Out of the Blue

Out of the Blue

by Jeff GolubJeff Golub


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Jeff Golub is categorized in the smooth jazz genre because he's an instrumentalist; at heart, though, he's an Eric Clapton styled rockin' blues guitar player who, on Out of the Blue, finds himself stumbling happily into Tower of Power-like jam sessions. He pulls no punches from the start, rocking hard and furious with his distorted electric thrust darting around and over Ricky Peterson's brooding B-3 and a three-piece horn section on "Wanna Funk?" Same idea, south of the border style, on the similarly hard-hitting Latin blues hurricane "Manteca," where Golub explores some improvisational territory in between sizzling solo sections by his longtime friend Rick Braun. Golub co-produced the album with keyboardist Philippe Saisse, whose comparatively laid-back style keeps Golub in the cool on more mid-tempo, easy to latch onto pieces like "Indiana Moon"; the guitarist gets more aggressive as the song progresses, but the hooky piano harmony line stays a constant. Saisse helps bring out Golub's completely meditative side on "The Velvet Touch" for about half the tune before the electricity rises once again. It's as if Golub just can't keep his virtuosity to himself, no matter how emotionally restrained the trappings. "Groanin'" is a unique departure which plays as though Golub got up one night in a straight-ahead jazz club and tried his hand (pretty convincingly, at that) at the bebop quartet thing.

Product Details

Release Date: 05/18/1999
Label: Atlantic
UPC: 0075679281920
catalogNumber: 92819
Rank: 51373

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Jeff Golub   Primary Artist,Guitar
Ricky Peterson   Hammond Organ
Steve Barbuto   Drums
Jim Biggins   Flute
Rick Braun   Trumpet,Flugelhorn
James "D-Train" Williams   Vocals
Steve Ferrone   Drums
Richie Flores   Percussion,Horn Section
Lincoln Goines   Bass
Neil Jason   Bass
Tony Levin   Bass,Chapman Stick
Jeff Levine   Hammond Organ
Shawn Pelton   Drums
Leon Pendarvis   Hammond Organ
Philippe Saisse   Percussion,Keyboards
Roger Squitero   Percussion
Kirk Whalum   Saxophone
David Woodford   Flute,Saxophone
Jim Hynes   Trumpet,Flugelhorn
Marc Antoine   Guitar (Nylon String)
Kenny White   Piano,Wurlitzer
Tim Reis   Saxophone

Technical Credits

Jeff Golub   Producer
Rick Braun   Engineer
Roy Hendrickson   Engineer
Jeff Levine   Engineer
Philippe Saisse   Programming,Producer,Engineer,Vocal Arrangements,Horn Arrangements
David Woodford   Horn Arrangements
Steven Miller   Engineer
Elizabeth Barrett   Art Direction
Christian "Wicked" Wicht   Engineer

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