Dave Koz and Friends - Summer Horns (feat. Gerald Albright, Mindi Abair & Richard Elliot)

Released Date: June 11, 2013

Label: Concord Records

Summer Horns

Summer Horns

Nine-time GRAMMY® nominee Dave Koz remembers a time when the summers lasted forever, and the most popular rock, R&B, soul and funk bands of the day were propelled by high-octane, richly arranged horn sections. Indeed, from the late 1960s through the ‘70s, bands like Sly & the Family Stone, Tower of Power, Earth Wind & Fire, Chicago, Blood Sweat & Tears and other brassy juggernauts of the era ruled the airwaves and opened his young ears to the saxophone’s limitless possibilities as a solo instrument as well as a collaborative voice with the trumpet and trombone.

Four decades later, Koz has assembled three of his most talented and trusted colleagues – Gerald Albright, Richard Elliot and Mindi Abair – to revisit this golden age with new arrangements of classic songs from this period in the history of popular music. Dave Koz and Friends Summer Horns, produced by Paul Brown (Al Jarreau, George Benson, June Tabor, Boney James), is a collaborative effort that throws the spotlight on four high-profile saxophonists, and augments the team with several other equally talented musicians and vocalists. Summer Horns, set for release on June 11, 2013, on Concord Records, turns up the heat just in time for the summer tour season.

Artist Credit
Mindi Abair Sax (Alto), Sax (Baritone)
Greg Adams Flugelhorn, Horn Arrangements, Trumpet
Gerald Albright Horn Arrangements, Sax (Alto), Sax (Baritone), Sax (Tenor)
Greg Allen Art Direction, Design, Photography
Randy Alpert Composer
Andy Armer Composer
Philip Bailey Composer
Marco Basci Drum Programming, Horn Arrangements, Keyboards, Organ, Rhythm Arrangements
Sean Billings Trumpet
Rick Braun Composer, Featured Artist, Flugelhorn, Trumpet
James Brown Composer
Mel Brown Bass
Paul Brown Composer, Engineer, Guitar, Guitar (Electric), Mixing, Producer, Rhythm Arrangements, Steel String
Dave Brubeck Tributee
John Burk Executive Producer
Jonathan Butler Featured Artist, Vocals
Jeff Carruthers Drum Programming, Engineer, Guitar, Keyboards, Rhythm Arrangements
Tracy Carter Hammond B3, Keyboards, Piano, Rhythm Arrangements, Wurlitzer
Emilio Castillo Composer
Lenny Castro Percussion
Larissa Collins Creative Director
Brian Culbertson Composer, Featured Artist, Trombone
Paul Desmond Composer
Richard Elliot Sax (Tenor)
Gordon Goodwin Arranger
Jay Gore Guitar
Carmen Grillo Engineer
Lee Herschberg Mastering
Arthur Herzog, Jr. Composer
Mary Hogan A&R
Billie Holiday Composer
Randy Jacobs Guitar
William Jeffrey Composer
Dave Koz Composer, Executive Producer, Flute, Primary Artist, Sax (Alto), Sax (Baritone), Sax (Soprano), Sax (Tenor)
Dave Koz and Friends Primary Artist
Stephen "Doc" Kupka Composer
Robert Lamm Composer
Nick Lane Trombone
Ronnie Laws Composer
Ricky Lawson Drums
Johnny Lee Engineer
John Lennon Composer
Paul McCartney Composer
Michael McDonald Featured Artist, Vocals
Billy Mondragon Vocals (Background)
Eric Mondragon Vocals (Background)
Stevland Morris Composer
Nikki Nouvelle Make-Up
Jeffrey Osborne Featured Artist, Vocals
Darren Rahn Arranger, Drum Programming, Engineer, Hammond B3, Keyboards, Producer, Synthesizer
Damon Reel Vocals (Background)
Monica Schweiger Stylist
Tom Scott Horn Arrangements
Frank Selman Guitar
Charles Stepney Composer
Michael Stever Copyist
Sylvester "Sly Stone" Stewart Composer
Lee Thornberg Flugelhorn, Trombone, Trumpet
Roberto Vally Bass, Bass (Acoustic)
Tony Vin Hair Stylist
Grady Walker Engineer
Maurice White Composer
Jon Woodhead Guitar
Khalid Woods Drum Programming, Engineer, Guitar, Keyboards, Rhythm Arrangements, Synthesizer Bass

Year Category Peak
2014 Best Pop Instrumental Nominee
Billboard Albums
Year Album Chart Peak
2013 Dave Koz And Friends: Summer Horns Jazz Albums 2
2013 Dave Koz And Friends: Summer Horns The Billboard 200 84