Soul to Souls

Soul to Souls

by Nelson Rangell
     
 
Pop-jazz reedsman Nelson Rangell returns with the amiable Soul to Souls, an album evenly split between familiar covers and originals. The standards, including "A Night in Tunisia," Earl Klugh's "Vonetta," and Joe Sample's "Free as the Wind," are mostly pleasant but uninspired; the exception is a lovely

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Pop-jazz reedsman Nelson Rangell returns with the amiable Soul to Souls, an album evenly split between familiar covers and originals. The standards, including "A Night in Tunisia," Earl Klugh's "Vonetta," and Joe Sample's "Free as the Wind," are mostly pleasant but uninspired; the exception is a lovely recasting of Stevie Wonder's "Send One Your Love" (from his underrated fusion experiment Journey Through the Secret Life of Plants) that features some of Rangell's most haunting and inspired flute playing. The originals blend R&B and pop influences into Rangell's mainstream, smooth aesthetic; as always, his playing is impeccable and the production is pristine, but there's little sense of new artistic ground being broken on Soul to Souls. At its best, the album is a recapitulation of Rangell's talents; at it's worst, it's treading water.

Product Details

Release Date:
04/04/2006
Label:
Koch Records
UPC:
0099923999324
catalogNumber:
9993
Rank:
99801

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

Nelson Rangell   Primary Artist,Flute,Piccolo,Alto Saxophone,Soprano Saxophone,Tenor Saxophone,Vocals
Brian Bromberg   Bass
Earl Klugh   Guitar (Nylon String)
Chris Engleman   Bass
Chuck Loeb   Guitar
Christian Teele   Percussion,Drums
Joe Gamble   Electric Guitar
Alex Nekrasov   Keyboards,Vocals,fender rhodes
Vernon Barbary   Bass
Bill Copper   Guitar (Nylon String)
Mirk Driven   Drums
Vlad Girshevich   Piano
Herb Lowe   Bass
Ross Martin   Acoustic Guitar,Electric Guitar

Technical Credits

Dizzy Gillespie   Composer
Earl Klugh   Composer
Nelson Rangell   Arranger,Composer,Producer
Joe Sample   Composer
Kip Kuepper   Arranger,Composer
Chuck Loeb   Engineer
Tom McCauley   Engineer
Christian Teele   Engineer
David Wilkes   Executive Producer
Stevie Wonder   Composer
Michelle Lukianovich   Art Direction
Alex Nekrasov   Arranger,Composer,Programming,Producer,Engineer,Art Direction
Justin Peacock   Engineer

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