Sean Wayland | Pistachio (feat. Keith Carlock, James Muller, Adam Rogers, Tim Lefebvre)

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Pistachio (feat. Keith Carlock, James Muller, Adam Rogers, Tim Lefebvre)

by Sean Wayland

A funky excursion though various jazz influenced styles of music featuring Keith Carlock, Adam Rogers, Tim Lefebvre, and James Muller
Genre: Jazz: Jazz-Funk
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1. Club Sandwhich
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2. Arc Is Enough
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3. Soft Oz Rock
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4. Jackie O
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6:41 $1.50
5. John Coltrane
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6. Onit
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7. Dont' Get Me Wrong
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8. Be My Guest
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9. Organic Cigarettes
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10. Stuck in Oz
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11. Drag Out the Cliches
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12. E of 1
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Album Notes
Pistachio credits :

All bass, drums , guitar , piano , fender rhodes recorded at Avatar studios in 2 days in april 2008 . Engineer Aya Takemura
Keyboard overdubs, vocals , mixing , mastering done at home by Sean Wayland .
Software : Cubase studio 4 , PSP mastering compressor

Track Details :

Club Sandwhich :
Keith Carlock ( drums ) , Tim Lefebvre ( bass) , James Muller ( Rhythm guitar ) , Sean Wayland ( vocals , Steinway " B" , hammond C3 , fender rhodes , wurlitzer 200 , nord modular G2 synthesizer )

Arc is enough : Adam Rogers ( 1st guitar solo ) ; James Muller ( 2nd solo ) . Sean implements "Samchilliean" synth patch on Nord G2 based on relative keyboard concept by Leon Greunbaum

Soft Oz Rock; Jackie O ; Onit ; Dont Get me Wrong , Organic Cigs; Stuck in Oz : all played by Carlock , Le Febvre , Muller , Wayland

Be my Guest : Matt Clohesy ( Acoustic Bass ) ; Adam Rogers ( acoustic guitar ) Keith Carlock ( drums )

Drag out the Cliches : Sean Wayland ( Steinway "B" piano ) ; Adam Rogers ( Acoustic guitar )

John Coltrane : Sean Wayland ( live Steinway piano and overdubbed Hammond Organ Bass ) : Keith Carlock ( drums )

E of 1 : Sean Wayland , Adam Rogers, James Muller , Keith Carlock , Tim Lefebvre

Organic Cigarettes is a group improvisation . All other tracks composed by Sean Wayland
-- Pistachio is a mostly funky CD. It features Sean Wayland's compositions performed by an outstanding bunch of Jazz and Pop/Funk musicians. Keith Carlock plays drums, Tim Lefebvre plays electric bass, James Muller and Adam Rogers play guitar, Matt Clohesy plays acoustic bass on one track. Sean Wayland plays acoustic piano, fender rhodes, hammond C3 organ and synthesizers (oberheim Xpander, Nord Modular and others). The album was recorded in april at the famous Avatar Studios in New York and engineered by Aya Takemura. Overdubs, mixing and mastering were done by Sean in his home studio in Park Slope, Brooklyn. The starting premise of the CD was that it would be "funk" .. in composing music for the CD, Sean visited several genres including classic jazz-funk in the Herbie Hancock vein, Steely Dan sounding Pop music (with thanks to their drummer Keith Carlock), Wayne Krantz/Allan Holdsworth sounding adventurous synth-bending jazz fusion and contemporary classical music.
It's interesting music, excellently played and recorded. The level of musicianship and sonic artistry is magnificent. Overall it's a quirky album, with familiar grooves and concepts taken to different places, and updated by their juxtaposition with opposite styles in the one CD. Surf your way from jazz/funk to funk to rock to bebop to contemporary classical in just over one hour.


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Carl Orr

The best album of 2008! Sean Wayland is contemporary music's geatest undiscovered genius; this cd sets a standard that many famous jazz greats can only dream about, featuring an amazing band featuring the greatest living jazz guitarist,James Muller and a collection of intruigingly varied, funky, mysterious and surprising compositions;the best way you can spend $10.

Daryl Aberhart

the sound of next tuesday
When was the last time you were so floored by an album you couldn't stop listening to it for days on end?.
Yes, it's been a while hasn't it?.
Til now anyways, and by now i mean RIGHT now.

Actually, it's more like the sound of next tuesday.

As a musician, I live for this kind of record, one that offers fresh rewards with each new listening,myriad levels, layers and zones that slowly reveal themselves to you like Salome dancing provocatively with her' seven little veils.

Pistachio is a thrilling and compelling journey from start to finish.

We start our trip with the sublime 'club sandwhich',one of the slinkiest grooves ever layed down, with a cheeky lyric that will put a smile on the dial of any working joe musician, about the bride and her 'list of 60, 60 requests' al. With a chorus that won't leave you alone 'you're so dangerous aren't you? wear your tuxedo wont you?'....

which brings us to track 2, 'arc is enough', and perhaps dangerous is an appropriate word to use, for this frenetic,urgent tune,with it's almost impossible impetus will doubtlessly be considered abhorent by the muskrat rambler jazz police set...and that my friends is a great thing. A word of warning,make sure you aren't driving a car when you first listen to this track. A good course of action would be to sit down somewhere comfortable, and perhaps find something familiar to hold on to as Adam rogers fires up for the first cracking solo.The baton is then passed to Mr Wayland who takes us on a sub-orbital trip of his own unique devising, with keyboard sounds and harmonic concepts that suggest he may have spent some significant time in a galaxy far, far away.
Then it's over to guitarist James Muller, and believe me, a nice towel and a cooling beveridge are going to come in most useful after Muller has finished with you.

I could wax lyrical in this fashion about every track on Pistachio, but then, you will be spending too much time reading,when you should be listening to this album.

The late afternoon salty Bondi breeze of 'Soft Oz Rock', 'Jacky O' the pan-galactic requium for Hungarian/Australian bass player composer Jacky Orzacsky who left us recently ( who will be smiling down indeed after having such an eloquent piece dedicated to him).

The aggressive angularity and harmonic gymnastics of 'John Coltrane', or the dark and slinky 'Onit', where you feel like the groove is sitting on your shoulder, breathing slow, hot and heavy,with more than a hint of garlic..

'Don't get me wrong' immediately brings to mind the best elements of Steely Dan, with the typical Wayland harmonic twists and turns that always surprise and delight, with a deftly performed minimalist vocal.

That's really enough reading now, get your wallet out and buy a copy immediately.
If you are only going to purchase one jazz album this year, make it Pistachio.

You will not be disappointed, and this is an album you will still be wanting to hear years from now.

go forth, and enjoy.

so,so,so,so dangerous.....