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Love Approach [Original recording remastered, Extra tracks]

Tom Browne Audio CD
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  • Audio CD (17 Jan 2011)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: Original recording remastered, Extra tracks
  • Label: BBR
  • ASIN: B004EK3L3A
  • Other Editions: Audio CD  |  Vinyl  |  MP3 Download
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 148,118 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)


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With multi Gold selling albums and having been described by George Benson as "Joy filled in expressiveness" and "Believable in any musical style" its easy to see why Tom Browne is one of the most renowned Jazz trumpeters of our generation.

Starting on the piano, and later inspired by his collection of Jazz records, Tom Browne switched to the trumpet at the age of 11 and studied under Murray Karpilovsky who was the principal trumpeter with the NBC Orchestra.

Before the release of his first album, Tom Browne had already played alongside such greats as Weldon Irvine, Sonny Fortune and Lonnie Liston Smith. However it was his second album that would give him his first taste of international success.

LOVE APPROACH was released in 1980 on Dave Grusin and Larry Rosen's label, GRP Records, giving them what is arguably the most commercially successful album in the labels history. This Jazz-Funk offering contains some of Tom Browne's best work to date including the #1 US R&B and UK top 10 hit, FUNKIN' FOR JAMAICA (N.Y.) accompanied by the soulful lead vocals of Tonni Smith. Also included is the smooth, funky, Weldon Irvine arranged, FOREVER MORE

BBR is proud to present this USA #1 R&B chart album, newly re-mastered and re-packaged, accompanied with extensive liner notes featuring interviews with Tom Browne, producer Larry Rosen and bass player Marcus Miller along with additional bonus content.

Released in deluxe Super Jewel cases, this BBR Re-master should remain in the collection of any Funk, Jazz and Soul fan FOREVER MORE!

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4.0 out of 5 stars One of the best of its kind 1 May 2012
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I bought this album to fill a hole in my collection of fusion jazz from the 70s and 80s as I've been converting my vinyl collection to digital. Not sure why I didn't buy it then because it's head and shoulders above most of my other albums that I haven't listened to for ages, in terms of punch, variety and sustained interest. The top and tail versions of Funkin' For Jamaica are of course the up tempo highlight but the rest of the album is of a high standard too, not just elevator music. Highly recommended whether you are collecting or just getting into this old school stuff.
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5.0 out of 5 stars A classic finally available!! 2 Nov 2001
By Gary A. Lara - Published on
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This cd is smokin'! It is worth every penny. I must have waited more than a decade for this to come out on CD and it finally happened in 2001. Tom Browne is one heck of a musician. If you're looking for smooth Jazz grooves then look no further. Two of the tracks have vocals by Toni Smith and let me tell you, Toni rocks the house.
By the way, two of the other tracks are mislabeled here on the web. Track number 4 is actually called "Dreams of lovin' you" and track number 8 is "Weak in the Knees." The disc and packaging are reproduced exactly how this recording was originally released on vinyl. It is a must have!
Okay Tom, now let us know when you're going to make the rest of your Arista catalog available on disc. Thanks!!
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4.0 out of 5 stars Funkin' For Jamaica, and so much more 26 July 2007
By Derrick Johnson - Published on
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After purchasing Don Blackman, and then progressing to 'Nard, the next logical step, for some pure fire Jazz funk from the early 80's was this 1980 release, which was Mr. Browne's sophomore. No worries here, with regard to a sophomore slump, as from what I am told, this CD surpasses his first LP Browne Sugar.
The first thing that I would say is that if you are expecting an CD, worth of the Classic' Funkin' for Jamaica' type funk, then you'll be disappointed. This classic (which has been sampled to death) defies you not to dance, and is just a feel good song (reminds me of 'Just Chillin' out, from Bernard Wright 'Nard' CD). But with time & patience, you'll find hidden gems on this CD. Tom is an unselfish musician who doesn't hog the lime light (so much so that when i was younger, I didn't know that he was a trumpet player, particularly when listening to Funkin' for Jamaica')
The gems that I adore on here are 'Her Silent Smile', and forever more, which both has a thumping Bass guitar background, which is the perfect foil to Tom's Sole trumpet. 'Dreams of Lovin you' starts smoothly enough, but then changes with the advent of a saxophone sole to an up-tempo finish ( in fact, the trumpet & sax vie for your attention at this point, reminds me of Wilton Felder). Nocturne is more of a be-bop jazz offering, which reading an interview with Mr. Browne, is what he considers himself, and what he regrets not pursuing. 'Martha' returns us back to a Jazz funk setting, with I think Toni Smith on vocals, and again reminds me of' Bread Sandwiches' from the 'Nard' CD( also it could be because Bernard Wright plays Keyboards on this CD.) 'Moon Rise' follows, and like the names of the song, this sounds beautiful, and it a perfect way to chill out at the end of the day (try listening to this watching the sky at night, haunting) The last joint on here is' Weak in the knees) which is a slow quiet stormish moment, that whilst pleasant, is the one song on this CD that I don't really like.
All in all a great CD, the only down point is the price, but with the pound to dollar exchange rate as it is as I write, makes the medicine not too hard to swallow. (If you live in the UK)
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5.0 out of 5 stars This Puts the smooth in smooth jazz 10 Nov 2011
By strongjohnlee - Published on
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Tom Browne's "Love Approach" is in part responsible for the music we know as smooth jazz. Just as George Benson's "This Marquerade" from Breezin, and Grover Washington's "Mister Magic" broke through genres with a fusion of jazz and funk so did Tom's "Funkin' For Jamaica (N.Y.) These classics belong in your library. I personally have purchased this 1 album many times dating back to the original release to about a month ago when I brought the CD yet again. This I believe to be the fourth time. Tom Browne's trumpet is so crisp, and clean that back in the day I use to take "Weak In The Knees" along with me when I'd audition new stereo equipment.

