This Way

This Way

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by Acoustic Alchemy
     
 
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

Overview

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.

Product Details

Release Date:
06/05/2007
Label:
Narada
UPC:
0094636512426
catalogNumber:
65124
Rank:
53435

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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

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This Way 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
Peanut42 More than 1 year ago
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.