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All bass, drums , guitar , piano , fender rhodes recorded at Avatar studios in 2 days in april 2008 . Engineer Aya Takemura
Keyboard overdubs, vocals , mixing , mastering done at home by Sean Wayland .
Software : Cubase studio 4 , PSP mastering compressor
Track Details :
Club Sandwhich :
Keith Carlock ( drums ) , Tim Lefebvre ( bass) , James Muller ( Rhythm guitar ) , Sean Wayland ( vocals , Steinway " B" , hammond C3 , fender rhodes , wurlitzer 200 , nord modular G2 synthesizer )
Arc is enough : Adam Rogers ( 1st guitar solo ) ; James Muller ( 2nd solo ) . Sean implements "Samchilliean" synth patch on Nord G2 based on relative keyboard concept by Leon Greunbaum
Soft Oz Rock; Jackie O ; Onit ; Dont Get me Wrong , Organic Cigs; Stuck in Oz : all played by Carlock , Le Febvre , Muller , Wayland
Be my Guest : Matt Clohesy ( Acoustic Bass ) ; Adam Rogers ( acoustic guitar ) Keith Carlock ( drums )
Drag out the Cliches : Sean Wayland ( Steinway "B" piano ) ; Adam Rogers ( Acoustic guitar )
John Coltrane : Sean Wayland ( live Steinway piano and overdubbed Hammond Organ Bass ) : Keith Carlock ( drums )
E of 1 : Sean Wayland , Adam Rogers, James Muller , Keith Carlock , Tim Lefebvre
Organic Cigarettes is a group improvisation . All other tracks composed by Sean Wayland
-- Pistachio is a mostly funky CD. It features Sean Wayland's compositions performed by an outstanding bunch of Jazz and Pop/Funk musicians. Keith Carlock plays drums, Tim Lefebvre plays electric bass, James Muller and Adam Rogers play guitar, Matt Clohesy plays acoustic bass on one track. Sean Wayland plays acoustic piano, fender rhodes, hammond C3 organ and synthesizers (oberheim Xpander, Nord Modular and others). The album was recorded in april at the famous Avatar Studios in New York and engineered by Aya Takemura. Overdubs, mixing and mastering were done by Sean in his home studio in Park Slope, Brooklyn. The starting premise of the CD was that it would be "funk" .. in composing music for the CD, Sean visited several genres including classic jazz-funk in the Herbie Hancock vein, Steely Dan sounding Pop music (with thanks to their drummer Keith Carlock), Wayne Krantz/Allan Holdsworth sounding adventurous synth-bending jazz fusion and contemporary classical music.
It's interesting music, excellently played and recorded. The level of musicianship and sonic artistry is magnificent. Overall it's a quirky album, with familiar grooves and concepts taken to different places, and updated by their juxtaposition with opposite styles in the one CD. Surf your way from jazz/funk to funk to rock to bebop to contemporary classical in just over one hour.
Sean Wayland was from Sydney, Australia, and has been residing in NYC for almost 25 years He is well known and respected
for his prolific writing, and unique harmony and rhythm.
Sean has worked for a number of internationally renowned musicians, and has released over 30 critically acclaimed CDs. His compositions and arrangements have been recorded by many musicians worldwide....more
The reasons I love the album are to many to name. It's a drum clinc and the grooves on the post soul R&B jazz tunes are heavy but swing. Oz Noy's songwriting is masterful, but I think we're all getting used to that and his guitar playing keeps getting better and better and more interesting.
What 's not to like? I also use that tune to check my sound system because so perfectly laid out in all registers.