A 90s hip-hop/jazz fusion saxophone player, Spencer (b. c.1971, Oakland, California, USA) originally emerged via Motown Recordsâ€™ MoJazz subsidiary imprint as a talented harbinger of a â€˜new age in jazz and rapâ€™. The result was â€˜A little bit of hip-hop/A little bit of jazzâ€™, as one track on his debut album, Chimera Vol. 1, suggested. Writing credits included several for his friend, Elijah Baker (Tony! Toni! Tone!), alongside his own compositions. He was joined on sessions for the project by Derrick Hall (bass), John â€˜Jubuâ€™ Smith (guitar) and Tommy Bradford (drums). The additional rapping personnel included Mike D, P. Funk and Vitamin C, all fellow natives of Oakland, plus the â€˜Flat Lip Hornsâ€™ brass section. The follow-up collection, Blue Moon, was released at the end of 1995 and peaked at number 49 in the Billboard R&B charts.Portions of Content Provided by Rovi Corporation.
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