Raw Silk

Details

aec.cdb5637393220.2 12/1/98 New
$13.99

Product Promotions

20% off new CD, DVD, and Blu-ray when you buy 2 or more (excludes pre-orders and exclusives)

Shipping Promotions

ID: aec.cdb5637393220.2

Variations

    CD
    New
    Release
    New
    Used
    Raw Silk Isona Records
    $13.99
    -

Add to cart options

Product Actions

Availability: In Stock

Review

Review Text The wealth of great sax players in the genre makes for a double-edged sword for the new artist; it's difficult to create a sound unlike that of anyone else, and way too easy for the listener to make obvious comparisons to everyone who's gone before. Glenn McNulty made a good choice when he called his debut Raw Silk because he takes his tenor in two basic directions -- a swaying, gentle cool which provokes the soulful appeal of Boney James and a more aggressive slow burning effect which falls somewhere between the dynamics of Richard Elliot and Gato Barbieri. When he's playing it romantic, it's as though he's holding back a little, keeping the melody a bit subdued on "Jump Start," for instance, while Ray Obiedo's Wes Montgomery like electric guitar harmony adds the true distinction to the track. This type of grace works better on the whispery, breathy tones of the Brazilian flavored ballad "Today" and "Softly Spoken," which achieves a French Café effect courtesy of Rick Kuhns' wistful accordion touch. But it's not until the jumpier brassy blues tune "Poolside" that McNulty really lets loose and gets raw and funky. "Summer Tides" combines the best of both approaches, as the saxman eases softly into a midtempo ballad that later offers pockets for some powerful improvisations. ~ Jonathan Widran

Track Listing

CD: 1

  1. 1. I Want to Thank You
  2. 2. Jump Start
  3. 3. Such a Simple Thing
  4. 4. Bittersweet
  5. 5. Today
  6. 6. Poolside
  7. 7. Summer Tides
  8. 8. New Shoes
  9. 9. Quiet Day of Love
  10. 10. Softly Spoken

Product Details

Release Date
12/1/98 

Customer Reviews