Sky Trails

Sky Trails

by David CrosbyDavid Crosby


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With an unexpected vigor, David Crosby's late-career renaissance continues as he delivers Sky Trails, his third solo effort in four years. Arriving hot on the heels of 2016's Michael League-produced Lighthouse, Sky Trails splits the difference between its predecessor's spare acoustic ruminations and the singer/songwriter's fascination with jazz. Produced by his multi-instrumentalist son, James Raymond, much of this set brandishes a full band as Crosby and his collaborators explore Steely Dan-style grooves on the funky opener, "She's Got to Be Somewhere," or politicized jazz-folk on the harmony-stacked "Capitol." On the gentler, more introspective side, piano ballads like "Before Tomorrow Falls on Love" and the excellent "Home Free" distinctively recall the mid-'70s experimental heyday of longtime friend and peer Joni Mitchell, whose gorgeous "Amelia" Crosby faithfully covers here. Tonally and instrumentally, quite a bit of Sky Trails shares a kinship with Mitchell masterpieces like Hejira and The Hissing of Summer Lawns, utilizing fretless bass, jazz piano, soprano sax, and unconventional chord structures. On the folkier side, another highlight is the lovely acoustic title cut, co-written and co-sung by North Carolina singer/songwriter Becca Stevens. As a whole, Crosby touches on a number of pleasing themes and sounds on Sky Trails, lending his sweet tenor and trademark harmonies to material of surprisingly high quality given his recent prolificacy.

Product Details

Release Date: 09/29/2017
Label: Bmg Rights Managemen
UPC: 0190296949449
catalogNumber: 94944
Rank: 19233

Album Credits

Performance Credits

David Crosby   Primary Artist,Drums,Vocals
Jeff Coffin   Flute,Alto Saxophone
Walt Fowler   Flugelhorn
Gary Novak   Drums
Dean Parks   Guitar,Electric Guitar
Jeff Pevar   Guitar
James Raymond   Synthesizer,Percussion,Piano,Electric Piano,Background Vocals,Vocoder,Synthesizer Bass
Steve Tavaglione   Alto Flute,Soprano Saxophone,Tenor Saxophone,EWI
Shaun Martin   Synthesizer
Steve DiStanislao   Drums
Steve Postell   Acoustic Guitar
Becca Stevens   Acoustic Guitar,Vocals
Chris Bullock   Tenor Saxophone
Jay Jennings   Flugelhorn
Chris McQueen   Guitar
Justin Stanton   Electric Piano
Mark Lettieri   Guitar
Bob Lanzetti   Guitar
Bill Laurance   Piano
Nate Werth   Percussion
Michael League   Bass
Andrew Ford   Bass
Jacob Collier   Background Vocals
Mai Agan   Bass,Background Vocals

Technical Credits

Michael McDonald   Composer
Joni Mitchell   Composer
David Crosby   Composer
Dan Garcia   Engineer
James Raymond   Composer,Producer,Engineer,Horn Arrangements,drum programming,Instrumentation
Mike Chadwick   Management
Andre Maaker   Engineer
Eric Hartman   Engineer
Becca Stevens   Composer
Emilia Canas Mendes   Artwork
Meelis Tinno   Engineer
Mai Agan   Composer

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