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Brightness of Being


Download links and information about Brightness of Being by Paul Bollenback. This album was released in 2006 and it belongs to Jazz, Contemporary Jazz, Crossover Jazz genres. It contains 12 tracks with total duration of 01:08:08 minutes.

Artist: Paul Bollenback
Release date: 2006
Genre: Jazz, Contemporary Jazz, Crossover Jazz
Tracks: 12
Duration: 01:08:08
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No. Title Length
1. Together 6:42
2. Unchain My Heart 9:00
3. Don't You Worry 'Bout a Thing 6:57
4. Breathe 6:01
5. You Don't Know Me 4:50
6. 7 A.M. Special 5:48
7. El Desierto 6:41
8. Dark Eyes of Floria Tosca, Part 1 3:12
9. Dark Eyes of Floria Tosca, Part 2 5:32
10. Dark Eyes of Floria Tosca, Part 3 2:10
11. Philadelphia 3:37
12. Siberian Passages 7:38



Paul Bollenback, perhaps best known as organist Joey DeFrancesco's regular guitarist although he has led quite a few record dates of his own, gathered together quite a variety of material for Brightness of Being. In addition to four of his originals, the repertoire includes some Ray Charles hits and songs by Stevie Wonder, Neil Young, and classical composer Puccini. Bollenback is joined by bassist James Genus, either Terri-Lyne Carrington or Ari Honnig on drums, and three different saxophonists. Veteran David "Fathead" Newman is typically warm and soulful on "Unchain My Heart" and "You Don't Know Me," Tim Garland shows versatility on his three reeds, and tenor saxophonist Gary Thomas plays a bit more conservatively than usual during his appearances. Another asset is singer Chris McNulty, who is heard on four numbers, mostly singing wordlessly. But throughout, guitarist Bollenback is generally the solo star, giving this diverse set unity, coherency, and a constant swing. Recommended.