Guymon Ensley GEQ Jazz

CD - Meditative Grooves

CD - "Meditative Grooves"

by Guymon Ensley

Released 01/04/2019
GEQ Jazz Records
Released 01/04/2019
GEQ Jazz Records
  • 05:24 Story I Waited For You
  • 03:19 Story Is That Me
  • 03:21 Story I Just Wonder
  • 08:21 Story Going Away Happy
  • 04:52 Story Not This Time
  • 06:31 Story Renowned
  • 04:51 Story Something's Over There
  • 10:08 Story Lyrics Splash

    The Opening selection, which sets the tone of this work, has a contrasting sentiment that is immediately clear at the onset of the trumpet solo. As the solo bursts harshly, it strikes back chords and harmonies with the piano and orchestra. Later the solo softens and supplies an accompaniment with the strings. Simply, a mellifluous piece of work. 

    The following selections joyously toys with the listener’s ability to enjoy different theme renderings and relaxes briefly during lyrical moments.  

    There are different approaches to rhythms and arpeggios of which may not depict musical agreement but it stands on its’ own robustness and pleasantly carries the listener along the journey. 

    The journey culminates in a peaceful unification of horn and orchestra perceptibly that ends evoking sounds of busy surrounded by tranquility. 

     

    This is an outstanding work of which composer sought for musical resolution and achieved it. 

NOTES
The Opening selection, which sets the tone of this work, has a contrasting sentiment that is immediately clear at the onset of the trumpet solo. As the solo bursts harshly, it strikes back chords and harmonies with the piano and orchestra. Later the solo softens and supplies an accompaniment with the strings. Simply, a mellifluous piece of work.

The following selections joyously toys with the listener’s ability to enjoy different theme renderings and relaxes briefly during lyrical moments.

There are different approaches to rhythms and arpeggios of which may not depict musical agreement but it stands on its’ own robustness and pleasantly carries the listener along the journey.

The journey culminates in a peaceful unification of horn and orchestra perceptibly that ends evoking sounds of busy surrounded by tranquility.

This is an outstanding work of which composer sought for musical resolution and achieved it.
CREDITS

All songs produced, composed and sequenced by Guymon Ensley

All songs performed by Guymon Ensley: keyboard and digital programing – electric and digital bass – drums and percussion - string and horn arrangements - trumpet, flugelhorn, french horn, bass trumpet

Recorded at: GEQ Jazz Sound Production Lab, Detroit, MI

Mixing Engineers: Greg Reilley - The Disc Ltd., Eastpoint, MI
Johnny Hogue - J5 Studio, Detroit, MI

Mastering Engineers: Eric Morgeson, Studio A, Livonia, MI
Greg Reilley - The Disc Ltd., Eastpoint, MI

Session Engineer: Guymon Ensley

Cover Concept and Packaging Design: Tulani Hoggatt
Liner Notes: Stewart Bates
Technical Advisor: Dwayne Collins

Special thanks to: Kermit Hoggatt
Kevin “KT” Tunstull
Clara Dawkins
Gary Mitchell
Susan Meyers
The Enterprise Crew
Aurora and the Smith Sisters