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Peacetime
     

Peacetime

by Chip Shelton
 
Chip Shelton's third CD for Summit covers a lot more musical territory than his first two dates for the label. Utilizing several different types of flutes as well as soprano sax, Shelton mixes post-bop, hard bop, fusion, reggae, Motown, and other styles on this disc, though not always with optimal results. The high points are more jazz-oriented, particularly his

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Chip Shelton's third CD for Summit covers a lot more musical territory than his first two dates for the label. Utilizing several different types of flutes as well as soprano sax, Shelton mixes post-bop, hard bop, fusion, reggae, Motown, and other styles on this disc, though not always with optimal results. The high points are more jazz-oriented, particularly his infectious driving opener, "Imprints," which hints of the influence of Wayne Shorter's "Footprints" while retaining its own distinct identity, along with an explosive interpretation of Joe Zawinul's "Man in the Green Shirt." The arrangement of Smokey Robinson's "Quiet Storm" (a term that was, for a time, unfortunately used to describe bland smooth jazz) is more of a vocal pop feature for singer Jann Parker, though it has its moments. But there are problems with several of the other vocal features, particularly the quickly tiresome original reggae "Nukes May They Rust in Peace," the rhythmic but bland "Cobi's Place," and Archie Shepp's stagnant "Down Home New York," all of which feature Shelton's unpolished vocals. The supporting cast of musicians serves the leader's needs rather well, though it will be up to each listener to decide whether or not Chip Shelton attempts to cover too many bases in search of a hit.

Product Details

Release Date:
04/25/2006
Label:
Summit(Classical)
UPC:
0099402444925
catalogNumber:
444

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

Chip Shelton   Primary Artist,Flute,Saxophone,Soprano Saxophone,Vocals,Various,Contrabass Flute
Roy Meriwether   Piano
Marcus McLaurine   Bass
Lou Volpe   Guitar
Jim Klein   Piano
Guillerme Franco   Percussion,Conga
Gregory Bufford   Drums
Everald Brown   Conga
Daoud David Williams   Percussion
Jannis Parker   Vocals

Technical Credits

Smokey Robinson   Composer
Gary Bartz   Composer
Archie Shepp   Composer
Horace Silver   Composer
Doug Carn   Composer
Roy Meriwether   Composer,Liner Notes
Joe Zawinul   Composer
Kenny M.   Composer,Producer,Liner Notes,co-arranger,Audio Production
Marcus McLaurine   Liner Notes
Lou Volpe   Liner Notes
Arnold Jay Smith   Author
Chip Shelton   Composer,Executive Producer,co-arranger
Jim Klein   Liner Notes,co-arranger
Sal Mormando   Engineer
Everald Brown   Liner Notes
Daoud David Williams   Liner Notes
Jannis Parker   Liner Notes

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