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

Bass Abraham Laboriel Sr
Drums Ralph Humphrey
Guitar Jay Graydon
Guitar Oscar Castro Neves
Piano Greg Mathieson
Synthesizer Greg Mathieson
Flugelhorn Jerry Hey
Vocals Al Jarreau


2 Gimme What You Got

Bass Abraham Laboriel Sr
Drums Carlos Vega
Guitar Jay Graydon
Fender Rhodes Tom Canning
Piano David Foster
Synthesizer Michael Omartian
Programming Jay Graydon
Flugelhorn Jerry Hey
Vocals Al Jarreau


3 Love Is Real

Bass Abraham Laboriel Sr
Drums Carlos Vega
Guitar Dean Parks
Guitar Jay Graydon
Fender Rhodes David Foster
Piano Tom Canning
Synthesizer Larry Williams
Synthesizer Greg Mathieson
Programming Jay Graydon
Trombone Bill Reichenbach
Trumpet Jerry Hey
Trumpet Chuck Findley
Vocals Al Jarreau


4 Alonzo

Bass Abraham Laboriel Sr
Drums Ralph Humphrey
Fender Rhodes Tom Canning
Synthesizer Greg Mathieson
Percussion Ralph Humphrey
Vocals Al Jarreau


5 (If I Could Only) Change Your Mind

Bass Abraham Laboriel Sr
Drums Ralph Humphrey
Guitar Dean Parks
Guitar Jay Graydon
Fender Rhodes Tom Canning
Piano Tom Canning
Synthesizer Greg Mathieson
Programming Jay Graydon
Harmonica Les Thompson
Vocals Al Jarreau


6 Spain (I Can Recall)

Bass Abraham Laboriel Sr
Drums Steve Gadd
Fender Rhodes Larry Williams
Synthesizer Larry Williams
Vocals Al Jarreau


7 Distracted

Bass Abraham Laboriel Sr
Drums Steve Gadd
Guitar Jay Graydon
Fender Rhodes George Duke
Synthesizer Steve George
Trombone Bill Reichenbach
Trumpet Chuck Findley
Flugelhorn Jerry Hey
Sax Lon Price
Trumpet Jerry Hey
Vocals Al Jarreau


8 Your Sweet Love

Bass Abraham Laboriel Sr
Drums Steve Gadd
Guitar Jay Graydon
Fender Rhodes Tom Canning
Piano Tom Canning
Synthesizer Larry Williams
Synthesizer Michael Omartian
Programming Jay Graydon
Flugelhorn Jay Graydon
Vocals Al Jarreau


9 (A Rhyme) This Time

Bass Abraham Laboriel Sr
Drums Ralph Humphrey
Guitar Earl Klugh
Fender Rhodes David Foster
Vocals Al 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