Guymon Ensley GEQ Jazz

CD - "Meet Guymon Ensley"

Guymon Ensley
02/16/2006

Story

The tune is named in the spirit of hard working ladies who for some reason have had to re-invent themselves. After having to make their way back from a resolution of a job or relationship, it's about success in their attempt to come back strong... and be 'on her way.'   

 

Guymon Ensley
02/16/2006
Bill Withers

Story

My instrumental arrangement of this popular Bill Withers tune to be a bit "funkier" than his original recording. It's meant to bares a certain sophistication along with that "down home" style that Bill's arrangement has.

Guymon Ensley
02/16/06

Story

I wrote this tune around the base line. Typically, I will form all of the rhythm patterns before composing the melody of the tune. "What a Funk Down" describes the bass line resolving "downward" as played by bassist "Al Turner."

Guymon Ensley
02/16/2006

Story

The horn ensemble shines in this tune. Trombonist, Richard McCall and saxophonist Robert Reeves both lay into this one with me to make it HOT!

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Story

Guymon Ensley: meet . . . Guymon Ensley

Story

No composer can re-invent the wheel. But he can use the parts that comprise the sounds and rhythms to make a musical composition his own. The sounds and rhythms on this CD are ones that I have chosen to make the music that I like and want you to hear and enjoy. I’ve place them in an order and combination that I like and I hope that you like them too.

 

Guymon Ensley

 

SHE’S ON HER WAY   Guymon Ensley Publishing BMI

Guymon Ensley: Trumpet
Al Turner: Bass, Keyboards & Percussion
Phil Hale: Keyboards
Ron Otis: Drums
DeSabata Robinson: Guitar

Written By: Guymon Ensley
Produced By: Al Turner For Al Turner Productions
Recorded & Mixed @ Tallat Studios By Al Turner


GRANDMA’S HAND   Songs Of Universal Inc. BMI

Guymon Ensley: Fluegel Horn & Percussion
Kerry Lacy: Bass
Mike Mindingall: Keyboards
Gaylynn McKinney: Drums

Written By: Bill Withers
Produced By: Guymon Ensley For GEQ Jazz Records
Recorded @ Harmony Park Music Studios LLC By: Devon Hawkins

Mixed @ The Disc Ltd.

SONIC n’ C   Guymon Ensley Publishing BMI

Guymon Ensley: Trumpet & Percussion
Al Turner: Bass
Mike Mindingall: Keyboards
Gaylynn McKinney: Drums
Randal Wilson: Guitar
Robert Reeves: Tenor Saxophone
Richard McCall: Trombone

Written By: Guymon Ensley

Produced By: Guymon Ensley For GEQ Jazz Records
Recorded @ Harmony Park Music Studios LLC By: Devon Hawkins
Mixed @ The Disc Ltd.

 

WHAT A FUNK DOWN   Guymon Ensley Publishing BMI

Guymon Ensley: Fluegle Horn, Muted Trumpet
Al Turner: Bass, Keyboards, Voice & Percussion
Phil Hale: Keyboards
Ron Otis: Drums
DeSabata Robinson: Guitar

Written By: Guymon Ensley
Produced By: Al Turner For Al Turner Productions

Recorded & Mixed @ Tallat Studios By Al Turner

Recordings Mastered @ The Disc Ltd. By: Greg Reilly

 

Photography by: Neil Love

 

2006 GEQ Jazz Records