1980 Al Jarreau – This Time

This Time is the fourth studio album by Jazz vocalist Al Jarreau, released in 1980 on Warner Bros. Records. The release marked a change in Jarreau’s sound to a more R&B-oriented flavor. As a result, the album achieved more success on the mainstream charts than his previous works, while also topping the Jazz Charts. It also reached #6 on the R&B charts and #27 on the Billboard 200.” In 1981 “Never Givin’ Up” gave Jarreau a Grammy Award nomination for Best R&B Vocal Performance, Male.

This Time marked Jarreau’s first foray into the top 40 on the Hot 200 or top ten on the R&B charts, as well as his first #1 on the Jazz charts. His next album would prove even more successful, topping both the Jazz and R&B charts.

Tracks

1  Never Givin’ Up (Tom Canning, Al Jarreau) 3:59
2  Gimme What You Got (Tom Canning, Al Jarreau) 3:45
3  Love Is Real (Tom Canning, Al Jarreau, Tom Kellock) 4:25
4  Alonzo (Al Jarreau) 5:26
5  (If I Could Only) Change Your Mind (Tom Canning, Allee Willis) 4:17
6  Spain (I Can Recall) (Chick Corea, Al Jarreau, Artie Maren) 6:33
7  Distracted (Al Jarreau) 5:54
8  Your Sweet Love (Tom Canning, Al Jarreau, Tom Kellock) 4:14
9  (A Rhyme) This Time (Al jarreau, Earl Klugh) 3:41

Media

Musicians

1 Never Givin’ Up

BassAbraham Laboriel Sr
DrumsRalph Humphrey
GuitarJay Graydon
GuitarOscar Castro Neves
PianoGreg Mathieson
SynthesizerGreg Mathieson
FlugelhornJerry Hey
VocalsAl Jarreau


2 Gimme What You Got

BassAbraham Laboriel Sr
DrumsCarlos Vega
GuitarJay Graydon
Fender RhodesTom Canning
PianoDavid Foster
SynthesizerMichael Omartian
ProgrammingJay Graydon
FlugelhornJerry Hey
VocalsAl Jarreau


3 Love Is Real

BassAbraham Laboriel Sr
DrumsCarlos Vega
GuitarDean Parks
GuitarJay Graydon
Fender RhodesDavid Foster
PianoTom Canning
SynthesizerLarry Williams
SynthesizerGreg Mathieson
ProgrammingJay Graydon
TromboneBill Reichenbach
TrumpetJerry Hey
TrumpetChuck Findley
VocalsAl Jarreau


4 Alonzo

BassAbraham Laboriel Sr
DrumsRalph Humphrey
Fender RhodesTom Canning
SynthesizerGreg Mathieson
PercussionRalph Humphrey
VocalsAl Jarreau


5 (If I Could Only) Change Your Mind

BassAbraham Laboriel Sr
DrumsRalph Humphrey
GuitarDean Parks
GuitarJay Graydon
Fender RhodesTom Canning
PianoTom Canning
SynthesizerGreg Mathieson
ProgrammingJay Graydon
HarmonicaLes Thompson
VocalsAl Jarreau


6 Spain (I Can Recall)

BassAbraham Laboriel Sr
DrumsSteve Gadd
Fender RhodesLarry Williams
SynthesizerLarry Williams
VocalsAl Jarreau


7 Distracted

BassAbraham Laboriel Sr
DrumsSteve Gadd
GuitarJay Graydon
Fender RhodesGeorge Duke
SynthesizerSteve George
TromboneBill Reichenbach
TrumpetChuck Findley
FlugelhornJerry Hey
SaxLon Price
TrumpetJerry Hey
VocalsAl Jarreau


8 Your Sweet Love

BassAbraham Laboriel Sr
DrumsSteve Gadd
GuitarJay Graydon
Fender RhodesTom Canning
PianoTom Canning
SynthesizerLarry Williams
SynthesizerMichael Omartian
ProgrammingJay Graydon
FlugelhornJay Graydon
VocalsAl Jarreau


9 (A Rhyme) This Time

BassAbraham Laboriel Sr
DrumsRalph Humphrey
GuitarEarl Klugh
Fender RhodesDavid Foster
VocalsAl Jarreau

Liner Notes

Producer – Jay Graydon
Arranged By (Horn) – Jerry Hey (Tracks 1, 3, 7)
Arranged By (Rhythm) – Al Jarreau (Tracks 1, 2, 3, 4, 7, 8, 9)
Arranged By (Rhythm) – Greg Mathieson (Track 1)
Arranged By (Rhythm) – Tom Canning (Tracks 1, 2, 5, 8)
Arranged By (Rhythm) – Jay Graydon (Tracks 2, 3, 4, 7, 8, 9)
Arranged By (Rhythm) – Tom Kellock (Track 3)
Arranged By (Rhythm) – Earl Klugh (Track 9)
Engineer (Dawnbreaker Second) – Debbie Thompson
Engineer (Dawnbreaker) – Joe Bogan
Engineer (Garden Rake) – Jay Graydon
Mastered By – Bernie Grundman

Art Direction – Richard Seireeni
Photography By (Cover) – Richard Avedon
Photography By (Sleeve) – Michael Rice, Susan Jarreau
Sleeve (Still Life) – Harry Mittman

Record Company – Warner Bros. Records Inc.
Record Company – Warner Communications
Phonographic Copyright (p) – Warner Bros. Records Inc.
Copyright (c) – Warner Bros. Records Inc.
Pressed By – Capitol Records Pressing Plant, Jacksonville
Recorded At – Dawnbreaker Studios
Remixed At – Garden Rake Studio
Overdubbed At – Garden Rake Studio
Mastered At – A&M Mastering Studios