Just What You Need

Just What You Need

by Brian SimpsonBrian Simpson


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There are no surprises on Brian Simpson's fifth solo release, Just What You Need. The ten cuts are comprised of catchy, laid-back smooth jazz arrangements with elements of lite R&B, executed with ease and a very clean production. The two standout tracks, for very different reasons, are both cover versions. "The Girl from Ipanema" (with Dave Koz on saxophone) has none of the romantic breezy haze of the original, and comes across too formal and somewhat sterile. On the other hand, "You Gotta Be," the 1994 hit song by Des'ree, has an infectious, relaxed groove, featuring vocalist Jeff Robinson, that is hard to get out of your head. Also making guest appearances on Just What You Need are celebrated smooth jazz musicians Gerald Albright, Marc Antoine, Elan Trotman, and Jonathan Butler.

Product Details

Release Date: 04/23/2013
Label: Shanachie
UPC: 0016351540423
catalogNumber: 5404
Rank: 26470

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Brian Simpson   Primary Artist,Piano,Keyboards
Gerald Albright   Tenor Saxophone
Jonathan Butler   Guitar
Dave Koz   Tenor Saxophone
Alex Al   Bass
Darrell Crooks   Guitar
Ray Fuller   Guitar
Brian Kilgore   Percussion
Larry Kimpel   Bass
Ron King   Trumpet
Michael White   Drums
Marc Antoine   Acoustic Guitar
Ronnie Gutierrez   Percussion
Gerey Johnson   Guitar
Jeff Robinson   Vocals
Mike Broening   Keyboards
Elan Trotman   Tenor Saxophone
Nate Harasim   Keyboards
Yarone Levy   Acoustic Guitar
Oliver Wendell   Keyboards
Nicholas Cole   Keyboards

Technical Credits

Vinícius de Moraes   Composer
Des'ree   Composer
Norman Gimbel   Composer
Antonio Carlos Jobim   Composer
Brian Simpson   Composer,Producer
Ashley Ingram   Composer
Mike Broening   Composer,Programming,Producer
Danny Weiss   Executive Producer
Nate Harasim   Composer,Programming,Producer
Stanley Berger   Composer
Oliver Wendell   Composer,Producer
Nicholas Cole   Composer,Programming,Producer

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