Al Jarreau - L Is For Lover
Warner Bros.  (1986)
Jazz Vocals, Pop Vocals

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7*
CD    10 tracks  (45:00) 
   01   Tell Me What I Gotta Do             04:00
   02   L Is For Lover             05:24
   03   Says             03:51
   04   Pleasure             04:00
   05   Golden Girl             05:50
   06   Across The Midnight Sky             05:35
   07   (We Got) Telepathy             04:25
   08   Give A Little More Lovin'             05:12
   09   No Ordinary Romance             03:33
   10   Real Tight             03:10
Details
Digital/Analog DDD
Audio-Kanäle Stereo
Notizen
L Is for Lover
Artist Al Jarreau
Album Title L Is for Lover
Date of Release 1986 (recording) inprint
AMG Rating (Best-of-Artist)
Genre Jazz, Vocal
Styles R&B
Time 45:01

AMG EXPERT REVIEW: While Al Jarreau's jazz following probably ignored this 1986 studio release in droves, they missed a gem, a perhaps surprisingly scintillating collaboration with one of the leading dance-music producer/guitarists of the time, Nile Rodgers (late of Chic). Not only did Rodgers and Jarreau assemble some strong tunes from many sources, Rodgers took advantage of Jarreau's rhythmic capabilities, for some of the material is too deliciously complicated for any old R&B soulster to pull off. Hear the way Jarreau brilliantly threads his way through the rhythmically complex hornet's nest of "Says" in English and French, or savor the sheer ecstatic energy of the chorus of "Pleasure" and the rapid-fire list of cities in the title track; this is first-class pop recordmaking. While the quality of material tails off in the second half of the program, the great tracks early on mark the aesthetic peak of Jarreau's R&B output of the '80s. Unfortunately, record buyers begged to differ, for other than the minor R&B hit single status of the title track, this album could not reverse AJ's sales slide. -- Richard S. Ginell

Al Jarreau - Vocals, Vocals (bckgr), Vocoder
Hiram Bullock - Guitar
Nile Rodgers - Guitar, Keyboards, Vocals (bckgr), Producer, Vocoder, Keyboard Bass
Lisa Fischer - Vocals (bckgr)
Terri Gonzalez - Vocals (bckgr)
Tawatha Agee - Vocals (bckgr)
Scott Ansell - Engineer
Robert Arron - Reeds
Jimmy Bralower - Percussion, Drums
Michelle Cobbs - Vocals (bckgr)
Barry Diament - Digital Editing
Dr. Gibbs - Percussion
Tom Durack - Engineer
James Farber - Engineer, Mixing
Steve Ferrone - Cymbals, Drums, Hi Hat
Diane Garisto - Vocals (bckgr)
Mac Gollehon - Brass
Jay Graydon - Songwriter
Anthony Jackson - Bass
Kevin Jones - Synclavier
Brenda King - Vocals (bckgr)
Curtis King - Vocals (bckgr)
Bob Ludwig - Mastering
Cindy Mizelle - Vocals (bckgr)
Philippe Saisse - Piano, Keyboards, Keyboard Bass, Synclavier Horns
Peter Scherer - Keyboards, Keyboard Bass
Fonzi Thornton - Vocals (bckgr)
Budd Tunick - Producer
Lisa Fisher - Vocals (bckgr)
Jeffrey Kent Ayeroff - Art Direction
Paul Jasmin - Photography
Michael Hodgson - Art Direction, Design
Shirley Klein - Coordination

1986 CD Warner Brothers 2-25477
1986 CS Warner Brothers 4-25477
1986 LP WEA 2530801

Artist: Al Jarreau Genre: Pop Vocal
L Is For Lover
Release date:
Original release date: 1986
Label: Warner Bros. Records
Producer: Nile Rodgers
Engineer: James Farber
Studio
Pieces in Set: 1
Catalog#: 25477
Distributor: WEA
Desc: Performer
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Additional Notes:

Personnel: Al Jarreau (vocals), Nile Rogers (guitars, keyboards, keyboard bass, background vocals), Hiram Bullock (guitar), Robert Arron (reeds), Mac Gollehon (brass), Peter Scherer (keyboards), Philippe Saisse (keyboards, keyboard bass), Steve Ferrone (drums), Jimmy Bralower (drums, percussion), Dr. Gibbs (percussion), Kevin Jones (synclavier programming).

Background vocals: Curtis King, Brenda King, Tawatha Agee, Diane Garisto, Lisa Fischer, Michelle Cobbs, Cindy Mizelle, Terri Gonzalez, Fonzi Thornton.

Recorded at Skyline Studios, New York.
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NOTES


Date: 1986
Length: 45:01 minutes
Label: WEA/WARNER BROTHERS
Genre: VOCAL
Category: Jazz Vocals


CREDITS



Performers
Tawatha Agee : Vocals (Background)
Robert Arron : Reeds
Jimmy Bralower : Drums, Percussion
Hiram Bullock : Guitar
Michelle Cobbs : Vocals (Background)
Dr. Gibbs : Percussion
Steve Ferrone :