Giving Up the Ghost

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All Music Guide - Robert L. Doerschuk
Robert Walter continues to balance on twin peaks of dance and jazz cultures with Giving Up the Ghost, whose breezy grooves cool sizzling keyboard and sax lines down to a simmer. The band includes alumni from Black Eyed Peas, T.J. Kirk, and Walter's own Greyboy Allstars, which means that the playing is consistently top-notch. There's enough angularity in the arrangements to bear occasional comparison to Medeski, Martin & Wood. And there's a cinematic aspect to some of the track sequences, as in the movement from an Eno echo in the filmy shimmer of "Underbrush," to the holy-rolling handclaps that follow on "Sacred Secret"; listeners with long memories might ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Robert L. Doerschuk
Robert Walter continues to balance on twin peaks of dance and jazz cultures with Giving Up the Ghost, whose breezy grooves cool sizzling keyboard and sax lines down to a simmer. The band includes alumni from Black Eyed Peas, T.J. Kirk, and Walter's own Greyboy Allstars, which means that the playing is consistently top-notch. There's enough angularity in the arrangements to bear occasional comparison to Medeski, Martin & Wood. And there's a cinematic aspect to some of the track sequences, as in the movement from an Eno echo in the filmy shimmer of "Underbrush," to the holy-rolling handclaps that follow on "Sacred Secret"; listeners with long memories might discern a whiff of Beaver & Krause in this formula. But these elements serve mainly to paint Giving Up the Ghost as an audio adornment, whose varied colors seem fashioned more to enhance the ambience than to draw any particular attention to themselves.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 8/19/2003
  • Label: Magna Carta
  • UPC: 026245230224
  • Catalog Number: 52302
  • Sales rank: 339,519

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Glassy-Winged Sharp Shooter (4:17)
  2. 2 Aquafresh (5:53)
  3. 3 Convex+Concave (4:03)
  4. 4 Circle Limit (3:35)
  5. 5 Bygones Be (5:53)
  6. 6 Dump Truck (4:12)
  7. 7 Easy Virtue (3:27)
  8. 8 Clear All Wires (4:34)
  9. 9 Bet (5:29)
  10. 10 Underbrush (3:56)
  11. 11 Sacred Secret (6:53)
  12. 12 Giving Up the Ghost (3:54)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Robert Walter's 20th Congress Primary Artist
Will Bernard Guitar
Robert Walter Synthesizer, Piano, Hammond Organ, Sampling, fender rhodes, Indexed Contributor
George Sluppick Drums
Cochemea Gastelum Flute, Bass Clarinet, Alto Saxophone
Chris Stillwell Bass
Mike Fratantuno Bass
Joe Russo Drums
Chuck Prada Percussion
Technical Credits
Robert Walter Programming, Producer, Engineer
Todd Burke Engineer
Jim Brick Mastering
Jeff Kelley Engineer
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