Long Way Home

Long Way Home

by Evan Marks
     
 

If it seems upon first listen that Evan Marks' snappy, fluid electric lines are vaguely reminiscent of Steve Laury's, the connection makes perfect sense; Marks subbed in Fattburger's guitar chair for a few years after Laury left the group. While select ballads on the Cleveland native's stellar debut ease throughSee more details below

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If it seems upon first listen that Evan Marks' snappy, fluid electric lines are vaguely reminiscent of Steve Laury's, the connection makes perfect sense; Marks subbed in Fattburger's guitar chair for a few years after Laury left the group. While select ballads on the Cleveland native's stellar debut ease through that band's familiar laid-back ideals, Marks seems more comfortable darting in new and daring directions as both composer and jam-happy player. Label connections work wonders, with Jeff Lorber's synth rack and Art Porter's funky delicacies punching up groove after funk-filled electronic groove. For example, "Racer X," with its burning blues rock bravura, is one of the most unpredictable genre tracks ever. Marks has the vision of an edgy contemporary instrumentalist, but there is also a healthy dose of jazz seasoning in his mix. His improvisations extend to a certain point, but it's the free flowing trumpet of Mitch Manker which really helps the leader stretch his limits. Marks attempts to resolve the two directions of his abundant musical heart on the hypnotic, Lorber-tinged "Jazz Not Jazz." However you define his upscale grooving, Marks hits the bull's eye.

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Product Details

Release Date:
04/18/1995
Label:
Polygram Int'l
UPC:
0731452734327
catalogNumber:
527343

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

Evan Marks   Primary Artist,Organ,Acoustic Guitar,Bass,Electric Guitar,Keyboards
Jeff Lorber   Piano,Hammond Organ
Art Porter   Alto Saxophone,Soprano Saxophone
Tom Aros   Percussion
Lynn Davis   Vocals
Guy Eckstine   Cymbals,Drums,Keyboards,Mallets
Mitch Manker & His Brass Section   Trumpet
Alec Milstein   Bass,Vocals
Randy Stern   Piano
Rob Whitlock   Organ,Piano
Cecily Walls Johnson   Vocals
Calvin Baugh   Keyboards,Vocals,Clavinet

Technical Credits

Guy Eckstine   Producer,Executive Producer,Modulator
Stephen Harrison   Engineer
Evan Marks   Producer
Scott Hull   Mastering
David Lau   Art Direction
Guy Eckstrine   Producer

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