Tim Ballard | Easy Does It

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Easy Does It

by Tim Ballard

With beautiful, lush jazz vocals that are a healing salve for the soul, Tim Ballard's 'Easy Does It' pulls from some of the most beloved classics in vocal jazz. Fabulous vocal scats also showcase Tim's great dexterity and sense of melody throughout.
Genre: Jazz: Jazz Vocals
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1. Midnight Sun
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2. Star Eyes
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3. Don't Misunderstand
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4. Change Partners
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5. Sophisticated Lady
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6. Embraceable You
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7. Angel Eyes
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8. Witchcraft
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9. The Nearness of You
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10. Wives and Lovers
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11. Someone to Watch Over Me
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12. I Concentrate on You
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ABOUT THIS ALBUM


Album Notes
TIM BALLARD (1948-2009) is a jazz master (vocal, saxophone, piano) whose career has spanned four decades and entertained audiences on a countless volume of music in many genres, including classic jazz, smooth jazz, soul, R&B (including Motown), rock, and standards. A 15-year veteran of the Las Vegas music scene, Tim's name has graced many major hotel and casino billboards, such as Bally's, Mandalay Bay, Caesar's Palace, the Bellagio, Flamingo Hilton, the historic Desert Inn, and the MGM Grand. Tim was also the mainstage draw at the former Hotel San Remo for the majority of those years.

Prior to moving to Las Vegas in 1992, Tim's music was an integral part of the Dallas jazz scene for over a decade, allowing him to collaborate with producer Dave Zoller and great jazz pianist and trombonist Randy Wensel. Tim also owned and operated his own successful jazz nightclub, 'Tim Ballard's', and featured local jazz combos, smooth artists, vocalists, and even fronted a 17-piece big band as vocalist himself.

Regarding radio play, Tim is currently enjoying regular rotations of several selections of 'Easy Does It' on RadioIO.com's "Vocal Jazz" station, hosted by Dr. Mike Matheny, world Smooth Jazz giant - SmoothJazz.com, several Live365 independent jazz stations ("Rhythm and Jazz", "I Love Jazz", "Easy Memories"), IndieShowcase on AwesomeRadio.net, Chicago's "MaddRadio.com", Cedar Rapids' KCCK 88.1 FM, Auckland's "GeorgeJazz", and more.

Finally, Tim was also voted Best Jazz Vocalist for three years' running in the Dallas 'Spotlight Magazine' reader's poll and was featured on the cover of the prominent jazz magazine 'Texas Jazz'. He has released two solo albums, 'Singing Positive to the People' and now 'Easy Does It'. Sadly, Tim passed from lung cancer in 2009, but his spirit lives on in his music.

Please visit Tim's agency page, TIMKAT Entertainment, Inc, at http://MySpace.com/TimKatEnt for more information, or write to TimKatEnt@Gmail.com. Thank you for stopping by and please enjoy the album!

Listener Reviews are very much welcomed and appreciated.

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'Easy Does It'
Liner Notes

Recorded at BIG TIME AUDIO Studios in Dallas, Texas in 1991, vocalist Tim Ballard's 'Easy Does It' is a superbly-crafted tribute to jazz favorites from the Cole Porter, Irving Berlin, Burt Bacharach and Hal David, and many other songbooks.

With an all-star ensemble of excellent Dallas musicians, Tim weaves heart and soul into each beautiful arrangement, produced by Dave Zoller.


MUSICAL ARRANGEMENTS AND PRODUCTION:
Dave Zoller


RECORDING ENGINEERS:
Steve Browne and Alan Accardi


MIXING ENGINEER:
Steve Browne


SYNTHESIZER PROGRAMMING:
Dave Zoller and Randy Wensel


DIGITAL EDITING and TRANSFER:
Pat McGuire

MUSICIANS:
John Adams (Acoustic and Electric Basses); Dan Wojciechowski and Bobby Breaux (Drums); Randy Wensel (Acoustic Piano, Synthesizer, Trombone); Dave Zoller (Acoustic Piano, Synthesizer); Warren White (Percussion); Marshall Head (Alto Flute, Bass Clarinet, Bari Sax); Pete Brewer (Flute, Alto Flute, Tenor Sax); Rod Booth and Ron Lawrence (Trumpet and Fluegelhorn); Joe Lee (Acoustic Guitar)

(TIMKAT Catalogue #: TK0001)


