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All Music Guide - Ron Wynn
This is the second of two late-'80s straight jazz dates by Alvin "Red" Tyler, better known for his years toiling in the city's R&B studios. Tyler savored the opportunity to do more than play short bursts, demonstrating his expansive skills on the disc's eight cuts. While the soulfulness remained in his tone, Tyler proved he could handle hard bop chord changes, build and complete ideas, and head a jazz combo. The cuts "Dreamsville," "Here's That Rainy Day," and "Like So Many Others" emphasize the jazz connection, but the R&B and blues base comes through on "Cutie Pie" and "Count 'Em." This is nicely played, at times above-average, jazz from a celebrated veteran getting ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Ron Wynn
This is the second of two late-'80s straight jazz dates by Alvin "Red" Tyler, better known for his years toiling in the city's R&B studios. Tyler savored the opportunity to do more than play short bursts, demonstrating his expansive skills on the disc's eight cuts. While the soulfulness remained in his tone, Tyler proved he could handle hard bop chord changes, build and complete ideas, and head a jazz combo. The cuts "Dreamsville," "Here's That Rainy Day," and "Like So Many Others" emphasize the jazz connection, but the R&B and blues base comes through on "Cutie Pie" and "Count 'Em." This is nicely played, at times above-average, jazz from a celebrated veteran getting to show another side of his musical personality.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 2/14/1992
  • Label: Rounder Select
  • UPC: 011661206120
  • Catalog Number: 2061

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Count 'Em (4:46)
  2. 2 Cutie Pie (5:22)
  3. 3 Graciously (6:55)
  4. 4 Here's That Rainy Day (5:13)
  5. 5 If My Shoes Hold Out (4:30)
  6. 6 Greystoke (4:52)
  7. 7 Like So Many Others (5:18)
  8. 8 Dreamsville (8:08)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Alvin "Red" Tyler Primary Artist, Primary Artist, Tenor Saxophone
Steve Masakowski Guitar
David Torkanowsky Piano
Clyde Kerr Trumpet, Flugelhorn, Tambourine
James Singleton Bass
Alvin "Red" Taylor Tenor Saxophone
Johnny Vidacovich Drums, Snare Drums
Technical Credits
Scott Billington Producer
David Farrell Engineer
Kalamu Ya Salaam Liner Notes
Tom Coyne Mastering
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