2007 Brian Simpson – Above The Clouds

Above The Clouds is the third album by Brian Simpson, released in 2007.

Brian Simpson is a contemporary jazz pianist and composer. He has released 9 albums as a solo artist, Above The Clouds, Simpson’s third album, features Michael Brecker, George Duke, Dave Koz, Chuck Loeb, Wayman Tisdale and Kirk Whalum as the primary artists in addition to Simpson. On Billboard, the album topped out at No. 21 on the top jazz albums, and on the top smooth jazz songs list, What Cha Gonna Do? topped at No. 9 and Juicy reached a high point of No. 21.


1  What Cha Gonna Do? 04:02
2  Juicy 03:40
3  From The Hip 04:54
4  Let’s Get Close 04:33
5  One More Time 04:53
6  The Last Kiss 03:43
7  Fiona’s Song 04:31
8  Bali 04:36
9  Above The Clouds 04:12
10  Memories Of You 01:24
11  That’s Right 03:41


BassAlex Al
BassLarry Kimpel
BassMelvin Davis
BassBrian Bromberg
GuitarDarrell Crooks
GuitarRay Fuller
GuitarTony Maiden
Acoustic GuitarRamon Stagnaro
PianoBrian Simpson
SaxDarren Rahn
FlugelhornRon King
FlugelhornJason Rahn
FluteDarren Rahn
TrumpetRon King
TrumpetJason Rahn
PercussionBrian Kilgore
PercussionLenny Castro

Other Musicians

2 Juicy

SaxKirk Whalum

3 From The Hip

GuitarChuck Loeb

7 Fiona’s Song

SaxDave Koz

9 Above The Clouds

Mini MoogGeorge Duke
VibraphoneGeorge Duke

11 That’s Right

SaxMichael Brecker

Liner Notes

Producer – Brian Simpson
Producer (Executive) – Frank Cody, Hyman Katz, Dave Koz
Arranged By – Brian Simpson
Engineer – Tom McCauley
Engineer (Drums) – Erik Zobler
Mastered By – Ron Boustead
Mixed By – David Rideau
Recorded By – Brian Simpson

Design – Greg Ross, John Schuning
Photography – Daniel Ray

Recorded At B2 Studios, Valley Village, CA
Recorded At Le gonks West, Hollywood, CA
Recorded At SOS Studios, New York, NY
Recorded At Studio B, Los Angeles, CA
Recorded At The Litter Box, Denver, CO
Recorded At Track Audio, North Hollywood, CA
Recorded At White Lightning Studios, Sylmar, CA