Traveler CD (2012)

Artist: Jerry Douglas

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Label Koch Entertainment
SKU 231378091
UPC 099923212829
UPC 14 00099923212829
Format CD
Release Date 6/26/2012
Author Jerry Douglas
Associated Artist/Work Bhatt, Vishwa Mohan
Associated Artist/Work Bibb, Eric
Associated Artist/Work Groovegrass
Associated Artist/Work Harris, Emmylou
Associated Artist/Work Kaczmarek, Jan A.P.
Associated Artist/Work Lovett, Lyle
Associated Artist/Work Sarah Jarosz
Associated Artist/Work Sarah Jarosz (Singer/Songwriter
Technical Info
Engineer Kevin Porter; Bart Migal; Kenta Yonesaka; Justin Stanley
Producer Russ Titelman
CatalogID 2128
Lable Name Entertainment on Disc
Released 2012
Original Release 2012
Number of Discs 1
SPARE Code n/a
Length 45m : 6s
Studio/Live Studio
UPC 00099923212829
Musical Guests
Eric Clapton
Mumford & Sons
Paul Simon
Keb' Mo'
Marc Cohn
Alison Krauss
Alison Krauss And Union Station
Album Notes and Credits
Recording information: Angelic Studio, Banbury, England; Electric Lady Studios, New York, NY; Germano Studios, New York; Ocean Way Nashville Recording Studios, Nashville; Piety Street Recording, New Orleans; Schulich School Of Music Of McGill University, Montreal; The Cottage; The Squirrel Nest.
Photographers: Jim McGuire ; Patrick Sheehan.
Jerry Douglas is the undisputed King of the Dobro, a musician with monster chops. He cut his teeth playing bluegrass with the Country Gentlemen, but he's equally adept at almost any kind of music and has played with the top jazz, pop, and country artists for almost 40 years. Traveler is another eclectic outing from an artist who refuses to be pigeonholed, and features Douglas kicking up his heels with a bunch of A-list friends including Eric Clapton, Alison Krauss, Dr. John, and Paul Simon. Douglas tries his hand at funky New Orleans R&B on Huey "Piano" Smith's "High Blood Pressure," with Keb' Mo' on lead vocals and Dr. John tickling the ivories. Douglas plays some greasy lap steel licks and Sarah Buxton adds Raelettes-like vocal harmonies. Douglas opens Leadbelly's "On a Monday" with his slippery, bluesy slide guitar work and adds credible lead vocals, but it's his stinging slide that carries the tune home. Alison Krauss & Union Station guest on "Frozen Fields," a track with Krauss delivering her usual luminous vocals while Douglas plays some laid-back acoustic guitar fills. He's more adventurous on the album's lively instrumentals. "King Silkie," co-written with Union Station guitarist Dan Tyminski, is a blazing hybrid of bluegrass and acoustic rock with Douglas smoking on Dobro in the company of Sam Bush on mandolin, Tyminski on guitar, and Charlie Cushman on banjo. Douglas turns jazzy on a medley of "American Tune/Spain," the latter a Chick Corea standard that incorporates elements of Joaqu¡n Rodrigo's "Concierto de Aranjuez." Douglas layers up several Dobro tracks and incorporates the flavors and feel of flamenco into his free-flowing improvisations. Douglas blends the sounds of Celtic folk and hints of classical Indian music on "Gone to Fortingall." B?la Fleck's inventive banjo and Viktor Krauss' drumming provide sympathetic backup. ~ j. poet
Professional Reviews
Q (Magazine) (p.97) - 3 stars out of 5 -- "[A] nicely varied set, from quick-fingered bluegrass to roaring sacred steel, delicate folksy picking to jazz-rock."
Mojo (Publisher) (p.86) - 4 stars out of 5 -- "Nothing here is less than intriguing as Douglas rings the changes stylistically, managing to weld bluegrass, blues, rock and folk into one cohesive whole."
Disc 1
1 On a Monday
2 Something You Got
3 So Here We Are
4 Boxer, The - (featuring Mumford & Sons/Paul Simon)
5 Duke and Cookie
6 High Blood Pressure
7 Gone To Fortingall
8 Right on Time
9 American Tune/Spain
10 Frozen Fields - (featuring Union Station)
11 King Silkie
Product Attributes
Artist Douglas,Jerry
Label Koch Entertainment
Music Format Compact Disc

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