by Greg Vail


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Fans of pop-jazz supergroup Kilauea have been licking their lips over the long anticipated release of Greg Vail's opening solo statement E-Motion, and the charismatic multi-saxman does everything musically possible to fulfill their fantasies. Infusing the same type of frenetic energy and silky passion as in his live and recorded performances with the band, Vail keeps his ideas melodically simple while venturing into enough edgy impovisational territory that will keep obvious comparisons at bay. While punchy gems like the title track will have ears salivating coast to coast, and the Smokey Robinson cover "Just To See Her" finds a safe familiarity, the real standouts are the smoking blues-brass gun "Ben-Jamin" and the swaying orchestral centerpiece "In The Beginning." These two spin all emotions into unexpected directions. Peter White and Carl Verheyen add some impressive stringwork, helping Vailestablish his own voice on what could have been just another impressive pop jam session.

Product Details

Release Date: 04/15/2011
Label: Innervision Records
UPC: 0809931022019
catalogNumber: 301

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Greg Vail   Primary Artist,Alto Saxophone,Soprano Saxophone,Tenor Saxophone
Peter White   Acoustic Guitar
Joey Diggs   Vocals
Steve Donovan   Keyboards
Christopher Ho   Piano
Daniel Ho   Guitar,Keyboards
Brian Kilgore   Percussion
David Patt   Guitar,Electric Guitar
Joel Taylor   Drums
Carl Verheyen   Guitar
Smitty Smith   Bass
J Michael Verta   Piano,Soloist
André Mayeux   Keyboards
Diana D'Itri   Vocals
Peter White   Acoustic Guitar
Esther Rivera   Vocals

Technical Credits

Steve Donovan   Arranger
Tom Evans   Arranger
Daniel Ho   Arranger,Producer,drum programming
David Patt   Arranger
Gary Gould   Art Direction
André Mayeux   Arranger
Tynan Hart   Composer

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