Travelin' Light

Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Dave Nathan
Sounding like a combination of Sarah Vaughan and Chaka Khan seasoned with a dash of Roberta Flack, Gabrielle Goodman is joined by a motley crew of modern musicians, swoops, scats, and whoops through a playlist of standards and originals, one of them by Goodman herself. For the most part, it seems that the arrangements, including those of the standards, are "popularized." That is, they have been designed to be attractive to fans of contemporary popular music. One exception is the Gershwin Brothers' "Someone to Watch Over Me," where Goodman opens the verse with just Kevin Eubanks' subdued guitar one of few subdued moments on this disc behind her. Additional instrumentation, ...
See more details below
CD
$17.09
BN.com price
(Save 5%)$17.99 List Price
Other sellers (CD)
  • All (4) from $12.37   
  • New (4) from $12.37   

Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Dave Nathan
Sounding like a combination of Sarah Vaughan and Chaka Khan seasoned with a dash of Roberta Flack, Gabrielle Goodman is joined by a motley crew of modern musicians, swoops, scats, and whoops through a playlist of standards and originals, one of them by Goodman herself. For the most part, it seems that the arrangements, including those of the standards, are "popularized." That is, they have been designed to be attractive to fans of contemporary popular music. One exception is the Gershwin Brothers' "Someone to Watch Over Me," where Goodman opens the verse with just Kevin Eubanks' subdued guitar one of few subdued moments on this disc behind her. Additional instrumentation, especially Gary Thomas' tenor, joins in for a very relaxed chorus. Thomas and his saxophones are very prominent on this disc. But on most of the cuts, Goodman's voice soars to the heavens. "Over the Rainbow" becomes a bop aria, and on "Travelin' Light," her voice becomes a horn, competing with Thomas' tenor for the dominating position on this tune. Goodman's rendition will not remind anyone of Judy Garland's. The Goodman composed "Manila" is a major production. The pulse is established by drummer Buddy Williams' back beat. Barry Miles' synthesizer weaves in and out with Goodman's voice as she overdubs the background vocals. Clifford Brown's "Blues Walk" flirts with the avant-garde, as Goodman sings wordless vocals, Thomas' serendipitous sax wailing with her. This tune, with Goodman and Thomas as a two-person ensemble, is one of the album's highlights. Once more she relies on the laid-back guitar of Eubanks in her thoughtful, emotional offering of "Don't Explain," another of the album's strong performances. Many will have to give this album more than a single play before fully appreciating it, but they will assuredly be drawn to Goodman's wide-ranging, unusual but haunting presentation of the music. Travelin' Light will be particularly appreciated by those who prize a singer willing to take some major risks. [Fortunately, the lyrics are reprinted in the liner notes.]
Read More Show Less

Product Details

  • Release Date: 2/1/2005
  • Label: Winter & Winter
  • UPC: 025091906321
  • Catalog Number: 919063
  • Sales rank: 204,506

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Travelin' Light (4:16)
  2. 2 Cherokee (4:34)
  3. 3 Over the Rainbow (3:52)
  4. 4 Manila (5:59)
  5. 5 Never Too Late (4:23)
  6. 6 Someone to Watch over Me (6:42)
  7. 7 Blues Walk (3:19)
  8. 8 My Funny Valentine (6:40)
  9. 9 Use Me (4:51)
  10. 10 Don't Explain (6:30)
Read More Show Less

Album Credits

Performance Credits
Gabrielle Goodman Primary Artist, Vocals, Background Vocals
Mike Cain Piano
Wolfgang Muthspiel Guitar, Electric Guitar
Gary Thomas Soprano Saxophone, Tenor Saxophone
Barry Miles Synthesizer, Piano
Anthony Cox Bass, Acoustic Bass
Don Alias Percussion, Conga
Tony Bunn Electric Bass
Kevin Eubanks Acoustic Guitar, Guitar, Electric Guitar
Mark Feldman Violin, Vocals
Buddy Williams Drums
Michael Cain Piano
David Bunn Synthesizer, Piano
Rubén Rodríguez Bass, Electric Bass
Technical Credits
Bill Withers Composer
Barry Miles Arranger
Jimmy Mundy Composer
Trummy Young Composer
Carlos Albrecht Engineer
Johnny Mercer Composer
Stefan F. Winter Producer, Audio Production
Gabrielle Goodman Vocal Arrangements
Hiroshi Itsuno Executive Producer
David Bunn Arranger
Günter Mattei Cover Design
Adrian von Ripka Engineer, Mastering
Read More Show Less

Customer Reviews

Be the first to write a review
( 0 )
Rating Distribution

5 Star

(0)

4 Star

(0)

3 Star

(0)

2 Star

(0)

1 Star

(0)

Your Rating:

Your Name: Create a Pen Name or

Barnes & Noble.com Review Rules

Our reader reviews allow you to share your comments on titles you liked, or didn't, with others. By submitting an online review, you are representing to Barnes & Noble.com that all information contained in your review is original and accurate in all respects, and that the submission of such content by you and the posting of such content by Barnes & Noble.com does not and will not violate the rights of any third party. Please follow the rules below to help ensure that your review can be posted.

Reviews by Our Customers Under the Age of 13

We highly value and respect everyone's opinion concerning the titles we offer. However, we cannot allow persons under the age of 13 to have accounts at BN.com or to post customer reviews. Please see our Terms of Use for more details.

What to exclude from your review:

Please do not write about reviews, commentary, or information posted on the product page. If you see any errors in the information on the product page, please send us an email.

Reviews should not contain any of the following:

  • - HTML tags, profanity, obscenities, vulgarities, or comments that defame anyone
  • - Time-sensitive information such as tour dates, signings, lectures, etc.
  • - Single-word reviews. Other people will read your review to discover why you liked or didn't like the title. Be descriptive.
  • - Comments focusing on the author or that may ruin the ending for others
  • - Phone numbers, addresses, URLs
  • - Pricing and availability information or alternative ordering information
  • - Advertisements or commercial solicitation

Reminder:

  • - By submitting a review, you grant to Barnes & Noble.com and its sublicensees the royalty-free, perpetual, irrevocable right and license to use the review in accordance with the Barnes & Noble.com Terms of Use.
  • - Barnes & Noble.com reserves the right not to post any review -- particularly those that do not follow the terms and conditions of these Rules. Barnes & Noble.com also reserves the right to remove any review at any time without notice.
  • - See Terms of Use for other conditions and disclaimers.
Search for Products You'd Like to Recommend

Recommend other products that relate to your review. Just search for them below and share!

Create a Pen Name

Your Pen Name is your unique identity on BN.com. It will appear on the reviews you write and other website activities. Your Pen Name cannot be edited, changed or deleted once submitted.

 
Your Pen Name can be any combination of alphanumeric characters (plus - and _), and must be at least two characters long.

Continue Anonymously