2007 Kirk Whalum – Roundtrip

Roundtrip is the 15th album by Kirk Whalum. It was released in 2007.

Kirk Whalum (born July 11, 1958) is an American jazz saxophonist and songwriter. He toured with Whitney Houston for more than seven years and soloed in her single “I Will Always Love You”, the best-selling single by a female artist in music history. He was also featured on many Luther Vandross albums, most often playing on the singer’s covers of older pop and R&B standards such as “Anyone Who Had a Heart”, “I (Who Have Nothing)”, and “Love Won’t Let Me Wait”.


1  Courtney 4:42
2  Desperately 4:34
3  Ruby Ruby Ruby 4:55
4  Glow 6:51
5  The Wave 4:51
6  Big Ol’ Shoes 4:27
7  Inside 4:42
8  In A Whisper 4:47
9  Roundtrip 3:48
10  Back In The Day 6:13
11  Afterthought 6:42



BassJulian Crampton
BassMark Jaimes
BassMelvin Davis
BassAlex Al
DrumsMichael White (DR)
DrumsElijah Holt
GuitarMark Jaimes
GuitarGary Goin
GuitarDarrell Crooks
Fender RhodesPeter Murray
Fender RhodesJames McMillan
KeyboardsPhilippe Saisse
KeyboardsJohn Stoddart
KeyboardsRex Rideout
OrganChris Carter
PianoPeter Murray
PianoJames McMillan
SaxKirk Whalum
FlugelhornJames McMillan
TrumpetJames McMillan
PercussionEkpe Abioto
PercussionMartin Ditcham
PercussionKevin Ricard
Background VocalsPriscilla Jones-Campbell
VocalsKirk Whalum

Other Musicians

3 Ruby Ruby Ruby

GuitarEarl Klugh

4 Glow

DrumsSimon Phillips
GuitarJeff Golub
PianoPhilippe Saisse

5 The Wave

PianoPhilippe Saisse

7 Inside

VocalsShanice Wilson

8 In A Whisper

VocalsKim Fields

9 Roundtrip

BassKyle Whalum
SaxKenneth Whalum
VocalsHugh Whalum
VocalsKevin Whalum

10 Back In The Day

SaxGerald Albright
RapCaleb Tha Bridge

Liner Notes

Producer – Kirk Whalum
Producer (Executive) – David Kox, Hyman Katz, Frank Cody
Product Manager – Jeff Chiang
Arranged By – Phillippe Saisse
Engineer – Rex Rideout, Ralph Sutton, David Rideau, Alex Lowe, David Westerhout, Jared Bryans, Ray Bardani
Mastered By – Ron Boustead

Art Direction, Design – Greg Ross
Photography (Cover) – Michael Wilson