1993 Dave Koz – Lucky Man

Lucky Man is the second studio album of saxophone player Dave Koz. It was released by Capitol Records on June 29, 1993. The album peaked at number 2 on Billboard Top Contemporary Jazz Albums chart. The album has sold over 500,000 copies in the United States and has thus been certified gold by the RIAA.


1  Shakin’ The Shack (Dave Koz; Jeff Lorber) 6:05
2  You Make Me Smile (Dave Koz; Jeff Koz) 4:17
3  Faces Of The Heart (Dave Koz; Jeff Koz; Jack Urbont) 3:42
4  Don’t Look Any Further (Dennis Lambert; Duane Hitchings; Franne Golde) 5:19
5  Tender Is The Night (Carl Sturken; Dave Koz; Evan Rogers) 5:55
6  Saxman (Allee Willis; Dave Koz) 4:25
7  After Dark (Dave Koz; Jeff Lorber; Dennis Lambert) 6:22
8  Lucky Man (Allan Rich; Jud Friedman; Dave Koz) 3:26
9  Silverlining (Dave Koz; Jeff Lorber) 5:15
10  Wait A Little While (Carlos Rios; Dave Koz) 5:39
11  Show Me The Way (Dave Koz; Jeff Koz) 5:22
12  Misty (Erroll Garner) 3:19



KeyboardsDave Koz
SaxDave Koz

Other Musicians

1 Shakin’ The Shack

BassAlec Milstein
DrumsJR Robinson
GuitarRobben Ford
GuitarOliver Leiber
KeyboardsJeff Lorber
OrganChester Thompson (2)
PianoBill Payne
PercussionLenny Castro

2 You Make Me Smile

BassNathan East
Bass (synthesizer)Jeff Koz
DrumsRayford Griffin
Drums (programming)Jeff Koz
GuitarMichael Thompson
Acoustic GuitarJeff Koz
KeyboardsJeff Koz
PercussionLenny Castro

3 Faces Of The Heart

BassJohn Pena
DrumsRicky Lawson
GuitarBob Mann
GuitarJeff Koz
Acoustic GuitarJeff Koz
KeyboardsBrad Cole
PianoBrad Cole
PercussionMichito Sanchez

4 Don’t Look Any Further

BassAlec Milstein
KeyboardsAnthony Detiege
KeyboardsBilly Moss
KeyboardsTim Carmon
ProgrammingDave Koz
ProgrammingDennis Lambert
Background VocalsDennis Lambert
Background VocalsEvelyn King
Background VocalsFranne Golde
Background VocalsJean McClain
Background VocalsJheryl Lockhart
Background VocalsKatrina Perkins
Background VocalsDave Koz
VocalsZelma Davis

5 Tender Is The Night

BassJimmy Haslip
Bass (synthesizer)Claude Gaudette
DrumsMark Schulman
Acoustic GuitarCarl Sturken
KeyboardsCarl Sturken
KeyboardsClaude Gaudette
StringsClaude Gaudette
PercussionSteve Reid
Background VocalsEvan Rogers
VocalsPhil Perry

6 Saxman

BassNathan East
BassClaude Gaudette
DrumsEd Greene
Drums (programming)Claude Gaudette
GuitarPaul Jackson Jr
OrganBooker T Jones
PianoJohn Barnes
PianoKenny Moore
SaxMaceo Parker
SaxStephen Kupka
SaxClarence Clemons
PercussionMike Fisher

7 After Dark

BassPino Palladino
BassAlec Milstein
DrumsJR Robinson
Drums (programming)Jeff Lorber
GuitarPaul Jackson Jr
KeyboardsJeff Lorber
PercussionPaulinho Da Costa

8 Lucky Man

DrumsJR Robinson
GuitarTeddy Castellucci
Acoustic GuitarTeddy Castellucci
KeyboardsRobbie Buchanan
ProgrammingRobbie Buchanan
PercussionMike Fisher
VocalsCharles Pettigrew

