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Wycliffe-Gordon-Signature-Series

Signature Series 4-CD Set

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Renowned trombonist, composer, educator, and recording artist Wycliffe Gordon continues to distinguish himself as a force majeure while garnering the support of his peers and critics alike (as evidenced by being named “Best Trombone” for the third year in a row by Downbeat Magazine). Developing his own style and technique of singing into his horn, he learned to create signature sounds unique to his surroundings, teachings, and travels. That creative ability has helped solidify him as one of the most prominent trombonists and educators in the world. For those who might not be familiar with Wycliffe, he can make his trombone laugh and cry, sing, moan, growl, hiss, and shout to the delight of audiences around the world. In this collection, these signature sounds are artfully blended together note after note, creating musical compositions that take the listener on an emotional musical journey. This splendid collection of Wycliffe’s music is shared in four cds, each one with a unique composite. BloozBluzeBlues is a selection of works chosen to show the versatility of what we identify as the blues, while The Word is a collection of sketches that highlight Wycliffe’s experiences growing up in church. Just Going Off and Authenticity include Wycliffe’s favorite songs from previous recordings that he feels best represent his signature sound. So sit back and let the sounds of Wycliffe Gordon take you on that musical journey.

Tracklist

Disc One: BloozBluzeBlues

  1. Warming Up – 2:47
  2. Balooze – 3:15
  3. Deacon Cone – 5:14
  4. Frantic Flight – 3:31
  5. 1st Thang – 4:57
  6. My Man Freeze – 4:38
  7. Quittin’ Time – 2:36

Disc Two: The Word

  1. Sign Me Up – 5:00
  2. Holy, Holy, Holy – 5:38
  3. My God-4:18
  4. Hallelujah Shout – 1:41
  5. Sang My Song – 4:52
  6. A Closer Walk – 2:05
  7. The Saints – 3:04

Disc Three: Just Going Off

  1. Just Going Off – 4:54
  2. The Search – 5:06
  3. Cheeky – 6:15
  4. Flowers for Juilli – 3:52
  5. De Island Boy – 3:51
  6. Wishing Well – 7:31
  7. Rhythm Cone – 3:07

Disc Four: Authenticity

  1. Rhythm On My Mind – 3:38
  2. New Awlins – 3:02
  3. Beauty’s in the Eye – 2:39
  4. Bed Time – 5:15
  5. Toast My Bread – 4:49
  6. Touch It Lightly – 4:35
  7. Take Yo’ Cake Back – 3:47