1984 Al Jarreau – High Crime

High Crime is the seventh studio album by Al Jarreau, released in 1984. While slightly lower in the charts than his 1981 Breakin’ Away and 1983 Jarreau release, this album scored in the top 10 on the Billboard Jazz charts and top 50 in the Billboard 200. In 1986 the album received a Grammy Award nomination for Best R&B Vocal Performance, Male. The album was certified Gold in 1986.

Tracks

1  Raging Waters (Al Jarreau; Jay Graydon; Robbie Buchanan) 04:28
2  Imagination (Al Jarreau; Clif Magness; Glen Ballard; Jay Graydon) 04:43
3  Murphy’s Law (Paul Bliss; Steve Kipner) 04:10
4  Tell Me (Al Jarreau; Greg Phillinganes; Jay Graydon) 04:35
5  After All (Al Jarreau; David Foster; Jay Graydon) 04:19
6  High Crime (Al Jarreau; Bobby Lyle; Jay Graydon) 04:32
7  Let’s Pretend (Jay Graydon; John Lang; Richard Page; Steve George) 04:01
8  Sticky Wicket (Al Jarreau; Greg Phillinganes; Jay Graydon) 04:19
9  Love Speaks Louder Than Words (Bill Champlin; Glenn Friedman; Richard Feldman) 03:56
10  Fallin’ (Al Jarreau; Jay Graydon; Marcel East; Nathan East) 04:54

Musicians

1 Raging Waters

BassBob Beats
DrumsSkinsoh Umor
GuitarJay Graydon
SynthesizerRobbie Buchanan
VocalsAl Jarreau


2 Imagination

BassNathan East
DrumsChip McSticks
GuitarJay Graydon
SynthesizerJay Graydon
SynthesizerRobbie Buchanan
ProgrammingGary Chang
HornsBill Reichenbach
HornsCharlie Loper
HornsChuck Findley
HornsGary Grant
HornsJerry Hey
PercussionMike Baird
VocalsAl Jarreau


3 Murphy’s Law

GuitarJay Graydon
SynthesizerJay Graydon
FlugelhornGary Grant
FlugelhornJerry Hey
Background VocalsRichard Page
VocalsAl Jarreau


4 Tell Me

BassJake Jugs
DrumsTyrone B Feedback
SynthesizerGreg Phillinganes
SynthesizerJay Graydon
SynthesizerRobbie Buchanan
VocalsAl Jarreau


5 After All

DrumsMike Baird
GuitarJay Graydon
PianoDavid Foster
SynthesizerDavid Foster
SynthesizerRobbie Buchanan
ProgrammingErich Bulling
VocalsAl Jarreau


6 High Crime

GuitarJay Graydon
GuitarPaul Jackson Jr
PianoRobbie Buchanan
SynthesizerBobby Lyle
SynthesizerJay Graydon
ProgrammingBo Tomlyn
Background VocalsBill Champlin
Background VocalsCarmen Twillie
VocalsAl Jarreau


7 Let’s Pretend

DrumsO Rapage
DrumsRug Toupé
Electronic DrumsPat Mastelotto
SynthesizerSteve George
VocalsAl Jarreau


8 Sticky Wicket

DrumsUL Bowby
GuitarJay Graydon
GuitarPaul Jackson Jr
SynthesizerGreg Phillinganes
HornsBill Reichenbach
HornsCharlie Loper
HornsChuck Findley
HornsGary Grant
HornsJerry Hey
Background VocalsBill Champlin
Background VocalsCarmen Twillie
Background VocalsSiedah Garrett
VocalsAl Jarreau


9 Love Speaks Louder Than Words

DrumsChamp Time
GuitarJay Graydon
SynthesizerRobbie Buchanan
CymbalMike Baird
Background VocalsBill Champlin
Background VocalsCarmen Twillie
VocalsAl Jarreau


10 Fallin’

BassNathan East
DrumsTubs Margranate
GuitarJay Graydon
SynthesizerGreg Phillinganes
SynthesizerJay Graydon
ProgrammingBo Tomlyn
VocalsAl Jarreau

Other Musicians

Liner Notes

Producer – Jay Graydon
Arranged By – Jay Graydon (Tracks 1, 2, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10)
Arranged By – Robbie Buchanan (Tracks 1, 5)
Arranged By – Al Jarreau (Tracks 2, 5)
Arranged By – Clif Magness, Glen Ballard (Track 2)
Arranged By – David Foster, Jeremy Lubbock (Track 5)
Arranged By – Bobby Lyle (Track 6)
Arranged By – Richard Page, Steve George (Track 7)
Arranged By – Greg Phillinganes (Track 8)
Arranged By – Bill Champlin, Richard Feldman (Track 9)
Arranged By – Marcel East, Nathan East (Track 10)
Arranged By (Computer) – Jay Graydon, Paul Bliss, Steve Kipner (Track 3)
Arranged By (Horns) – Jerry Hey (Tracks 2, 8)
Coordinator – Shirley Klein
Engineer – Ian Eales, Jay Graydon
Mastered By – Steve Hall
Mixed By – Ian Eales, Jay Graydon, Michael Verdick

Art Direction – Jeffrey Kent Ayeroff, Michael Hodgson
Design – Michael Hodgson
Photography – Just Loomis

Mastered At Future Disc
Mastered At Sheffield Lab Matrix
Mixed At Garden Rake Studio
Mixed At Channel Recorders, Burbank, CA
Recorded At Garden Rake Studio
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