Flying Colors

Flying Colors

by Grant Geissman
     
 
What surely sets Grant Geissman apart from other acoustic guitar soloists in contemporary jazzdom is his impeccably mellifluous composing skills and his desire to stretch himself into more challenging sub genres. While never straying too far from his trademark David Benoit like peppiness, Flying Colors -- which represents the

Overview

What surely sets Grant Geissman apart from other acoustic guitar soloists in contemporary jazzdom is his impeccably mellifluous composing skills and his desire to stretch himself into more challenging sub genres. While never straying too far from his trademark David Benoit like peppiness, Flying Colors -- which represents the guitarist's commercial peak on early smooth jazz radio -- displays mouth-watering flamenco and brassy Latin tinges. A musically logical follow up to the similarly vibrant Take Another Look, Geissman's playing is enhanced by the positive support of keyboardists Gordon Goodwin and Emil Palame and saxophonist Sam Riney. Of special note (and the best cut) is Geissman's ode to his youth, "Places I've Been," which features Byrd-like riffs, Beatle-esque sitar and orchestrated, "Eleanor Rigby" touches.

Product Details

Release Date:
02/01/1991
Label:
Rhino
UPC:
0081227916527
catalogNumber:
79165

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Performance Credits

Grant Geissman   Primary Artist,Acoustic Guitar,Electric Guitar,12-string Guitar,Classical Guitar
Gordon Goodwin   Keyboards
Emil Palame   Keyboards
Sam Riney   Woodwind
Brad Dutz   Percussion
Gary Meek   Tenor Saxophone
Rick Baptist   Trumpet
Lloyd Moffitt   Bass
North Hollywood Wire Choir   Strings
Terry Trotter   Piano
Tom Walsh   Drums
Charlie Davis   Trumpet
Steven Holtman   Trombone
Jimmy Johnson   Bass

Technical Credits

Grant Geissman   Arranger,Composer,Producer
Alan Hirshberg   Engineer
Paul Stilwell   Producer
Kathleen Covert   Art Direction
Joseph Curiale   Composer

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