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Our Own Devices

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    Player A celebrates the magic world of the process of recording, with "Our Own Devices". From the blistering opening tune, "Sleekness", which features smooth sax man Marcus Anderson, you know this is something special. Next up, Player A gives you a unique and funky version of the Bee Gee's hit "Staying Alive". Then we slow down the groove and treat you to a laid back beat, and some smooth piano and guitar with "The Deepest Love".

    Next up is the first national smooth jazz single from Player A, "Coming On". This is led by Nashville veteran sax man Sam Levine. World class jazz fusion guitarist Tom Hemby takes over the title song "Our Own Devices", which has a deep Joe Sample vibe. Then bassist Gary Lunn slaps and funks up "Steppin", a toe tapping c-jazz classic jam with a monster bass solo section.

    All the players contribute to "One Step Forward, Two Steps Backward", a David Benoit like piece that is grand in scope, and also recalls Dave Grusin. Then we go coastal for the Caribbean inspired "Talk About It", featuring the guitar of Mark Baldwin. And the groove heats up again with "(Hate to Say) I Told You So", with a sure fire smooth jazz beat, and some funky guitars and keys.

    Think you remember the 70's song "Windy"? Listening to Player A's version, you may not be sure. It starts out Nintendo, then goes calliope, and ends up as a fusion inspired wild ride. The uptempo "Chiller" is next with Player A driving right down the smooth jazz parkway, with strong solos and leads by all members, including a blistering solo by bassist Gary Lunn. Then Lunn and producer/keyboardist end the album with the soothing bass/electric piano duet of "A Fitting End".

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Sleekness 03:58
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Coming On 04:20
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Steppin' 03:46
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Windy 03:13
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Chiller 03:35
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About the Album:
Player A celebrates the magic world of the process of recording, with "Our Own Devices". From the blistering opening tune, "Sleekness", which features smooth sax man Marcus Anderson, you know this is something special. Next up, Player A gives you a unique and funky version of the Bee Gee's hit "Staying Alive". Then we slow down the groove and treat you to a laid back beat, and some smooth piano and guitar with "The Deepest Love".

Next up is the first national smooth jazz single from Player A, "Coming On". This is led by Nashville veteran sax man Sam Levine. World class jazz fusion guitarist Tom Hemby takes over the title song "Our Own Devices", which has a deep Joe Sample vibe. Then bassist Gary Lunn slaps and funks up "Steppin", a toe tapping c-jazz classic jam with a monster bass solo section.

All the players contribute to "One Step Forward, Two Steps Backward", a David Benoit like piece that is grand in scope, and also recalls Dave Grusin. Then we go coastal for the Caribbean inspired "Talk About It", featuring the guitar of Mark Baldwin. And the groove heats up again with "(Hate to Say) I Told You So", with a sure fire smooth jazz beat, and some funky guitars and keys.

Think you remember the 70's song "Windy"? Listening to Player A's version, you may not be sure. It starts out Nintendo, then goes calliope, and ends up as a fusion inspired wild ride. The uptempo "Chiller" is next with Player A driving right down the smooth jazz parkway, with strong solos and leads by all members, including a blistering solo by bassist Gary Lunn. Then Lunn and producer/keyboardist end the album with the soothing bass/electric piano duet of "A Fitting End".

credits

released May 1, 2011

Produced & Conceived by Eric Copeland for Creative Soul Jazz

Mixed by Bill Whittington

Mastered by Randy LeRoy

Photography & Design by Erick Anderson
Additional Photography by Eric Copeland

All Songs by Eric Copeland
except
Staying Alive • by Barry, Robin and Maurice Gibb
Windy • by Ruthanne Friedman

Arrangements by Eric Copeland

Sleekness
Drums: John Hammond
Bass: Gary Lunn
Guitars: Mark Baldwin
Saxes: Marcus Anderson
Keyboards, Loops: Eric Copeland

Staying Alive
Drums: Scott Williamson
Bass: Gary Lunn
Guitars & Vocals: Mark Baldwin
Keyboards, Loops: Eric Copeland

The Deepest Love
Drums: Brian Fullen
Acoustic Bass; Danny O'Lannerty
Guitars: Dave Cleveland
Keyboards, Loops: Eric Copeland

Coming On
Drums: Dan Needham
Bass: Gary Lunn
Guitars: Mark Baldwin
Saxes: Sam Levine
Keyboards, Loops: Eric Copeland
Misc. Loops, Prepro: JD Blair

Our Own Devices
Drums: Brian Fullen
Acoustic Bass: Danny O'Lannerty
Guitars: Tom Hemby
Keyboards & Loops: Eric Copeland

Steppin
Drums: Brian Fullen
Bass & Solos: Gary Lunn
Guitars: Mark Baldwin
Keyboards, Loops: Eric Copeland

One Step Forward, Two Steps Backward (1>2<)
Drums: John Hammond
Bass: Gary Lunn
Guitars: Mark Baldwin
Orchestral Arranging & Programming: Brian Green
Piano: Eric Copeland

Talk About It
Drums & Percussion: Ken Lewis
Bass: Matt Pierson
Acoustic Guitar: Scott Dente
Acoustic & Lead Guitar: Mark Baldwin
Keyboards: Eric Copeland

Told Ya So
Drums: John Hammond
Bass: Gary Lunn
Guitars: Mark Baldwin
Keyboards, Loops: Eric Copeland

Windy
Drums: John Hammond
Bass: Gary Lunn
Guitars: Mark Baldwin
Keyboards, Loops, Game System: Eric Copeland

Chiller
Drums: Dan Needham
Bass: Gary Lunn
Guitars: Mark Baldwin
Keyboards, Loops: Eric Copeland

A Fitting End
Fretless Bass: Gary Lunn
Electric Piano: Eric Copeland

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Player A Orlando, Florida

Player A is a contemporary jazz group that features some of the top studio session players of Nashville, as well as players from the smoothjazz & contemporary jazz landscape.

The A players of Nashville, and smooth jazz.

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