Timeframe

Timeframe

by Todd Phillips
     
 
Todd Phillips is best-known as a first-call bassist in bluegrass, though like his former boss, David Grisman, he is a tough musician to pigeonhole into any one category. This session for Compass consists of nine originals, which draw from jazz and classical music. The leader is heard on bass, mandolin, octave mandolin, mando-cello, and percussion. He's joined by Paul

Overview

Todd Phillips is best-known as a first-call bassist in bluegrass, though like his former boss, David Grisman, he is a tough musician to pigeonhole into any one category. This session for Compass consists of nine originals, which draw from jazz and classical music. The leader is heard on bass, mandolin, octave mandolin, mando-cello, and percussion. He's joined by Paul McCandless (soprano sax, oboe, English horn, bass clarinet), Joe Caploe (marimba and vibes), violinist Darol Anger (another Grisman alum), and drummer Paul VanWageningen. The opening track, "Shuffled," falls into a post-bop groove, with the leader's melodic bass complemented by McCandless' tasty bass clarinet. English horn and marimba introduce "Paths," an exotic piece which quickly detours from the expected path. The bittersweet "Looking Back" combines oboe and mando-cello into a compelling ballad. Anyone familiar with Todd Phillips' earlier recordings as a leader will be delighted with this highly recommended CD, too.

Product Details

Release Date:
10/17/1995
Label:
Compass Records
UPC:
0766397423029
catalogNumber:
974230
Rank:
209026

Tracks

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Todd Phillips   Primary Artist,Bass,Mandolin,Percussion,Multi Instruments,Mandocello,Octave Mandolin
Darol Anger   Violin
Shelley Phillips   Harp,Oboe
Anne Cleveland   Flute
Paul McCandless   Bass Clarinet,English Horn,Oboe,Soprano Saxophone,Multi Instruments
Paul van Wageningen   Drums
Joe Caploe   Marimbas,Multi Instruments,Vibes
Andy Strasmich   Bass Flute
Barry Phillips   Cello

Technical Credits

Todd Phillips   Producer
Howard Johnston   Engineer
Cookie Marenco   Engineer
Mark Slagle   Engineer
Mary Ann Zahorsky   Engineer
Devon Bernardoni   Engineer

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