Known Fact

Known Fact

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by Cornelius Bumpus
     
 
Cornelius Bumpus' lifelong pursuit of the saxophone and his eagerness for diversity has found him sharing worldwide stages and studio time with some of the greatest names in pop
ock history -- the Doobie Brothers, Steely Dan, and Boz Scaggs -- as well as top names in jazz

Overview

Cornelius Bumpus' lifelong pursuit of the saxophone and his eagerness for diversity has found him sharing worldwide stages and studio time with some of the greatest names in pop
ock history -- the Doobie Brothers, Steely Dan, and Boz Scaggs -- as well as top names in jazz fusion (Jeff Lorber) and country music. While he made a few solo albums when the Doobies broke up in the early '80s, his Palmetto Records debut Known Fact marks his first splash into the world of smooth jazz. What he lacks in overall originality -- his graceful soprano and occasionally muscular tenor styles fits perfectly alongside many younger players -- he makes up for with some spirited genre-hopping. It must have been hard to resist including a Doobies tune, but his "Takin' It to the Streets" is pretty straightforward and doesn't venture from what listeners already know (though it's certainly fun to hear). He has better luck with the original samba "Abundare," where he raises a percussive flute melody over a wash of soundscaping, whistleblowing, and an aggressively rolling bass groove, stopping on occasion to make emphatic points with percussionist Gilad. His choice and arrangement of the Steely Dan tune "Chain Lightning" is creative, too; it's a hypnotic, slow blues simmer featuring Bumpus' richest tenor work amid a bed of Aries' punchy organ harmonies and solo.

Product Details

Release Date:
02/15/2000
Label:
Palmetto Records
UPC:
0753957205621
catalogNumber:
2056
Rank:
243443

Tracks

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Cornelius Bumpus   Primary Artist,Flute,Soprano Saxophone,Tenor Saxophone,Vocals,Background Vocals
Matt Balitsaris   Guitar
Paul Adamy   Bass
Robert Aries   Keyboards
Clint DeGanon   Drums
Maydie Myles   Background Vocals
Bob Aries   Keyboards
Gary Sieger   Electric Guitar
Gilad   Percussion

Technical Credits

Matt Balitsaris   Producer,Engineer
Michael McDonald   Composer
Cornelius Bumpus   Composer
Henry Glover   Composer
Greg Hatza   Composer
Marc van Wageningen   Composer
Maydie Myles   Vocal Arrangements
Paul Nagel   Composer
Beefsteak Becker   Composer
Alvertis Isbell   Composer

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Known Fact 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I learned to love jazz again listening to Cornelious play in a small college in the foothills of California. I'll always love his sound.