A 90s hip-hop/jazz fusion saxophone player, Spencer (b. c.1971, Oakland, California, USA) originally emerged via Motown RecordsGÇÖ MoJazz subsidiary imprint as a talented harbinger of a GÇÿnew age in jazz and rapGÇÖ. The result was GÇÿA little bit of hip-hop/A little bit of jazzGÇÖ, 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 GÇÿJubuGÇÖ 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 GÇÿFlat Lip HornsGÇÖ 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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