James Newton Howard & Friends  SL10078 James Newton Howard & Friends
James Newton Howard
David Paich, Keyboards
Steve Porcaro, Keyboards
Jeff Porcaro, Drums
Joe Porcaro, Percussion
This is a Sheffield landmark recording of keyboardist/composer James Newton Howard and his friends from the group "Toto" (James Newton Howard, David Paich, Steve Porcaro, keyboards; Jeff Porcaro, drums; Joe Porcaro, percussion) in original compositions for synthesizers and percussion. The music is sophisticated rock with jazz flavor, energetic and fresh. Produced and engineered by Bill Schnee.
THE USUAL SUSPECTS represents a cross section of a vital music community, the top music professionals of the Los Angeles recording industry in full creative flower. Producer Jeff Weber has assembled an astonishing array of composing and performing talent in an exciting and varied program containing compelling vocals and high powered instrumentals. The recording was mixed by Grammy Award winning engineer Al Schmidt. Al is a fifty year veteran who continues to be at the forefront of the industry, working with Diana Krall, George Benson, Natalie Cole, Steely Dan, and other prominent artists of our time. Here is the great sound and the unique musical lineup of THE USUAL SUSPECTS, all guilty as charged!