The Very Best of Jeff Lorber

The Very Best of Jeff Lorber

by Jeff LorberJeff Lorber


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Unlike 2000's Definitive Collection, the inappropriately titled The Very Best of Jeff Lorber only focuses on his work since 1993. This is a shame, because despite the quality of his playing, his earliest albums display a thoughtful take on fusion that emphasized the rock elements more than jazz. In the '90s, Lorber's funky smooth jazz doesn't have the same groundbreaking feel or youthful energy that he was so good at creating. His music can still be a lush, powerful force (just check out "Yellowstone" for proof), but it can suffer from an indistinct feel that suggests a hundred other players. Still, the small experimental touches (such as the whispered vocals in "Punta del Este") can still shake up his material, making this an above-average collection that doesn't begin to touch the breadth of its subject's catalog.

Product Details

Release Date: 10/29/2002
Label: Grp Records
UPC: 0044006507521
catalogNumber: 065075
Rank: 44493

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Jeff Lorber   Primary Artist,Synthesizer,Percussion,Piano,Electric Bass,Keyboards,Hammond Organ,Electric Piano,fender rhodes,Wurlitzer,Synthesizer Drums,Mini Moog
Bruce Hornsby   Piano,Soloist
Dave Koz   Soprano Saxophone
Janis Siegel   Vocals
Art Porter   Alto Saxophone
Marlon McClain   Electric Guitar,Steel Guitar
Gary Meek   Flute,Soprano Saxophone,Tenor Saxophone
Alex Al   Bass
Joey Altruda   Acoustic Bass
Curt Bisquera   Hi Hat
Lenny Castro   Percussion
Paulinho Da Costa   Percussion,Castanets,Conga,Shaker
Ray Fuller   Guitar
Jerry Hey   Trumpet
Dan Higgins   Flute,Saxophone
Paul Jackson   Guitar,Rhythm Guitar
Michael Landau   Guitar,Electric Guitar,Rhythm Guitar,Soloist,Guitar (Nylon String)
Tony Maiden   Guitar
Alec Milstein   Bass,Percussion,Electric Bass,Keyboards,Vocals,Synthesizer Bass
Jeff Pescetto   Background Vocals
Lee Ritenour   Soloist,Guitar (Nylon String)
John "J.R." Robinson   Drums
Stuart Wylen   Guitar,Electric Guitar,Soloist
Steve Cole   Tenor Saxophone
Eric Benét   Vocals,Background Vocals
William Frank "Bill" Reichenbach   Trombone
Nate Phillips   Bass,Electric Bass

Technical Credits

Jeff Lorber   Arranger,Producer,Percussion Programming
Marlon McClain   Producer
Curt Bisquera   drum programming
Steve Dubin   Arranger,Producer
Jerry Hey   Horn Arrangements
Alec Milstein   Arranger
Leroy Osbourne   Vocal Arrangements
Hollis King   Art Direction
Mickey Petralia   Producer,Percussion Programming

Customer Reviews

The Very Best of Jeff Lorber 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Good choice of songs. You'll never get tired of listening.