Your Move

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All Music Guide - Paula Edelstein
On Your Move, bassist Gerald Veasley uses his musical vocabulary in a creative and personal manner to deliver inviting harmonic rhythms, extended phrases, and flexibility. This follow-up to Gerald Veasley at the Jazz Base!, a live set recorded at Veasley's club in Pennsylvania, is a richly textured recording that finds Veasley collaborating with the award-winning contemporary jazz guitarist Chuck Loeb on four songs including the title track. The sterling set opens with "Hear Now," a high-energy, funky, riff-laden tune that spotlights Veasley's exemplary execution of the melody and his solos on four- and six-string basses. "Slip 'N' Slide" features Loeb's great chops on ...
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All Music Guide - Paula Edelstein
On Your Move, bassist Gerald Veasley uses his musical vocabulary in a creative and personal manner to deliver inviting harmonic rhythms, extended phrases, and flexibility. This follow-up to Gerald Veasley at the Jazz Base!, a live set recorded at Veasley's club in Pennsylvania, is a richly textured recording that finds Veasley collaborating with the award-winning contemporary jazz guitarist Chuck Loeb on four songs including the title track. The sterling set opens with "Hear Now," a high-energy, funky, riff-laden tune that spotlights Veasley's exemplary execution of the melody and his solos on four- and six-string basses. "Slip 'N' Slide" features Loeb's great chops on a variety of instruments and is the kind of head-boppin' song that keeps your feet moving, but by contrast, the cool beauty of "So Close to the Sun" showcases trumpeter John Swana in a melancholy mood and is yet another indication of the rich textures on this great CD. Continuing with the feel-good feeling of the opening track, "Your Move" grooves with an easygoing mellowness that is built on a solid ground beat. The passing of a longtime friend provided the inspiration for "Three Tears," a hopeful tribute which features mournful EWI phrases played by Chris Farr. This particular composition also features Farr on saxophone using slower harmonic rhythms to give the listener a sense of peace and serenity. Veasley continues to share his compositional integrity on "Roxanne's Dance," an emotional ballad that displays Veasley's superb flexibility on five-string acoustic bass guitar and six-string bass guitar. It's quite clear that Gerald Veasley and his masterful collaborators emphasized a higher level of excellence, and the results reveal how well the different ensembles performed as unified interpreters of his musical vision.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 3/11/2008
  • Label: Heads Up
  • UPC: 053361313029
  • Catalog Number: 3130
  • Sales rank: 137,515

Album Credits

Performance Credits
Gerald Veasley Primary Artist, Bass, Bass Guitar, 6-string bass, Soloist, 5-string Bass, Tenor Bass
John Swana Trumpet
Pablo Batista Percussion, Conga, Hand Drums
Chuck Loeb Organ, Synthesizer, Acoustic Guitar, Bass, Guitar, Percussion, Drums, Electric Guitar, Keyboards, fender rhodes, Synthesizer Bass
Donald Robinson Percussion, Piano, Drums, Keyboards, Electric Piano, Clavinet, Soloist
Mark Knox Synthesizer, Keyboards
Richard Waller III Cymbals, Drums, Horn Engineer
Will Brock Keyboards
Brian Dunne Percussion, Drums
Matt Cappy Flugelhorn
Josh Dion Drums, Tambourine
Mikki Kornegay Vocals
James Rouse Percussion, Drums
Nathan Eklund Trombone, Trumpet, Flugelhorn
Wendell "Pops" Sewell Guitar
Chris Farr Flute, Alto Saxophone, Soprano Saxophone, EWI
Technical Credits
Gerald Veasley Composer, Producer
Chuck Loeb Arranger, Composer, Programming, Producer
Dave Love Executive Producer
Donald Robinson Arranger, Programming, Producer, Engineer, Horn Arrangements
Sylvester "Sly Stone" Stewart Composer
Robert Friedrich Mastering
Mark Knox Programming, String Arrangements
Richard Waller III Producer, Engineer
Brian Dunne Programming
Josh Dion Loop
James Rouse Programming
Chris Farr Composer, Horn Arrangements
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