Truest Heart

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All Music Guide - Jonathan Widran
Denver native Nelson Rangell's three prior GRP releases promoted positive and diverse energy, but his true voice and direction were somewhat uncertain, caught between the molds of "Sanborn clone" and "fine flutist." No longer. Truest Heart shows him to be an artist of depth, a master of song, and an improvisor nonpareil. The opening cut, Chuck Loeb's galvanizing "World Traveler," with its booming hook and playfulness, is typical of the resounding power of the best sax cuts, while "Ajla" and "This Simple Beauty" show Rangell's balance of more expressive emotions. In a field crowded with fine saxmen, it's his flute playing which truly stands out. Kip Kuepper's "Flight," ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Jonathan Widran
Denver native Nelson Rangell's three prior GRP releases promoted positive and diverse energy, but his true voice and direction were somewhat uncertain, caught between the molds of "Sanborn clone" and "fine flutist." No longer. Truest Heart shows him to be an artist of depth, a master of song, and an improvisor nonpareil. The opening cut, Chuck Loeb's galvanizing "World Traveler," with its booming hook and playfulness, is typical of the resounding power of the best sax cuts, while "Ajla" and "This Simple Beauty" show Rangell's balance of more expressive emotions. In a field crowded with fine saxmen, it's his flute playing which truly stands out. Kip Kuepper's "Flight," for instance, provides an easygoing, memorable melody which Rangell peppers with effortless complexity, seeming at times almost superhuman, as he hits dizzying multitudes of notes normally reserved for straightahead projects.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 2/2/1993
  • Label: Universal Mod Afw
  • UPC: 011105969529
  • Catalog Number: 9695
  • Sales rank: 185,278

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 World Traveler (5:36)
  2. 2 Truest Heart (5:17)
  3. 3 I Can't Make You Love Me (5:41)
  4. 4 Flight (4:53)
  5. 5 Western Vogue (5:26)
  6. 6 Runaway (5:18)
  7. 7 The Simple Beauty (4:42)
  8. 8 Regatta De Rio (5:09)
  9. 9 Livin' The Life (6:05)
  10. 10 Ajla (I-La) (5:13)
  11. 11 Sierra La Esperanza (6:17)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Nelson Rangell Primary Artist, Primary Artist, Flute, Piccolo, Alto Saxophone, Soprano Saxophone
Jeff Jenkins Piano, Keyboards
Omar Hakim Drums
Steve Reid Percussion
Rachelle Ferrell Vocals
David Charles Percussion
Bashiri Johnson Percussion
Michael Bearden Keyboards
Karen Bernod Vocals
Dave Charles Percussion
Chris Daniels Guitar, 12-string Guitar
Zach Danziger Drums
David Derge Drums
Leonard "Doc" Gibbs Percussion
Steve Ivey Drums
Jef Lee Johnson Guitar
Kip Kuepper Bass, Keyboards
Will Lee Bass
Chuck Loeb Guitar, Keyboards
Tony Morales Drums
Mark Portmann Keyboards
Jerry Jr. Watts Bass
Technical Credits
Nelson Rangell Composer
Scott Ansell Engineer, Contributor
Michael Bearden Arranger, Composer, Programming, Producer
Dave Grusin Executive Producer
Kip Kuepper Composer, Programming, Producer, Engineer, drum programming
Chuck Loeb Composer, Producer
Mark Portmann Producer
M. Reid Composer
Larry Rosen Executive Producer
Heikki Sarmanto Composer
Allen Shamblin Composer
James Tuttle Engineer
Dennis Wall Engineer
Scott Roche Executive Producer
Danny Weiss Executive Producer
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