Album Remarks & Appraisals:
Jason Mraz returns with his 2008 album We Sing, We Dance, We Steal Things through Atlantic Records. This is the San Diego-based troubadour's third studio release and his first set of all new material in nearly three years which was produced by Martin Terefe (KT Tunstall, Ron Sexsmith, James Morrison). The album see Mraz continuing to tread his own distinctive artistic parth, welding a variegated musical tapestry with passionate, personal lyricism. Among the highlights are collaborations with British tunesmith James Morrison, singer/songwriter Colbie Caillat. "I'm Yours,' the album's first single, ws chosen due to the undeniable fan response to the song.
Entertainment Weekly (p.66) - "His third studio CD includes pleasantly lightweight jams with beachy guitars, R&B horns, even playful scat singing." -- Grade: B+
Personnel: Jason Mraz (vocals, guitar); Colbie Caillat (vocals); Martin Terefe (guitar, piano); Luke Potashnick (guitar); David Angel , David Davidson , David Angell (violin); Kristin Wilkinson (viola); John Catchings, Keith Nichols (cello); Carlos Sosa (flute, tenor saxophone, baritone saxophone); Aaron Leibowitz (saxophone); Fernie "Maddog" Castillo (trumpet, flugelhorn); Benjamin Adamson (trumpet); Justin Kirk (trombone); Sacha Skarbek (piano); Kristoffer Sonne, Karl Brazil (drums); Andreas Olsson (programming); Tricia Huffman, Lauren DeRose, MC Flow (background vocals).
Audio Mixer: Tony Maserati .
Recording information: Casa Nova Studio, Oceanside, CA; Kensaltown Recording Studios, London, England; Little Big Sound Studio, Nashville, TN; Sosa Studios.
Editor: Andreas Olsson.
Illustrator: David Shrigley.
Photographer: Bil Zelman.
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