My Brother and Me: The Best of Dave McMurray

My Brother and Me: The Best of Dave McMurray

by David McMurrayDavid McMurray


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This compilation by Dave McMurray is drawn from the saxophonist's three albums for HipBop Records -- Peace of Mind (1999), Soul Searching (2001), and Nu Life Stories (2003). Nothing has been licensed from his first album, The Dave McMurray Show (1995), released on Warner Bros. Records. Two tracks, "My Brother and Me" and "The Jazz Life," have been remixed, and there are three previously unreleased tracks, "Feel the Need," "Just an Illusion," and a version of the Marvin Gaye hit "I Want You." McMurray, who earns a credit for programming in addition to playing tenor, soprano, and alto sax on different tracks, is very much involved in the creation of the contemporary jazz sound of the music, with its electronic percussion backing tracks and frequent prominent vocals from several different singers. But he rarely gets lost in the shuffle, unlike some of his contemporary jazz peers, and his playing displays considerable bite and invention, not just providing slight variations on the melodies, but often going off in interesting directions. Some key guest stars, notably Bob James and George Duke, also make strong contributions. Still, this is music that will best be appreciated by contemporary jazz fans, while more traditional listeners will be put off by its cross-genre tendencies.

Product Details

Release Date: 07/26/2005
Label: Imports
UPC: 0738572810320
catalogNumber: 1118734

Album Credits

Performance Credits

David McMurray   Primary Artist,Flute,Percussion,Keyboards,Saxophone,Lyricon,Sampling
George Duke   fender rhodes,Wurlitzer
Mark Whitfield   Guitar
Sweet Pea Atkinson   Vocals
Herschel Boone   Vocals,Background Vocals
Marcus Miller   Bass
Jamie Muhoberac   Keyboards
Luis Resto   Piano,fender rhodes
Esther Ridgeway   Vocals
Gloria Ridgeway   Vocals
Gracie Ridgeway   Vocals
David Weiss   Percussion,Vocals
Don Was   Percussion,Vocals,Double Bass,Acoustic Bass
Randy Jacobs   Guitar
Poe   Vocals
Ron Otis   Drums
Bonnie Peele   Vocals,Background Vocals
Dennis Sheridan   Percussion
Wayne Gerard   Acoustic Guitar,Rhythm Guitar
Quentin Baxter   Guitar
Adell Shavers   Guitar
Marlon Curry   Percussion

Technical Credits

Prince   Composer
Ron Ayres   Composer
Herschel Boone   Vocal Arrangements
Charles Fox   Composer
Norman Gimbel   Composer
Steve Jolly   Composer
David McMurray   Composer,Programming,Audio Production
Gloria Ridgeway   Composer
Tony Swain   Composer
Abe Tillman   Composer
David Weiss   Composer,Producer
Don Was   Composer,Producer,Audio Production
Ashley Ingram   Composer
Leon Ware   Composer
Leee John   Composer
Bob James   Composer
Reynold da Silva   Executive Producer

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