Kisses in the Rain

Kisses in the Rain

by Rick BraunRick Braun


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Rick Braun continues to satisfy his global audience with Kisses in the Rain, his first solo CD since the 1998 chart-topper Full Stride. Braun penned his own musical tastes on seven songs, and also covers Bill Withers' "Use Me," Leon Russell's "Song for You," and Johnny Britt's original "Grover's Groove." Braun get high marks for his excellent collaborations with smooth jazz guitarists Norman Brown, Peter White, and Tony Maiden on "Car Wash," "Kisses in the Rain," and "Grover's Groove," while arrangements that feature Harvey Mason, Luis Conte, Li'l John Roberts, and Paulinho da Costa on drums and percussion keep the funk and groove masters at a solid pace on the beautiful ballad "Emma's Song," "Simplicity," and "Use Me." On "For You," guest vocals from Shai add a soulful layer to this great love song. Braun plays flügelhorn, trumpet, keyboards, and acoustic piano and provides programming on this great program; his playing sheds new light on the importance of brass players up front on the smooth jazz scene, a musical landscape previously dominated by guitarists and saxophonists. On "Middle of the Night," he is able to play and describe what he hears in sweet, subtle, powerful, and emotional registers that offer the listener many reasons to stay tuned. Rick Braun tops his previous solo effort with a remarkable update on the smooth jazz scene that is balanced, focused, and a worthy addition to the collections of serious smooth jazz aficionados and Rick Braun fans around the world.

Product Details

Release Date: 02/27/2001
Label: Warner Records
UPC: 0093624799429
catalogNumber: 47994
Rank: 7847

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Rick Braun   Primary Artist,Piano,Trumpet,Flugelhorn,Keyboards
Ricky Peterson   Keyboards,Wurlitzer
Peter White   Acoustic Guitar
Norman Brown   Guitar
Sue Ann Carwell   Vocals,Background Vocals
Shai   Vocals,Guest Appearance
Alex Al   Bass
Johnny Britt   Keyboards
Luis Conte   Percussion
Paulinho Da Costa   Percussion
Nathan East   Bass
Mitchel Forman   Piano
Marty Grebb   Baritone Saxophone
Steve Grove   Tenor Saxophone
Jerry Hey   Flugelhorn
Nick Lane   Trombone
Tony Maiden   Guitar,Electric Guitar,wah wah guitar
Harvey Mason   Percussion,Drums
Doug Norwine   Flute,Saxophone
Lil John Roberts   Percussion,Drums
Mindy Stein   Vocals
Roberto Vally   Bass,Keyboards
Yvonne Williams   Background Vocals
Ross Bolton   Guitar
Fred Clark   Guitar
Forman   Piano
William Frank "Bill" Reichenbach   Trombone
David Woods   Keyboards
Euge Groove   Tenor Saxophone
Larry Williams   Strings,Keyboards,Tenor Saxophone
Stan Sargeant   Bass

Technical Credits

Shai   Arranger
Ray Bardani   Engineer
Rick Braun   Arranger,Programming,Producer,Engineer,Liner Notes
Johnny Britt   Arranger
Paul Brown   Arranger,Composer,Programming,Producer,Engineer
Jerry Hey   Horn Arrangements,String Arrangements
Nick Lane   Horn Arrangements
Don Murray   Engineer
David Rideau   Engineer
Anabel Sinn   Art Direction
David Woods   Arranger,drum programming
David Woods   Composer

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