Michael O'Neill

 

 

 

Michael O'Neill Discography

 

(Michael performs on all; as well as - * composer/~ producer)

 

 

1. Rickie Lee Jones - "Pop, Pop" - Geffen Records

 

2. Eddie Murphy - "Party All the Time" - Columbia Records

 

3. Brandon Fields - "The Traveler" - Nova Records

 

4. Brandon Fields - "Other Places" - Sohbi Records

 

5. Gregg Karukas - "You'll Know it's Me" - Fahrenheit Records

 

6. Gregg Karukas - "Blue Touch" - I.E.Records

 

7. Freddie Ravel - "Midnight Passion" - Polydor Records

 

8. Freddie Ravel - "Sol to Soul" - Kalimba Records

 

9. Mike Gealer - "Paradise Highway" - Positive Music

 

10. Mike Gealer - "In the Park" - Positive Music * ~

 

11. Luis Conte - "Cocina Caliente" - Denon Records

 

12. Luis Conte - "Black Forest" - Denon Records

 

13. Michael Paulo - "Midnight Passion" - Noteworthy Records *

 

14. Chris Ho - "Growing Up" - Straight Up Music

 

15. Chris Ho - "Lifetime" - Straight Up Music *

 

16. Peter Gordon - "Double Play" - Positive Music

 

17. Leslie Letven - "Make it Right" - Sin-Drome Records

 

18. Mark Varney Project - "Centrifgul Funk" - Legato Records

 

19. Sonya Jason - "Tigress" - Discovery Records

 

20. Minako Obata - "Once Upon a Time" - VICP Records

 

21. Karizma - "Cuba" - Creatchy Records

 

22. Michael Martin - "Odyssey" - Merrimack Records

 

23. Carmen Bradford - "With Respect" - Evidence Records

 

24. Roland Vasquez - "No Separate Love" - RVCD Records

 

25. Ed Mann - "Have No Fear" - CMP Records

 

26. Randy Waldman - "Wigged Out" - Whirleybird Records

 

27. Walfredo Reyes - "No Borders" - Pearl Records

 

28. Arthur Blythe - "Put Sunshine in It" - Columbia Records

 

29. Todd Cochran - "Todd" - VTL Records

 

30. Munyungo Jackson - "Munyungo" - VTL Records

 

31. Steve Tavaglione - "Blue Tav" - Sohbi Records

 

32. L.A. Keyboard Project - "Joined Together" - Sohbi Records *

 

33. Toolbox - "Toolbox" - VTL Records * ~

 

34. Toolbox - "More Toolbox" - VTL Records * ~

 

35. Eloise Laws - "Eloise" - Columbia Records

 

36. Stix Hooper - "With a Dream" - MCA Records

 

37. Alexander Zonjic - "Neon" - Columbia Records

 

38. Bunny Brunel - "Ivanhoe"

 

39. Various Artists - "Sax for Lovers" - Sony Records

 

40. Fowler Brothers - "Breakfast for Dinosaurs" - Fossil Records

 

41. Steve Fowler - "Last Blue Sky" - Fossil Records

 

42. Tom Fowler - "Heartscapes" - Fossil Records

 

43. Lesley Olsher - "Lesley" - VTL Records

 

44. Various Artists - "Nova Collection" - Nova Records

 

45. Ronnie Foster - "The Racer"

 

46. Yasuko Ogawa

 

47. Chris Smith - "Chris Smith" - Pony Canyon Records

 

48. Bluezeum - "Put Your Mind on Hold" - Telarc Records

 

49. Nancy Walker - " Love at Christmas" * ~

 

50. Michael O'Neill - "True Love" - Sohbi Records *

 

 


"Never Too Late"

The debut of guitarist Michael O'Neill is fresh, hip and very
enjoyable. He is a longtime member of George Benson's band
whom he toured extensively with from 1981-90 and 1994 to
present. O'Neill has spent a lot of time in the studio and touring
over the last 20 years for some of the biggest names in music:
Stevie Wonder, Aretha Franklin, Maurice White, George Benson,
Crusaders, Chick Corea, Buddy Guy and Santana, Ronnie Laws,
Hubert Laws, Sadao Watanabe, Rickie Lee Jones, Manhattan
Transfer, Boney James, Jonathan Butler and Peter White. The
CD kicks off with the first single - the title track. A medium
tempo head-bopping tune co-written by Gregg Karukas. Nice
hook and nice melody. Other highlights include a gorgeous version
of Stevie Wonder's "Visions", another collaboration with Karukas
on a pretty Spanish-influenced piece called "Echoes Of Seville," an
uptempo romp on "I Ain't Lyin'" which features Walt Fowler, a
typical smooth jazz piece called "Winds Of Summer," and another
head-bopper called "Passages." Special guests on this project include
Karukas, Carl Anderson, Bobby Lyle, Freddy Ravel and Alphonso
Johnson. Never Too Late is worth your money and attention.


  Jeff Charney

ContemporaryJazz.com