This Way

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All Music Guide - Paula Edelstein
With the release of This Way, Acoustic Alchemy's guitarists Greg Carmichael and Miles Gilderdale celebrate a remarkable two decades since Red Dust & Spanish Lace established the British ensemble as an ever-evolving powerhouse of contemporary jazz. Carmichael and Gilderdale's natural chemistry is very apparent on this set of loose and spirited songs, as is the soloing by the complementing musicians on such jazzy tracks as "Egg," which has a very British, blues-drenched, straight-ahead sound. By contrast, "Ernie" has an exotic Latin jazz flavor complete with great solos by Terry Disley, Jeff Kashiwa, and trombonist Dennis Rollins. Rick Braun makes a guest appearance ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Paula Edelstein
With the release of This Way, Acoustic Alchemy's guitarists Greg Carmichael and Miles Gilderdale celebrate a remarkable two decades since Red Dust & Spanish Lace established the British ensemble as an ever-evolving powerhouse of contemporary jazz. Carmichael and Gilderdale's natural chemistry is very apparent on this set of loose and spirited songs, as is the soloing by the complementing musicians on such jazzy tracks as "Egg," which has a very British, blues-drenched, straight-ahead sound. By contrast, "Ernie" has an exotic Latin jazz flavor complete with great solos by Terry Disley, Jeff Kashiwa, and trombonist Dennis Rollins. Rick Braun makes a guest appearance on "Carlos the King," a racy rock, Latin, and blues fusion that also features Gilderdale's electric guitar and Greg Grainger's percussive energy. With as many brilliant players as there are in the ensemble, the concept of two acoustic guitar players is still the emotional heartbeat of the band's sound. Carmichael and Gilderdale's outstanding playing on "Out of Nowhere" and "This Way" is a sure testament to that concept. "Out of Nowhere" features a hypnotic, swaying acoustic melody over a gentle guitar harmony and light percussion line. The slow-burning title track features experimental synth textures similar to those heard on the early Acoustic Alchemy releases of the late '80s that featured the group's founders, Nick Webband Greg Carmichael. However, This Way acquaints both veteran and new listeners with the group's updated legacy of positive and powerful music.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 6/5/2007
  • Label: Narada
  • UPC: 094636512426
  • Catalog Number: 65124
  • Sales rank: 62,359

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Love Is All There Is (4:22)
  2. 2 Ernie (6:34)
  3. 3 Who Knows (3:56)
  4. 4 Slampop (4:47)
  5. 5 Out of Nowhere (3:38)
  6. 6 This Way (4:41)
  7. 7 Tied Up with String (5:12)
  8. 8 Only in My Dreams (5:52)
  9. 9 Carlos the King (5:52)
  10. 10 Egg (5:11)
  11. 11 Now I'm on My Way (4:44)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Acoustic Alchemy Primary Artist
Rick Braun Flugelhorn
Greg Carmichael Guitar (Nylon String)
Julian Crampton Bass
Snake Davis Saxophone, Alto Saxophone, Baritone Saxophone
Terry Disley Piano
John Goldsby Bass
Gary Grainger Background Vocals
Greg Grainger Percussion, Drums, Background Vocals
Jeff Kashiwa Tenor Saxophone
Kevin Robinson Trumpet, Flugelhorn
Dennis Rollins Trombone
Bert Smaak Drums
Mike Herting Piano
Neil Cowley Organ, Piano, Wurlitzer
Paul Harriman Bass
Miles Gilderdale Electric Guitar, Steel Guitar, Vocals, Background Vocals
Technical Credits
Richard Bull Programming, Producer, Engineer
Klaus Genuit Producer, Engineer
Greg Grainger Executive Producer
Miles Gilderdale Programming, Executive Producer
Sean McGee Mastering
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  • Posted October 1, 2010

    Fun for a change

    Over all the songs are good. It's nice background music, doesn't interfere with projects. Music is light to listen to. After a while it begins to sound alike, not much variety.

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