A Wilder Alias

A Wilder Alias
3 ratings
Price: $8.99
List Price: $9.98
You Save: $0.99 (10% Off)
Temporarily Out of Stock: We'll get more as soon as possible
Notify Me When Available
Format:  CD
sku:  362SF
on most orders of $25+
Brand New

Related products:

CD Details

  • Released: August 9, 2011
  • Label: Masterworks

Tracks:

  • 1.A Wilder Alias
  • 2.Niki's Song
  • 3.Waltz for Dana
  • 4.The Way We Are
  • 5.Good and Rich

Product Description:

Personnel: Jackie Cain (vocals); Roy Kral (vocals, piano); Hubert Laws (flute); Joe Farrell (soprano saxophone, tenor saxophone); Steve Gadd (drums).
Recording information: Van Gelder Studios, Englewood Cliffs, NJ (12/1973).
Photographer: Dean Brown .
Arranger: Roy Kral .
Jazz vocal duo Jackie Cain & Roy Kral's 1974 CTI release A Wilder Alias features the brilliant vocal interplay and crisply harmonized lines the two were known for, albeit in a more modal and experimental setting befitting the aesthetic of the time period. Rather than covering standards here, most of the melodies are sung without actual lyrics -- and the lyrics that are here are more like sung poetry -- making for vocals that blend right in next to the other instruments. In that sense, such tracks as the sprightly, swinging "Niki's Song," the expansive title track, and the fast-moving "Waltz for Dana" bring to mind something along the lines of McCoy Tyner -- Kral is a superb keyboardist as well as singer -- backing the vocal ensemble Free Design. It also doesn't hurt that joining Jackie & Roy here are bassist Harvie Swartz, drummer Steve Gadd, vibraphonist Roy Pennington, flutist Hubert Laws, and saxophonist Joe Farrell. These are ambitious, funky, and somewhat fusion-style cuts that fans of '70s jazz should certainly check out. ~ Matt Collar

Music Lovers' Ratings & Reviews:

Customer Rating: Rating 4.7
Based on 3 ratings.
Be the first Music Lover to write an online review of this product!

Product Info

  • Sales Rank: 108,346
  • UPC: 886979320024
  • Shipping Weight: 0.25/lbs (approx)
  • International Shipping: 1 item

To place an order or for customer service, call toll-free 1-800-336-4627 or outside the United States, call 1-610-649-7565
Extended Holiday Hours: Open Monday-Friday: 8am-11pm, Weekends: 10am-10pm (Eastern Time)
Se habla Español! Spanish-speaking representatives available, Monday-Friday: 9am-4pm (Eastern Time)