Warren Wolf - Reincarnation (2020) [Official Digital Download 24/96]

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Warren Wolf - Reincarnation (2020) [Official Digital Download 24/96]

Warren Wolf - Reincarnation (2020)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time - 53:42 minutes | 1.11 GB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Front Cover

On 'Reincarnation' Baltimore vibesman Warren Wolf reveals an entirely different side to his multi-faceted talents, allowing him to indulge his love for the R&B and soul hits that served as the soundtrack to his formative years in the 1990s. It's also a celebration of a new lease on life, a happiness and contentment that he's discovered through a new marriage and his five beloved children.

Through his three prior Mack Avenue Music Group releases and his attention-grabbing work with the likes of Christian McBride, Bobby Watson, Karriem Riggins, Jeremy Pelt, and the SFJAZZ Collective, Warren Wolf has established himself as the foremost straight-ahead vibraphonist of his generation, a bop torchbearer well equipped to carry the mantle of forebears like Bobby Hutcherson and Milt Jackson.

For 'Reincarnation', the vibist realised he'd need a band equally versed in the jazz tradition and the sultry feel of vintage R&B. His compositions touched on the R&B groups that blared from the radio in his high school and college days: D'Angelo, Mint Condition, Prince, even 2Pac. He found the ideal chemistry through a mix of scene veterans and rising stars - drummer Carroll "CV" Dashiell III, bassist Richie Goods and newcomer vocalist Imani-Grace Cooper.

Marcellus "Bassman" Shepard, aka "The Man with the Voice," a DJ on Baltimore's WEAA 88.9, serves as emcee and Greek chorus throughout the album, providing a radio-style intro for the album on the opening track, "Smooth Intro," and a summary farewell on the bookending "Smooth Outro."

"This is just an album about love and feel-good music," Wolf summed up. "At this point in my career, I just wanted to show that I can be versatile in many different styles. I plan to continue to grow and play all the wonderful music that has shaped me as a musician today."

1. Smooth Intro (2:09)
2. For Ma (4:59)
3. Vahybing (7:09)
4. In the Heat of the Night (6:55)
5. The Struggle (9:21)
6. For the Love of You (7:10)
7. Sebastian and Zoe (5:29)
8. Livin' the Good Life (5:29)
9. Come and Dance with Me (3:40)
10. Smooth Outro (1:27)

Warren Wolf – vibraphone
Brett Williams – Fender Rhodes [1, 4, 6, 7, 10]; piano [2, 3, 5, 7–9]
Richie Goods – electric bass [1–7, 10] upright bass [8]
Mark Whitfield – guitar [4, 6]
Carroll “CV” Dashiell III – drums, percussion [1–8, 10]
Imani-Grace Cooper – vocals [4, 6–8]; background vocals [5]
Marcellus “Bassman” Shepard – vocals [1, 4, 7, 10]

foobar2000 1.3.7 / Dynamic Range Meter 1.1.1
log date: 2020-02-26 13:55:45

Analyzed: Warren Wolf / Reincarnation

DR Peak RMS Duration Track
DR12 -0.10 dB -14.79 dB 2:07 01-Smooth Intro
DR12 -0.10 dB -14.16 dB 4:57 02-For Ma
DR10 -0.10 dB -13.13 dB 7:06 03-Vahybing
DR15 -0.10 dB -17.18 dB 6:53 04-In the Heat of the Night
DR11 -0.10 dB -15.03 dB 9:19 05-The Struggle
DR10 -0.10 dB -13.00 dB 7:08 06-For the Love of You
DR12 -0.10 dB -13.72 dB 5:27 07-Sebastian and Zoë
DR11 -0.10 dB -13.83 dB 5:27 08-Livin' the Good Life
DR11 -0.10 dB -16.02 dB 3:38 09-Come and Dance with Me
DR10 -0.10 dB -12.36 dB 1:27 10-Smooth Outro

Number of tracks: 10
Official DR value: DR11

Samplerate: 96000 Hz
Channels: 2
Bits per sample: 24
Bitrate: 3055 kbps
Codec: FLAC

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