Force Field

Force Field

by 3rd Force


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Force Field

Anyone not hip to the diverse genre sounds coming out of Higher Octave these days can find the perfect sampler in 3rd Force's vibe-intensive Force Field. While the electronic keyboard trio of William Aura, Craig Dobbin, and Alain Eskinasi provides thick, acid jazzy grooves that range from dreamy and laid back ("7th Heaven") to shuffling hip-hop, trip-hop, and aggressive blues, some of the label's biggest names have a ball strutting their own stuff as the lead melodies and harmonies. Grant Geissman in particular gets opportunities to go easy on the nylon string (playing off the distant call and response of saxman John Klemmer and John Halblieb's muted trumpet), swampy on the slide guitar (the thickly percussive, dark and haunting "Bridge of Dreams"), and joyously funky on electric. Brian Hughes' brisk electric strings take center stage on the throbbing "Something Special," while Craig Chaquico's snappy acoustic flow weaves in and out of Richard Hardy's wistful sax harmony on "The Closer You Get." Ozzie Ahlers interjects a few lively piano solos on two of the Chaquico-led tunes, but it's just for name value; Dobbin's sparkling ivory tenderness is just as grand. Sax wise, 3rd Force seeks the smoky cool of Bryan Savage and Paul Taylor, whose soprano lines form a call and response with the hypnotic piano melody on "Revelation of the Heart."

Product Details

Release Date: 02/23/1999
Label: Higher Octave
UPC: 0724384709921
catalogNumber: 47099

Album Credits

Performance Credits

3rd Force   Primary Artist
William Aura   Bass,Percussion,Keyboards,Vocals
Brian Hughes   Guitar
John Klemmer   Saxophone
Craig Chaquico   Guitar
Ozzie Ahlers   Piano
Gerlando Compilati   Percussion,Conga
Craig Dobbin   Piano,Keyboards
Alain Eskinasi   Bass,Percussion,Rhythm Guitar,Keyboards
Grant Geissman   Guitar
Richard Hardy   Fiddle,Flute,Horn,Saxophone
Bryan Savage   Saxophone
Paul Taylor   Soprano Saxophone
Peter Sterling   Harmonica
David Thomas   Keyboards

Technical Credits

William Aura   Producer
3rd Force   Producer
Matt Marshall   Executive Producer
Dan Selene   Executive Producer
Third Force   Producer

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