1983 Al Jarreau – Jarreau

Jarreau is the sixth studio album by Al Jarreau, released in 1983. It was his third consecutive #1 album on the Billboard Jazz charts, while also placing at #4 on the R&B album charts and #13 on the Billboard 200. In 1984 the album received four Grammy Award nominations, including for Jay Graydon as Producer of the Year (Non-Classical). In 2001, the album was certified Platinum by the Recording Industry Association of America. It was remastered and re-released in 2009 by Friday Music with a bonus track.

Tracks

Mornin’(Al Jarreau, David Foster, Jay Graydon) 4:16
Boogie Down(Al Jarreau, Michael Omartian) 4:11
3  I Will Be Here For You (John Lang, Richard Page, Steve George) 4:19
4  Save Me (Al Jarreau, David Foster, Jay Graydon) 6:32
5  Step By Step (Al Jarreau, Jay Graydon, Tom Canning) 4:27
6  Black And Blues (Al Jarreau, Jay Graydon, Tom Canning) 4:51
Trouble In Paradise(Greg Mathieson, Jay Graydon, Trevor Veitch) 3:49
8  Not Like This (Jeremy Lubbock) 2:38
9  Love Is Waiting (Al Jarreau, Jay Graydon, Tom Canning) 3:46

Musicians

1 Mornin’

BassAbe Laboriel
DrumsJeffrey Porcaro
GuitarJay Graydon
Fender RhodesDavid Foster
SynthesizerDavid Foster
StringsJeremy Lubbock


2 Boogie Down

DrumsSteve Gadd
SynthesizerMichael Omartian
TromboneBill Reichenbach
TromboneLew McCreary
TrumpetJerry Hey
TrumpetChuck Findley
TrumpetGary Grant
PercussionVictor Feldman
Background VocalsNetty Gloud
Background VocalsBill Champlin
Background VocalsRichard Page


3 I Will Be Here For You

BassAbe Laboriel
DrumsSteve Gadd
GuitarJay Graydon
Fender RhodesRobbie Buchanan
SynthesizerSteve George
FlugelhornGary Grant
FlugelhornJerry Hey
FlugelhornChuck Findley
PercussionVictor Feldman


4 Save Me

BassAbe Laboriel
DrumsSteve Gadd
GuitarJay Graydon
Fender RhodesDavid Foster
PianoDavid Foster
SynthesizerDavid Foster
ProgrammingSteve Porcaro
TromboneBill Reichenbach
TromboneLew McCreary
TrumpetJerry Hey
TrumpetChuck Findley
TrumpetGary Grant


5 Step By Step

BassAbe Laboriel
DrumsJeffrey Porcaro
Fender RhodesMichael Omartian
SynthesizerJay Graydon
SynthesizerTom Canning
SynthesizerRobbie Buchanan
TromboneBill Reichenbach
TromboneCharlie Loper
TrumpetJerry Hey
TrumpetChuck Findley


6 Black And Blues

BassAbe Laboriel
DrumsJeffrey Porcaro
GuitarJay Graydon
Fender RhodesTom Canning
PianoTom Canning
SynthesizerTom Canning
TromboneBill Reichenbach
TromboneCharlie Loper
TrumpetJerry Hey
TrumpetChuck Findley
TrumpetGary Grant


7 Trouble In Paradise

BassAbe Laboriel
DrumsGrey Trevorson
GuitarJay Graydon
SynthesizerJay Graydon
Fender RhodesGreg Mathieson
PianoGreg Mathieson
SynthesizerGreg Mathieson
TromboneBill Reichenbach
TromboneCharlie Loper
TrumpetJerry Hey
TrumpetChuck Findley
TrumpetGary Grant


8 Not Like This

Fender RhodesJeremy Lubbock


9 Love Is Waiting

BassAbe Laboriel
DrumsSteve Gadd
GuitarJay Graydon
Fender RhodesTom Canning
PianoTom Canning
SynthesizerTom Canning
TromboneBill Reichenbach
TromboneCharlie Loper
TrumpetJerry Hey
TrumpetChuck Findley
TrumpetGary Grant

Liner Notes

Producer – Jay Graydon
Arranged By (Horns) – Jerry Hey (Tracks 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 9)
Arranged By (Rhythm) – Al Jarreau (Tracks 5, 6, 9), David Foster (Tracks 1, 4), Greg Mathieson (Tracks 7), Jay Graydon (Tracks 1, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 9), Michael Omartian (Tracks 2), Tom Canning (Tracks 5, 6, 9)
Arranged By (Strings) – Jeremy Lubbock (Tracks 1, 8)
Concertmaster – Gerald Vinci (Tracks 8)
Coordinator (Album) – Shirley Klein
Engineer – Jay Graydon
Engineer, Contractor – Ian Eales
Mastered By – Steve Hall, Steve Smart
Recorded By (Strings) – Eric Prestis

Art Direction – Christine Sauers
Photography – Norman Seeff

Recorded and mixed at Garden Rake Studios, Studio City, California.
Strings recorded at Ocean Way Studios, Hollywood, Calif.
Originally mastered at Future Disc Systems, Hollywood, Calif.
Manufactured By – WEA Records Pty. Limited