Al Jarreau ‎– Breakin’ Away (1981)

Breakin’ Away is the fifth album by American jazz-pop/soul vocalist Al Jarreau, released in 1981 on Warner Bros.

A1. “Closer to Your Love” (3:57)
A2. “My Old Friend” (4:29)
A3. “We’re in This Love Together” (3:47)
A4. “Easy” (5:26)
A5. “Our Love” (3:53)
B1. “Breakin’ Away” (4:13)
B2. “Roof Garden” (6:21)
B3. “(Round, Round, Round) Blue Rondo a la Turk” (4:44)
B4. “Teach Me Tonight” (4:12)

Al Jarreau – lead vocals, backing vocals (A1, A3-B2, B4), rhythm arrangements (A1-B2, B4), vocal arrangements (B3)
Jay Graydon – electric guitar (A1-B2, B4), synthesizer programming (A1, A2), rhythm arrangements (A1-B2, B4), vocal arrangements (B3)
Steve Lukather – electric guitar (A2, A3)
Dean Parks – electric guitar (B4)
Abraham Laboriel – bass guitar (A1-A5, B2, B3, B4)
Neil Stubenhaus – bass guitar (B1)
Steve Gadd – drums (A1-A5, B2, B3, B4)
Jeff Porcaro – drums (B1)
Bob Zimmitti – percussion (A4)
Tom Canning – acoustic piano (A1), Fender Rhodes (A1, A4, B4), synthesizer (A1-A4, B3), rhythm arrangements (A1-B2, B4), vocal arrangements (B3)
David Foster – acoustic piano (A2, A5, B1), Fender Rhodes (A2, A5, B1), synthesizer (A2, A5, B1), string arrangements (A5)
Michael Omartian – synthesizer (A3), Fender Rhodes (A3)
Michael Boddicker – synthesizer programming (A2, B3), synthesizer (A3-B1, B3)
J. Peter Robinson – synthesizer (A4)
Larry Williams – synthesizer solo (A4)
George Duke – Fender Rhodes (B2)
Milcho Leviev – acoustic piano (B3), rhythm arrangements (B3)
Billy Byers – string arrangements (B4)
Frank DeCaro – string contractor (A5, B4)
Tom Scott – horns (A1)
Jerry Hey – flugelhorn (A2), trumpet (B1, B2), horn arrangements (B1, B2)
Lon Price – alto saxophone (A3, B4)
Chuck Findley – trumpet (B1, B2)
Bill Reichenbach Jr. – trombone (B1, B2)
Richard Page – backing vocals (A2, A5, B2)
Steve George – backing vocals (A2, A5, B2)
Bill Champlin – backing vocals (B2)

Producer, Mixing – Jay Graydon
Associate Producer – Tom Canning
Engineer – Joe Bogan
Second Engineer – Debbie Thompson

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