Thinking About You

Thinking About You

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by Jerald Daemyon
     
 
Once thought of strictly as a classical instrument best suited to small chamber groups or large orchestras, the violin has seen an evolution in recent years, becoming a formidable lead voice in both traditional and contemporary jazz as well as world music. The redefining of its distinctive capabilities, however, can only proceed with the emergence of young innovators

Overview

Once thought of strictly as a classical instrument best suited to small chamber groups or large orchestras, the violin has seen an evolution in recent years, becoming a formidable lead voice in both traditional and contemporary jazz as well as world music. The redefining of its distinctive capabilities, however, can only proceed with the emergence of young innovators willing to expand on musical history and incorporate modern ideas, fusing past and present in a creative synthesis of styles to achieve a vibe that's wholly original. Jerald Daemyon is intent on doing just that. On his potpourri of hip-hop, funk, worldbeat, and jazz debut Thinking About You, the 26-year-old Detroit native draws upon masters like Jean-Luc Ponty and Stéphane Grappelli to forge a sound all at once starry-eyed and knee slapping, complementing his masterful melodic performances with an action-packed variety of exotic landscaping. Showing Daemyon's appreciation and affinity for classic pop-soul sounds, Thinking About You gets off to a smooth, familiar start with the Stylistics gem "You Make Me Feel Brand New" before gearing up for the punchy liquid smoke of the title track and the exotic darker edges of the hypnotic, rhythmically circular "Africa," which doubles as a travelogue of the artist's heartfelt intentions and desires. "Summer Madness," whose widespread radio airplay success throughout the Chicago area helped bring Daemyon to GRP's attention, is a playful, rollicking take on Kool & the Gang's early-'70s, feel-good smash.

Product Details

Release Date:
12/05/1995
Label:
Grp Records
UPC:
0011105982924
catalogNumber:
9829

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

Jerald Daemyon   Primary Artist,Synthesizer,Violin,Keyboards,Multi Instruments
Dwight Adams   Trumpet
Charles Greene   Organ,Synthesizer,Piano,Keyboards,fender rhodes,Soloist
Gary Schunk   Piano,Keyboards,fender rhodes,Soloist
Robert Lowe   Guitar

Technical Credits

Ronald Bell   Composer
Eric Morgeson   Engineer
Charles Smith   Composer
Jerald Daemyon   Arranger,Producer,drum programming
Ricky West   Composer
Tom Scholz   Composer
George Brown   Composer
Claydes Smith   Composer

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Thinking About You 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I justloved this CD! I can't get enough of Jerald Daemyon and I love the way his violin accompanies the selections. The music is so fluid and literally seems to lift me off the ground. My favorite is Summer Madness, although I love the entire albumn. As a new fan, I'm hoping to see more of his work as well as hear more of his music on the radio. Go Jerald!