Tom Schuman plays piano and keyboards on all tracks.
Tom also plays and programs all drum, percussion and bass tracks,
unless otherwise noted below.
Against the Odds**
Skip Martin - trumpet
Julian Tanaka - tenor sax
Steve Oliver - guitars
drums and vocals
Look in my Eyes
Then You Walked In
Juiian Tanaka - tenor sax
Skip Martin - flugelhorn
Bonny B - drums
Scott Ambush - bass
A Piece of Me
trumpet and vocals
Because of You
Kevin Whalum - vocals
Serena Henry - back vocals
Austin Pooley - drums
All songs written by Tom Schuman (JazzBridge Music BMI) except for:
A Piece of Me - lyrics and melody by Steve Oliver (Oohla Productions BMI)
Against the Odds - written by Kevin Marshall (KMSTIXX music BMI)
Look In My Eyes - co-written by Rocco Prestia (Occor Music ASCAP),
lyrics and melody by Kevin Whalum (Dobizniss1st Music ASCAP)
You're the One For Me - co-written by Rocco Prestia (Occor Music ASCAP),
lyrics and melody by Skip Martin (Sound Success ASCAP)
Ear Candy - lyrics and melody by Skip Martin (Sound Success ASCAP)
Because of You - lyrics by Kevin Whalum (Dobizniss1st Music ASCAP)
Recorded by Tom Schuman at SchuBox Studios, Las Vegas, NV
Mixed and Mastered by Tom Schuman and Martin Walters
Re-mastered by Martin Walters at Big Time Audio, Jonesborough, TN
Website and CD graphics design - Tom Schuman and Jason Child
Photos of Tom Schuman by Cary Gillaspie - Scenic Jazz
Steve Oliver's guitar and vocal performances were recorded at WestieWorld Studios
**Against the Odds drum performance was recorded at KMSTIXX Music studio by Kevin Stixx Marshall
* Drums and background vocals for Inevitable Changes
were recorded by Joel Rosenblatt at CliffSound Productions, Somers, NY.
Kevin Stixx Marshall plays Yamaha drums and Zildjian K series cymbals
Joel Rosenblatt plays Tama Drums, Zildjian cymbals, Vic Firth sticks and Attack Heads
Steve Oliver plays Carvin guitars.
Bonny B uses Vic Firth sticks and Meinl cymbals.
Lee Pearson plays Mapex drums, Sabian cymbals and uses Pro Mark drum sticks
Taylor Moore plays Soultone cymbals
I would like to thank all the musicians who performed on this project for their amazing talents and gifts of friendship. Additional thanks to Martin Walters for spending time away from his family to help with the final mixes and mastering. Jason Child for his amazing graphics and cover art. Cary Gillaspie for photographing me in the middle of the desert. Also, my dear friend, John Carmona for introducing me to Rocco Prestia and the Tower of Power family. Last but not least (as always), Yvonne Schuman for her continued support, love, guidance and friendship during the creation and production of all my musical journeys to and from these designated planets.
This collection of music is dedicated to the memory of John Manuel Carmona III (1939-2012)