1995 Kirk Whalum – In This Life

In This Life is the 6th studio album by Kirk Whalum, released in 1995.

Kirk Whalum (born July 11, 1958) is an American smooth jazz saxophonist and songwriter. He toured with Whitney Houston for more than seven years and soloed in her single “I Will Always Love You”, the best-selling single by a female artist in music history. He was also featured on many Luther Vandross albums, most often playing on the singer’s covers of older pop and R&B standards like “Anyone Who Had a Heart”, “I (Who Have Nothing)” and “Love Won’t Let Me Wait”.

 

Tracks

1  In This Life (Mik Reid, Allen Shamblin) 3:36
2  til I Get It Right (Larry Henley, Red Lane) 4:58
3  Drowning In The Sea Of Love (Kenny Gamble, Leon Huff) 7:02
4  Peaceful Hideaway (A Smith, Kirk Whalum) 4:33
5  I Wouldn’t Be A Man (Rory Michael Bourke, Mike Reid) 5:05
6  Living For The City (Stevie Wonder) 4:33
7  My Father’s Hope (R Jackson) 4:27
8  When The Night Rolls In (Sally Dworsky, Brenda Russell, Rick Wayland) 4:35
9  I Turn To You (Mike Reid, Allen Shamblin) 5:27
10  Reck’n So (Kirk Whalum) 3:58
11  The Way I Need You Now (Barry Alfonso, Mike Reid) 4:56
12  Reprise: Dans Cette Vie ( In This Life) (Mike Reid, Allen Shamblin) 6:17

Media

Musicians

1 In This Life

CelloMark Summer
PianoMatt Rollings
SaxKirk Whalum
VocalsMike Reid


2 til I Get It Right

BassDavid Hungate
DrumsRalph Penland
GuitarBrent Mason
PianoMatt Rollings
SaxKirk Whalum
VibraphoneFarrell Morris
VocalsVaneese Thomas


3 Drowning In The Sea Of Love

BassWillie Weeks
DrumsOwen Hale
GuitarReggie Young
Slide GuitarSonny Landreth
OrganBarry Beckett
PianoBarry Beckett
SaxKirk Whalum
PercussionTerry McMillan
VocalsTeresa James


4 Peaceful Hideaway

DrumsRicky Lawson
GuitarDwight Sills
GuitarLarry Carlton
SaxKirk Whalum
PercussionBrian Kilgore


5 I Wouldn’t Be A Man

BassWillie Weeks
DrumsOwen Hale
GuitarReggie Young
OrganBarry Beckett
PianoBarry Beckett
SaxKirk Whalum
Background VocalsRobert Bailey
Background VocalsChris Willis
Background VocalsDuawne Starling
Background VocalsLouis Dean Nunley
VocalsMike Reid


6 Living For The City

Drums (programming)Kirk Whalum
Drums (programming)Anthony Smith
Drums (programming)Wayne Killius
GuitarBrent Mason
DobroPaul Franklin
KeyboardsAnthony Smith
KeyboardsWayne Killius
KeyboardsKirk Whalum
FiddleMark O’Conner
PercussionTerry McMillan
SaxKirk Whalum


7 My Father’s Hope

BassCedric Lee
DrumsRicky Lawson
GuitarDwight Sills
GuitarLarry Carlton
Steel GuitarPaul Franklin
Acoustic GuitarDon Potter
KeyboardsRick Jackson
SaxKirk Whalum
PercussionBrian Kilgore


8 When The Night Rolls In

BassDavid Hungate
DrumsOwen Hale
GuitarBrent Mason
OrganMatt Rollings
PianoMatt Rollings
SaxKirk Whalum
PercussionTerry McMillan
VocalsTeresa James


9 I Turn To You

BassDavid Hungate
DrumsOwen Hale
GuitarBrent Mason
OrganMatt Rollings
PianoMatt Rollings
SaxKirk Whalum
PercussionTerry McMillan
VocalsMike Reid


10 Reck’n So

BassCedric Lee
DrumsLeon Chancler
GuitarDwight Sills
GuitarLarry Carlton
KeyboardsRick Jackson
SaxKirk Whalum
PercussionBrian Kilgore


11 The Way I Need You Now

BassCedric Lee
DrumsRicky Lawson
GuitarDwight Sills
OrganMatt Rollings
PianoMatt Rollings
SaxKirk Whalum
PercussionTerry McMillan
Background VocalsRobert Bailey
Background VocalsChris Willis
Background VocalsDuawne Starling
Background VocalsLouis Dean Nunley
VocalsMike Reid


12 Reprise: Dans Cette Vie ( In This Life)

BassDavid Hungate
DrumsEddie Bayers
DrumsRalph Penland
GuitarBrent Mason
OrganMatt Rollings
PianoMatt Rollings
SaxKirk Whalum
VocalsVaneese Thomas

Liner Notes

Producer – Steve Buckingham
Producer – Anthony Smith (Track 6)
Producer (Executive) – George Butler
Arranged By (Cello) – Dale Oehler (Track 1)
Arranged By (Strings) – Dale Oehler (Tracks 2, 9, 12)
Concertmaster – Assa Drori (Track 2)
Conductor – Dale Oehler (Tracks 2, 9, 12)
Engineer – Gary Paczosa, Hal Sacks, Toby Seay
Engineer (Assistant) – Ed Simonton, John Paterno, Richard Landers
Engineer – George Massenburg
Mastered By – Denny Purcell
Mixed By – George Massenburg
Mixed By (Assistant) – Kevin Scott

Art Direction, Design – Risa Zaitschek
Photography By – Pamela Springsteen

Copyright (c) – Sony Music Entertainment Inc.
Phonographic Copyright (p) – Sony Music Entertainment Inc.
Manufactured By – Columbia Records
Recorded At – Sunset Sound Factory
Recorded At – Nightingale Studio
Recorded At – The Doghouse
Recorded At – O’Henry Sound Studios
Recorded At – Record One, Los Angeles
Recorded At – Peace In The Valley Recording
Mixed At – The Site
Mastered At – Georgetown Masters