1994 Boney James – Backbone

Backbone is the second album by jazz saxophonist Boney James, released in 1994.

Boney James (born James Oppenheim on September 1, 1961) is an American saxophonist, songwriter, and record producer. Boney James is a four-time Grammy Award nominee (Best Pop Instrumental Album, 2001, 2004, 2014 and Best Traditional R&B Performance, 2009) and a Soul Train Award winner (Best Jazz Album 1998). He has also been honored with two NAACP Image Award nominations for Best Jazz Album. James has sold over three million albums, and has accumulated four RIAA Certified Gold Records. In 2009, Billboard magazine named James one of the Top 3 Billboard Contemporary Jazz Artists of the Decade.

Tracks

1  Backbone (James Oppenheim; Carl Burnett; Paul Brown) 4:26
2  Bleecker’s Street (James Oppenheim; Jeff Carruthers; Paul Brown; Sheppard Solomon) 4:25
3  Just Between Us (James Oppenheim; Jeff Carruthers; Paul Brown; Vincent Berry) 4:51
4  Trinidad (James Oppenheim; Paul Brown; Roberto Vally) 4:45
5  Blue (Kiki Ebsen) 2:42
6  Love You All My Lifetime (Irmgard Klarmann; Felix Weber) 5:00
7  Happy Home (Karyn White; Steve Harvey; Valerie Davis) 5:59
8  One Autumn Night (James Oppenheim; Darrell Smith) 5:01
9  The Night I Fell In Love (Luther Vandross; Marcus Miller) 5:33

Media

Musicians

1 Backbone

GuitarPaul Jackson Jr
PianoDavid Torkanowsky
SaxBoney James
PercussionLenny Castro


2 Bleecker’s Street

BassFred Washington
GuitarPaul Jackson Jr
KeyboardsJeff Carruthers
SynthesizerBoney James
SaxBoney James
PercussionLenny Castro


3 Just Between Us

GuitarPaul Jackson Jr
PercussionLenny Castro
PianoDavid Torkanowsky
SaxBoney James


4 Trinidad

BassRoberto Vally
FluteSam Riney
KeyboardsDavid Torkanowsky
KeyboardsBoney James
PercussionLenny Castro
SaxBoney James


5 Blue

KeyboardsKiki Ebsen
SaxBoney James


6 Love You All My Lifetime

GuitarAllen Hinds
ClavinetBoney James
KeyboardsJeff Carruthers
SaxBoney James


7 Happy Home

BassDwayne Smith
GuitarDoc Powell
KeyboardsDavid Torkanowsky
KeyboardsBoney James
SaxBoney James
VocalsBridgette Bryant


8 One Autumn Night

BassFred Washington
GuitarPaul Jackson Jr
Acoustic GuitarPeter White
PercussionLenny Castro
SaxBoney James
KeyboardsDarrell Smith


9 The Night I Fell In Love

GuitarDoc Powell
SynthesizerBoney James
SaxBoney James
PercussionLenny Castro
VocalsAlex Brown
VocalsEugene van Buren

Liner Notes

Producer – Paul Brown
Co-producer – Jeff Carruthers (Tracks 2, 3)
Arranged By – Paul Brown (Tracks 1, 3, 4, 7, 8)
Arranged By – Boney James (Tracks 1, 4, 7, 8)
Arranged By – Carl Burnett (Track 1)
Arranged By – Jeff Carruthers (Tracks 2, 3, 6, 9)
Arranged By – Darrell Smith (Track 8)
Mastered By – Stephen Marcussen
Mixed By – Paul Brown
Recorded By – Paul Brown

Art Direction, Design – Christine Cano
Illustration – Tracy Lamonica
Photography By – Andrea Marouk

Copyright (c) – Warner Bros. Records Inc.
Phonographic Copyright (p) – Warner Bros. Records Inc.
Mastered At – Precision Mastering
Recorded At – Alpha Studios, Burbank