Second Chances

Second Chances

by Jessy JJessy J


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Jessy J's fifth studio album, 2013's Second Chances, features more of the saxophonist/vocalist's contemporary R&B- and Latin pop-influenced smooth jazz. Moving from Heads Up to the Shanachie label, J -- who also co-produced and arranged many of the tracks on Second Chances -- focuses primarily this time out on her own original compositions. She does, however, turn in a funky cover of Brazilian icon Carlinhos Brown's "Magalenha," as well as soul legend Roberta Flack and Eugene McDaniels' "Feel Like Makin' Love," on which J showcases her breathy, romantic vocal chops. With her warm saxophone sound, lithe improvisational ability, and cross-genre approach, it's no wonder that J is a rising star on the international music scene appealing to both smooth jazz and Latin audiences. And while the spotlight shines the brightest on J on Second Chances, she has garnered a high-enough profile to draw some top-notch guest artists to appear on her albums. Last time, on 2011's Hot Sauce, J brought in jazz-funk titan Joe Sample and singer Ray Parker, Jr. On Second Chances, J is also joined by a handful stellar guest artists including keyboardist Jeff Lorber who joins her on several cuts that he also co-produced. Also adding his tasty stylings to the album is guitarist Norman Brown, who appears on the title track. Similarly, bassist Jimmy Haslip and keyboardist/vocalist Johnny Britt (who also co-wrote the title track with J) bring a positive energy to the proceedings. One couldn't hope for a better showcase for Jessy J's talent and Second Chances makes a great first impression.

Product Details

Release Date: 09/10/2013
Label: Shanachie
UPC: 0016351541123
catalogNumber: 5411
Rank: 43299

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Jessy J   Primary Artist,Flute,Alto Saxophone,Baritone Saxophone,Soprano Saxophone,Tenor Saxophone,Vocals
Dwight Sills   Guitar
Jeff Lorber   Guitar,Strings,Keyboards
Norman Brown   Guitar,Keyboards
Michael Thompson   Guitar
Jimmy Haslip   Bass,Background Vocals
Johnny Britt   Trumpet,Keyboards,Vocals
Richie Gajate Garcia   Percussion
Frank Abraham   Bass
Mike White   Drums
Eric Mondragon   Background Vocals
Bryant Siono   Bass,Electric Guitar,Keyboards
Tony Moore   Drums
Facundo   Guitar,Vocals
Norman Jackson   Strings,Keyboards
Tim Stewart   Guitar
Michael Angel   Guitar,Rhythm Guitar
Charles Streeter   Percussion,Drums
Nancy Lyons   Choir, Chorus

Technical Credits

Joe Sample   Composer
Jeff Lorber   Arranger,Composer,Producer,Engineer
Jimmy Haslip   Arranger,Composer,Producer
Johnny Britt   Arranger,Composer,Producer,Engineer,Vocal Arrangements,drum programming
Carlinhos Brown   Composer
Eugene McDaniels   Composer
Stewart Coxhead   Management
Paul Goldman   Legal Advisor
Manny   Repair
Seth Presant   Engineer
Bryant Siono   Arranger,Composer,Producer,Engineer
Jessy J   Arranger,Composer,Producer
Facundo   Arranger,Composer,Producer
Tim Stewart   Arranger

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