151

Double Scale: Double Scale

By

Sign in to view read count


Keyboardist Doc Powell produced and played keyboards and composed most of the tunes on the CD titledDouble Scale, yet his name appears nowhere on the cover. Perhaps he's still under contract with another label. Whatever the case, this clearly Powell's project, although he takes a background roll throughout much of the disc. Each tune features a notable guest artist, such as pianist Bobby Lyle (on two tunes), Chuck Mangione, Joe Sample, Tom Scott, and Everette Harp. Most of the program should fit comfortably on the smooth jazz playlists, which means that it's highly listenable, has memorable melodies, and while not terribly far-reaching or challenging, is nevertheless very competently done. (Windham Hill Jazz 11425)



Tracks:Locomotion; Southern Winds; Moving Target; I Hear Angels; Sassy; No Me Without You; Miss T.; Jungle Walk; If You Leave Me Now; Smooth. (51:43)


Personnel:

Doc Powell, keyboards, synth bass; Everette Harp, Michael Lington, Tom Scott, Gerald Spikes, saxophone; Joe Sample, Bobby Lyle, Patrice Rushen, Myron McKinley, acoustic piano; Chuck Mangione, Oscar Brashear, flugelhorn; Marcus Miller, Byron Miller, Sekou Bunch, Reggie Hamilton, bass; Rick Lawson, drums; Amos Lucas, Steve Kroon, Munyungo Jackson, percussion; Tim Owens, Gary Taylor, vocals; John "Skip" Anderson, strings.

Title: Double Scale | Year Released: 2000 | Record Label: Windham Hill Records


Tags

comments powered by Disqus

More Articles

Read Elusive CD/LP/Track Review Elusive
by Geno Thackara
Published: September 23, 2017
Read Transitions CD/LP/Track Review Transitions
by Bruce Lindsay
Published: September 23, 2017
Read Door Girl CD/LP/Track Review Door Girl
by Hrayr Attarian
Published: September 23, 2017
Read Incidentals CD/LP/Track Review Incidentals
by Mike Jurkovic
Published: September 23, 2017
Read Heart Knows CD/LP/Track Review Heart Knows
by Dan McClenaghan
Published: September 22, 2017
Read Jersey CD/LP/Track Review Jersey
by Geno Thackara
Published: September 22, 2017
Read "Songbook" CD/LP/Track Review Songbook
by Bruce Lindsay
Published: April 7, 2017
Read "Crystal Machine" CD/LP/Track Review Crystal Machine
by Glenn Astarita
Published: June 23, 2017
Read "Planets + Persona" CD/LP/Track Review Planets + Persona
by Glenn Astarita
Published: March 29, 2017
Read "The Darkening Blue" CD/LP/Track Review The Darkening Blue
by Roger Farbey
Published: October 5, 2016
Read "Onward" CD/LP/Track Review Onward
by Mark Sullivan
Published: May 5, 2017
Read "Esse" CD/LP/Track Review Esse
by Dan Bilawsky
Published: March 5, 2017

Join the staff. Writers Wanted!

Develop a column, write album reviews, cover live shows, or conduct interviews.