PHILIPPE SAISSE
FUSION / KEYBOARDS 1999
PHILIPPE SAISSE: HALFWAY 'TIL DAWN
GRP RECORDS, 31 45475892(CD)
(P)(C)1999 GRP RECORDS, INC., USA
RELEASED: SEPTEMBER 8, 1999, USA
J-ISSUED: POLYDOR K.K. / VERVE FORECAST, POCJ-1456(CD)
RELEASED: SEPTEMBER 8, 1999, JAPAN

CREDITS (productions) :
Arranged by Philippe Saisse
Produced by Philippe Saisse and Roy Hendrickson
trk 1 produced and arranged by Jamie Myerson
trk 3 co-produced and arranged by Tom Salta
trk 6 Angéique Kidjo vocals produced by Jean Hérail
trk 12 produced and arranged by Christian Wicht and Philippe Saisse
Mixed by Roy Hendrickson at Notes-On, New York
Recorded by Roy Hendrickson and Christian Wicht at Valerian, New York
Mastered by Manny Lecuona at Mastervoice, Philadelphia
Production Coordination by Jill Del-Abate
Production Coordinator for the Verve Music Group: Camille Tominaro
Piano Technician: Ted Mulcahey
Music Copyist: Peggy Serra
Art direction: Hollis King
Photography: Ken Schles
Design: Kerosene Halo
Hair Stylist: David Carteblanche
Stylist: Estée Ochoa
Release Coordination: Theodora Kuslan
This album is dedicated to Laura, the brightest sunshine in my life...
Andy Snitzer appears courtesy of Countdown Records/Unity Entertainment
Jamie Myerson appears courtesy of RuffHouse/Columbia Records Group
Jeff Golub appears courtesy of Mesa/Bluemoon/Atlantic Recording Corp.
Chris Minh Doky appears courtesy of EMI-Medley, Denmark
Angéique Kidjo appears courtesy of Island Def Jam Music Group
Richard Bona appears courtesy of Columbia Records
CREDITS (musicians) :
Philippe Saisse: piano, electric piano, keyboards
synthesizers, vibraphone, vocoder
keyboard and drum programming
percussion, vocals
Richard Bona: acoustic guitar/electric bass (on 6)
Jeff Golub: electric guitar (on 1,2,4)
Chris Minh Doky: acoustic bass (on 7)
Ron Jenkins: electric bass (on 2,4)
Tony V.: "live" DTX drums/VFX cymbals (on 8,9)
Jamie Myerson: keyboard and drum programming (on 1)
Tom Salta: keyboard and drum programming (on 3)
Christian Wicht: drum programming/sound design (on 12)
Nick Moroch: guitar samples (on 11)
Jeff Beal: trumpet/flugelhorn (solo on 5)
Jason Golley: trumpet (on 7,8,10; solo on 8,9,10)
flugelhorn (on 9,10)
John Clark: french horn (on 9,10)
Michael Davis: trombone (on 9,10)
Dave Bargeron: tuba (on 10)
Chris Hunter: alto flute (on 10)
Andy Snitzer: tenor saxophone (on 7)
soprano saxophone (on 10)
Angélique Kidjo: lead vocals (on 6,12)
Cara Jackson: lead vocal (on 11)
background vocal (on 2)
Vanessa Falabella: background vocal (on 3)
Brenda King: background vocal (on 6)
Curtis King: background vocal (on 6,11)
Vaneese Thomas: background vocal (on 6)
James "D-Train" Williams: background vocal (on 6)
TRACKS (total time 65:57) :
1. Fusionesque (4:35) [Jamie Myerson]
Philippe Saisse, piano, fender rhodes electric piano, roland vocoder, mini-moog, wurlitzer, farfisa organ; Jamie Myerson, keyboard and drum programming; Jeff Golub, electric guitar
2. The Girl With Botticelli Eyes (5:10) [Philippe Saisse]
Philippe Saisse, piano, fender rhodes electric piano, bass marimba, background, vocals, keyboard and drum programming, percussion; Cara Jackson, vocals; Jeff Golub, electric guitar; Ron Jenkins, electric bass
3. Kinetic Groove (4:43) [Tom Salta, Philippe Saisse]
Philippe Saisse, piano, fender rhodes electric piano, mini-moog bass, roland vocoder, memory-moog, clavinet, percussion; Tom Salta, keyboard and drum programming; Vanessa Falabella, vocals
4. Ever Up and Onward (4:45) [Philippe Saisse]
Philippe Saisse, piano, fender rhodes electric piano, roland vocoder, wurlitzer, keyboard and drum programming, percussion; Jeff Golub, electric guitar; Ron Jenkins, electric bass
5. Halfway 'Til Dawn (7:19) [Philippe Saisse]
Philippe Saisse, Yamaha P-300, fender rhodes electric piano,
keyboard and drum programming; Jeff Beal, trumpet, flugelhorn
6. La Vie (6:14) [Angélique Kidjo, Philippe Saisse]
Philippe Saisse, piano, fender rhodes electric piano, keyboard, drum programming, percussion; Angélique Kidjo, lead and background vocals; Richard Bona, acoustic guitar, electric bass; James "D-Train" Williams, Vaneese Thomas, Curtis King, Brenda King, background vocals
7. Minds Alike (4:46) [Philippe Saisse]
Philippe Saisse, piano, fender rhodes electric piano, vibraphone, wurlitzer, keyboard and drum programming, percussion; Jason Golley, trumpet; Andy Snitzer, tenor saxophone; Chris Minh Doky, acoustic bass
8. La Grande Jatte (4:23) [Philippe Saisse]
Philippe Saisse, piano, Yamaha P-300, keyboard programming; Jason Golley, trumpet; Tony V., "live" DTX drums, VFX cymbals
9. Vol de Nuit (4:02) [Philippe Saisse]
Philippe Saisse, piano, keyboard programming; Tony V., "liive" DTX drums, VFX cymbals; Jason Golley, trumpet, flugelhorn; Michael Davis, trombone; John Clark, french horn
10. Strays (4:27) [Philippe Saisse]
Philippe Saisse, fender rhodes electric piano, vibraphone, keyboard and drum programming; Jason Golley, trumpet, flugelhorn; Michael Davis, trombone; John Clark, french horn; Dave Bargeron, tuba; Chris Hunter, alto flute; Andy Snitzer, soprano saxophone
11. Love, Life, and the Universe (5:22) [Cara Jackson, Philippe Saisse]
Philippe Saisse, piano, wurlitzer, clavinet, roland vocoder, keyboard and drum programming; Cara Jackson, lead vocals; Curtis King, background vocals; Nick Moroch, guitar samples
12. La Vie (pop mix) (5:09) [Angélique Kidjo, Philippe Saisse]
Philippe Saisse, keyboard programming; Angélique Kidjo, vocals; Christian Wicht, drum programming and sound design
13. Minds Alike (jazz club remix)* (4:45) [Philippe Saisse]
* Bonus Track, Japanese Release Only.
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