Love Approach

Love Approach is an album by American trumpeter Tom Browne that was released by GRP Records in 1980. The song "Funkin' for Jamaica (N.Y.)" topped the U.S. R&B chart for three weeks in October 1980.

Love Approach
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Studio album by
Released1980
Recorded1979–1980
StudioA&R Studios, New York City
GenreJazz, jazz funk
Length36:32
LabelGRP
ProducerDave Grusin
Larry Rosen
Tom Browne chronology
Browne Sugar
(1979)
Love Approach
(1980)
Magic
(1981)
Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
Allmusic[1]

Track listingEdit

All tracks composed by Tom Browne, except where indicated

  1. "Funkin' for Jamaica (N.Y.)" (Browne, Toni Smith) – 4:43
  2. "Her Silent Smile" – 5:12
  3. "Forever More" (Don Blackman) – 3:22
  4. "Dreams of Lovin' You" (Omar Hakim) – 4:20
  5. "Nocturne" – 5:08
  6. "Martha" (Browne, Smith) – 3:41
  7. "Moon Rise" (Lesette Wilson) – 5:15
  8. "Weak in the Knees" (featuring Viki Sylva) (Sylva) – 4:41

PersonnelEdit

  • Tom Browne – trumpet, flugelhorn, synthesizer
  • Bob Franceschini – tenor saxophone, handclaps
  • Barbara Bellins – flute
  • Dave Grusin – piano, electric piano, synthesizer
  • Jorge Dalto – piano
  • Lesette Wilson – piano, electric piano, synthesizer
  • Bernard Wright – piano, electric piano, synthesizer
  • Bobby Broom – guitar
  • Mike Vinas – guitar
  • Sekou Bunch – bass
  • Francisco Centeño – bass
  • Marcus Miller – bass
  • Omar Hakim – drums, handclaps
  • Buddy Williams – drums
  • Errol "Crusher" Bennett – percussion
  • Carol Steele – percussion
  • Alvin Flythe – rap, handclaps
  • Mike Flythe – rap, handclaps
  • Kevin Osborne – rap, handclaps
  • Tonni Smith – vocals, handclaps
  • Victoria Sylva – vocals, handclaps
  • Martha Rojas – handclaps

ChartsEdit

Year Album Chart positions[2]
US US
R&B
US
Jazz
1980 Love Approach 18 1 1

SinglesEdit

Year Single Chart positions[3]
US
R&B
US
Dance
1980 "Funkin' for Jamaica (N.Y.)" 1 9

CultureEdit

"Forever More" from Tom Browne's 1980 album, Love Approach, was heard as part of the beginning and end of the broadcast day on the NBC affiliate in Columbus, Ohio, WCMH-TV in the mid 1980s.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Lytle, Craig. "Love Approach". AllMusic. Retrieved 30 July 2018.
  2. ^ "Tom Browne US albums chart history". allmusic.com. Retrieved 2011-06-23.
  3. ^ "Tom Browne US singles chart history". allmusic.com. Retrieved 2011-06-23.

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