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Gil Parris


Release Date: 08/20/2010 
Label:  Rca   Catalog #: 63132  
Composer:  Gil Parris
Performer:  Mark EganHarvey MasonGil ParrisBob James,   ... 
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
Special Order:  This CD requires additional production time and ships within 2-3 business days.  

This CD is reissued by ArkivMusic.

Notes and Editorial Reviews

Track Listing
1. It's a Lie
2. Mr. Smooth
3. Don't Let Me Be Lonely Tonight
4. Starting Over
5. Midnight Rendezvous
6. What Will It Take
7. Rainy Night in Georgia, A
8. Ardent Man, An
9. When Love Was New
10. Listen, I'm Talking

Personnel includes: Gil Parris (acoustic & electric guitars); Lauren Kinhan, Tommy McDonnell (vocals); David Sanborn (alto saxophone); Bob James (piano); Larry Goldings (Hammond B-3 organ); Michael Colina (keyboards, synthesizer, drum programming); Norman Pors (keyboards); Kip Sophos, Will Lee (bass); Mark Egan (fretless bass); Adam Weber, Harvey Mason (drums).

Recorded at Acme Studios, Mamaroneck, New
Read more York from November 1997 to January 1998. Includes liner notes by Bill Milkowski.

All tracks have been digitally mastered using HDCD technology.

Personnel: Gil Parris (guitar, acoustic guitar); Lauren Kinhan (vocals, background vocals); Tommy McDonnell (vocals); Michael Colina (strings, keyboards, synthesizer, percussion, programming, drum programming); David Sanborn (alto saxophone); Hilary James (piano); Norman Pors (keyboards); Mark Eagan (fretless bass); Harvey Mason, Sr. , Adam Weber (drums).

Audio Mixer: Ken Freeman.

Liner Note Author: Bill Milkowski.

Recording information: Acme Studios, Mamaroneck, NY (11/1997-01/1998); Avatar Studios, New York, NY (11/1997-01/1998); Right Track Recording, New York, NY (11/1997-01/1998); Sound On Sound Recording, New York, NY (11/1997-01/1998).

Photographer: David Robin.

Unknown Contributor Roles: David Sanborn; Harvey Mason, Sr. ; Mark Egan; Will Lee .

When a producer studs an artist's debut with an impressive all star guest list, he runs the risk of overshadowing the leader. Not the case with a new CD by Gil Parris. Although half of Fourplay (Bob James and Harvey Mason), David Sanborn, Mark Egan and Will Lee were invited to Parris' coming out party, it's obvious that the 28 year old guitarist wasn't intimidated. Parris shows an equal facility for electric and acoustic and clearly has been influenced by Larry Carlton. He also holds his own by writing engaging melodies, by adeptly shifting dynamics (often employing distorted electric sounds and graceful acoustic tones on the same piece) and by hitting solo heights that would please fans of both George Benson and Eddie Van Halen. On "Starting Over," Sanborn plays a simmering harmony behind Parris' lead. Then the two soar together on the hook before Parris takes a crunching rock flavored solo. "What Will It Take" displays an even greater build-up, moving from a fluffy, tropical flavored intro to a blistering fit of aggression. Parris also varies the clarity of his tone to good effect. On the melancholy "An Ardent Man," he uses a dark murky sound that in the company of Egan's gloomy bass, creates a fog of romantic confusion. Then, on "Midnight Rendezvous," the crispness of his sound evokes a brilliant moon passing through the clouds. On "It's a Lie," Parris alternates between that clear, Neal Schon like tone and a crying country twang. All in all, an impressive beginning.
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Works on This Recording

1.
It's a Lie by Gil Parris
Performer:  Mark Egan (Bass Guitar), Harvey Mason (Drums), Gil Parris (Guitar),
Bob James (Piano), David Sanborn (Saxophone), Will Lee (Bass Guitar)
2.
Mr. Smooth by Gil Parris
Performer:  Mark Egan (Bass Guitar), Harvey Mason (Drums), Gil Parris (Guitar),
Bob James (Piano), David Sanborn (Saxophone), Will Lee (Bass Guitar)
3.
Don't Let Me Be Lonely Tonight by Gil Parris
Performer:  Mark Egan (Bass Guitar), Harvey Mason (Drums), Gil Parris (Guitar),
Bob James (Piano), David Sanborn (Saxophone), Will Lee (Bass Guitar)
4.
Starting Over by Gil Parris
Performer:  Mark Egan (Bass Guitar), Harvey Mason (Drums), Gil Parris (Guitar),
Bob James (Piano), David Sanborn (Saxophone), Will Lee (Bass Guitar)
5.
Midnight Rendezvous by Gil Parris
Performer:  Mark Egan (Bass Guitar), Harvey Mason (Drums), Gil Parris (Guitar),
Bob James (Piano), David Sanborn (Saxophone), Will Lee (Bass Guitar)
6.
What Will It Take by Gil Parris
Performer:  Mark Egan (Bass Guitar), Harvey Mason (Drums), Gil Parris (Guitar),
Bob James (Piano), David Sanborn (Saxophone), Will Lee (Bass Guitar)
7.
A Rainy Night in Georgia by Gil Parris
Performer:  Mark Egan (Bass Guitar), Harvey Mason (Drums), Gil Parris (Guitar),
Bob James (Piano), David Sanborn (Saxophone), Will Lee (Bass Guitar)
8.
An Ardent Man by Gil Parris
Performer:  Mark Egan (Bass Guitar), Harvey Mason (Drums), Gil Parris (Guitar),
Bob James (Piano), David Sanborn (Saxophone), Will Lee (Bass Guitar)
9.
When Love Was New by Gil Parris
Performer:  Mark Egan (Bass Guitar), Harvey Mason (Drums), Gil Parris (Guitar),
Bob James (Piano), David Sanborn (Saxophone), Will Lee (Bass Guitar)
10.
Listen, I'm Talking by Gil Parris
Performer:  Mark Egan (Bass Guitar), Harvey Mason (Drums), Gil Parris (Guitar),
Bob James (Piano), David Sanborn (Saxophone), Will Lee (Bass Guitar)

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