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Look to the Sky


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Brooklyn-born and bred Eric Wyatt owns a solid berth along the saxophone continuum originally laid out by guys like Parker, Coltrane and Rollins. Throughout his career, his playing has been edgy and inventive, heartfelt and poignant. In fact, his father was good friends with Rollins and after Wyatt’s dad passed away, Sonny Rollins became involved in Eric’s music. “After my dad passed in 1989, Sonny became very present in my music and offered his help. I was given the opportunity to record my first CD, Godson, on the Japanese label King Records. Sonny suggested the title Godson because it explained his and my dad’s Hope. The Godson CD featured Al Foster, Rufus Reid and Mark Soskin, all members of Sonny’s bands." Look to the Sky, Wyatt’s debut for Whaling City Sound and his sixth recording overall, is magnificently realized, both instrumentally and emotionally. There are musical nods to his father (“Jolley Charlie”) and mother (“Psalm for Phennie”), to Coltrane (“My Favorite Things”) and a few other intimate touchpoints, some original, a few written by his accompanist, Benito Gonzalez. Indeed, Wyatt is joined here by excellent progressive musicians, including the resounding pianist Gonzalez, drummers Shinnosuke Takahashi and Kyle Pool, Eric Wheeler on bass and Keyon Harrold on trumpet. Together, their music is filled with hope and dedication, reciprocity and passion. With every recording, Wyatt flourishes, in terms of artistry and intensity, power and finesse. Look to the Sky is the man’s—and his band’s— finest and fullest record yet.
Facts
Item number WCS104
Barcode 687606010420
Release date 10/27/2017
Category Contemporary Jazz
Label WHALING CITY SOUND
Media type COMPACT DISC
Number of units 1
Performers
Non-Classical Artist Wyatt, Eric
Disc: 1
E-Brother00:04:00
1 E-Brother 00:04:13 Wheeler, Eric Wyatt, Eric Gonzalez, Benito Harrold, Keyon Takahashi, Shinnosuke
Look to the Sky-Sister Carol00:09:00
2 Look to the Sky 00:08:31 Wheeler, Eric Wyatt, Eric Gonzalez, Benito Harrold, Keyon Takahashi, Shinnosuke
The Sound of Music00:06:11
3 My Favorite Things 00:07:38 Wheeler, Eric Wyatt, Eric Wyatt, Eric Gonzalez, Benito Takahashi, Shinnosuke Miller, Andrea
Jolley Charlie00:07:00
4 Jolley Charlie 00:07:06 Wheeler, Eric Wyatt, Eric Gonzalez, Benito Poole, Kyle
A Psalm for Phennie00:08:00
5 A Psalm for Phennie 00:08:22 Wheeler, Eric Wyatt, Eric Gonzalez, Benito Harrold, Keyon Takahashi, Shinnosuke
One Finger Snap00:07:18
6 One Finger Snap 00:04:32 Wheeler, Eric Wyatt, Eric Gonzalez, Benito Harrold, Keyon Poole, Kyle
Afro Blue00:07:00
7 Afro Blue 00:08:01 Wheeler, Eric Wyatt, Eric Gonzalez, Benito Poole, Kyle
Starting Point00:07:00
8 Starting Point 00:06:51 Wheeler, Eric Wyatt, Eric Gonzalez, Benito Takahashi, Shinnosuke
Tenderly00:04:47
9 Tenderly 00:05:45 Wyatt, Eric Gonzalez, Benito
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