Fourplay’s ‘Let’s Touch the Sky’ is their eleventh (and the first with Chuck Loeb on guitar) studio album released on October 25, 2010 by Heads Up.
Track Listing : 1.Let’S Touch The Sky (Bob James) – 05:22 . 2.3Rd Degree (Chuck Loeb) – 05:07 . 3.More Than A Dream (Harvey Mason) – 05:03 . 4.Pineapple Getaway (Harvey Mason) – 05:52 . 5.I’Ll Still Be Lovin’ You (Nathan East) – 05:18 . 6.Gentle Giant (For Hank) (Bob James) – 05:59 . 7.A Night In Rio (Nathan East, Tom Keane) – 05:56 . 8.Love Tko (Cecil Womack, Linda Womack, Gip Noble) – 04:30 . 9.Above And Beyond (Chuck Loeb) – 06:30 . 10.Golden Faders (Bob James) – 07:08 . 11.You’Re My Thrill (Jay Gorney, Sidney Clare) – 05:47
Musicians : Bob James – Keyboards . Harvey Mason – Drums & Percussion . Nathan East – Bass & Vocals . Chuck Loeb – Guitars . Ruben Studdard – Vocals On (8) . Anita Baker – Vocals On (11) . Heather Mason – Background Vocals On (5 – 8)
Production : Produced By Fourplay . Ken Freeman – Engineer, Mixing . Andrew Hey – Engineer
Package : Sandrine Lee – Photography
Released On October 25, 2010 By Heads Up.
. While some of its peers are recycling and refitting every new trend that comes down the pike, Fourplay maintains its mastery with modern touches and classic musicianship that will keep fans happy to ….Touch and absorb this bit of ……Sky over and over again. Highly recommended. – See more at: http://www.soultracks.com/fourplay-lets-touch-the-sky-review#sthash.rB9yOZHN.dpuf […]
There is a nugget at the end of this disc, a tasty surprise waiting. Sultry, smoky Anita Baker shows up to sing the standard “You’re My Thrill.” Baker’s voice is such an incredible instrument; she immediately focuses the band, leading these fine players into a beautiful rendition of the classic melody. The production becomes almost a tease of what the next Fourplay disc might be. Anita Baker and Fourplay? Now there is a combo forged in jazz heaven. […]
In fact, each musician in this jazz collection shines with their great stylings. Each performance is perfectly crafted and makes for repeated listening enjoyment at each playing! […]