Metro "Grapevine"

Metro "Grapevine"

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The Story
"Grapevine" delivers the exciting fusion of Chuck Loeb's unrestrained guitar prowess and Mitchel Forman's phenomenal keyboards. Coupled with the German rising star, Wolfgang Haffner on drums and newcomer Mel Brown on bass, Metro's latest release charts new jazz territory. Chris Mann of Smooth & Soul enthuses, "All I can say is, if you think you knew what any of the players on this CD could do, think again." "Grapevine" features eleven instrumentals, one vocal number ("The Shine"), and their jazzy spin on a song made popular by the Temptations ("I Heard It Through The "Grapevine""), with brief, talkbox vocalisms.
The Music
06:22 Trance Instrumental
07:43 The Third Law Instrumental
06:27 I Heard It Through The Grapevine Vocal
04:52 Can You Hear Me Now? Instrumental
06:03 Yikes! Instrumental
04:48 Cream Instrumental
05:01 Mr. Fruity Instrumental
05:57 Where She Was Instrumental
05:50 Lagoon Instrumental
06:18 The Shine Vocal
05:24 Azul Instrumental
06:51 One Of Many Instrumental
00:40 Patriot Instrumental
The Artists
Chuck Loeb Guitars, Programming, Production, Assistance To The Assistant Engineer, Additional Engineering
Mitchel Forman Keyboards, Vocals, Programming, Production, Additional Engineering
Wolfgang Haffner Drums
Mel Brown Bass
Nina Forman Vocals on "The Shine"
Ellis Forman Additional Keys on "Trance" and percussion on "Azul"
Steve Sykes Engineering
Hatsukazu Inagaki Engineering Assistance
Troy Blaisdell Technical Support
Aaron Rapoport Photography
Michael Banks Front Cover Photography
Sean Mowle Art Direction, Design
Phil Magnotti Mixing
Fred Kevorkian Mastering
Reynold De Silva Executive Production
Yusef Gandhi Executive Production
Recorded December 11-13, 2001 at Castle Oak Studio, Calabasas, CA.

Additional recording at Automotive Sound, Hastings, NY and Showerhead Studios, Simi Valley, CA.

Mixed at Automotive Sound.

Mastered at Absolute Audio, NY.