On the Fast Track

On the Fast Track

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by Gerald Veasley
     
 

For his fifth album as a leader (not counting the many he recorded as part of the Joe Zawinul Syndicate and as a member of Grover Washington, Jr.'s backing band), six-string bassist Gerald Veasley pushes the smooth jazz envelope a bit. Those who like their grooves gentle and their textures lush will still find plenty to like here -- theSee more details below

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For his fifth album as a leader (not counting the many he recorded as part of the Joe Zawinul Syndicate and as a member of Grover Washington, Jr.'s backing band), six-string bassist Gerald Veasley pushes the smooth jazz envelope a bit. Those who like their grooves gentle and their textures lush will still find plenty to like here -- the rich strings on his cover of Stevie Wonder's "Do I Do," for instance, or the sweet and lovely "Goodnight Moon," written in honor of Washington. But there's a certain toughness at the center of the music this time out, and a greater willingness to let loose. The massed horns of "Kickin' 22 Express," the driving mid-tempo funk of his arrangement of the Ramsey Lewis classic "The In Crowd," the snaky and virtuosic unison lines on "You Asked for It" -- all of these point to someone who is not ultimately satisfied with just creating pleasantly swinging background music. More power to him.

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Product Details

Release Date:
06/26/2001
Label:
Heads Up
UPC:
0053361306229
catalogNumber:
3062
Rank:
204720

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

Gerald Veasley   Primary Artist,Guitar,Keyboards,Various,6-string bass
John Swana   Flugelhorn
Pablo Batista   Percussion,Conga
Randy Bowland   Guitar
Christopher Farr   Soprano Saxophone,Tenor Saxophone
Ted Thomas   Drums
Jack Lane   Voices
Mark Knox   Keyboards
Richard Waller   Shaker
Will Brock   Piano
Harry "Butch" Reed   Drums
Matt Cappy   Trumpet
Chris Farr   Saxophone

Technical Credits

Gerald Veasley   Arranger,Programming,Producer,Engineer,drum programming,Audio Production
Christopher Farr   Horn Arrangements,Saxophone Arrangement
Michael Harmon   Engineer
Dave Love   Executive Producer
Jonathan Wyner   Mastering
Mark Knox   Engineer
Richard Waller   Arranger,Producer,Engineer,drum programming
David Newsom   Producer

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