At best it is difficult writting a review. Trying to express to another how the music makes me feel. So I'll leave you with this... If you want to hear some really nice smooth jazz do yourself a favor get this CD. It really is great music.
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5.0 out of 5 stars classic 26 Jan 2009
By mongo slade - Published on
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this is a classic album tom browne is young and hungry on this his first album listen how he comes across i'm telling you sit back with a survival kit and chill ya'll
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5.0 out of 5 stars Classic jazz-funk trumpet I 7 July 2007
By Olukayode Balogun - Published on
Format:Audio CD
The monster disco hit "Funkin' For Jamaica (N.Y.)" is almost worth the price of this Japanese import CD on its own. Even now, you put that one on at any party and it's sure to get the place jumping. 27 years old and it still sounds as clear as a bell with air-piercing vocals by Toni Smith and a crisp production that many so-called producers can only dream of these days.

I said 'almost' though. Lucky then that there's even better on offer here, especially if soulful, funky jazz trumpet is what you're looking for. Produced by Dave Grusin & Larry Rosen and featuring people like Grusin himself, Marcus Miller, Bernard Wright, Buddy Wiilams, Boby Broom, Jorge Dalto, Carol Steele, Lesette Wilson and Bob Franceshini, this is as good as it got back in 1980.

There's not a dud track to be found but my other favourites include The cool breezy, "Her Secret Smile", with guitar licks and solo by Bobby Broom. The funky "Forever More", and "Dreams Of Lovin' You" with a great tenor sax solo from Bob Franceshini. "Nocturne" starts off with a crescendo, with piano solo by Jorge Dalto, and then becomes by a back and forth between Browne and Franceshini. And then it just slows right down into this spacey, moody tune with 'nocturnal' sounds with bass and/or synth by either Marcus Miller, Grusin, Wilson or by all three.
The dreamy "Moon Rise" has a great bass line by Marcus Miller and the beautiful "Weak In The Knees" with vocals by Victoria Sylva brings an end to the proceedings.

This album and it's 1981 follow-up, Magic are in my opinion Tom Browne's best and complement one another very well. Both are highly recommended.
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