Skylarkin' (Grover Washington Jr. album)

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Skylarkin'
Studio album by Grover Washington Jr.
Released 1980
Recorded October 1979
Studio Rosebud Recording, New York City, New York
Genre Jazz
Label Motown
Producer Grover Washington Jr.
Grover Washington Jr. chronology
Paradise
(1979)
Skylarkin'
(1980)
Winelight
(1980)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 2/5 stars [1]
The Rolling Stone Jazz Record Guide 2/5 stars[2]

Skylarkin' is a 1980 album by jazz saxophonist Grover Washington Jr.

Track listing[edit]

  1. "Easy Loving You" 7:17
  2. "Bright Moments" 6:25 (Roland Kirk)
  3. "Snake Eyes" 4:25
  4. "I Can't Help It" 6:26 (Stevie Wonder, Susaye Greene)
  5. "Love" 5:18 (Ralph MacDonald, William Salter, David Stevens)
  6. "Open Up Your Mind (Wide)" 6:06 (Ronnie Wilson, Charlie Wilson)

All tunes written by Grover Washington Jr. except as noted parenthetically above.[3]

Personnel[edit]

Additional musicians
  • Jon Faddis – flugelhorn
  • Alexander Otley – trumpet
  • Jorge Dalto – acoustic piano (solo)
  • Paul Griffin – Clavinet
  • Ed Walsh – Oberheim 8-voice synthesizer
  • Grover Washington Jr., William Eaton - arrangements
  • William Eaton - conductor
Technical
  • Richard Alderson - engineer
  • Scott Charles - production coordination
  • Ginny Livingston, John Cabalka - art direction
  • Bill Imhoff - cover illustration

Charts[edit]

Chart (1980) Peak
position
US Billboard Pop Albums[4] 24
US Billboard Top Jazz Albums[4] 1
US Billboard Top Soul Albums[4] 8

Singles[edit]

Year Single Chart positions[5]
US
R&B
1980 "Snake Eyes" 88

External links[edit]

References[edit]

  1. '^ Music, All. Grover Washington Jr.: Skylarkin > Review at AllMusic. Retrieved 13 October 2011.
  2. ^ Swenson, J. (Editor) (1985). The Rolling Stone Jazz Record Guide. USA: Random House/Rolling Stone. p. 203. ISBN 0-394-72643-X. 
  3. ^ https://www.discogs.com/Grover-Washington-Jr-Skylarkin/release/1152533
  4. ^ a b c "Grover Washington Jr. US albums chart history". allmusic.com. Retrieved 2011-10-13. 
  5. ^ "Grover Washington Jr. US singles chart history". allmusic.com. Retrieved 2011-10-13.