2003 Melvin Lee Davis – Nature’s Serenade

Nature’s Serenade is a solo album by Melvin Lee Davis, released in 2003

Melvin Lee Davis is an American bass player, vocalist, keyboard player, producer, TV composer and engineer based in Orange County, California. He is the music director for Grammy-award winning artist Chaka Khan and has recorded with The Pointer Sisters, Lee Ritenour, Bryan Ferry, Patti Austin and Gladys Knight & the Pips. He co-wrote “Soul Train’s a-Comin”, the theme song for the television show Soul Train. His albums, Tomorrow’s Yesterday and Nature’s Serenade were released through The Orchard; LTV: Love, Truth & Victory was released through P-Vine Records.

Tracks

1Keeper Of The Low Notes (Melvin Lee Davis)3:43
27 Steps To Getting There (Melvin Lee Davis)8:03
3A Message From Home (Melvin Lee Davis)6:26
4The Chick”s Korean (Melvin Lee Davis)10:26
5The Traveler (Rogerio Jardim)5:01
6Love Will Come Someday (Michael Sembello)6:25
7Nature”s Serenade (Melvin Lee Davis)7:06
8Homeland (For Africa) (Melvin Lee Davis)5:30
9The Four Sleepers (Don Grolnick)5:53
10Footprints (Melvin Lee Davis)9:00
11The Littles Ones (Randy Brecker)6:24
12Serenity (Bill MacPherson)5:04

Media

Musicians

1 Keeper Of The Low Notes

BassMelvin Lee Davis
SynthesizerMelvin Lee Davis
SaxEric Marienthal
PercussionCassio Duarte
TablasMelvin Lee Davis


2 7 Steps To Getting There

BassMelvin Lee Davis
DrumsWilliam Kennedy
GuitarGannin Arnold
Acoustic GuitarGannin Arnold
KeyboardsNoriko Olling
SynthesizerMelvin Lee Davis
FluteJeff Kashiwa
SaxJeff Kashiwa
PercussionRogerio Jardim
PercussionRogerio Jardim
VocalsNoriko Olling
VocalsRogerio Jardim


3 A Message From Home

BassMelvin Lee Davis
DrumsDavid Haynes
Acoustic GuitarGrecco Buratto
KeyboardsJohn Beasley
SynthesizerMark Stephens
SynthesizerMelvin Lee Davis
SynthesizerJohn Beasley
PercussionCassio Duarte
VocalsMelvin Lee Davis
VocalsNatali Rene


4 The Chick”s Korean

BassMelvin Lee Davis
DrumsDavid Haynes
Acoustic GuitarGrecco Buratto
PercussionCassio Duarte
PianoJohn Beasley
SynthesizerMark Stephens
SynthesizerMelvin Lee Davis
SaxEric Marienthal
PercussionCassio Duarte
TablasCassio Duarte


5 The Traveler

BassMelvin Lee Davis
DrumsRogerio Duarte
KeyboardsNoriko Olling
SynthesizerJohn Beasley
SynthesizerMelvin Lee Davis
PercussionRogerio Duarte
VocalsRogerio Jardim


6 Love Will Come Someday

BassMelvin Lee Davis
DrumsChad Wright
FluteJeff Kashiwa
SaxJeff Kashiwa
Background VocalsRogerio Jardim
VocalsGene Moore


7 Nature”s Serenade

BassMelvin Lee Davis
DrumsChad Wright
GuitarGrecco Buratto
KeyboardsNoriko Olling
SynthesizerMark Stephens
SaxEric Marienthal
PercussionCassio Duarte
VocalsRogerio Jardim


8 Homeland (For Africa)

BassMelvin Lee Davis
DrumsChad Wright
GuitarGrecco Buratto
Acoustic GuitarGrecco Buratto
KeyboardsNoriko Olling
PianoMark Stephens
SynthesizerMark Stephens
SynthesizerMelvin Lee Davis
PercussionCassio Duarte
VocalsMelvin Lee Davis
VocalsNatali Rene


9 The Four Sleepers

BassMelvin Lee Davis
DrumsChad Wright
GuitarGannin Arnold
KeyboardsNoriko Olling
PianoJeff Babko
SynthesizerMelvin Lee Davis
SaxAlbert Wing
PercussionCassio Duarte
VocalsNoriko Olling


10 Footprints

BassMelvin Lee Davis
PianoJohn Beasley
SynthesizerJohn Beasley
PercussionMunyungo Jackson
PercussionCassio Duarte


11 The Littles Ones

BassMelvin Lee Davis
DrumsSimon Phillips
GuitarRuss Chan
PianoJeff Babko
SaxEric Marienthal
SaxBrandon Fields
SaxAlbert Wing
TrumpetWalt Fowler
PercussionCassio Duarte


12 Serenity

BassMelvin Lee Davis
DrumsRogerio Jardim
GuitarBill Macpherson
Acoustic GuitarBill Macpherson
TrumpetRyan Miles Davis
PercussionRogerio Jardim
VocalsMelvin Lee Davis
VocalsRogerio Jardim

Liner Notes

Producer – Melvin Davis
Arranged By – Melvin Davis
Arranged By – Jeff Babko, Simon Phillips (Tracks 11)
Arranged By – Bill MacPherson, Rogerio Jardim (Tracks 12)

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