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Earl Klugh: Peculiar Situation

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Earl Klugh's Windham Hill Jazz debut, titledPeculiar Situation, isn't really peculiar at all, it's mostly a familiar situation. Klugh's music has always been presented in semi-glossy productions, from his earliest outings under Dave Grusin and Larry Rosen's touch to the majority of his releases which have been self-produced. His music is always easy on the ears, featuring his easily-recognizable acoustic guitar voice sailing through catchy melodies over tasteful arrangements. As usual, the compositions are all Klugh's. All of the tunes feature programmed rhythm tracks, with Klugh adding the keyboards and Al Turner supplying the bass and drum tracks. Lenny Price adds sax to most of the tunes, and Roberta Flack sings one selection. The first four tunes of this set give a definite nod to the more urban, contemporary beat-driven settings of today's playlists, but after that the proceedings slip into that easy-going groove that we've come to know and enjoy from Klugh. (Windham Hill Jazz 11383)



Tracks:Peculiar Situation; Now and Again; Private Affair; Thin Ice; I'm Falling; Romantic Intent; Desert Paradise; Forever Girl; Before You Go; Southern Dog; When I Look at You. (52:01)


Personnel:

Earl Klugh, guitars, keyboards; Al Turner, bass, drums, percussion; Lenny Price, saxophone; Roberta Flack, vocal (on "Now and Again"); Greg Phillinganes, electric piano; Rick Williams, Donnie Lyle, rhythm guitar; Tommie Walker, bass synthesizer; Gary Brown, Cindy Mizell, The Ambassadors, background vocals.

Title: Peculiar Situation | Year Released: 2000 | Record Label: Windham Hill Records

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