Jackie Cain & Roy Kral – A Wilder Alias (1974/2016) [e-Onkyo FLAC 24/192]

Jackie Cain & Roy Kral – A Wilder Alias (1974/2016)
FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/192 kHz | Time – 32:49 minutes | 1,36 GB | Genre: Jazz
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Source: e-Onkyo | Front Cover | © CTI Records
Recorded: December, 1973 at Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey

A Wilder Alias is an album by American vocalists Jackie Cain and Roy Kral featuring performances recorded in 1973 and released on the CTI label.

Jazz vocal duo Jackie Cain & Roy Kral’s 1974 CTI release A Wilder Alias features the brilliant vocal interplay and crisply harmonized lines the two were known for, albeit in a more modal and experimental setting befitting the aesthetic of the time period. Rather than covering standards here, most of the melodies are sung without actual lyrics — and the lyrics that are here are more like sung poetry — making for vocals that blend right in next to the other instruments. In that sense, such tracks as the sprightly, swinging “Niki’s Song,” the expansive title track, and the fast-moving “Waltz for Dana” bring to mind something along the lines of McCoy Tyner — Kral is a superb keyboardist as well as singer — backing the vocal ensemble Free Design. It also doesn’t hurt that joining Jackie & Roy here are bassist Harvie Swartz, drummer Steve Gadd, vibraphonist Roy Pennington, flutist Hubert Laws, and saxophonist Joe Farrell. These are ambitious, funky, and somewhat fusion-style cuts that fans of ’70s jazz should certainly check out. –AllMusic Review by Matt Collar

1 A Wilder Alias 5:12
2 Niki´s Song 6:24
3 Waltz For Dana 4:22
4 The Way We Are 6:11
5 Good And Rich 10:41

Jackie Cain, vocals
Roy Kral, vocals, electric piano, arranger
Roy Pennington, vibraphone
Joe Farrell, tenor saxophone, soprano saxophone
Hubert Laws, flute
Harvie Swartz, bass
Steve Gadd, drums





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