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Extended Family, Vol. 3: Family Values

Extended Family, Vol. 3: Family Values

by Avery Sharpe
     
 
Bassist/composer Avery Sharpe finalizes the trilogy of Extended Family (1994) and Extended Family, Vol. 2 (1995) with this cheery 2001 release, featuring guitarist Kevin Eubanks, violinist John Blake, and others of note. A longtime musical associate of jazz pianist McCoy Tyner, the artist's

Overview

Bassist/composer Avery Sharpe finalizes the trilogy of Extended Family (1994) and Extended Family, Vol. 2 (1995) with this cheery 2001 release, featuring guitarist Kevin Eubanks, violinist John Blake, and others of note. A longtime musical associate of jazz pianist McCoy Tyner, the artist's commanding technical faculties and strong compositional frameworks reign supreme here. Sharpe's acute visions provide the listener with a variegated set consisting of funk/gospel ballads, tuneful chamber-like passages, uplifting vocals by Gayle Dixon, and more. Essentially, the bassist offers the best of both worlds, whether performing fluid arco-basslines or laying down a booming swing groove, as no two pieces sound alike. However, there is a noticeable ebb and flow or sustained sense of continuity throughout many of these interweaving textures, up-tempo swing vamps, and enticing themes, supplemented by Eubanks and drummer Marvin "Smitty" Smith's often-blistering excursions. Overall, Sharpe's opuses are all about memorable melodies and contrasting elements amid the musicians' passionate soloing and deft expressionism. Consequently, the leader's optimistic communiqué rings loud and clear during this finely crafted and all-inclusive outing. Recommended.

Product Details

Release Date:
02/01/2005
Label:
Jknm
UPC:
0660355969621
catalogNumber:
89894

Tracks

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Avery Sharpe   Primary Artist,Vocals,Tenor (Vocal),Double Bass,Acoustic Bass,6-string bass
Stephen Scott   Piano
John Blake   Violin
Marvin "Smitty" Smith   Drums
Ronnie Burrage   Drums,electronic percussion
Akua Dixon   Cello
Gayle Dixon   Violin
Kevin Eubanks   Acoustic Guitar
Joe Ford   Soprano Saxophone
Richard Spencer   Viola
Greg Sutton   Bass
Jeri Brown   Vocals

Technical Credits

Avery Sharpe   Director,Liner Notes,Executive Producer
Denis Degher   Engineer
Dave Kowalski   Engineer
Billy Szawlowski   Engineer
George Hamilton Green   Producer
Mark Thayer   Engineer

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