Winelight is a 1980 studio album by jazz musician Grover Washington Jr. The record received the Grammy Award for Best Jazz Fusion Performance in 1982. The album was released by Elektra Records. It includes the Grammy Award-winning hit "Just the Two of Us" sung by Bill Withers. The track "In the Name of Love" from the album was also released in rearranged form, without Washington's saxophone track, under the name of Ralph MacDonald and Bill Withers (on vocals).
|Studio album by|
|Recorded||June & July 1980 at Rosebud Recording Studio, New York City, New York|
|Producer||Grover Washington Jr., Ralph MacDonald|
|Grover Washington Jr. chronology|
|The Rolling Stone Jazz Record Guide|||
- "Winelight" (William Eaton) – 7:32
- "Let It Flow (For "Dr. J")" (Grover Washington Jr.) – 5:52
- "In the Name of Love" (William Salter, Ralph MacDonald) – 5:26
- Grover Washington Jr. – Alto, Soprano, Tenor, & Baritone saxophones
- Ralph MacDonald – Congas, Percussion, Electronic drums
- Marcus Miller – Bass
- Steve Gadd – Drums
- Eric Gale – Guitar
- Paul Griffin – Clavinet, Electric Piano
- Raymond Chew – Clavinet
- Richard Tee – Electric Piano
- Robert Greenidge – Steel Drums
- Ed Walsh, Bill Eaton – Synthesizer
- Bill Withers – vocals on "Just the Two of Us"
- Ted Jensen – mastering engineer
|US Billboard Pop Albums||5|
|US Billboard Top Jazz Albums||1|
|US Billboard Top Soul Albums||2|
|UK Official Charts||34|
|1981||"Just the Two of Us"||2||3||2||34|
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