1989 Earl Klugh – Whispers And Promises

Whispers And Promises is an instrumental-pop studio album by Earl Klugh released in 1989. The album received a Grammy nomination for Best Pop Instrumental Performance at the 32nd Grammy Awards in 1990. In this release, Klugh delivers his well-known “light and smooth guitar picking, backed by swarms of violins, chimes and gentle alto saxophones, beautifully arranged and wonderfully romantic”. The album also features Grammy Award winner Don Sebesky as conductor and arranger.

Tracks

1  What Love Can Do (Earl Klugh) 04:30
2  Master Of Suspense (Earl Klugh) 04:57
3  Water Song (Earl Klugh) 02:29
4  Strawberry Avenue (Earl Klugh) 04:24
5  Fall In Love (Earl Klugh) 04:28
6  Summer Nights (Earl Klugh) 04:10
7  Just You And Me (Earl Klugh) 03:44
8  Whispers And Promises (Earl Klugh) 05:34
9  Frisky Biscuits (Earl Klugh) 03:36
10  Tango Classico (Earl Klugh) 05:15

Musicians

1 What Love Can Do

BassFreddie Washington
DrumsHarvey Mason Sr
GuitarEarl Klugh
GuitarPaul Jackson Jr
KeyboardsRonnie Foster
PercussionPaulinho Da Costa


2 Master Of Suspense

DrumsHarvey Mason Sr
Drums (programming)Gene Dunlap
GuitarEarl Klugh
KeyboardsRonnie Foster
KeyboardsEarl Klugh
PercussionPaulinho Da Costa


3 Water Song

GuitarEarl Klugh


4 Strawberry Avenue

BassAlex Blake
DrumsBuddy Williams
GuitarEarl Klugh
GuitarChuck Loeb
PianoGary Schunk
SaxFrank Wess
SaxGeorge Young
SaxLawrence Feldman
SaxRonnie Cuber
TromboneBirch Johnson
TromboneBob Smith
TromboneDavid Taylor
TromboneKeith O’Quin
TrumpetAnthony Tooley
TrumpetEarl Gardner
TrumpetJon Faddis
TrumpetLew Soloff


5 Fall In Love

BassJimmy Johnson
DrumsHarvey Mason Sr
GuitarEarl Klugh
GuitarPaul Jackson Jr
KeyboardsRonnie Foster
PercussionPaulinho Da Costa


6 Summer Nights

Bass (synthesizer)George Duke
Drums (programming)Gene Dunlap
GuitarEarl Klugh
KeyboardsEarl Klugh
SynthesizerRonnie Foster


7 Just You And Me

BassCalvin Bryant
DrumsGene Dunlap
GuitarEarl Klugh
GuitarPerry Hughes
KeyboardsRonnie Foster
KeyboardsThom Hall
KeyboardsEarl Klugh
SaxRay Manzerolle
PercussionPaulinho Da Costa


8 Whispers And Promises

BassJimmy Johnson
DrumsHarvey Mason Sr
GuitarEarl Klugh
GuitarPaul Jackson Jr
KeyboardsRonnie Foster


9 Frisky Biscuits

BassCalvin Bryant
DrumsGene Dunlap
GuitarEarl Klugh
GuitarPerry Hughes
KeyboardsThom Hall
KeyboardsEarl Klugh
SaxRay Manzerolle
PercussionLarry Fratangelo


10 Tango Classico

BassEddie Gomez
GuitarEarl Klugh
PianoWarren Bernhardt
AccordionDominic Cortese
ViolinMichal Urbaniak

Liner Notes

Producer – Earl Klugh
Arranged By – Earl Klugh (Tracks 1, 2, 3, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9)
Arranged By – Ronnie Foster (Track 1)
Arranged By – Dave Matthews (Track 4)
Arranged By – Gene Dunlap (Track 6)
Arranged By – Don Sebesky (Track 10)
Arranged By (Strings) – Clare Fisher (Track 2)
Concertmaster – David Nadien (Track 4)
Conductor – Clare Fisher (Track 2)
Conductor – Dave Matthews (Track 4)
Conductor – Don Sebesky (Track 10)
Coordinator – Bruce Hervey
Engineer (Assistant) – Jerry Hall, Mike Iacopelli, Nick Delre, Steve Holroyd, Victor Deyglio
Mastered By – Bob Ludwig
Mixed By – Dave Palmer
Recorded By – Dave Palmer

Art Direction, Design, Illustration – Meredith Lea Bailey
Photography – Ameen Howrani, Lisa Spindler

Mastered At Masterdisk
Mixed At Ameraycan Studios
Recorded At Sigma Sound Studios, New York
Recorded At Mediasound
Recorded At United Sound Systems
Recorded At Ocean Way Recording
Recorded At Lakeview Studio
Recorded At Ameraycan Studios
Phonographic Copyright Warner Bros. Records Inc
Phonographic Copyright WEA International Inc
Copyright Warner Bros. Records Inc
Copyright WEA International Inc