1996 Grover Washington Jr – Soulful Strut

Soulful Strut is a studio album by American saxophonist Grover Washington Jr. The album was released in 1994 on Columbia Records label.

Grover Washington Jr. (December 12, 1943 – December 17, 1999) was an American jazz-funk / soul-jazz saxophonist. Along with George Benson, John Klemmer, David Sanborn, Bob James, Chuck Mangione, Dave Grusin, Herb Alpert, and Spyro Gyra, he is considered by many to be one of the founders of the smooth jazz genre. He wrote some of his material and later became an arranger and producer.

Tracks

1  Soulful Strut (Eugene Record, Sonny Sanders) 4:18
2  Can You Stop The Rain (Walter Afanasieff, John Bettis) 6:37
3  Play That Groove For Me (Gary Haase) 5:02
4  Bordertown (Gary Haase, Grover Washington Jr) 4:21
5  I Can Count The Times (Grover Washington Jr, Donald Robinson) 5:14
6  Village Groove (Gary Haase, Grover Washington Jr) 5:07
7  Headman’s Haunt (Gary Haase) 4:42
8  Poacher Man (Gary Haase) 5:07
9  Mystical Force (Grover Washington Jr, Donald Robinson) 5:01
10  Uptown (Gary Haase, Barry Mann, Bob Ward, Barbara Ware) 5:38

Media

Musicians

1 Soulful Strut

Bass (synthesizer)Dan Shea
Drums (programming)Peter Michael
Drums (programming)Dan Shea
Guitar (solo)Ray Obiedo
GuitarDann Huff
KeyboardsDan Shea
ProgrammingPeter Michael
ProgrammingDan Shea
SaxGrover Washington Jr


2 Can You Stop The Rain

Bass (synthesizer)Dan Shea
Drums (programming)Dan Shea
GuitarDann Huff
KeyboardsDan Shea
ProgrammingDan Shea
SaxGrover Washington Jr
Background VocalsClaytoven Richardson
Background VocalsJeanie Tracy
Background VocalsSandy Griffith


3 Play That Groove For Me

BassGary Haase
DrumsGary Haase
GuitarChris Taylor (GT)
KeyboardsGeorge Whitty
SynthesizerGeorge Whitty
HornsGeorge Whitty
SaxGrover Washington Jr
VocalsAmandi Homi
VocalsRozz Moorehead


4 Bordertown

BassGary Haase
DrumsSteve Wolf
GuitarChris Taylor (GT)
KeyboardsGeorge Whitty
SynthesizerGeorge Whitty
SaxGrover Washington Jr
PercussionRoger Squitero


5 I Can Count The Times

BassGerald Veasley
DrumsRichie Morales
GuitarRandy Bowland
GuitarRichard Steacker
PianoDonald Robinson
SaxGrover Washington Jr
PercussionPablo Batista


6 Village Groove

BassGary Haase
DrumsSteve Gadd
GuitarChris Taylor (GT)
GuitarSteve Bargonetti
KeyboardsGeorge Whitty
SynthesizerGeorge Whitty
MarimbaGary Haase
PercussionCyro Baptista
PercussionGary Haase


7 Headman’s Haunt

BassGary Haase
DrumsOmar Hakim
GuitarPaul Pimsler
GuitarChris Taylor (GT)
Acoustic GuitarChris Taylor (GT)
KeyboardsGary Haase
SynthesizerGary Haase
SynthesizerCharlie Ernst
SaxGrover Washington Jr
SaxDale Kelps
SaxRick DeProfi
TromboneHerb Hubel
TrumpetAndy Gravish
PercussionPablo Batista


8 Poacher Man

BassGary Haase
DrumsOmar Hakim
GuitarPaul Pimsler
KeyboardsGary Haase
ProgrammingPeter Schwartz
ProgrammingAdam Holzman
ClarinetDale Kelps
FluteDale Kelps
FluteAaron Heick
SaxGrover Washington Jr
SaxAaron Heick
TromboneHerb Hubel
TrumpetTim Ouiemette
PercussionNorbert Goldberg
VocalsCatherine Russell


9 Mystical Force

BassGerald Veasley
DrumsRichie Morales
GuitarRandy Bowland
GuitarRichard Steacker
PianoDonald Robinson
SaxGrover Washington Jr
PercussionPablo Batista


10 Uptown

BassGary Haase
GuitarBob Ward
KeyboardsBob Ward
ProgrammingBob Ward
FluteDale Kelps
SaxGrover Washington Jr
SaxDale Kelps
TromboneHerb Hubel
TrumpetMac Gallohon
TrumpetJim Powell
PercussionJoe Bonadio
PercussionRoger Squitero
VocalsWincy Terry

Liner Notes

Producer – Dan Shea (Tracks 1, 2)
Producer – Gary Haase (Tracks 3, 4, 6, 7, 8, 10)
Producer – Donald Robinson (Tracks 5, 9)
Producer – Billy Mann (Track 10)
Producer (Executive) – Walter Afanasieff (Tracks 1, 2)
Arranged By – Dan Shea (Tracks 1, 2)
Arranged By – Gary Haase (Tracks 3, 4, 6, 7, 8, 10)
Arranged By – Billy Mann (Track 10)
Conductor – Gary Haase (Tracks 3, 4, 6, 7, 8, 10)
Coordinator (Production) – Barbara Stout (Tracks 1, 2),
Coordinator (Production) – Doreen Manzella, John Pisciotta (Tracks 3, 4, 6, 7, 8, 10)
Coordinator (Production) – Eileen Whelihan, Jacie Berry (Tracks 5, 9)
Coordinator (Project Production) – Christine Washington, Paul Silverthorn
Engineer – Carl Agstadt, Glenn Barratt, Ron Shaffer (Tracks 5, 9)
Engineer – Dan Shea, Dana Jon Chappelle, David Gleeson (Tracks 1, 2)
Engineer (Tracking, Assistant) – Dave Scheuer (Track 6)
Engineer (Tracking, Assistant) – Andy Tarr (Tracks 3, 8)
Engineer (Tracking, Assistant) – Doug McGuirk (Tracks 3, 4, 7)
Engineer (Tracking, Assistant) – ohn Genna (Tracks 3, 4, 6, 7, 8, 10)
Engineer (Tracking, Assistant) – Juan Bohorquez (Tracks 6, 10)
Engineer (Tracking, Assistant) – Terence Dover (Tracks 6, 7, 8)
Engineer (Tracking) – Bob Cadway, Rick Bieder (Tracks 3, 4, 6, 7, 8, 10)
Engineer (Tracking) – Mark Glass (Tracks 3, 6, 7)
Engineer (Tracking) – Bob Ward (Tracks 7, 10)
Engineer (Tracking) – Aman Malik (Track 8)
Mastered By – Greg Calbi
Mixed By – Michael Brauer (Tracks 1, 3, 5, 9)
Mixed By – Dana Jon Chappelle (Track 2)
Mixed By – Bob Cadway (Tracks 4, 6, 8, 10)
Mixed By – Mark Glass (Tracs 7)
Mixed By (Additional) – Michael Brauer (Track 2)

Art Direction, Design – Julian Peploe
Photography By – Norman Jean Roy

Distributed By – Sony Music
Phonographic Copyright (p) – Sony Music Entertainment Inc.
Copyright (c) – Sony Music Entertainment Inc.
Mastered At – Masterdisk