Truest Heart

Truest Heart

by Nelson Rangell

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Overview

Truest Heart

Denver native Nelson Rangell's three prior GRP releases promoted positive and diverse energy, but his true voice and direction were somewhat uncertain, caught between the molds of "Sanborn clone" and "fine flutist." No longer. Truest Heart shows him to be an artist of depth, a master of song, and an improvisor nonpareil. The opening cut, Chuck Loeb's galvanizing "World Traveler," with its booming hook and playfulness, is typical of the resounding power of the best sax cuts, while "Ajla" and "This Simple Beauty" show Rangell's balance of more expressive emotions. In a field crowded with fine saxmen, it's his flute playing which truly stands out. Kip Kuepper's "Flight," for instance, provides an easygoing, memorable melody which Rangell peppers with effortless complexity, seeming at times almost superhuman, as he hits dizzying multitudes of notes normally reserved for straightahead projects.

Product Details

Release Date: 02/02/1993
Label: Grp Records
UPC: 0011105969529
catalogNumber: 9695
Rank: 287181

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Nelson Rangell   Primary Artist,Flute,Piccolo,Alto Saxophone,Soprano Saxophone
Jeff Jenkins   Piano,Keyboards
Omar Hakim   Drums
Steve Reid   Percussion
Rachelle Ferrell   Vocals
David Charles   Percussion
Bashiri Johnson   Percussion
Michael Bearden   Keyboards
Karen Bernod   Vocals
Dave Charles   Percussion
Chris Daniels   Guitar,12-string Guitar
Zach Danziger   Drums
David Derge   Drums
Leonard "Doc" Gibbs   Percussion
Steve Ivey   Drums
Jef Lee Johnson   Guitar
Kip Kuepper   Bass,Keyboards
Will Lee   Bass
Chuck Loeb   Guitar,Keyboards
Tony Morales   Drums
Mark Portmann   Keyboards
Jerry Watts   Bass

Technical Credits

Nelson Rangell   Composer
Scott Ansell   Engineer,Contributor
Michael Bearden   Arranger,Composer,Programming,Producer
Dave Grusin   Executive Producer
Kip Kuepper   Composer,Programming,Producer,Engineer,drum programming
Chuck Loeb   Composer,Producer
Mark Portmann   Producer
M. Reid   Composer
Larry Rosen   Executive Producer
Heikki Sarmanto   Composer
Allen Shamblin   Composer
James Tuttle   Engineer
Dennis Wall   Engineer
Scott Roche   Executive Producer
Danny Weiss   Executive Producer

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