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Just What You Need


Download links and information about Just What You Need by Brian Simpson. This album was released in 2013 and it belongs to Hip Hop/R&B, Soul, Jazz, Crossover Jazz, Smooth Jazz genres. It contains 10 tracks with total duration of 43:11 minutes.

Artist: Brian Simpson
Release date: 2013
Genre: Hip Hop/R&B, Soul, Jazz, Crossover Jazz, Smooth Jazz
Tracks: 10
Duration: 43:11
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No. Title Length
1. Wherever You Go (feat. Jonathan Butler) 4:37
2. Just What You Need (feat. Elan Trotman) 4:44
3. Emerald City 4:23
4. Soul Embrace 3:57
5. A Love Like This 4:11
6. The Girl from Ipanema (feat. Dave Koz) 4:42
7. D'Groove (feat. Gerald Albright) 4:36
8. In the Rain (feat. Marc Antoine) 4:23
9. Castaway 3:53
10. You Gotta Be 3:45



There are no surprises on Brian Simpson's fifth solo release, Just What You Need. The ten cuts are comprised of catchy, laid-back smooth jazz arrangements with elements of lite R&B, executed with ease and a very clean production. The two standout tracks, for very different reasons, are both cover versions. "The Girl from Ipanema" (with Dave Koz on saxophone) has none of the romantic breezy haze of the original, and comes across too formal and somewhat sterile. On the other hand, "You Gotta Be," the 1994 hit song by Des'ree, has an infectious, relaxed groove, featuring vocalist Jeff Robinson, that is hard to get out of your head. Also making guest appearances on Just What You Need are celebrated smooth jazz musicians Gerald Albright, Marc Antoine, Elan Trotman, and Jonathan Butler.