Background Vocals
  • Steve Cobb - Percussion, Drums, Vocals
  • Eve Cornelious - Background Vocals
  • Sheila Fuller - Background Vocals
  • Carl Griffin - Background Vocals
  • Henry Johnson - Guitar
  • Ramsey Lewis - Piano, Background Vocals
  • Robert Lewis - Background Vocals
  • Michael Logan - Keyboards, Background Vocals
  • Art Porter - Alto Saxophone
  • Mark Ruffin - Background Vocals
  • Brenda Stewart - Background Vocals
  • Morris Stewart - Background Vocals
  • Charles Webb - Bass
  • Chuck Webb - Bass, Upright Bass

Production[edit]

  • Andy Baltimore - Creative Director
  • Rich Breen - Engineer, Mixing
  • Sharon Franklin - Production Coordination
  • Carl Griffin - Producer
  • Ted Jensen - Mastering
  • Michael Landy - Post Production
  • Frayne Lewis - Producer
  • Ramsey Lewis - Producer
  • Michael Logan - Associate Producer
  • Sonny Mediana - Production Director
  • Larry Rosen - Executive Producer
  • Dennis Tousana - Assistant Engineer
  • Maurice White - Producer[2]

Charts[edit]

Year Chart Position
1993 Top Contemporary Jazz Albums 4

References[edit]

  1. ^ Allmusic review
  2. ^ a b c "Sky Islands - Overview". allmusic.com. Retrieved 21 June 2009.