American Acoustic

American Acoustic

by Tingstad & Rumbel
     
 
It's interesting that oboist Nancy Rumbel and guitarist Eric Tingstad elected to identify their latest melodic effort as "American." The roots of their individual as well as collaborative work has been characterized as variously Asian, South American, South African, and North American folk, as well as deemed "chamber jazz", "neo-classical", "progressive pastoral," and

Overview

It's interesting that oboist Nancy Rumbel and guitarist Eric Tingstad elected to identify their latest melodic effort as "American." The roots of their individual as well as collaborative work has been characterized as variously Asian, South American, South African, and North American folk, as well as deemed "chamber jazz", "neo-classical", "progressive pastoral," and "Northwest impressionism." Such classification should defy classification, although American Acoustic begs to add some new genre dear to environmentalists, for this is exactly the sort of sound you'd expect to hear at popular outdoor concerts in the Pacific Northwest, during which the performers distribute little trees and planting pamphlets. Around their issues Tingstad and Rumbel deliver a slightly gutless, new-agey "Shenandoah," as well as a perkier, flutier "Give and Take." "Oaks" is the most balanced oboe and guitar collaboration, but the best cut is Tingstad's apparently solo "Appalachia Calling," which rocks, progressively (as did Tingstad himself, in a former musical life). So many influences, so few instruments -- but true to its nature, it's as gentle and utterly inoppressive as a frolic in the grass.

Product Details

Release Date:
06/02/1998
Label:
Narada
UPC:
0724384586225
catalogNumber:
45862

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

Tingstad & Rumbel   Primary Artist
David Lanz   Synthesizer,Piano
James Reynolds   Synthesizer
Mark Gasbarro   Piano,Synthesizer Bass
Steven Ray Allen   String Bass
Ed Hartman   Marimbas
Mark Ivester   Percussion
Luis Peralta   Percussion
Nancy Rumbel   English Horn,Oboe,Double Alto,Tenor Ocarina
Neal Speer   Drums
Eric Tingstad   Guitar
Tom Walsh   Percussion
Nick Moore   Piano
Gary Shelton   Bass
Ben Smith   Percussion

Technical Credits

Paul Speer   Producer,Engineer
Rich Denhart   Executive Producer
Dave Dysart   Engineer
Larry "Larz" Nefzger   Engineer
Reed Ruddy   Engineer
Nancy Rumbel   Producer
Hal Sacks   Engineer
Eric Tingstad   Producer
Tom Hall   Engineer
Robby Longley   Composer

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