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GROVER WASHINGTON JR – INSIDE MOVES LP – Nr MINT JAZZ

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Grover Washington Jr – Inside Moves
(Elektra Records  1984  9603181)

Sleeve & Vinyl in Nr MINT condition
– some slight wear to edges of sleeve
 

Grover Washington, Jr. (December 12, 1943 – December 17, 1999) was an American jazz-funk / soul-jazz saxophonist. Along with George Benson, John Klemmer, David Sanborn, Bob James, Chuck Mangione, Herb Alpert, and Spyro Gyra, he is considered by many to be one of the founders of the smooth jazz genre. He wrote some of his material and later became an arranger and producer.

Throughout the 1970s and 1980s, Washington made some of the genre’s most memorable hits, including “Mister Magic,” “Reed Seed,” “Black Frost,” “Winelight,” “Inner City Blues” and “The Best is Yet to Come”. In addition, he performed very frequently with other artists, including Bill Withers on “Just the Two of Us” (still in regular rotation on radio today), Patti LaBelle on “The Best Is Yet to Come” and Phyllis Hyman on “A Sacred Kind of Love”. He is also remembered for his take on the Dave Brubeck classic “Take Five”, and for his 1996 version of “Soulful Strut“.

Washington had a preference for black nickel-plated saxophones made by Julius Keilwerth. These included a SX90R alto and SX90R tenor. He also played Selmer Mark VI alto in the early years. His main soprano was a black nickel plated H.Couf Superba II (also built by Keilwerth for Herbert Couf) and a Keilwerth SX90 in the last years of his life.

Inside Moves is a 1984 studio album by American jazz musician Grover Washington Jr. released via Elektra label.

Track listing

No. Title Writer(s) Length
1. “Inside Moves” Steve Gadd, Ralph MacDonald, William Salter 5:52
2. “Dawn Song” Marcus Miller 4:31
3. “Watching You Watching Me” Bill Eaton 5:28
4. “Secret Sounds” Grover Washington, Jr. 5:28
5. “Jet Stream” Grover Washington, Jr., Art Sorenson, Richard Lee Steacker 5:31
6. “When I Look at You” Walter Jurmann, Paul Francis Webster 6:00
7. “Sassy Stew” Grover Washington, Jr. 5:30
Total length: 38:52

Personnel

  • Grover Washington, Jr. – alto, baritone, soprano and tenor saxophones
  • Richard Tee – Fender Rhodes
  • Marcus Miller – Roland Jupiter-8, Yamaha DX7, bass (1, 2, 4-7)
  • Eric Gale – guitars
  • Anthony Jackson – bass (3)
  • Steve Gadd – drums (1)
  • Buddy Williams – drums (2-7)
  • Ralph MacDonald – drum programming, congas, percussion (1-4), arrangements
  • Anthony MacDonald – percussion (5, 6, 7)
  • William Eaton – arrangements, backing vocals (3)
  • Jon Lucien – featured vocals
  • Frank Floyd – backing vocals (3)
  • Hilda Harris – backing vocals (3)
  • Yvonne Lewis – backing vocals (3, 5, 6)
  • Ullanda McCullough – backing vocals (3)
  • Zack Saunders – backing vocals (3)
  • Lani Groves – backing vocals (5, 6)
  • Maeretha Stewart – backing vocals (5, 6)

Strings on “Watching You Watching Me”

  • Alfred Brown – conductor
  • William Eaton – leader
  • Jonathan Abramowitz – cello
  • Kermit Moore – cello
  • Julien Barber – viola
  • Sanford Allen – violin
  • Lewis Eley – violin
  • Max Ellen – violin
  • Winterton Garvey – violin
  • Paul Gershman – violin
  • Theodore Israel – violin
  • Harry Lookofsky – violin
  • Marvin Morgenstern – violin
  • David Nadien – violin
  • Matthew Raimondi – violin

Production

  • Grover Washington, Jr. – producer, mixing
  • Ralph MacDonald – producer
  • William Eaton – co-producer
  • William Salter – co-producer
  • Kendall Brown – engineer
  • Ed Heath – assistant engineer
  • Peter Humphreys – mixing
  • Barry Craig – mix assistant
  • Scott E. MacMinn – mix assistant
  • Nimitr Sarikananda – mastering
  • Carol Friedman – art direction, photography
  • JoDee Stringham – design

Studios

  • Mixed at Sigma Sound Studios (Philadelphia, PA).
  • Mastered at Frankford Wayne (Philadelphia, PA).
Weight 1.00000000 kg

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