05/03/2016

Al Jarreau "Breakin' Away" (1981) -Westcoast Rock / Smooth Jazz-



Label : Warner Bros. Records / BBR Records


01 - Closer To Your Love (Al Jarreau, Tom Canning & Jay Graydon)
02 - My Old Friend (Richard Page, Steve George & John Lang)
03 - We're In This Love Together (Roger Murrah & Keith Segall)
04 - Easy (Al Jarreau, Tom Canning & Jay Graydon)
05 - Our Love (Al Jarreau, Tom Canning & Jay Graydon)
06 - Breakin' Away (Al Jarreau, Tom Canning & Jay Graydon)
07 - Roof Garden (Al Jarreau, Tom Canning & Jay Graydon)
08 - (Round, Round, Round) Blue Rondo A La Turk (Dave Brubeck & Al Jarreau)
09 - Teach Me Tonight (Gene De Paul & Sammy Cahn)

Bonus Tracks

10 - Girls Know How (Burt Bacharach, Carole Bayer Sager & David Foster)
11 - Your Precious Love (Nicholas Ashford & Valerie Simpson)
12 - Who's Right, Who's Wrong (Richard Page & Kenny Loggins)
13 - Sure Enough (Tom Snow & Cynthia Weil)
14 - Closer Your Love (12" Long Version) (Al Jarreau, Tom Canning & Jay Graydon)


Produced by Jay Graydon
All rhythm arrangements by Jay Graydon, Tom Canning & Al Jarreau
Associate Producer : Tom Canning
Basic Tracks recorded at Dawnbreaker Studios, San Fernando, California
Engineer : Joe Bogan
Secong Engineer : Debbie Thompson
Overdubs & Mixing at Garden Rake Studios, Studio City, California
Engineer : Jay Graydon
Strings recorded at Sunset Sound, Hollywood, California
Engineer : Humberto Gatica
Basic Track for "Breakin' Away" recorded at Pasha Music, Hollywood, California
Engineer : Larry Brown
Secong Engineer : Mickey Davis & Csaba Petocz
Mastered at A&M Studios, Hollywodd, California by Bernie Grundman
Musician Contractor : Frank De Caro


01 - Closer To Your Love

Steve Gadd : Drums
Abraham Laboriel : Bass
Tom Canning : Fender Rhodes, Acoustic Piano & Synthesizer
Jay Graydon : Electric Guitars & Synthesizer programming
Tom Scott : Horns
Al Jarreau : Background vocals

02 - My Old Friend

Steve Gadd : Drums
Abraham Laboriel : Bass
David Foster : Fender Rhodes & Acoustic Piano
Steve Lukather : Electric Guitar
Jay Graydon : Electric Guitar & Synthesizer programming
David Foster & Tom Canning : Synthesizers
Michael Boddicker : Synthesizer programming
Jerry Hey : Flugelhorn
Richard Page & Steve George : Background vocals

03 - We're In This Love Together

Steve Gadd : Drums
Abraham Laboriel : Bass
Michael Omartian : Fender Rhodes & Synthesizer
Steve Lukather & Jay Graydon : Electric Guitar
Michael Boddicker : Synthesizer
Lon Price : Alto Sax Solo
Al Jarreau : Background vocals

04 - Easy

Steve Gadd : Drums
Abraham Laboriel : Bass
Tom Canning : Fender Rhodes & Synthesizer
Peter Robinson & Michael Boddicker : Synthesizer
Larry Williams : Synthesizer Solo
Jay Graydon : Electric Guitar
Bob Zimmitti : Percussion
Al Jarreau : Background vocals

05 - Our Love

Steve Gadd : Drums
Abraham Laboriel : Bass
David Foster : String Arrangement, Acoustic Piano, Fender Rhodes & Synthesizer
Jay Graydon : Electric Guitar
Michael Boddicker : Synthesizer
Richard Page & Steve George : Background vocals

06 - Breakin' Away

Jeff Porcaro : Drums
Neil Stubenhaus : Bass
David Foster : Acoustic Piano, Fender Rhodes & Synthesizer
Jay Graydon : Electric Guitar
Michael Boddicker : Synthesizer
Jerry Hey & Chuck Findley : Trumpets
Bill Reichenbach : Trombone
Jerry Hey : Horn Arrangement
Al Jarreau : Background vocals

07 - Roof Garden

Steve Gadd : Drums
Abraham Laboriel : Bass
George Duke : Fender Rhodes
Jay Graydon : Electric Guitar
Jerry Hey : Horn Arrangement & Trumpet
Chuck Findley : Trumpet
Bill Reichenbach : Trombone
Al Jarreau, Bill Champlin, Richard Page & Steve George : Background vocals

08 - (Round, Round, Round) Blue Rondo A La Turk

Steve Gadd : Drums
Abraham Laboriel : Bass
Milchio Leviev : Rhythm arrangement & Acoustic Piano
Tom Canning : Synthesizer
Michael Boddicker : Synthesizer programming
Vocal arrangement by Al Jarreau, Tom Canning & Jay Graydon

09 - Teach Me Tonight

Steve Gadd : Drums
Abraham Laboriel : Bass
Billy Byers : String Arrangement
Tom Canning : Fender Rhodes
Jay Graydon & Dean Parks : Electric Guitar
Lon Price : Alto Sax Solo
Al Jarreau : Background vocals

10 - Girls Know How

Produced by Jay Graydon & David Foster
Executive Producers : Carole Bayer Sager & Stephen Paley
Originally Mastered by Brian Gardner at Allen Zentz Recording, Hollywood
From "NIGHT SHIFT" Original Sound Track From The Ladd Company Picture
Warner Bros. Records 23702-1 (7/82)
Pop#204

11 - Your Precious Love

Live 
Al Jarreau & Randy Crawford : Vocals
Neil Larsen : Keyboards
Marcus Miller : Bass
Ricky Lawson : Drums
Lenny Castro : Percussion
Buzz Feiten : Guitar
Larry Carlton : Guitar Solo
Richard Page, Bill Champlin & Steve George : Background vocals

12 - Who's Right, Who's Wrong

Live 
Al Jarreau & Randy Crawford : Vocals
Neil Larsen : Keyboards
Marcus Miller : Bass
Ricky Lawson : Drums
Lenny Castro : Percussion
Buzz Feiten : Guitar
Larry Carlton : Guitar Solo
Richard Page, Bill Champlin & Steve George : Background vocals

13 - Sure Enough

Live 
Al Jarreau & Randy Crawford : Vocals
Neil Larsen : Keyboards
Marcus Miller : Bass
Ricky Lawson : Drums
Lenny Castro : Percussion
Buzz Feiten : Guitar
Larry Carlton : Guitar Solo
Richard Page, Bill Champlin & Steve George : Background vocals

14 - Closer Your Love (12" Long Version)

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Produced by Tommy LiPuma
Recorded & Mixed at Al Schmitt
Production Coordinated by Noel Newbolt
Recorded at Mountain Studios, Montreux, Switzerland
Additional Recording at Capitol Recording, Hollywodd, California
Assistant Engineers : David Richards at Mountain Studios ; Don Henderson at Capitol Recording
Originally Mastered by Mike Reese at The Mastering Lab, Hollywood
Horn Arrangements by Larry Williams