Performer: Boney James
Engineer: Paul Brown...
Producer: Jeff Carruthers; Paul Brown...
Distributor: WEA (Distributor)
Notes: Personnel: Boney James (soprano & tenor saxophones, clavinet, keyboards); Bridgette Bryant, Gene Van Buren, Alex Brown (vocals); Sam Riney (alto flute); David Torkanowsky (piano, keyboards); Jeff Carruthers, Kiki Ebsen, Daryl Smith (keyboards); Paul Jackson Jr., "Doc" Powell, Allen Hinds (guitar); Peter White (acoustic guitar); Freddie Washington, Roberto Vally, Dwayne "Smitty" Smith (bass); Lenny Castro (percussion). Recorded at Alpha Studios, Burbank, California. Personnel: Boney James (soprano saxophone, alto saxophone, tenor saxophone, Clavinet, keyboards, synthesizer); Gene Van Burne, Alex Brown, Bridgette Bryant (vocals); Peter White (guitar, acoustic guitar); Doc Powell, Allen Hinds, Paul Jackson, Jr. (guitar); Sam Riney (alto flute); David Torkanowsky (piano, keyboards); Darrell Smith, Daryl Smith, Darryl Otis Smith, Jeff Carruthers, Kiki Ebsen (keyboards); Lenny Castro (percussion). Audio Mixer: Paul Brown . Recording information: Alpha Studios, Burbank, CA. Photographer: Andrea Marouk. Arrangers: Carl Barnett; Jeff Carruthers; Paul Brown ; Boney James. On Backbone, a set of obvious dance tracks, saxophonist Boney James resembles Grover Washington, Jr., both on tenor and soprano. ~ Scott Yanow
Saxophonist Boney James spent the requisite decade or so touring with jazz fusion and R&B acts as a side player, but stepped into the spotlight in 1992 with a debut album that showcased his supple skills on tenor, alto, and soprano sax, on both melodic originals and imaginative covers. His trademark blend of sexy R&B and heady jazz appealed to a wide range of listeners, and he has since released albums on a regular schedule, scoring hits on the jazz, R&B, and dance charts.
Also Appears On:
Abair, Mindi Beasley, Walter (Jazz) Bromberg, Brian Brown, Michael (Saxophone) Colby, Mark Dulfer, Candy Fattburger Fourplay G, Kenny Jackson, Paul, Jr. (Guitar) Jordan, Ronny Koz, Dave Najee Papetti, Fausto Streetwize Tisdale, Wayman Urban Jazz Coalition
Ayers, Roy Benson, George (Guitar) Byrd, Donald James, Bob Mann, Herbie Masekela, Hugh Sanborn, David Washington, Grover, Jr.