Personnel: Earl Klugh (guitar, acoustic piano, keyboards, synthesizer); Johnny Mandel (conductor); Eddie "Key" Bullard (vocals); Lenny Price (saxophone); David Spradley, Greg Phillinganes (acoustic & electric pianos, keyboards); Luis Resto (acoustic piano, keyboards); Albert Duncan (piano, keyboards); Raymond Manzerolle (wind synthesizer); Michael Powell (guitar, drum programming); Paul M. Jackson Jr. (electric guitar); Al Turner (bass); Ronald Otis, Harvey Mason (drums); Paulinho Da Costa (percussion); Gene Dunlap (drum programming).
Recorded at: Studio A, Dearborn Heights, Michigan; Record One, Sherman Oaks, California.
All tracks have been digitally mastered using HDCD technology.
Seven-time Grammy nominee and Grammy Award winner Earl Klugh presents a collection of finely-crafted, highly listenable compositions on THE JOURNEY. With his characteristic warm, nylon-string sound, Klugh improvises fluently throughout this recording. He lays down subtly phrased, highly melodic solos over a variety of smooth grooves which range in flavor from easy, open sambas to relaxed, R&B-tinged ballads. Klugh's brilliant musicality shines through from the beginning of THE JOURNEY to the end.