Sunday, November 20, 2011

David Benoit - Every Step of the Way (1988)

David Benoit - Every Step of the Way (1988)
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Genre ~ Pop-Jazz, Smooth | Label ~ GRP Records

Since launching his recording career in 1977, David Benoit’s expansive career as a contemporary jazz pianist has included over 25 solo recordings. His ‘80s releases This Side Up, Freedom at Midnight and the GRAMMY nominated Every Step of the Way are considered influential genre classics. Among his other Grammy nominations are those for Best Instrumental Composition (for “Dad’s Room,” from 1999’s Professional Dreamer) and Best Large Jazz Ensemble Performance (for the GRP All-Star Big Band). His prolific output since 2000 includes several prominent Charlie Brown related projects (including Here's To You, Charlie Brown: 50 Great Years and the star-studded 40 Years: A Charlie Brown Christmas) that reflect his lifelong passion for the music of original Peanuts composer Vince Guaraldi and solidify Benoit’s role as his musical heir. Benoit has also released the Billboard Contemporary Jazz charting albums Fuzzy Logic, Right Here, Right Now, Full Circle and Heroes, which paid homage to the pianist’s top jazz and pop influences. ~ama_zon

01. Every Step of the Way (4:05)
02. Shibuya Station (3:33)
03. The Key to You (5:02)
04. Remembering What You Said (4:33)
05. Once Running Free (2:46)
06. ReBach (4:40)
07. Sao Paulo (5:17)
08. No Worries (5:33)
09. I Just Can' t Stop Loving You (4:53)
10. Painted Desert (4:27)
11. Saturdays (4:16)

David Benoit - arranger, conductor, keyboards, piano, synthesizer
Sam Riney - saxophone
Eric Marienthal - alto saxophone
Gary Grant - flugelhorn, trumpet
Jerry Hey - flugelhorn, horn arrangements, trumpet
Bill Reichenbach Jr. - trombone
Dave Valentin - flute
Chris Hammer Smith - harmonica
Russ Freeman - arranger, guitar
Michael Landau, Grant Geissman - guitars
Randy Waldman, Tom Ranier - keyboards
Stanley Clarke - acoustic bass
Nathan East - bass, vocals
Bob Feldman, Neil Stubenhaus - bass
John "J.R." Robinson - drums, drum programming
Harvey Mason Sr., Tony Morales - drums
Luis Conte, Brad Dutz, Michael Fisher - percussion
David Pack - vocals, vocal arrangements
Jeff Pescetto, Chuck Sabatino, Phillip Ingram - background vocals
"The Warfield Avenue Symphony Orchestra"
Bruce Dukov - concert master

Produced by Jeffrey Weber and David Benoit
Executive Producers: Dave Grusin and Larry Rosen
Digitally recorded by Allen Sides with Bob Loftus
Recorded at Oceanway Studios, Hollywood, CA; on December, 1987
Assisted by Bruce Wildstein
Additional recording by Josiah Gluck at The Record Plant, NYC;
and by Steve Hallmark at Hallmark Studios, Westlake Village, CA
Digitally mixed by Allen Sides at Oceanway Studios, Hollywood, CA; on the JVC DAS-900 Digital Audio System
Assisted by Bob Luftus as Bruce Wildstewin
Digital editing by Bill Giolando at CMS Digital
Mastered by Bernie Grundman at Bernie Grundman Mastering
Music preparation by Ken Gruberman
Music Coordinator: Tim Olsen
Album designed by Leslie Wintner
Cover photography by Kamron Hinatsu
Liner notes by David Benoit