Clark Gayton | The Best of Clark Gayton

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The Best of Clark Gayton

by Clark Gayton

Instrumental Caribbean music with splash of Jazz.
Genre: Reggae: Rocksteady
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  Song Share Time Download
1. Ringo
5:56 $0.99
2. Way Back
4:46 $0.99
3. Heart of Stone
5:53 $0.99
4. You Taught My Heart to Sing
4:59 $0.99
5. Just for You
4:30 $0.99
6. Sankofa!
8:39 $0.99
7. The Wall
5:32 $0.99
8. Tap Tap
4:43 $0.99
9. Guess Who I Saw Today
4:31 $0.99
10. Walk the Water
4:17 $0.99
11. Brooklyn Girls
5:26 $0.99
12. September in the Rain
3:40 $0.99
13. Skank Joe
4:53 $0.99
14. Just a Closer Walk With Thee
2:02 $0.99
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Album Notes
Clark Gayton is a composer, trombone and tuba player,living in New York. He continues to work with some of the finest musicians around (The Duke Ellington Orchestra, the Count Basie Orchestra Nancy Wilson, and Ray Charles,Levon Helm, Brazilian Girls, Shaggy, Prince,Steel Pulse, Bruce Springsteen, Queen Latifah, Quincy Jones, Sting, Whitney Houston, Stevie Wonder, matchbox twenty, Santana, Maxwell, The Skatalites to name a FEW) His own band works regularly in New York City.



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Great collection
If you haven\'t heard this guy\'s work, here is a great CD to get familiar with this artist\'s music. Mixed and mastered beautifully, and classic styled, memorable melodies. That\'s all that\'s needed apparently. Mr. Gayton has played with everyone on the planet, yet is still pretty much overlooked for some reason. Pick up the disc if you can find it. It is hard to find
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John Farris

Best of Clark Gayton
If you are fond of reggae, ska, gospel, the b flat tuba and trombone, the explorations of Clark Gayton in these musics on these instruments will have you dancing and shouting hallelujah, his in-the-pocket rock-steady a smooth groove. Composer, arranger and keyboardist, Gayton also possesses a seductive blues palette authenticated by roots in the Mississippi riverboat tradition. That Mr. Gayton is a compelling jazz man goes without saying. Having first encountered him at nublu on NY\'s Lower East Side, I soon found myself looking forward to his then-weekly Tuesday nights. The band could always be counted on. Skankin\'! Gayton\'s trombone is one of the mellowest since Lawrence Brown, supported by laid-back arrangements and solid composition. There is nothing amorphous about it - want to skank? Here it is....
Tradition seems to be at once Mr. Gayton\'s tool and his plaything: while the function of brass in the orchestra is to compel, Gayton\'s work on these instruments is subversive, delivering subtle lines of bebop wrapped carefully in a ska sandwich. Vocalist Dollarman rides these rhythms as easily as a mare. The brass,composition and arrangements are pop jewels. Gayton is indeed a man for all seasons and all persuasions when it comes to his music. Still, it\'s all about the skank. Listen if you will, to \'Just For You\'. Gayton\'s organically metronomic tuba is a perfect foil for the others in the section. The blues guitar of Bill Sims must rank with the best.

--John Farris