by Dennis Chambers


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Drummer Dennis Chambers is a first-call session ace who is comfortable within a variety of settings and/or genres. He has also evolved into one of the most admired drummers on the globe due to his high-powered polyrhythmic funk beats and supercharged sense of swing. In short, he's a dynamo! With his second solo release, he enlists his former boss, guitarist John Scofield, amid jazz superstars such as brothers Michael (sax) and Randy (trumpet) Brecker among others. Here, Chambers drives it all home via his now infamous attack, consisting of complexly woven tom fills and snappy, funk-drenched rhythms. Much of the credit should be directed towards arranger/producer/keyboardist Jim Beard, who once again demonstrates his prowess for achieving the desired effects. On the piece titled "Otay," fusion bassist extraordinaire Gary Willis leads the way via his impossibly fast lines in concert with Scofield's sinewy plucking and Chambers' sweeping funk pulses. Some of these works are marked by the Brecker Brothers' chirpy unison choruses and the ensemble's morphing of gospel, fusion, and jazz-based grooves. Through it all, Chambers' presence is undeniably felt, while this outing also benefits from strong material and the soloists' zestful endeavors.

Product Details

Release Date: 10/23/2007
Label: Tone Center
UPC: 0026245405929
catalogNumber: 4059
Rank: 141974

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Performance Credits

Dennis Chambers   Primary Artist,Drums,Musician
Jim Beard   Organ,Synthesizer,Piano,Keyboards,Hammond Organ,Clavinet,fender rhodes,Wurlitzer
Michael Brecker   Tenor Saxophone,Musician
Michael Davis   Trombone,Musician
Bob Malach   Bass Saxophone,Tenor Saxophone,Soloist,Musician
John Scofield   Guitar,Soloist,Musician
Randy Brecker   Trumpet,Musician
Dean Brown   Bass,Guitar
Rodney Curtis   Bass,Musician
Matthew Garrison   Bass,Musician
Aaron Heick   Alto Saxophone,Musician
Jon Herington   Guitar
Will Lee   Bass,Bass Guitar,Musician
Nick Moroch   Guitar,Musician
Daniel Sadownick   Conga,Musician
Arto Tuncboyaciyan   Conga,Shaker,Musician
Gary Willis   Bass,Musician
Jim Hynes   Trumpet,Musician

Technical Credits

Jim Beard   Arranger,Producer,Engineer,Audio Production
Dennis Chambers   Composer
Robert Aries   Composer
Joachim Becker   Executive Producer
Phil Magnotti   Engineer

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