1981 Jakob Magnusson – Jack Magnet

Jack Magnet is the fourth solo album by Jakob Magnusson. It was released in 1981.

Jakob Frímann Magnússon is an Icelandic composer, keyboard player, film director and producer. In Iceland he is best known as the keyboardist and one of the founders of the multiartistic band Stuðmenn, with which he has so far produced 15 albums as of 2014. He has also directed, produced and starred in several films, and released several solo albums with a number of famous jazz musicians from the United States. For a period of the 1990s he was the cultural attaché of the Icelandic embassy in London. Since 2002, aside from playing in Stuðmenn and recording new albums, Jakob Frímann is the co-owner and manager of the advertisement agency Bankastræti in Reykjavík.

Jakob studied music in California. During his time in the U.S. he started his own band with Carlos Rios (guitar), Steve Anderson (bass; www.stephenranderson.com) and David Logeman (drums) and released several albums with jazz-influenced music. On these albums he also involved many talented musicians such as Bill Champlin, Vinnie Colaiuta, Neil Stubenhaus, Abe Laboriel, Ernie Watts, Tom Scott, Peter Banks all of them big names in Jazz and Jazz Fusion. He has also been a studio musician for a number of American and Icelandic artists, and is known for his distinctive and tasteful keyboard solos and brilliant treatment of the Rhodes piano and various synthesizers.

Tracks

1 Meet Me After Midnight 3:03
2 Movies 3:48
3 From Now On 3:31
4 Old Jack Magnet 4:03
5 Passion Fruit 2:41
6 I Can’t Get Enough 2:09
7 I Can’t Live Without It 3:44
8 You’ve Got It 3:51
9 Shell Shock 3:13
10 Distant Mountains 3:44
11 Lifesaver 4:22
12 Redneck Riviera 3:50

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Musicians

1 Meet Me After Midnight

Bass Neil Stubenhaus
Drums Jeffrey Porcaro
Guitar Carlos Rios
Keyboards Jakob Magnusson
Sax Tom Scott
Percussion Steve Forman
Percussion Victor Feldman
Background Vocals Bill Champlin
Vocals Jakob Magnusson


2 Movies

Bass Neil Stubenhaus
Drums Jeffrey Porcaro
Guitar Carlos Rios
Keyboards Jakob Magnusson
Flugelhorn Jerry Hey
Sax Tom Scott
Trumpet Jerry Hey
Percussion Steve Forman
Background Vocals Bill Champlin
Vocals Jakob Magnusson


3 From Now On

Bass Neil Stubenhaus
Drums Jeffrey Porcaro
Guitar Carlos Rios
Keyboards Jakob Magnusson
Flugelhorn Jerry Hey
Sax Tom Scott
Trumpet Jerry Hey
Vibes Victor Feldman
Background Vocals Gay Lambert
Background Vocals Kenny Moore
Vocals Jakob Magnusson


4 Old Jack Magnet

Bass Neil Stubenhaus
Drums Vinnie Colaiuta
Guitar Carlos Rios
Guitar Gunnar Thordarson
Keyboards Jakob Magnusson
Sax Tom Scott
Percussion Steve Forman
Percussion Victor Feldman
Background Vocals Bill Champlin
Vocals Jakob Magnusson


5 Passion Fruit

Bass Neil Stubenhaus
Drums Vinnie Colaiuta
Guitar Carlos Rios
Keyboards Jakob Magnusson
Percussion Rico Garcia
Background Vocals Bill Brown Singers
Vocals Jakob Magnusson


6 I Can’t Get Enough

Bass Abraham Laboriel Sr
Drums Alex Acuna
Guitar Carlos Rios
Keyboards Jakob Magnusson
Background Vocals Bill Champlin
Vocals Jakob Magnusson


7 I Can’t Live Without It

Bass Steve Anderson
Drums David Logeman
Guitar Carlos Rios
Keyboards Jakob Magnusson
Piano Patrick Henderson
Sax Tom Scott
Background Vocals Susan Causey
Vocals Jakob Magnusson


8 You’ve Got It

Bass Steve Anderson
Drums David Logeman
Guitar Craig Marsden
Guitar Carlos Rios
Sax Tom Scott
Vibes Victor Feldman
Percussion Steve Forman
Background Vocals Penny Wonzo
Background Vocals Susan Causey
Background Vocals Jakob Magnusson
Vocals Craig Marsden


9 Shell Shock

Bass Neil Stubenhaus
Drums Jeffrey Porcaro
Guitar Carlos Rios
Keyboards Jakob Magnusson
Flute John Phillips
Sax John Phillips
Trumpet Jerry Hey
Percussion Steve Forman


10 Distant Mountains

Bass Steve Anderson
Drums David Logeman
Guitar Carlos Rios
Keyboards Jakob Magnusson
Oboe John Phillips
Vibes Victor Feldman
Percussion Steve Forman
Background Vocals Bill Champlin
Vocals Jakob Magnusson


11 Lifesaver

Bass Neil Stubenhaus
Drums Jeffrey Porcaro
Guitar Carlos Rios
Keyboards Jakob Magnusson
Sax Larry Williams
Trumpet Jerry Hey
Percussion Steve Forman


12 Redneck Riviera

Bass Stanley Clarke
Drums Vinnie Colaiuta
Guitar Carlos Rios
Slide Guitar Grant Geissman
Keyboards Jakob Magnusson
Trumpet Freddie Hubbard
Marimba Victor Feldman
Percussion Steve Forman
Percussion Rico Garcia

Liner Notes