Sanctuary publish Chaka Khan’s ‘ClassiKhan,’ her tenth album recorded with the London Symphony Orchestra (2004)

Chaka Khan’s ‘ClassiKhan’ is her tenth studio album recorded with the London Symphony Orchestra and released on October 5, 2004 by Sanctuary Records.

Track Listing : 1.Hey Big Spender (Cy Coleman, Dorothy Fields) – 03:18 . 2.Hazel’S Hips (Oscar Brown) – 02:59 . 3.Best Is Yet To Come (Carolyn Leigh, Cy Coleman) – 04:44 . 4.Crazy (Willie Nelson) – 03:09 . 5.I’M In The Mood For Love (Dorothy Fields, Jimmy Mchugh) – 03:47 . 6.Is That All There Is? (Jerry Leiber, Mike Stoller) – 03:58 . 7.Stormy Weather (Harold Arlen, Ted Koehler) – 04:37 . 8.’Round Midnight (Bernard Hanighen, Charles Cootie Williams, Thelonious Monk) – 04:30 . 9.Teach Me Tonight (Gene De Paul, Sammy Cahn) – 04:11 . 10.To Sir With Love (Donald Black, Mark London) – 04:23 . 11.Diamonds Are Forever (Donald Black, John Barry) – 03:02 . 12.Goldfinger (Anthony Newley, John Barry, Leslie Bricusse) – 03:08 . 13.I Believe (Chaka Khan, Ira Schickman) – 03:34 . 14.To Sir With Love (Donald Black, Mark London) – 08:56

Musicians : Chaka Khan – Vocals . Andy Snitzer – Clarinet, Alto Saxophone, Tenor Saxophone . Charles Pillow – Clarinet, Oboe, Alto Saxophone . Joe Sample – Piano . Eve Nelson – Piano On (13), Orchestral Conductor . Sheila E. – Percussion On (4 – 6 – 10 -11 – 12) . Jay Anderson – Acoustic Bass . Ray Cervenka – Bass On On (10) . Kevin Kuhn – Acoustic Guitar, Electric Guitar . Dennis Mackrel – Drums . Lee Musiker – Piano . New York All Star Musicians – Performers . London Symphony Orchestra – Orchestra . Roger Rosenberg – Bassoon, Bass Clarinet, Baritone Saxophone . Timothy Ries – Flute, Tenor & Alto Saxophone . Ann Elisworth – French Horn . Chris Komar – French Horn . John Clark Sr. – French Horn . Karen Vaughan – Harp (Principal) . David Jackson – Percussion (Principal) . Dennis Anderson – Tenor Saxophone, Clarinet . David Pietro – Alto & Tenor Saxophone, Flute . Nigel Thomas – Tosser . M. Birch Johnson – Trombone . Michael Davis – Trombone . George – Bass & Tenor Trombone . Dave Stahl – Trumpet . James Hynes – Trumpet . Anthony Kadleck – Trumpet . Carmine Lauri – First Violin, Leader . Caroline O-Neill – Violin (First) . Claire Parfitt – Violin (First) . Colin Renwick – Violin (First) . Ginette Decuyper – Violin (First) . Gordon Mckay – Violin (First) . Harriet Rayfield – Violin (First) . Ian Rhodes – Violin (First) . Jorg Hammann – Violin (First) . Maxine Kwok – Violin (First) . Michael Humphrey – Violin (First) . Nicholas Wright – Violin (First) . Nicole Wilson – Violin (First) . Nigel Broadbent – Violin (First) . Robin Brightman – Violin (First) . Sylvain Vasseur – Violin (First) . Evgeny Grach – Violin (Second, Principal) . Andrew Pollock – Violin (Second) . Belinda Mcfarlane – Violin (Second) . David Ballesteros – Violin (Second) . Ian Mcdonough – Violin (Second) . Louise Shackelton – Violin (Second) . Matthew Gardner – Violin (Second) . Norman Clarke – Violin (Second) . Paul Robson – Violin (Second) . Richard Blayden – Violin (Second) . Sarah Quinn – Violin (Second) . Stephen Rowlinson – Violin (Second) . Tammy Se – Violin (Second) . Tiberiu Buta – Violin (Second) . Paul Silvethorne – Viola (Principal) . Gillianne Haddow – Viola (Co-Principal) . Duff Burns – Viola . Elisabeth Varlow – Viola . Gina Zagni – Viola . Jonathan Welch – Viola . Peter Norriss – Viola . Regina Beukes – Viola . Robert Turner – Viola . Moray Welsh – Cello (Principal) . Rebecca Gilliver – Cello (Co-Principal) . Francis Saunders – Cello . Hilary Jones – Cello . Jennifer Brown – Cello . Nicholas Gethin – Cello . Noel Bradshaw – Cello . Ray Adams – Cello

Production : Produced By Ira Schickman, Eve Nelson, Chaka Khan . Alan Silverman – Audio Mastering . Cynthia Daniels – Audio Mixing, Recording . Drew Griffiths – Assistant Engineer . Raymond Mckinley – Assistant Engineer . Sam O’Kell – Assistant Engineer

Package : Norman Scott – Photography . Giulio Costanzo – Art Direction, Design

Recorded In 2004 At Abbey Road Studios, London; Whitfield Street Studios, London; Clinton Recording, Nyc And Blue 52 Studio; Old Stone Studios..

Released On October 5, 2004 By Sanctuary Records.

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Soultracks
Khan shows herself to be a true song stylist on ClassiKhan, handling such oft-recorded standard material as “Hey Big Spender,” “The Best Is Yet to Come,” “Is That All There Is?” and “Crazy” with a uniqueness and a sensitivity for the material and the genre that is quite amazing. […]

edge Boston
This new album has a lousy title, ClassicKhan, but it�s the real deal. Ms. Khan joins the ranks of aging baby boom singers like Queen Latifa, Rod Stewart and Linda Ronstadt to leave the rock and roll aside and embrace some more “classic” tunes. And embrace them she does. Hell, she owns these tunes! […]

allmusic
Although the misleading title doesn’t indicate it, Classikhan can be seen as a follow-up to the Echoes of an Era album Chaka Khan made with her all-star cast of jazz musicians in 1982. The disc is neither a best-of nor a bunch of re-recordings. […]

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