This Comes With It

Guymon Ensley

“This Comes With It” – is the melding of thoughts, experiences, sounds and melodies that complement the musical journey of Guymon Ensley. This project, Ensley’s fourth, is a slight departure from his straight ahead, classic jazz offerings. Ensley is keeping with the industry trend by independent artists of releasing EPs of 6 to 7 tunes instead of a full 10 to 12 song project. This enables him to delve into other genres of music to reach an eclectic audience of listeners.

The title, “This Comes With It,” lets you know that, musically, this is a gift from a power greater than the writer or performers. When you listen to this project, feel and understand how intricately the music is created and presented with you, the listener, in mind. There is a musical synergy that will move you and may cause some sporadic head bobbing and finger snapping.

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1) Leeba 3:36 ~ This song is a swell of movements and textures that gives you a hint of Ensley’s love for music of the Baroque era. Guymon Ensley – trumpets, flugel horn, trombone
keys, string & percussion programing
Takashi Iio - upright bass

2) This Comes With It 5:43 ~ A coquettish and fun instrumental piece that includes some interaction between some unusual suspects. Guymon Ensley - flugel horn, drum & string
programing Dwayne Collins – Guitar Mike Evans – keys / Pathe Jassi – electric bass
Gisele "Gee" Caver - female voice
Odell Jones - male voice Hoggy Horn Section Voices of Tugg & DoLove – background vocals

3) Groozin’ 5:49 ~ This is an “open the sun roof” and hit the highway tune while you Groove and Cruise ... Groovin’ while Cruisin’ ... “GROOZIN!” Guymon Ensley – trumpet, drum & piano programing
Takashi Iio – electric bass Randal Wilson – guitar / Hoggy Horn Section Voices of Tugg & DoLove - background vocals

4) Fun Around the Sun With You 4:54 ~ A dreamy, easy flowing song of sounds of a cool island breeze around the sun with you doing nothing ... just doing what we do ... Here, Ensley momentarily steps out of his comfort zone and steps vocally to the mic.
Guymon Ensley - lead vocal, trumpet, percussion & string programing Dwayne Collins - guitar Takashi Iio – electric bass Phil Lesky – keyboards Hoggy Horn Section Voices of Tugg & DoLove – background vocals

5) Running On Empty 4:13 ~ Fast paced, it’s a combination of melodies with Funk and Rock rhythms. This tune will keep you breathless and “running.” Guymon Ensley – trumpet, drum programing Kermit Hoggatt – Organ Takashi Iio – electric bass Phil Lesky – keys Randal Wilson – guitar Hoggy Horn Section 6) Make-up Lovin' 4:13 ~ A sixties styled doowop number which features the lead vocals of Bernard Gibson who has an impressive history with local and international acts which include the Temptations Review featuring Dennis Edwards. Guymon Ensley - drum & string programing Phil Lesky – piano Greg Palmer – backgound vocal Pathe Jassi – electric bass Dwayne Collins – guitar Hoggy Horn Section

  • Recorded at GEQ Jazz Lab - Detroit, MI: by Guymon Ensley

  • Edited at My Muzik Studio, Detroit, MI: by Johnny Hogue

  • Mastered at Studio A, Dearborn Heights, MI: by Eric Morgeson

  • Photographs by: Lee Stafford, Passion Of The Eye Photography, Detroit, MI

  • All songs written and produced by Guymon Ensley for Guymon Ensley Publishing (BMI) “Makeup Loving” – vocal tracks produced by: Bernard Gibson and Gisele “Gee” Caver ”Running on Empty”- associate producer: Gisele “Gee” Caver *** ”This Come With It” – associate producer: Gisele “Gee” Caver

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