Jan 102016


Written by David Foster, Jochem van der Saag, Maureen McDonald & Brenna Whitaker

The 2016 Grammy nominations were announced on December 7th.One of the welcomed surprises was the nod for Jochem van der Saag, David Foster’s right-hand man, for his engineering work together with Jorge Vivo on Diana Krall’s Wallflower. Van der Saag has been a key element in Foster’s camp for the past fifteen years, first as a programmer and, eventually, as an engineer and co-producer. Recently, Foster productions like We Love Disney and Wallflower greatly benefit from the fine tuning, fresh sounds, superior drum and synth programming and great mixes created by the Netherlands-born talent. Another great example of van der Saag’s artistry can be heard on Brenna Whitaker’s debut cd.
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Sep 132015

Written by David Foster & William Joseph

At the dawn of the new millennium, David Foster took Josh Groban and Michael Bublé under his wing and brought them to international stardom. A couple of years later, Foster applied the same path to another new name in the industry, William Joseph. In Foster’s mind, the skilled composer and piano player was destined to fill the instrumental pop slot occupied through the years by household names like Kenny G. and Yanni. Although Joseph didn’t generate high sales, he quickly built a solid reputation as one of the best piano artists in the classical crossover field. Joseph’s style was a clever mix of his classical origins with some world music influences and a powerful cinematic atmosphere. Joseph’s cds, Within and Beyond, were supervised by Foster in 2004 and 2008 respectfully.

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Feb 152015


Written by Paul McCartney

Diana Krall can seduce with a sultry, soulful song or fascinate with an upbeat, playful melody. Hers is one of the most important names in the jazz world during the past twenty years. Born and bred in Canada , Ms. Krall has taken the music world by storm with her amazing alto voice and superior piano playing skills.

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Aug 102014

written by Peter Cincotti & John Bettis

Every now and then we feel the urge to go back and listen to Peter Cincotti’s 2007 album East Of Angel Town. The main reason is that East Of Angel Town is a magnificent record, one of the best pop collections ever heard in the new millennium and certainly one of David Foster’s most challenging productions in recent years. On this album, the wildly gifted singer/songwriter/piano player presented a fantastic string of pop songs that wonderfully blended quality pop, jazz, blues and refined funk. We never tire of spreading the word about East Of Angel Town for its superior musical value. It’s pretty sad that such an endeavor only found limited commercial success in Europe, but it was criminally overlooked in North America, especially thanks to Warner Bros. Records’ off-target release strategy.

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May 112014

written by Steve Cropper & Wilson Pickett, Jr.

Produced by David Foster and co-produced by Jochem van der Saag, Seal’s 2008 “Soul” was a collection of contemporized covers of r&b classics and became a top seller in several countries worldwide. “Soul” was eventually certified gold in the US, platinum in the UK and diamond in France. The album was introduced to international audiences by the popular cover of Sam Cooke’s hit, “A Change Is Gonna Come” that ignited great interest in this new release. In the months that followed, several other singles from that cd made their appearances in the music charts of many different countries.

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Apr 202014

written by Tim Seely

Michael Buble’s worldwide smash “Crazy Love” had a special edition released October 2010 called “Crazy Love: Hollywood Edition.” Originally released a year earlier, “Crazy Love” was produced by David Foster, Bob Rock and Humberto Gatica and became a giant bestseller in many countries while collecting a slew of Grammy and Juno Awards. The new release included a new single, a breezy pop song produced by Rock entitled “Hollywood,” four live versions of Buble’s earlier material plus two unreleased songs originally produced by Foster on the “Crazy Love” sessions.

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Nov 242013

from MEANT TO BE (single)

written by David Foster, Bernie Herms, Ruben Studdard, Jay Landers & Charlie Midnight

Ruben Studdard’s soul-drenched version of Michael Buble’s hit “Home” was, without a doubt, one of the highlights of David Foster’s “Hitman Returns.” Studdard, the winner of “American Idol” season two, is one of the best traditional R&B singers around. His warm baritone is a true pleasure to listen to and he can be rightly considered the heir to the late Luther Vandross.

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