1999 David Benoit – Professional Dreamer

Professional Dreamer is an album by American pianist David Benoit released in 1999, and recorded for the GRP label. The album reached #8 on Billboard’s Jazz chart.
The song Dad’s room (track #10) was a Grammy nominee for Best Instrumental Composition

Tracks

1  Why Not! (David Benoit; Rick Braun) 4:56
2  Miles After Dark (David Benoit; Rick Braun) 5:33
3  Something You Said (David Benoit) 4:59
4  Rejoyce (David Benoit; Rick Braun) 4:47
5  Golden Gate (David Benoit) 4:55
6  Gothic Jazz Dance (David Benoit) 4:15
7  Jump Start (David Benoit; Rick Braun) 4:49
8  Thinking ‘Bout the Cove (David Benoit) 4:20
9  Twilight March (David Benoit; Rick Braun) 4:45
10  Dad’s Room (David Benoit) 3:43

Media

Musicians

1 Why Not!

DrumsDavid Palmer
GuitarRoss Bolton
Hammond OrganDavid Benoit
PianoDavid Benoit
ProgrammingRick Braun


2 Miles After Dark

BassCliff Hugo
GuitarPat Kelley
PianoDavid Benoit
ProgrammingRick Braun
TrumpetRick Braun


3 Something You Said

BassJimmy Johnson
GuitarMarc Antoine
PianoDavid Benoit
ProgrammingRick Braun
StringsDavid Benoit
PercussionJohn Ferraro


4 Rejoyce

BassCliff Hugo
GuitarPat Kelley
GuitarTony Maiden
PianoDavid Benoit
ProgrammingRick Braun


5 Golden Gate

BassNeil Stubenhaus
DrumsVinnie Colaiuta
PercussionBrad Dutz
Fender RhodesDavid Benoit
KeyboardsDavid Benoit
PianoDavid Benoit


6 Gothic Jazz Dance

BassNeil Stubenhaus
DrumsVinnie Colaiuta
PercussionBrad Dutz
Fender RhodesDavid Benoit
KeyboardsDavid Benoit
PianoDavid Benoit


7 Jump Start

DrumsJohn Ferraro
GuitarTony Maiden
Hammond OrganDavid Benoit
PianoDavid Benoit
ProgrammingRick Braun
SaxAndy Suzuki


8 Thinking ‘Bout the Cove

BassNeil Stubenhaus
DrumsVinnie Colaiuta
Fender RhodesDavid Benoit
KeyboardsDavid Benoit
PianoDavid Benoit
PercussionBrad Dutz


9 Twilight March

BassJimmy Johnson
DrumsDavid Palmer
GuitarPat Kelley
Fender RhodesDavid Benoit
PianoDavid Benoit
StringsDavid Benoit


10 Dad’s Room

PianoDavid Benoit

Other Musicians

Bass – Arni Egilsson, Ken Wild, Dave Stone
Cello – Larry Corbett, Steve Richards
Viola – Evan Wilson, Jimbo Ross, John Scanlon
Violin – Bruce Dukov, Anatoly Rosinsky, Barbra Porter, Clayton Haslop, Endre Granat, Ezra Kliger, Jackie Brand, Joel Derouin, John Wittenberg, Karen Jones, Miwako Watanabe, Peter Kent

Liner Notes

Producer – David Benoit (Tracks 1, 2, 5, 6, 8, 10)
Producer – Rick Braun (Tracks 1, 2, 3, 4, 7, 9 )
Producer – Clark Germain (Tracks 5, 6, 8, 10)
Coordinator (Production) – Yvonne Wish
Concertmaster – Bruce Dukov
Mixed By – Steve Sykes, Clark Germain

Art Direction – Hollis King
Graphics (Design), Design (Graphic) – David Riegel
Illustration – Kamil Vojnar
Photography By – Tracy Lamonica

Record Company – Universal Victor, Inc. – MVCJ-24024
Distributed By – Universal Victor, Inc.
Manufactured By – Universal Victor, Inc.
Phonographic Copyright (p) – GRP Records, Inc.
Copyright (c) – GRP Records, Inc.
Recorded At – 29th Street Studio
Mixed At – Lefty’s
Mixed At – The Village Recorder