Reviews


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RKC - Radio Kaos Caribou

Meeting history
Sometimes it happened that I discover some fine songs on internet. It's easy and normal to like just one single song from one single artist. Then you follow another link for another one single song from another artists that create his own music in a building cave with just one single laptop. Then you'll find another one and so on.
Last Friday I find... sorry I didn't find at all, I met history. American history through one of most underrated american jazz voice.
Believe or not but as French all time music lover it was like discovering another Edith Piaf song.
Tim Ballard is not only this hard working artist/musician that through years and miles made so many people happy with his music, but he is in love with his audience when singing. Not only on stage for profit or fame and glory but only on stage to share his music. Listening Tim Ballard is not just not another record in your playlist or cd collections, it's like a long-awaited friend that you guest for dinner and who will alwayls stay close to your soul.
Tim Ballard passed away in 2009. But since middle of last decade he knows that internet should provide his musical heritage an eternal life and enter into music history.
Since this time TIMKAT Entertainment, a family company he created in 2007 with his daughter Kathryn, is sharing his voice and talent through the world by internet.
Thanks TIMKAT Entertainment for that ... eternally
Jerome DUMORTIER
RKC - Radio Kaos Caribou Manager

RKC - Radio Kaos Caribou

Meeting history
Sometimes it happened that I discover some fine songs on internet. It's easy and normal to like just one single song from one single artist. Then you follow another link for another one single song from another artists that create his own music in a building cave with just one single laptop. Then you'll find another one and so on.
Last Friday I find... sorry I didn't find at all, I met history. American history through one of most underrated american jazz voice.
Believe or not but as French all time music lover it was like discovering another Edith Piaf song.
Tim Ballard is not only this hard working artist/musician that through years and miles made so many people happy with his music, but he is in love with his audience when singing. Not only on stage for profit or fame and glory but only on stage to share his music. Listening Tim Ballard is not just not another record in your playlist or cd collections, it's like a long-awaited friend that you guest for dinner and who will alwayls stay close to your soul.
Tim Ballard passed away in 2009. But since middle of last decade he knows that internet should provide his musical heritage an eternal life and enter into music history.
Since this time TIMKAT Entertainment, a family company he created in 2007 with his daughter Kathryn, is sharing his voice and talent through the world by internet.
Thanks TIMKAT Entertainment for that ... eternally
Jerome DUMORTIER
RKC - Radio Kaos Caribou Manager

Jeff Jones

Easy Does It
Tim Ballard

Easy Does IT



This is one of the finest musical efforts I have heard from any independent artist in over 40 years.

Easy does it does it for me.

This production has been recorded and mastered to the highest standards available with today’s technology.

Tim’s mellow voice puts me in mind of the great male vocalists of who have given renditions of the great American songbook.

Listen for just a minute and you hear the influences of the musical standard bearers that shaped Tim’s own original approach to Jazz and pop standards.

The choice of tunes gives the album a unique credibility seldom achieved by today’s artists.

Rich orchestrations played in an impeccable manner support Tim’s rich full tone as he glides effortlessly over some of the most demanding charts ever written by our finest composers.

Songs such as; Midnight Sun , Don’t Misunderstand , and Angel Eyes bring back memories of a time when vocalists spoke to the heart of life with style and grace.

I highly recommend this very attractive album.

Jeff Jones

The House Of jeffness.org

Kathryn Ballard Shut

Tim Ballard - Industry Reviews / Quotes
Pree Reviews of Tim's Music Over The Years:

”It puts a smile on my face to know that I am bringing Tim Ballard to our listeners. He tells the story as he sings. It is not just recant ... it is emotion, voice control, and the delivery that draws us in.”
- Dr. Michael Matheny, Program Director, Classical and Jazz, RadioIO.com


“[Tim’s] music is absolutely “Astonishing” . . . like tears of joy on my soul.”
-Antonio “Big Wave” Perna, Program Director, Radio Canale 4, Casalbore, (Avellino) Italy



“It's just plain tough for a male vocalist to make it in Dallas on his voice alone...but Tim Ballard has come out on top.”
- Dale McFarland, Texas Jazz



“Tim is a veritable vocal canon of the classics in popular American music. His sophisticated presentation is sure and stylish, even though his roots are firmly planted in rhythm and blues, rock and roll and jazz...”
- Lou Rawls



“...amazing how smoothly he shapes sound into time and tune.”
- Redd Foxx

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Easy Does It on 40 Foot Hole Studio Radio
Re-posted from Twitter from 40 Foot Hole Studio Radio Show (@40FootHole) on 17 October 2012: "@timkatent really enjoyed playing the album "Easy Does It" by Tim Balla[rd], was har[d] to choose track, so we used them all. thank you"

The A&R Staff, Sweet Rosie Music

Tim Ballard - "Don't Misunderstand" (Single)
Industry Professional Review, Single, "Don't Misunderstand"
March 2012

"WRT: "Don't Misunderstand" Tim Ballard, WOW! Just a sensational track! We feel ignorant that we weren't aware of your career up until this submission. This is just an excellent track. The vocal track is sensational; the arrangement and the production are both absolutely top notch as well. Literally everyone in the office had a chance to listen to it today and we all raved about it ... [We will] share it with colleagues and impress them, no doubt. Thank you for sharing this wonderful recording with us. It brightened up our day."

Sincerely,
The A&R Staff
Sweet Rosie Music