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All Music Guide - Andrew Hamilton
At this point, Wayman Tisdale was better known as a one of the NBA's tough power forwards, a position often described as the equivalent to hockey's enforcer, but on the jazz tip Tisdale's silky smooth and a purveyor of mature romanticism. He's not a virtuoso on any of the instruments he plays yet -- bass guitar, keyboards, or the synthesizer -- but records with an all-star cast of musicians who mask any shortcomings. In fact, Tisdale contributes more on his recordings than those done in the past by Idris Muhammad, Norman Connors, and others. He plays, sings, and produces in addition to writing six of the tracks. Brian Knight, the main producer, keeps everything hearts ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Andrew Hamilton
At this point, Wayman Tisdale was better known as a one of the NBA's tough power forwards, a position often described as the equivalent to hockey's enforcer, but on the jazz tip Tisdale's silky smooth and a purveyor of mature romanticism. He's not a virtuoso on any of the instruments he plays yet -- bass guitar, keyboards, or the synthesizer -- but records with an all-star cast of musicians who mask any shortcomings. In fact, Tisdale contributes more on his recordings than those done in the past by Idris Muhammad, Norman Connors, and others. He plays, sings, and produces in addition to writing six of the tracks. Brian Knight, the main producer, keeps everything hearts and flowers; two songs have female names as titles. A cucumber-cool aura makes "Circumstances" most arresting, and he employs the same plucky bass play on "Passion." Others that impress are "Danger Zone" and two with b-ball derived titles: "After the Game" and "Power Forward," the latter aggressively avant-garde, รก la Albert Ayers and John Coltrane. A braying sax dominates "Inside Stuff," and Brian Knight's "You" is the meatiest vocal.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 6/20/1995
  • Label: Motown
  • UPC: 731453055223
  • Catalog Number: 530552
  • Sales rank: 1,277

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Circumstance (4:26)
  2. 2 Passion (5:11)
  3. 3 Jazz In You (3:30)
  4. 4 Gina Kay (6:20)
  5. 5 Gabrielle (5:16)
  6. 6 Danger Zone (4:31)
  7. 7 After the Game (Intro) (0:14)
  8. 8 After the Game (5:11)
  9. 9 Power Forward (4:27)
  10. 10 Back Home (5:48)
  11. 11 Inside Stuff (4:31)
  12. 12 You (4:47)
  13. 13 Amazing Grace (4:42)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Wayman Tisdale Primary Artist, Primary Artist, Synthesizer, Bass, Keyboards, Vocals
Lenny White Drums
Val Young Vocals
Alex Alessandroni Keyboards
Derek Allen Bass
Don Blackman Synthesizer, Keyboards
Tom Braxton Soprano Saxophone, Tenor Saxophone
Robert Brookins Guitar, Piano
Tim Cornwell Percussion
Kenneth Crouch Synthesizer, Keyboards
Art Dixie Keyboards
Eddie M. Alto Saxophone
Kenny Garrett Alto Saxophone, Soprano Saxophone
Kipper Jones Vocals
Flip Kirby Drums
Marcus Miller Bass
Tommy O. Guitar
John Paris Drums
Derrick Edmondson Alto Saxophone, Tenor Saxophone
J.R. Swinga Drums, Keyboards, Vocals, Vocoder
Bobby Gonzales Acoustic Guitar, Guitar
William Patterson Guitar
Dawnn Lewis Background Vocals
Freddy Jones Vocals
James "Timbali" Cornwell Percussion
Technical Credits
Val Young Vocal Arrangements
Brian McKnight Producer
Kenneth Crouch Arranger, Programming, Producer, Engineer, drum programming
Larry Funk Engineer
Kipper Jones Arranger, Producer
Steve McKeever Liner Notes, Executive Producer
Sonny Mediana Artwork
Tommy O. Producer
John Paris drum programming
Dennis Wall Engineer
Wayman Tisdale Producer, drum programming
J.R. Swinga Programming, Producer, Engineer, drum programming
Erick Labson Mastering
Bruce Walker Executive Producer
Jackie Salway Artwork
Chris Wood Engineer
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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    I never thought I liked jazz....

    After going to a Wayman Tisdale concert during the Moja Festival in Charleston, SC I have been listenting to not only Wayman, but other jazz players. Thanks for turning me on Wayman!!!!

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