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Day One

Day One by Meilana Gillard

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Meilana Gillard

Label: Inner Circle Music
Released: 2009
Views: 1,277

Track Listing

1. Day One 2. Semisweet 3. Identity 4. A Spirit Remembered 5. Blissful Illusion 6. Red Sky 7. Sounds Like Yes 8. Then Came the Sun

Personnel

Meilana Gillard
Meilana Gillard

saxophone, tenor

Additional Personnel

Meilana Gillard - Tenor and Soprano Saxophones, Flute, Bass Clarinet - Composer of all tracks Nir Felder - Guitar Sam Barsh - Rhodes Marcos Varela - Bass Tyshawn Sorey - Drums

Album Description

The CD blends traditional jazz with psychedelic soul/funk influences, without trying too hard to sound overtly modern. Gillard’s dynamic quartet (Sam Barsh, keyboards; Tyshawn Sorey, drums; Marcos Varela, bass; Nir Felder, guitar) lays down a sultry New York City mood. Barsh’s electric keyboard styling, reminiscent of Chick Corea, shadows each track. Surprisingly and delightfully, her tenor tone is close to that of Shorter, Stan Getz and even Dexter Gordon, owing less to the 1960’s Coltrane influence than many of her better known contemporaries. At its best, “Day One” provides ample proof that the prodigiously talented Meilana Gillard has not only done her homework, but is also a fresh face in the world of contemporary jazz. - Devon Wendell - International Review of Music


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