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MOVIN' Al Turner
 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

MEGAWAVE Records MEGW 0282
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Bassist Al Turner "The Burner" is an A-List side man in constant demand, regularly playing with Kem, Earl Klugh, and Bob James. In this solo debut, it is no surprise that he features several of his friends including Everette Harp, Earl Klugh, Paul Jackson, Jr., and Oleta Adams. Mixed by Ken Freeman, this Smooth Jazz statement demands repeated listening. This studio recording includes original compositions and collaborations Stop Watch, Bassin', and the title track, all due to get attention at radio and beyond. Al has performed hundreds of live shows internationally to warmly responsive audiences, and listeners to this project will also find themselves Movin' with Al Turner and friends.

 
 
 
1. Stop Watch (featuring Everette Harp)
Written by Al Turner & Randy Scott (FreNotes Publishing ASCAP / Scott Jam Publishing ASCAP)
Al Turner: Bass, Keyboards & Percussion
Ron Otis: Drums
Randy Scott: Keyboards, Horns
DeSabata Robinson: Guitar
Everette Harp: Saxophone
 
2. Bassin' (featuring Paul Jackson, Jr.)
Written by Al Turner & Dana Davis (FreNotes Publishing ASCAP / Psuche ASCAP)
Al Turner: Bass
Ron Otis: Drums
Dana Davis: Keyboards
Mark Whitsett: Percussion
Paul Jackson, Jr.: Guitar
 
3. Movin'
Written by Al Turner & Charles Scales (FreNotes Publishing ASCAP / CGS Music ASCAP)
Al Turner: Bass, Drums & Percussion
Charles Scales: Keyboards & Flute
 
4. It's Good To Have Friends
Written by Al Turner & Leroy Hyter (FreNotes Publishing ASCAP / Hyter Music BMI)
Al Turner: Bass, Keyboards, Drums & Percussion
Leroy Hyter: Keyboards
DeSabata Robinson: Guitar
Failon L. Turner: Guitar
Gloria Ridgeway: Background Vocals
Gracie Ridgeway: Background Vocals
Key Bullard: Background Vocals
 
5. Dreamin'
Written by Al Turner (FreNotes Publishing ASCAP)
Al Turner: Bass, Keyboards & Percussion
Ron Otis: Drums
Vernon Fails: Keyboards
Russell Taylor: Keyboards
DeSabata Robinson: Guitar
 
6. Feelin' Better
Written by Al Turner (FreNotes Publishing ASCAP)
Al Turner: Bass, Keyboards & Percussion
Ron Otis: Drums
Vernon D. Fails: Keyboards
DeSabata Robinson: Guitar
Wayne Gerard: Guitar
 
7. Te Quiero (featuring Earl Klugh)
Written by Al Turner & Randy Scott (FreNotes Publishing ASCAP / Scott Jam Publishing ASCAP)
Al Turner: Bass, Drums & Percussion
Randy Scott: Keyboards
Russell Taylor: Keyboards
Vernon Fails: Piano
Failon L. Turner: Guitar
Earl Klugh: Nylon String Guitar
 
8. Your Will (featuring Oleta Adams)
Written By: Al Turner & Oleta Adams (FreNotes Publishing ASCAP / Sage N' Sun Music BMI)
Al Turner: Bass, Drums, Keyboards & Percussion
Vernon D. Fails: Keyboards
DeSabata Robinson: Guitar
Oleta Adams: Lead & Background Vocals
 
9. I'll Follow You
Written by Al Turner & Russell Taylor (FreNotes Publishing ASCAP)
Al Turner: Bass, Keyboards, Drums & Percussion
Russell Taylor: Keyboards
Vernon Fails: Keyboards
DeSabata Robinson: Guitar
Randy Scott: Saxophone & Horn Arrangement
 
10. Autumn Nights
Written by Al Turner, Randy Scott & Ryan Scott (FreNotes Publishing ASCAP / Scott Jam Publishing ASCAP)
Al Turner: Bass, Keyboards & Percussion
Ron Otis: Drums
Al McKenzie: Keyboards
Randy Scott: Saxophone & Keyboards
Ryan Scott: Background Vocals & Vocal Arrangement
 
11. Forever Love
Written by Vernon D. Fails (DelVon Music Inc. BMI)
Al Turner: Bass, Drums & Percussion
Vernon D. Fails: Keyboards
Paul Jackson, Jr.: Guitar
Lenny Price: Saxophone
Ricky Lawson: Percussion
 
12. Paradise
Written by Al Turner & Vernon D. Fails (FreNotes Publishing ASCAP / DelVon Music Inc. BMI) •
Al Turner: Bass & Keyboards
Ron Otis: Drums
Vernon D. Fails: Keyboards
Mark Whitsett: Percussion
 
