Breathe

Breathe

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by Keller Williams
     
 

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…  See more details below

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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:
0662102100622
catalogNumber:
1006

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

Keller Williams   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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5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
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.
Guest More than 1 year ago
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!