A Wilder Alias

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All Music Guide - Matt Collar
Jazz vocal duo Jackie Cain & Roy Kral's 1974 CTI release A Wilder Alias features the brilliant vocal interplay and crisply harmonized lines the two were known for, albeit in a more modal and experimental setting befitting the aesthetic of the time period. Rather than covering standards here, most of the melodies are sung without actual lyrics -- and the lyrics that are here are more like sung poetry -- making for vocals that blend right in next to the other instruments. In that sense, such tracks as the sprightly, swinging "Niki's Song," the expansive title track, and the fast-moving "Waltz for Dana" bring to mind something along the lines of McCoy Tyner -- Kral is a ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Matt Collar
Jazz vocal duo Jackie Cain & Roy Kral's 1974 CTI release A Wilder Alias features the brilliant vocal interplay and crisply harmonized lines the two were known for, albeit in a more modal and experimental setting befitting the aesthetic of the time period. Rather than covering standards here, most of the melodies are sung without actual lyrics -- and the lyrics that are here are more like sung poetry -- making for vocals that blend right in next to the other instruments. In that sense, such tracks as the sprightly, swinging "Niki's Song," the expansive title track, and the fast-moving "Waltz for Dana" bring to mind something along the lines of McCoy Tyner -- Kral is a superb keyboardist as well as singer -- backing the vocal ensemble Free Design. It also doesn't hurt that joining Jackie & Roy here are bassist Harvie Swartz, drummer Steve Gadd, vibraphonist Roy Pennington, flutist Hubert Laws, and saxophonist Joe Farrell. These are ambitious, funky, and somewhat fusion-style cuts that fans of '70s jazz should certainly check out.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 8/9/2011
  • Label: Masterworks
  • UPC: 886979320024
  • Catalog Number: 793200

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 A Wilder Alias - Roy Kral (5:13)
  2. 2 Niki's Song - Roy Kral (6:25)
  3. 3 Waltz For Dana - Roy Kral (4:22)
  4. 4 The Way We Are - Roy Kral (6:12)
  5. 5 Good and Rich - Roy Kral (10:42)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Jackie & Roy Primary Artist
Hubert Laws Flute
Harvie Swartz Bass
Jackie Cain Vocals
Joe Farrell Soprano Saxophone, Tenor Saxophone
Steve Gadd Drums
Roy Kral Piano, Vocals
Technical Credits
Jackie Cain Composer
Richard Druz Composer
Don Sebesky Music Direction
Rudy Van Gelder Engineer
Roy Kral Arranger, Composer
Richard Seidel Reissue Producer
Creed Taylor Producer
Pete Turner Cover Photo
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