Produced by Al Turner
Executive Producers: John Palmer & Al Turner
 
Recorded by Al Turner at Tallat Studios & AT3 Studios
Additional Recording: Studio A / Eric Morgenson, Timbre Entertainment Studios / Randy Scott, Sunrise Recording Studios / Billy Meadows & IV, E-Live Productions / Edgar Wallace, Jr., Masterpiece Studios / Carlos Gunn, L'Amour Studios / Joei Powers
 
Mixed by Ken Freeman at Ken Freeman Productions
Mastered by Steve Vavagiakis at Bangzoom Mastering
Graphic Design by ImageLab
Photography by Don Robbins
Stylist: Theresa Turner
Everette Harp appears courtesy of A440 Music.
 
 
Special Thanks:
I Thank God for His unconditional Love and the many Blessings that He freely gives!!!
To Theresa: Thank you for being the best wife in the world. I love you Buddy.
To Mom & Dad: Thank you for all that you do.
To Alfreda: Thank you for being a great
daughter. I love you baby girl.
To Franklin: Thank you for keeping me up to date.
To my Brothers and Sister (Lionel, Ken & Alfreda): Thank you for your encouragement.
To my Grandmother: Thank you for the words of wisdom.
To Ms. Catherine and the Miller's: Thank you for welcoming me into your family.
To Paul & Bobbie Chambers: Thank you for your friendship.
To the rest of my Family and Friends (you know who you are): Thank you for your support. I Love You All.
 
To all of the talented musicians, singers and engineers who so graciously gave of themselves to make this a reality. I could not have done this without you. Thank you for sharing your gifts.
 
To: Earl Klugh, Bob James, Oleta Adams, Kem, Everette Harp and the many other artists that I have been Blessed to share the stage, studios and airwaves with. Thank you for allowing me to be a part of your musical journey.
 
To: Paul Allen, Ortheia Barns, Quentin Baxter, Raysee Biggs, Hersal Boone, Tim Bowman, Key Bullard, Buster, Rick Callaway, Bill Curry, Dana Davis, Al Duncan, Gene Dunlap, Vernon Fails, Ken Freeman, Wayne Gerard, Blair Glover, Harold Goode, Carlos Gunn, Toya Hankins, Perry Hughes, Leroy Hyter, Paul Jackson, Jr., Gil Johnson, Rickey Lawson, Danny Leak, David Lee, Bobby Lyle, Al McKenzie, David McMurray, Billy Meadows, Brian O'Neal, Marion Orr, Ron Otis, Ray Parker, Jr., Mike Powell, Lenny Price, Gloria Ridgeway, Paul Riser, Carl Robinson, DeSabata Robinson, Lin Roundtree, Bill Rowe, Charles Scales, Millie Scott, Randy Scott, Ryan Scott, Don Shaw, Timothy Slaughter, Ed Stone, Russell Taylor, John Vitale, Denise Waichunas, Edgar Wallace, Jr., Dave Ward, Rick Wheeler, Mark Whitsett, Alexander Zonjic: You are all the best at what you do.
 
To: Ken Smith (Ken Smith Basses & Strings), Dave & Judy Norschow (Eden Electronics), Thomas Scarbee (Scarbee Sampling Libraries), Dino Fiumara (BSX Electric Upright Basses), Peter Janis (Radial Engineering), Don & Ryan (Lowdown Sound): Thank you for your continual support and for making the best musical equipment in the world.
 
To: Alex Al, Jay Anderson, Darryl Anders, Ralph Armstrong, Victor Bailey, Dave Beasley, Gil Benman, Kern Brantley, J.V. Collier, Melvin Davis, Nathan East, Andrew Ford, Gary Grainger, Roland Guerin, Reggie Hamilton, Fred Hammond, Hajime Hirose, Keith Horne, Bob Hurst, Anthony Jackson, Chris Jisi, Lamont Johnson, Kidd, Larry Kimpel, Dennis Michaels, Byron Miller, Marcus Miller, Rickey Minor, Theo Otis, Terrence Palmer, John Patitucci, Peanut, Chuck Rainey, Rawn Randell, Brandon Rose, James Ross, Tony Smith, Wayman Tisdale, Gerald Veasley, Freddie Washington, Nathan Watts, Victor Wooten and the rest of my "Bassin' Buddies" all over the world, you know who you are. Keep the low end bumpin'.
 
To John Palmer and Megawave Records: Thank you for believing in this project.
 
To the late James Jamerson, Sr. who inspired me to play bass: May your spirit live on.
 
To anyone that I may have forgotten: Thank You!!!
 
"It's Good To Have Friends"
 
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