Tony Gable & 206

Tony Gable & 206

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by Tony Gable
     
 
For many musicians, there comes a time when being a successful sideman isn't enough and a true artist with a unique voice emerges. With the release of this album, Kenny G's longtime percussionist finally emerged from the shadows and whipped up his own brand of melodic and aggressive smooth jazz. Gable and his band (named after their Seattle

Overview

For many musicians, there comes a time when being a successful sideman isn't enough and a true artist with a unique voice emerges. With the release of this album, Kenny G's longtime percussionist finally emerged from the shadows and whipped up his own brand of melodic and aggressive smooth jazz. Gable and his band (named after their Seattle area code) show the kind of playful sensibilities which propelled the G man to the peak of the genre. Add to this the intensely grooving nature of Gable's playing style and elements of soul and funk deriving from his extensive background in these areas, and the result was one of 1993's best debuts. The collection is highlighted by performances by guitarist John Raymond (who also produced), keyboardist Bela Havasretti and Kenny G himself, who produced two tracks. "The Slip" sets the tone with a cool, funky groove and Raymond's tight electric lines being balanced with Gable's lush soundscaping. Kenny G's trademark soprano blends wonderfully with Gable's romantic vocal style on the seductive Quiet Storm ballad "Island Lady." Unfortunately, after one other charting album, Gable & 206 went MIA.

Product Details

Release Date:
02/15/1996
Label:
Heads Up
UPC:
0053361302023
catalogNumber:
3020
Rank:
173043

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

Tony Gable   Primary Artist,Percussion,Bongos,Conga,Vocals,Background Vocals
Kenny G   Soprano Saxophone
Michael Powers   Guitar
Divyam Ambodha   Synthesizer,Drums,Keyboards
Leroy Bell   Background Vocals
Manuel Carrillo   Keyboards
Robert Damper   Piano,Keyboards
John Goforth   Alto Saxophone
Bela Havasretti   Synthesizer,Piano,Drums,Keyboards
Charles Jones   Guitar
Glen Lorbiecki   Guitar
Lorrie McKenna   Background Vocals
Larry Mills   Percussion,Electric Bass,Keyboards
Andre Montague   Background Vocals
Darren Motamedy   Tenor Saxophone
Steve Peterson   Synthesizer,Drums
Joe Plass   Electric Bass
Chad Quist   Guitar
John Raymond   Synthesizer,Guitar,Percussion,Electric Bass,Bongos,Conga,Drums,Keyboards
Nonda Tremis   Percussion,Bongos,Conga
Tony Gable & 206   Track Performer
Ben Smith   Drums

Technical Credits

Kenny G   Producer
Divyam Ambodha   drum programming
Tony Gable   Executive Producer
Steve Peterson   drum programming
John Raymond   Producer,drum programming
Jeffrey Ross   Executive Producer

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Tony Gable & 206 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Tony Gable's Camano Island will have you drifting away to that romantic island you have always dreamed about. All the songs on this cd will have you fantasizing about tropical breezes, white sandy beaches and warm seas.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I haven't heard this cd since i was 10 years old. I'm now 22 years old, twelve years later, and i find it! Finally!