by Wayman Tisdale

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In the typically lengthy thank-you section included on his eighth CD, Rebound, Wayman Tisdale acknowledges his doctors, as well as the special devotion of associates, friends, and family during a troubled time, as his way of alluding to the bone cancer he suffered in the interim since his last album. "When life tries to get you down," he says at the outset of the title track that opens the disc, "it's the perfect time for a rebound." That is about as much reference as he makes to his physical challenge, however. Otherwise, the listener might suppose that things are flowing as smoothly as ever for him. Certainly, they are musically. Rebound is another characteristic contemporary jazz effort for Tisdale, in which his fluid bass playing is heard within the context of highly programmed rhythm tracks. To provide contrast, a few vocals turn up, the most high-profile of them being country star Toby Keith's turn at Barry White's "Never, Never Gonna Give Ya Up." Seeking legitimacy, Keith plays it straight, never hamming the song up as much as White himself did, but that keeps it from being as fun as it might be. More impressive is the Gap Band's Robert Wilson on "Watch Me Play Again," which draws a parallel to that bass-happy group, and gospel singer Marvin Sapp also makes a strong impression on the closer, "Grateful," which also may speak implicitly to Tisdale's resolve to overcome his illness and get back to plucking his bass.

Product Details

Release Date: 06/03/2008
Label: Rendezvous
UPC: 0881284513925
catalogNumber: 5139
Rank: 59779

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Wayman Tisdale   Primary Artist,Bass
Dave Koz   Saxophone
Ricky Peterson   Hammond Organ,Hammond B3
Toby Keith   Vocals
Derek Allen   Musician
Johnny Britt   Trumpet,Flugelhorn
Donald Hayes   Saxophone
Brian Simpson   Piano
Bobby G   Guitar
Jason Ran   Trumpet,Flugelhorn
Arthur Thompson   Percussion
Jason Freeman   Keyboards
Darren Rahn   Flute,Keyboards,Saxophone,Soprano Saxophone,Tenor Saxophone,fender rhodes,Synthesizer Bass,Horn Section
Frank Selman   Electric Guitar
Byrd Sisters   Background Vocals
Jerry Compare   Piano
Meachie Man   Vocals
Raw J   Vocals
Soup Bone   Guitar
Jason Rahn   Trumpet,Flugelhorn
Arthur Thompson   Percussion
Bobby G   Guitar
Michael Todd   Various
Mel Brown   Bass,Electric Bass,Electric Guitar,bass pedals

Technical Credits

Dave Koz   Executive Producer
Derek Allen   Arranger,Programming,Producer,Engineer,Vocal Arrangements,Horn Arrangements
Hyman Katz   Executive Producer
Wayman Tisdale   Engineer
Bobby G   Engineer
Mike Ruiz   Engineer
Greg Ross   Art Direction
Frank Cody   Executive Producer
Jason Ran   Engineer,Horn Arrangements
Debra Perry   Engineer
Brad Mitcho   Engineer
Brian Porter   Engineer
Jim Ryberg   Engineer
John Schuning   Art Direction
Derrick "D.O.A." Allen   Programming
Darren Rahn   Producer,Engineer,Horn Arrangements,drum programming
Eric Rennaker   Engineer
Howie Diamond   Executive Producer
Harley Neuman   Executive Producer
Michael Todd   Audio Production
Mel Brown   Engineer

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Rebound 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
DesertJazz More than 1 year ago
Wayman has grown profoundly as an artist since Power Forward, back in the 90's. His distinctive style of play, enthusiastic energetic passion for music and incredible courage, given all he was going through at the time he was recording this. Sadly, the title track makes reference to his rebounding from what ultimately took him from us too soon. There truly isn't a note played on this project that does nothing but elevate his style and skill. Add it to your collection, and when you listen to it, celebrate the brief but amazing career of Wayman. You will be glad you did.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago