Journey (Fourplay album)

Journey is the eighth studio album by Fourplay, released in 2004.

Journey
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Studio album by
ReleasedJune 22, 2004 (2004-06-22)
GenreJazz
LabelArista
ProducerFourplay
Fourplay chronology
Heartfelt
(2002)
Journey
(2004)
X
(2006)

ReceptionEdit

Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
Allmusic     [1]
Tom HullC[2]

Tom Hull dismissed the album as a "dud" in his "Jazz Consumer Guide" for The Village Voice in September 2004.[3] In a commentary published on his website, he explained, "The old white guys (pianist Bob James, guitarist Larry Coryell) here haven't stretched out in decades, but toss off better licks than your average smooth jazz setup; the not-so-old black guys in the so-called rhythm section have some explaining to do."[2]

Track listingEdit

No.TitleWriter(s)Length
1."Fields of Gold"Sting5:40
2."Play Around It"East5:04
3."From Day One"James5:54
4."Journey"East3:27
5."Rozil"Mason5:29
6."Cool Train"Carlton5:31
7."Avalabop"James6:09
8."The Firehouse Chill"East5:36
9."Departure"James5:16
10."147 4th St."Carlton5:49

PersonnelEdit

Fourplay

Additional Personnel

  • Ken Freeman – synthesizer programming
  • Cody "Peyote" Cassiero – DJ (2)
  • Bikki Johnson – shaker (4), backing vocals (4)

ProductionEdit

  • Fourplay – producers (1, 2, 3, 5-10)
  • Marcel East – producer (4)
  • Don Murray – recording, mixing (1, 2, 3, 5-10)
  • Moogie Canazio – mixing (4)
  • Ken Freeman – additional engineer, digital editing
  • Ed Woolley – assistant engineer
  • Robert Vosgien – mastering
  • Debbie Johnson – production coordinator
  • Richard Thomas Jennings – art direction, design
  • Bob James – cover artwork
  • Jun Sato – photography
  • Air Tight Management – management
Studios
  • Recorded at Firehouse Recording Studios (Pasadena, California) and Pyramid Sound Recording Studios (Ithaca, New York),
  • Mixed at Castle Oaks Studios (Calabasas, California).
  • Mastered at Capitol Mastering (Hollywood, California).

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Collar, Matt. Journey at AllMusic
  2. ^ a b Hull, Tom (September 28, 2004). "September 2004 Notebook". tomhull.com. Retrieved June 26, 2020.
  3. ^ Hull, Tom (September 28, 2004). "Jazz Consumer Guide (2): The Caribbean Tinge". The Village Voice. Retrieved June 25, 2020 – via tomhull.com.