Jun 172018
 

from ULTIMATE DUETS
Written by Al Jarreau, David Foster & Jay Graydon

Legendary Cuban/American trumpeter Arturo Sandoval recently released his new cd titled Ultimate Duets. The ten-time Grammy winner paired with producer/drummer Gregg Field to deliver a beautiful collection of special duets with some of the world’s most important music stars.

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Jun 102018
 

from GROOVIN’ YOU
Written by Harvey Mason & Onaje Allan Gumbs

Between the seventies and the eighties, legendary soul/jazz drummer Harvey Mason was one of the most sought-after session players as well as a successful R&B/fusion solo artist. In those glorious days, Mason played drums on many seminal records including George Benson’s “Breezin,’” Herbie Hancock’s “Watermelon Man,” Bill Withers’ “Hello Like Before” and Kenny Loggins’ “Celebrate Me Home.” The revered drummer often crossed paths with fellow super session guy David Foster who co-wrote songs and played keyboards on his albums.

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May 272018
 

from MESSAGE IN A BOTTLE
Written David Foster, Gabriel Yared & Linda Thompson

Message In A Bottle was a movie that starred Kevin Costner and Robin Wright and was based on a Nicholas Sparks novel. The original soundtrack for the movie was released on David Foster’s 143 Records label in 1999. The music cast on the album presented a well-dosed mix of established and new artists including Sheryl Crow, Marc Cohn, Clannad, Laura Pausini and Hootie & The Blowfish.

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May 202018
 

from EAST OF ANGEL TOWN
Written Peter Cincotti

Peter Cincotti’s third cd, East Of Angel Town, was produced by David Foster, Humberto Gatica and Jochem van der Saag. The cd was an artistic success thanks to the clever blend of different music styles including jazz, blues, funk and rock. East Of Angel Town was released in Europe in the fall of 2007.

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May 132018
 

from TONIGHT TONIGHT/WITHOUT YOU (single)
Written by David Foster & Ray Kennedy. Additional lyrics by Bill Champlin

“Tonight Tonight” was a soulful ballad sung by the legendary Bill Champlin on his 1981 Runaway album. “Tonight Tonight” was based on a composition titled “My Everlasting Love” co-written one year earlier by David Foster and singer/songwriter Ray Kennedy who recorded the song on his self-titled album.

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May 062018
 

from BRUCE ROBERTS
Written by Bruce Roberts & Carole Bayer Sager

 

A veteran singer/songwriter, Bruce Roberts has co-written great stuff for a slew of big names including Barbra Streisand, the late Donna Summer (1948 to 2012) and Dusty Springfield (1939-1999), Cher, Bette Midler and Dolly Parton. Mr. Roberts’ self-titled debut album was released in 1977 on Elektra/Asylum Records.

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Apr 292018
 

from I FOUND LOVE/ARE YOU THINKING? (single)
Written by Deniece Williams & Raina Taylor

After the rousing, David Foster produced, “I’ve Got The Next Dance” topped the disco charts in 1979,  “I Found Love” was picked as the second single from Deniece Williams’ When Love Comes Calling album. “I Found Love” was a catchy mid-tempo helmed by the great Ray Parker, Jr., session guitarist extraordinaire and the leader of the successful soul/r&b trio Raydio. The b-side of “I Found Love” was the ear-candy “Are You Thinking?,” co-written by Ms. Williams and another Foster production. Both songs sported smooth instrumental arrangements crafted by Sylvester Rivers, a revered session musician and arranger with a successful career backing funk and soul icons including Nancy Wilson, Peabo Bryson, Thelma Houston and Smokey Robinson. “I Found Love,” thanks to its radio-friendly potential, reached the Top 30 on the R&B charts.

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