Randy Brecker: Hangin' In The City
Well, as this record progresses, it turns out the real Randy has a big edge on his mystery accompanist. Nevertheless, parts of this record, including the tune "Jaco," would serve just fine as background music at K-Mart. When the Randroid steps in, he does a loose kind of hovering among various cliches. Don't look for any inspirational vocal stylings here. But the lyrics for these tunes do offer quite a bit of entertainment. Consider this excerpt from the bumpin' "Then I Came 2 My Senses":
She so was so fine, she would suck you in.
I was flyin' blind [uh] like a duck sippin' on slow gin.
And then we're off to more expositions about alcohol and love, etc... eventually, as the next tune kicks in, we travel back to K-Mart. You know, there's a reason they play music like this in places like that. It makes people want to buy things.
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Track Listing: Overture; Wayne Out; Hangin' In The City; I Talk To The Trees; Down For The Count; Pastoral (to Jaco); Them I Came 2 My Senses; Seattle; Never Tell Her U Love Her; I Been Through This Before; One Thing Led To Another.
Personnel: Trumpet/Flugelhorn & Pre-Production Programming by Randy Becker; all lead vocals by Randroid. Randy Brecker: trumpet, flugelhorn; Michael Brecker: tenor saxophone; George Whitty: keyboards and programming; Hiram Bullock: guitar, background vocals; Adam Rogers: guitar; Dean Brown: guitar; Joe Caro: guitar; Chris Minh Doky: acoustic and electric bass; Will Lee: electric bass, background vocals; Richard Bona: electric bass; Joe Locke: vibraphone; Don Alias: percussion; Mike Harvey: background vocals; Katreese Barnes: background vocals; and Randroid!
Record Label: ESC Records