Breathe

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All Music Guide - Erik Crawford
Keller Williams employed the help of the String Cheese Incident on his eclectic and enchanting Breathe album. Recorded in just ten days, it's swollen with impeccable musical talent and artistry. Williams manages to traverse various styles within a single track, while maintaining the same smooth Zen-like vibe regardless of the featured genre. Songs like the Phish-esque "Stupid Questions" and "Best Feeling" personify his ability to incorporate jazz, folk, reggae, and bluegrass with a Latin jam-band tinge. On "Blatant Ripoff" he uses a mouth fluegel to mimic the sound of a trumpet, which drives the song and replaces any necessity for lyrics. The fluegel makes a return on the...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Erik Crawford
Keller Williams employed the help of the String Cheese Incident on his eclectic and enchanting Breathe album. Recorded in just ten days, it's swollen with impeccable musical talent and artistry. Williams manages to traverse various styles within a single track, while maintaining the same smooth Zen-like vibe regardless of the featured genre. Songs like the Phish-esque "Stupid Questions" and "Best Feeling" personify his ability to incorporate jazz, folk, reggae, and bluegrass with a Latin jam-band tinge. On "Blatant Ripoff" he uses a mouth fluegel to mimic the sound of a trumpet, which drives the song and replaces any necessity for lyrics. The fluegel makes a return on the reggae-based closer, "Callalloo and Red Snapper." Staying true to his solo roots, Williams' masterful picking of his ten-string guitar takes center stage on "Brunette" and "Roshambo." Modifying a 12-string guitar down to ten strings allows him to play fierce basslines while strumming stylistic groovy melodies. On "Not of This Earth" he pays homage to one of his greatest influences, Michael Hedges. While adroitly incorporating Hedges album titles into the lyrics, Williams also displays an adeptness on the guitar that is worthy of comparison to his predecessor. While some may prefer his solo work, the accompaniment of the String Cheese Incident provides a wondrous canvas that elevates the richness of his guitar work and frees him from the confines of looping.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 10/12/1999
  • Label: Sci Fidelity Records
  • UPC: 662102100622
  • Catalog Number: 1006
  • Sales rank: 385,142

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Stupid Questions (4:55)
  2. 2 Brunette (2:48)
  3. 3 Breathe (4:11)
  4. 4 Best Feeling (5:55)
  5. 5 Bounty Hunter (3:25)
  6. 6 Vacate (4:48)
  7. 7 Roshambo (3:06)
  8. 8 Revelation (5:10)
  9. 9 Lightning (4:18)
  10. 10 Blatant Ripoff (4:38)
  11. 11 Not of This Earth (5:07)
  12. 12 Rockumal (3:21)
  13. 13 Callalloo and Red Snapper (9:37)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Keller Williams Primary Artist, Primary Artist, Acoustic Guitar, Piano, Electric Bass, Flugelhorn, Electric Guitar, Vocals, 10-string Guitar, Acoustic Bass, Piano (Grand)
Ty Burhoe Tabla, Turntables
Michael Travis Percussion, Drums
Michael Kang Mandolin, Violin, Vocals, Electric Violin, Electronic Mandolin
Keith Moseley Electric Bass, Acoustic Bass
Bill Nershi Acoustic Guitar
E. Dub Vocals
Kyle Hollingsworth Organ, Synthesizer, Piano, Keyboards, Electric Piano
Jamie Janover Hammered Dulcimer
Mike Luba Trumpet
E-Dub Vocals
Technical Credits
Mike Cross Composer
Kevin Clock Engineer
Frenchy Paintings
Keller Williams Arranger, Producer
Michael R. Everett Artwork
Scott Gallery Artwork
Mary Louise Greenlaw Artwork
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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    WOW

    I absolutley love this album! I am an avid String Cheese fan and this is a welcomed addition to my collection! The lyrics are uplifting and always make me smile!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Take Time to Breathe!!

    Keller Williams¿ debut release on SCI Fidelity features The String Cheese Incident as his backing band. Each tracks demonstrates Keller¿s outstanding percussive ear and finger wizadry, witty commentary and creative imagery, making Breathe a distinctive next step in this incredibly talented singer/songwriter¿s career. Keller¿s playful combination of musical genres blends with clever lyrics to ignite imagination, inspiration and smiles. Breathe features some classic Keller tunes such as Best Feeling, Breathe and Vacate.

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