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Endless Is Love
Jon Lucien

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Track Listing
1. The Look of Love
2. Rashida
3. This Could Be Paradise
4. Endless Is Love
5. My Special Friend
6. Sailing
7. Sweet Promises
8. Bolero
9. Moonchild
10. Frances

Detailed Description / Musicians
Musicians:
Jon Lucien - Vocals, Guitar, Bass, Keyboards, Drums, Percussion, Programmer
Dave Mann - Saxophone
Chuck Loeb - Guitar, Strings, Keyboards
Greg Radford - Piano, Programmer
Cliff Korman - Piano
John Lee - Bass, Keyboards, Programmer
Dan Carillo - Guitar
Bill O'Connell - Piano
Kim Plainfield - Drums
Cascadu - Percussion
Andy Snitzer - Saxophone
Lionel Cordew - Tom Tom fills, Cymbals
Myra Caseles - Percussion, Background Vocals
Will Lee - Bass
Time Ouimette - Trumpet, Horn
Greg Jones - Bass
George Wadenius - Guitar
Miriam Valle - Background Vocals
Gabriela Anders - Background Vocals
Richard Bona - Bass
Alex Sipiagin - Trumpet
Danny McCaslin- Saxophone
Luis Bonilla - Trombone

Description:
Endless Is Love represents a return to form for Jon Lucien after two hit-or-miss efforts by Mercury to turn him into an R&B singer. Lucien's milieu is more jazz-influenced, and he's right at home in musical settings with Chuck Loeb and John Lee, as well as with a few of his own producers. His deep baritone works best when singing romantic songs, of which there are plenty here, and the arrangements combine R&B, jazz and world music. The disc is dedicated to his daughter Dalila, who perished in the TWA Flight 800 crash in 1996. Lucien deserves to be rediscovered by the smooth jazz crowd.

--Frank Federico
All Music Guide


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Website: http://www.jonlucien.com

More than any other singer, Jon Lucien captures the essence of romance. His voice is rich and expressive, his best songs are perceptive poetic tales of devotion, trust, hope, harmony and spirituality. Three dimensional parables of love lost and love found and relationships filled with the promise of a new day. He seems to possess an innate ability to evoke an atmosphere and create images not only through his lyrics but the colors of his music.

In the 28 years since the release of his debut album, connoisseurs and assorted in-the-know types have spoken his name with the utmost hushed reverence. His seamless melding of jazz, R and B, Caribbean rhythms and Brazilian music proved to be a decisive early influence on what would be simplified and marketed as the twin formats of "quiet storm" and "smooth jazz," although very few artists working in either format approach Lucien's level of artistry or innovation, not to mention originality.

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