Wayman Tisdale Story CD (2011)

Artist: Wayman Tisdale

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Product Overview


Label Rendezvous/red
SKU 225206319
UPC 881284514724
UPC 14 00881284514724
Format CD
Release Date 11/21/2011
Author Wayman Tisdale
Technical Info
Producer Danny Stillwell (Compilation)
CatalogID REN5147-2
Lable Name Rendezvous Music
Released 11/21/2011
Original Release 2011
Number of Discs 2
SPARE Code n/a
Length 56m : 36s
Mono/Stereo Stereo
Studio/Live Studio
UPC 00881284514724
Musical Guests
George Duke
Dave Koz
Album Notes and Credits
Liner Note Authors: Kent Zimmerman; Keith Zimmerman.
Released in 2007, The Very Best of Wayman Tisdale compiled tracks from the jazz bassist's early records for the MoJazz division of Motown. In the aftermath of Tisdale's untimely death from cancer in 2009, The Wayman Tisdale Story follows up, skipping over the musician's two-album sojourn at Atlantic (Decisions, Face to Face) and gathering material from his later albums such as Hang Time, Way Up!, and Rebound. Tisdale used his bass guitar as a lead instrument rather than merely a timekeeper, so that his playing was more like a regular guitar lead, just set to a lower register. His typical approach to smooth jazz is reflected in such tracks as "Rebound," which finds him intertwining with Dave Koz's horn. But such efforts turn out to be less interesting than the outliers included on this compilation, notably "It's Alright" from Tisdale's gospel sojourn, Presents 21 Days, which mixes an acoustic guitar with a vocal harmony group, and the two selections from the posthumously released The Fonk Record, "The Introduction" and "Let's Ride," both of which find Tisdale re-creating the sound of Parliament/Funkadelic. His affection for late-`60s/early-`70s R&B/funk is never in doubt, though, with tracks like "Tell It Like It TIS" and "Ready to Hang" indulging in jazz fusion and allowing the bassist to make like Larry Graham from Sly & the Family Stone. His tragic end is given a sincere, if sentimental reflection from Toby Keith in the album's ballad closer, "Cryin' for Me (Wayman's Song)," but he is better remembered by some of the livelier playing on this representative sampling of his work. ~ William Ruhlmann
Disc 1
1 Tell It Like It Tis - (featuring George Duke)
2 Introduction, The
3 Rebound - (featuring Dave Koz)
4 It's Alright
5 Ready To Hang
6 Let's Ride - (featuring George Duke)
7 One On One
8 Gabrielle
9 Way Up
10 Slam Dunk - (previously unreleased)
11 Everything In You
12 Glory Glory
13 Cryin' For Me (Wayman's Song)
Product Attributes
Artist Tisdale,Wayman
Music Format Compact Disc
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