9 Silverlining

BassAlec Milstein
Bass (synthesizer)Jeff Lorber
DrumsCurt Bisquera
Drums (programming)Jeff Lorber
GuitarOliver Leiber
GuitarBuzzy Feiten
GuitarPaul Jackson Jr
KeyboardsJeff Lorber
PercussionLenny Castro

10 Wait A Little While

BassPino Palladino
BassAlec Milstein
Bass (synthesizer)Jeff Lorber
DrumsJR Robinson
GuitarCarlos Rios
GuitarBuzzy Feiten
Acoustic GuitarCarlos Rios
KeyboardsJeff Lorber
ProgrammingJeff Lorber
PercussionPaulinho Da Costa

11 Show Me The Way

BassNathan East
DrumsRayford Griffin
GuitarMichael Thompson
PianoGreg Phillinganes
PercussionLenny Castro
Background VocalsAlex Brown
Background VocalsGigi Worth
Background VocalsJim Gilstrap
Background VocalsKatrina Perkins
Background VocalsLeslie Smith
Background VocalsMona Lisa Young
Background VocalsPhillip Ingram
Background VocalsTerry Young
Background VocalsPhyllis Yvonne Williams

Liner Notes

Producer – Dave Koz (Tracks 1, 2, 3, 5, 8, 11, 12)
Producer – Jeff Lorber (Tracks 1, 4, 6, 8)
Producer – Jeff Koz (Tracks 2, 3, 11)
Producer – Carl Sturken (Track 5)
Producer – Evan Rogers (Track 5)
Producer – Dennis Lambert (Tracks 6, 7, 9, 10)
Producer (Associate) – Dave Koz (Track 6)
Producer (Executive) – Bruce Lundvall
Arranged By – Dennis Lambert (Track 4)
Arranged By – Dave Koz (Track 4, 5, 6, 8)
Arranged By – Carl Sturken (Track 5)
Arranged By – Evan Rogers (Track 5)
Arranged By – Jeff Lorber (Tracks 6, 8)
Arranged By – Robbie Buchanan (Track 8)
Arranged By (Strings), Conductor – Jeremy Lubbock (Track 3)
Arranged By (Sax Section) – Brad Cole (Track 12)
Contractor – Jules Chaikin (Track 3)
Engineer – Allen Sides, Doug Rider, Ed Murphy, Gabe Veltri, Gabriel Moffat, Jeff Lorber, Nick Els
Engineer (Second) – Bob Loftus, Dan Bosworth, Eric Rudd, Howard Willing, Jim Champagne, John Zaika, Marc Levinson, Martin Brumbach, Mick Stern, Nica Lorber, Shelly Stewart
Mastered By – Steve Hall
Mixed By – Alan Meyerson
Mixed By – Doug Rider (Track 12)
Mixed By (2nd Engineer) – Jeff Shannon (Track 12)
Mixed By (2nd Engineer) – Jamie Seyberth, John Chamberlin, Kimm James, Thom Russo, Willie Will

Art Direction – Jeffery Fey, Tommy Steele
Design – Tommy Steele
Photography By – Scott Morgan

Record Company – BMG Direct Marketing, Inc
Licensed To – BMG Direct Marketing, Inc
Phonographic Copyright (p) – Capitol Records, Inc.
Copyright (c) – Capitol Records, Inc.
Recorded At – JHL Sound
Recorded At – The Village Recorder
Recorded At – The Zoo (2)
Recorded At – O’Henry Sound Studios
Recorded At – Ocean Way Recording
Recorded At – Who Did That Music?
Recorded At – Record One, Los Angeles
Recorded At – Westlake Studios
Recorded At – The Bakery (2)
Recorded At – Kiva Recording
Recorded At – Bill Schnee Studios
Recorded At – Trax Recording Studio
Recorded At – The Bunny Hop
Recorded At – Ocean Studios
Recorded At – The Loft Recording Studios
Mixed At – Larrabee North
Mixed At – Larrabee West
Mixed At – O’Henry Sound Studios
Mastered At – Future Disc