1988 David Benoit – Urban Daydreams

Urban Daydreams is an album by American pianist David Benoit released in 1989, recorded for the GRP label. The album reached #4 on Billboard’s Contemporary Jazz chart.

David Bryan Benoit (born August 18, 1953) is an American jazz pianist, composer and producer from Los Angeles, California. Benoit has charted over 25 albums since 1980, and has been nominated for three Grammy Awards.

 

Tracks

1  Sailing Through The City (Don Grusin) 5:12
2  Cloud Break (David Benoit) 3:47
3  Urban Daydreams (David Benoit) 5:50
4  When The Winter’s Gone (David Benoit, David Pack, Jennifer Warnes) 4:11
5  Snow Dancing (David Benoit) 4:05
6  Safari (David Benoit, Don Grusin) 4:24
7  Wild Kids (David Benoit, Don Grusin) 4:22
8  Looking Back (David Benoit) 5:11
9  Seattle Morning (David Benoit) 2:09
10  As If I Could Reach Rainbows (David Benoit) 3:51

Media

Musicians

1 Sailing Through The City

BassJimmy Johnson
DrumsCarlos Vega
Drums (programming)Don Grusin
KeyboardsDavid Benoit
PianoDavid Benoit
EVIJudd Miller
SaxEric Marienthal


2 Cloud Break

BassJimmy Johnson
DrumsCarlos Vega
KeyboardsDavid Benoit
PianoDavid Benoit
ProgrammingDon Grusin
EVIJudd Miller


3 Urban Daydreams

BassJimmy Johnson
DrumsCarlos Vega
Drums (programming)Don Grusin
KeyboardsDavid Benoit
PianoDavid Benoit
ProgrammingDon Grusin
EVIJudd Miller


4 When The Winter’s Gone

BassAbe Laboriel
DrumsAlex Acuna
KeyboardsDon Grusin
PianoDavid Benoit
VocalsJennifer Warnes


5 Snow Dancing

BassJimmy Johnson
DrumsCarlos Vega
PianoDavid Benoit
ProgrammingDon Grusin
ProgrammingDavid Benoit
SaxEric Marienthal


6 Safari

Drums (programming)Don Grusin
Acoustic GuitarOscar Castro Neves
PianoDavid Benoit
SynthesizerDon Grusin
ProgrammingDavid Benoit
EVIJudd Miller
SaxEric Marienthal


7 Wild Kids

BassJimmy Johnson
DrumsCarlos Vega
Drums (programming)Don Grusin
PianoDavid Benoit
KeyboardsDon Grusin
ProgrammingDavid Benoit
SaxEric Marienthal


8 Looking Back

BassJimmy Johnson
DrumsCarlos Vega
Drums (programming)Don Grusin
PianoDavid Benoit
SynthesizerDon Grusin
ProgrammingDavid Benoit
EVIJudd Miller
ClarinetGary Herbig
SaxGary Herbig


9 Seattle Morning

BassJimmy Johnson
DrumsCarlos Vega
PianoDavid Benoit


10 As If I Could Reach Rainbows

PianoDavid Benoit

Other Musicians


Orchestra – The Warfield Avenue Symphony Orchestra (Tracks 3, 8)

Liner Notes

Producer – David Benoit, Don Grusin
Producer (Executive) – Dave Grusin, Larry Rosen
Arranged By – David Benoit (Tracks 1, 3, 6, 7, 8)
Arranged By – Don Grusin (Tracks 1, 6, 7)
Concertmaster – Bruce Dukov (Track 3, 8)
Conductor – David Benoit (Tracks 3, 8)
Contractor – Gina Kronstadt (Track 3, 8)
Coordinator (GRP Production) – Suzanne Sherman
Coordinator (Music) – Tim Olsen
Engineer (Additional at Capitol Studios) – Leslie Ann Jones
Engineer (Assistant at Aire L.A.) – Gregg Barrett
Engineer (Assistant at Capitol Studios) – Charlie Picari, Peter Doell
Engineer (Assistant at Image Recording) – Sam Gladstein, Squeak Stone
Engineer (Assistant at Sunset Sound) – Brian Sauter, David Glover, David Knight
Engineer, Mixed By – Don Murray
Mastered By – Wally Traugott

Design (GRP Graphic) – Andy Baltimore, Dan Serrano, Dave Kunze, David Gibb
Illustration (Front & Back Cover) – Mitchell Hartman
Photography By (Front & Back Cover), Creative Director (GRP) – Andy Baltimore
Photography By (Photo of David Benoit, Black & White Photography) – Chris Cuffaro

Phonographic Copyright (p) – MCA Records, Inc.
Copyright (c) – GRP Records, Inc.
Distributed By – BMG
Made By – ICM (3)
Recorded At – Sunset Sound
Recorded At – Image Recording Studios
Recorded At – Aire L.A. Studios
Engineered At – Capitol Studios
Mixed At – Capitol Studios
Edited At – CMS Digital
Mastered At – Capitol Studios