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City Blog

by Gideon King & City Blog

A groundbreaking effort featuring penetrating lyrics, rich chord changes, tasty solos, and the some of best musicians in the world supporting pop/funk/jazz compositions for serious music listeners interested in meticulous and memorable music.
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1. City Blog
4:11 album only
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2. See in Double
4:13 album only
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3. Down
7:28 album only
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4. New York Is
5:18 album only
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5. Friendship Cliche
4:59 album only
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6. What Say You
4:17 album only
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7. Glide
6:03 album only
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8. Dirty Bastard
5:09 album only
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9. Just Play
4:33 album only
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10. Broken Noise
3:25 album only

ABOUT THIS ALBUM


Album Notes
Gideon King is a New York City composer, guitar player, and producer known for his work with some of the world’s finest musicians. His projects move through a wide array of musical genres including pop, funk, rock, jazz, and fusion. His biggest influences are Steely Dan, John Coltrane, Neil Young, Earth, Wind & Fire, Wayne Shorter, John Scofield, Seal, Pat Metheny, and so many more in the classical, jazz, and pop world. He has collaborated with many world class performers such as John Scofield, Marc Broussard, James Genus, Grace Weber, and others. His solo work has garnered great reviews.
Recently, Gideon has made a long-term commitment to creating a compelling studio band and he is calling it Gideon King & City Blog. Gideon King & City Blog is about bringing together skilled fusion and jazz musicians to support Gideon’s pop, funk, and crossover compositions. Gideon plays lead electric, acoustic, and synth guitars on all the songs and is supported by great musicians all the way through.
Two bass players support the rhythm section of the new CD, which is entitled City Blog. James Genus, one of the world’s great bass players, plays on all but one of the compositions. Genus is Herbie Hancock’s bassist, Daft Punk’s bassist, and is also known for being the bass player on the Saturday Night Live Band. Matt Penman, a staple on the jazz scene, plays upright bass on the bluegrass/funk tune Glide. Well regarded drummers Willard Dyson and Donald Edwards, both known for their eclectic skills and for playing with a wide array of world famous musicians, add to the “pocket” of the music. Kevin Hays, who has toured with John Scofield and recorded with Brad Mehldau, plays keys. Donny McCaslin, one of the most sought after jazz saxophonists on the scene in New York City, plays tenor sax and flute solos on See In Double and New York Is.
City Blog’s vocal team features established artists and stars on their way up. Marc Broussard, world famous for his “Bayou Soul” sound and deep and rich voice, sings on two of the tunes, Down and New York Is. Carolyn Leonhart, known for being a regular member of Steely Dan’s vocal team, is a big part of the vocal texture of City Blog, singing both lead and background vocals throughout the effort. Grace Weber, who is winning awards for being the number one “artist on the verge,” is featured on the CD in the songs What Say You and Glide. Her voice is also heard adding bluesy vocal texture in the CD. Elliott Skinner, whose work has gone viral on the internet with his band Third Story, is another well-known rising star; he sings on Dirty Bastard and the title cut, City Blog. Saul Kurtz, a percussive and soulful solo artist known for his vulnerable and distinctive voice, also sings on See In Double and City Blog.
Gideon is bringing back real music, with real chord changes, real solos, real instruments, and real humans improvising and lending their souls to the Gideon King & City Blog effort.
Born and raised in New York City, Gideon has seen a lot. He brings true New York perspective to the New York studio band, here to stay, Gideon King & City Blog.

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