George Howard – A Nice Place to Be

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A Nice Place to Be is the fifth studio album by jazz saxophonist George Howard released in 1986 on MCA Records. On the Billboard charts, it spent two weeks on top of the Traditional Jazz Albums chart, while peaking at number two on the Contemporary Jazz Albums chart and number 22 on Top R&B Albums chart (Wikipedia).

“More jazz content than usual, but still far from what Howard is capable of doing.” – Ron Wynn/AllMusic.

Track listing:

1. No No 00:00
2. Jade’s World 06:09
3. Sweetest Taboo 11:26
4. A Nice Place To Be 16:33
5. Let’s Live In Harmony 21:53
6. Pretty Face 27:56
7. Spenser For Hire 33:02
8. Stanley’s Groove 37:39


Soprano saxophone, Synthesizer, Simmons E-Drums – George Howard
Guitars – Paul Jackson, Jr, Kevin Chokan
Bass – Stanley Clarke, Victor Bailey, Nathan East
Percussion – Dr. Gibbs, Paulinho Da Costa
Keyboards – Wayne Linsay, Robert Brookins, George Duke
Electronic Drums – Rayford Griffon
Vocals – Lynn Davis, Josie James, George Merrill, Carl Carwell


Label: MCA Records – MCA-5855
Format: Vinyl, LP, Album
Country: US
Released: 1986
Producer: George Howard, George Duke