Hang Time

Hang Time

by Wayman Tisdale
     
 
The former NBA all-star returns to titling his musical projects after expressions from his previous line of work -- and, consistent with those, comes up with a funk-drenched smooth jazz slam dunk once again. One of the few bassists to make it mainstream in the genre by playing those low tones like a regular guitar, Wayman Tisdale mixes up the hardcore grooves (as on

Overview

The former NBA all-star returns to titling his musical projects after expressions from his previous line of work -- and, consistent with those, comes up with a funk-drenched smooth jazz slam dunk once again. One of the few bassists to make it mainstream in the genre by playing those low tones like a regular guitar, Wayman Tisdale mixes up the hardcore grooves (as on the seductive opening "Ready to Hang," which features infectious wordless vocals, and the slick, slow jamming title track) with lighter, more contemplative fare like "Better Days," which features the wistful soprano of label co-owner Dave Koz. The always dependable Jeff Lorber is on hand, co-writing and co-producing three mid-tempo retro-soul-minded tracks, the best of which, "Creative Juices," features Tisdale's playful aggression tempered by the keyboardist's colorful Fender Rhodes. The first single chosen is a fun-filled cover of the disco classic "Ain't No Stoppin' Us Now," with Tisdale's jumpy verses complemented by a brass-intensive chorus. Between genre releases, Tisdale independently released the gospel recording 21 Days, which featured "Glory Glory," the soulful, spiritual-minded track chosen to close the new set. Tisdale once again makes it fun to dance along and just hang.

Product Details

Release Date:
07/13/2004
Label:
Rendezvous
UPC:
0881284510429
catalogNumber:
5104
Rank:
88448

Tracks

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Wayman Tisdale   Primary Artist,Acoustic Guitar,Bass,Keyboards,Vocals
Dave Koz   Saxophone
Jeff Lorber   Guitar,Percussion,Keyboards
Carnell Murrell   Keyboards,Vocals
Alex Alessandroni   Strings
Dave Forman   Guitar
James K. Lloyd   Keyboards
Tony Maiden   Guitar
Michael White   Drums
Jeff Byrd   Percussion
Tracy Carter   Keyboards
Alex Evans   Bass
Yvonne Brown   Background Vocals
Jason Atkins   Background Vocals
Frank Selman   Electric Guitar
Jason Rahn   Trumpet,Flugelhorn
Jimmy Varner Soul   Keyboards
Mel Brown   Bass

Technical Credits

Dave Koz   Executive Producer
Jeff Lorber   Arranger,Composer,Programming,Producer,Engineer
Carnell Murrell   Arranger,Composer,Producer,Engineer,drum programming
Curtis Dowd   Engineer
Donald Hayes   Composer
Hyman Katz   Executive Producer
James K. Lloyd   Arranger,Producer,Engineer,drum programming
Gene McFadden   Composer
David Rideau   Engineer
John Whitehead   Composer
Wayman Tisdale   Arranger,Composer,Programming,Producer,Engineer,Executive Producer,drum programming,Audio Production
Tracy Carter   Arranger,Composer,Producer,Engineer,drum programming
Frank Cody   Executive Producer
Peleg Top   Art Direction
Mike Todd   drum programming
Andrew Peterson   Groomer
Jimmy Varner Soul   Programming,Audio Production

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