Wizard Island (album)

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Wizard Island
Jeff Lorber Wizard Island album.jpg
Studio album by
Released1980
RecordedFebruary 5–22, 1980
StudioHollywood Sound, Hollywood, California
GenreJazz fusion
Smooth jazz
Funk
Length36:57
LabelArista
ProducerJeff Lorber
The Jeff Lorber Fusion chronology
Water Sign
(1979)
Wizard Island
(1980)
Galaxian
(1981)
Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
Allmusic3/5 stars [1]
The Rolling Stone Jazz Record Guide2/5 stars[2]

Released in 1980, Wizard Island is the fourth album by keyboardist Jeff Lorber as leader of his band "The Jeff Lorber Fusion". The album was Lorber's first to reach number one on the US Jazz Album chart.

Track listing[edit]

No.TitleWriter(s)Length
1."Wizard Island"Jeff Lorber4:04
2."Sweet"Jeff Lorber3:54
3."Can't Get Enough"Jeff Lorber3:36
4."Reflections"Jeff Lorber5:15
5."Fusion Juice"Kenny G4:09
6."Lava Lands"Jeff Lorber3:56
7."Shadows"Jeff Lorber3:56
8."City"Jeff Lorber4:00
9."Rooftops"Jeff Lorber3:47

Personnel[edit]

  • Jeff Lorber - Electric Piano, Acoustic Piano, Keyboards, Synthesizer
  • Danny Wilson - Bass
  • Dennis Bradford - Drums
  • Jay Koder - Jazz & Acoustic Guitar
  • Kenny Gorelick - Flute, Soprano Saxophone, Tenor Saxophone
  • Paulinho Da Costa - Percussion
  • Chick Corea - Keyboards on "Rooftops"

Charts[edit]

Chart (1980) Peak
position
Billboard Pop Albums[3] 123
Billboard Top Jazz Albums[3] 1

External links[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Wynn, Ron. Jeff Lorber: Wizard Island > Review at AllMusic. Retrieved 07 September 2011.
  2. ^ Swenson, J., ed. (1985). The Rolling Stone Jazz Record Guide. USA: Random House/Rolling Stone. p. 128. ISBN 0-394-72643-X.
  3. ^ a b "Jeff Lorber US albums chart history". allmusic.com. Retrieved 2011-09-07.