Gentle Warrior

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All Music Guide - William Ruhlmann
Lloyd Gregory takes his listeners on a musical travelogue on Gentle Warrior, not engaging in a campaign of conquest so much as visiting different locales to sample the musical flavors. The San Francisco-based guitarist starts out in a "Brazilian Sea," accompanied by the soothing vocals of Jeanie Tracy. "Haiti" has an appropriate Caribbean rhythm track to support the melodic soloing. At times, Gregory mixes locations, such as on "Philly," which begins and ends with Indian percussion and in the middle includes some sitar-like sounds, even though the overall track is an evocation of the Philadelphia International soul sound of the 1970s. "Desert Wind" is a somewhat more ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - William Ruhlmann
Lloyd Gregory takes his listeners on a musical travelogue on Gentle Warrior, not engaging in a campaign of conquest so much as visiting different locales to sample the musical flavors. The San Francisco-based guitarist starts out in a "Brazilian Sea," accompanied by the soothing vocals of Jeanie Tracy. "Haiti" has an appropriate Caribbean rhythm track to support the melodic soloing. At times, Gregory mixes locations, such as on "Philly," which begins and ends with Indian percussion and in the middle includes some sitar-like sounds, even though the overall track is an evocation of the Philadelphia International soul sound of the 1970s. "Desert Wind" is a somewhat more abstract physical location, and Gregory achieves its mood with a spare background track featuring a guitar and nature sounds, using his acoustic guitar on top to play some intricate, rapid-fire runs. "Slither" earns its name through the slippery bassline that snakes through and actually dominates the music. Sometimes, the title notwithstanding, Gregory is just trying to create an appealing pop-jazz tune, such as in "Germ" and "Zulu, Son of Cobra." And he may be remembering more a time of his life than a place in "El Espiritu de Diana," which finds him producing a more laid-back version of the style of Carlos Santana that's more sigh than cry. A sentence in his press biography reads, "At one point he paid the rent by playing in San Francisco strip clubs with former members of Santana." Clearly, something wore off. The album boasts more variety than the usual smooth jazz guitar collection, reflecting the musician's lengthy experience and mastery of different styles.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 8/29/2011
  • Label: Bungalo Records
  • UPC: 802097091929
  • Catalog Number: 970919
  • Sales rank: 207,598

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Brazilian Sea (4:29)
  2. 2 Germ (3:17)
  3. 3 Haiti (4:19)
  4. 4 Slither (4:29)
  5. 5 Gentle Warrior (4:20)
  6. 6 Dream of Love (5:09)
  7. 7 Desert Wind (3:22)
  8. 8 Philly (5:21)
  9. 9 El Espirtu de Diana (5:36)
  10. 10 Remembering Carmel (4:31)
  11. 11 A Moment in Time (0:42)
  12. 12 Zulu, Son of Cobra (3:41)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Lloyd Gregory Primary Artist
Jeanie Tracy Vocals
Cory Stoot Guitar
Felton C. Pilate II Piano
Technical Credits
Lloyd Gregory Composer, Producer
Stanley Clarke Composer, Producer, Executive Producer
Jack Douglas Engineer
Alexis England Composer
Sunnie Paxson Composer
Percy Scott Composer, Producer
Steven Parke Art Direction
Felton C. Pilate II Composer, Producer, Engineer
Don C. Tyler Mastering
Gerry "The Gov" Brown Engineer
Janice Maxie-Reid Composer
Leif Shackelford Engineer
Derek McKinney Composer, Producer, Engineer
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