Eyes Wide Open

Eyes Wide Open

by Sachal Vasandani


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Sachal Vasandani has an unusual voice, sounding a bit like Art Lund (Benny Goodman's singer in 1946) in his lower register and hinting at Michael Franks in his higher notes although he has a much deeper sound. Vasandani began getting rave reviews for his live performances around 2005, but his debut as a leader is just OK. Perhaps some of his charisma is better experienced live, but he comes across as a subtle and safe singer (despite a wide-ranging repertoire) with a distinctive tone. His performances on this CD are pleasant and nice but not particularly engrossing or memorable, occasionally sounding like a monotone, particularly on his originals. The performances are uplifted by the Jeb Patton Trio and guest spots for Stefon Harris, Marcus Printup and Doug Wamble. Sachal Vasandani clearly has potential, but it is not realized on this early effort.

Product Details

Release Date: 04/03/2007
Label: Mack Avenue
UPC: 0673203103528
catalogNumber: 1035
Rank: 255073

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Sachal Vasandani   Primary Artist,Vocals
Marcus Printup   Trumpet,Guest Appearance
Stefon Harris   Marimbas,Vibes,Guest Appearance
Jeb Patton   Piano,Electric Piano,fender rhodes
Quincy Davis   Drums
Doug Wamble   Guitar,Guest Appearance
David Wong   Bass,Acoustic Bass

Technical Credits

Percy Mayfield   Composer
Jimmy McHugh   Composer
Sade Adu   Composer
John Clayton   Arranger,Composer,Producer
Dorothy Fields   Composer
Antonio Carlos Jobim   Composer
Pryor   Producer
Carl Sigman   Composer
Billy Strayhorn   Composer
James Van Heusen   Composer
Harry Warren   Composer
Ray Gilbert   Composer
Maria Ehrenreich   Director,Producer,Creative Services Coordinator
Fred Spielman   Composer
Billy Blanco   Composer
Jeb Patton   Arranger
Quincy Davis   Arranger
Sam Beam   Composer
Raj Naik   Art Direction
Kermit Goell   Composer
Sachal Vasandani   Arranger,Composer
David Wong   Arranger

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Eyes Wide Open 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This CD was a revelation to me. I'd never heard of Vasandani before, but this disc really shows off the guy's talent, on both original materials and intelligently done remakes. The whole thing is very smooth and relaxing, with a sophisticated sound. I will definitely be checking for more music from this guy in the future. Highly recommended, mostly for 20somethings and up.