Say Yes

Say Yes

by Terry Wollman
     
 
It's not uncommon for guitarists with facility on both electric and acoustic to use both on their projects, but Terry Wollman goes a step further on Say Yes (Sonic Images); he achieves an irresistible eclectic mix by not only alternating the basics, but by including such surprises as baritone guitar (on the graceful, chamber music-flavored ballad "Once One

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It's not uncommon for guitarists with facility on both electric and acoustic to use both on their projects, but Terry Wollman goes a step further on Say Yes (Sonic Images); he achieves an irresistible eclectic mix by not only alternating the basics, but by including such surprises as baritone guitar (on the graceful, chamber music-flavored ballad "Once One Moment"), the steel string, high string, and guitarron. He blends them all perfectly on the catchy but very experimental "Of All Things Most Yielding, " which intertwines flamenco lines with blues and folk, counterpointing the main melody line with percussive scrapes on the steel strings themselves. When he's not taking those types of risks, he's most content with warm, radio-friendly pieces which gain most of their punch from outside all-stars; Wollman plays harmony behind the fiery duet of saxman Gerald Albright and percussionist Luis Conte on "Survive," for instance. Then, just as things are getting a bit complacent, he slips in the unique tandem of "Buckwheat Sample" (a boogie-woogie piano solo by Joe Sample) and the blistering "Buckwheat Shuffle," where Samples' bouncy ivories and a seductive blues rhythm section provided by Abe Laboriel and John Robinson provide a backdrop for Wollman to go hog wild on the distorted electric.

Product Details

Release Date:
02/21/2008
Label:
Cd Baby
UPC:
0782827881924
catalogNumber:
5637496968

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Performance Credits

Terry Wollman   Primary Artist,Guitar,Conductor,Multi Instruments
Michael McDonald   Vocals,Background Vocals
Gerald Albright   Saxophone,Alto Saxophone
Joe Sample   Piano
Amy Keyes   Vocals
Denyse Buffum   Viola
Luis Conte   Percussion
Tom Evans   Clarinet
Berj Garabedian   Violin
Endre Granat   Violin,Concert Master
Marc Hugenberger   Keyboards
Peter Kent   Violin
Abraham Laboriel   Bass,Fretless Bass Guitar
Linda Lipsett   Viola
Barbara Porter   Violin
John "J.R." Robinson   Drums
John Wittenberg   Violin
Suzie Katayama   Cello
Roman Volodarsky   Violin
Steve Richards   Cello

Technical Credits

Terry Wollman   Arranger,Producer,Engineer,String Arrangements
Jan Stevens   Engineer
Dave Crigger   Engineer
Alan Hirshberg   Engineer
Marc Hugenberger   Engineer
Peter R. Kelsey   Engineer
Robert Reid   Engineer
Doerte Lau   Art Direction
E. Smith   Composer

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