Dance Lesson #2

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All Music Guide - Carrie Nieman
Karl Denson wants you to dance to his music. That's why the former Greyboy Allstars frontman named his first solo album Dance Lesson #2. The disc is a collection of funky, soul-driven tracks highlighted by Denson's fiery extended saxophone solos. Like a true student of jazz, Denson is always experimenting with new collaborations. Instead of enlisting his touring Tiny Universe band, he pulled together a lineup of musical heavyweights including Medeski, Martin & Wood bassist Chris Wood, turntable specialist DJ Logic, legendary organists Leon Spencer Jr. and Ron Levy, awe-inspiring guitarists Melvin Sparks and Charlie Hunter, ex-Greyboy Allstars drummer Zak Najor, and ...
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All Music Guide - Carrie Nieman
Karl Denson wants you to dance to his music. That's why the former Greyboy Allstars frontman named his first solo album Dance Lesson #2. The disc is a collection of funky, soul-driven tracks highlighted by Denson's fiery extended saxophone solos. Like a true student of jazz, Denson is always experimenting with new collaborations. Instead of enlisting his touring Tiny Universe band, he pulled together a lineup of musical heavyweights including Medeski, Martin & Wood bassist Chris Wood, turntable specialist DJ Logic, legendary organists Leon Spencer Jr. and Ron Levy, awe-inspiring guitarists Melvin Sparks and Charlie Hunter, ex-Greyboy Allstars drummer Zak Najor, and Los Cubanos Postizos percussionist E.J. Rodriguez. The album is a jazz hybrid that flows from the straight-ahead beauty of "A.J. Bustah" to the up-tempo title track, which is invigorated by DJ Logic's scratching and the contrast between Denson's marching flute and wailing sax. "A Shorter Path #1" is a sweet tune that provides the theme for "A Shorter Path #2," a stretched-out smooth jazz exploration of "Path #1." Throughout the album, Denson's dance-inducing, driving groove infuses each inventive track with contagious energy.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 5/8/2001
  • Label: Emi Mod Afw
  • UPC: 724353158620
  • Catalog Number: 31586
  • Sales rank: 124,087

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Dance Lesson, No. 2 (6:08)
  2. 2 Like, Like Dope (7:32)
  3. 3 Rumpwinder (6:26)
  4. 4 Flute Down (6:09)
  5. 5 A. J. Bustah (6:28)
  6. 6 A Shorter Path, No. 1 (1:34)
  7. 7 A Shorter Path, No. 2 (7:25)
  8. 8 I Want the Funk (7:26)
  9. 9 Who Are You? (11:54)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Karl Denson Primary Artist, Flute, Percussion, Alto Saxophone, Tenor Saxophone
Melvin Sparks Guitar
Ron Levy Organ, Wurlitzer
E.J. Rodriguez Percussion
Leon Spencer Organ
DJ Logic Turntables
Chris Wood Bass
Technical Credits
Karl Denson Producer
Ben Moore Engineer
P.R. Brown Art Direction
Jeff Bender Cover Art
David Baker Engineer
Erik Newson Producer
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