Soul Temptation

Soul Temptation

by Bryan Savage


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Soul Temptation

Fellow multi-reedsman Nelson Rangell could learn a valuable lesson from Bryan Savage, who takes the risk of switching off between flute and saxes on his Higher Octave debut Soul Temptation. Equally adept at being a classically influenced postmodern Tim Weisberg and edging robustly on alto and tenor towards the steamy Gato Barbieri sound, Savage offers a little spunky something for everyone: a rich, improvisational fireball of "Georgia on My Mind"; a disco-minded slappiness on "Party Line"; and a flashy Tower of Power-type vibe on the catchy "Kaleidoscope." Written by Rick Braun (who also adds Savage to his production resume here), that tune finds Savage like a kid in the proverbial music store carrying the slamming melody by tripling flute, alto, and tenor and wrapping that brew around Braun's punchy flügelhorn. Everyone wants the Braun horn sound on their recordings, and it's to Savage's credit that the trumpet only shows up on two cuts as harmony; Braun, however, does lay some slick grooves via his underappreciated skills as a keyboardist/programmer.

Product Details

Release Date: 04/21/1998
Label: Higher Octave
UPC: 0724384562328
catalogNumber: 45623

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Bryan Savage   Primary Artist,Synthesizer,Flute,Keyboards,Alto Saxophone,Tenor Saxophone
3rd Force   Track Performer
Rick Braun   Synthesizer,Trumpet,Flugelhorn,Keyboards
Scott Breadman   Percussion
Bob Carpenter   Keyboards
Cliff Hugo   Bass
Dave Karasony   Drums
John Menzano   Bass
David Palmer   Drums
Todd Sharp   Guitar
Larry Antonino   Bass
Joel Gaines   Strings,Keyboards
Joe Finger   Drums
Chris Standring   Guitar
Vin "Vinny" D'Onofrio   Guitar

Technical Credits

William Aura   Producer,Engineer
Rick Braun   Programming,Producer
Craig Dobbin   Contributor
Alain Eskinasi   Contributor
Matt Marshall   Executive Producer
Bryan Savage   Programming,Producer
Dan Selene   Executive Producer
Robert Fisher   Art Direction
Maria Ehrenreich   Production Director
Eddie King   Engineer

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