Certainty of Purpose - Greg Vail:
Greg Vail is a veteran musician who's recorded hundreds of sessions and toured with many of the brightest stars in both Smooth Jazz and Christian music.
Inspired by his grandfather, who played professionally, Vail took up the sax at age six. He studied privately & played in school bands throughout junior & senior high. After graduating from Long Beach State with a BA in Music, Vail worked with a number of local groups.
Then in 1991, he landed a spot with Kilauea and recorded 4 CDs with them before releasing eMotion his solo debut in 1995. That same year he left Kilauea and signed a deal with Time Life Records. The result was Sax By Candlelight, a collection of 40 love songs that was released in 1996.
Touring with Peter White and keyboardist Rob Mullins occupied most of Vail's time for the next few years, so he didn't release another solo project until the year 2000.
However, in 2002, Vail obtained the rights to eMotion, and after being remastered and repackaged, the album was re-released and from it we have just an outstanding track.
Vail's heart felt performance is unsurpassed and if anything, time has only served to make us more aware of its brilliance !!
CD: eMotion (1995/2002)
Label: BrainChild Records/Greg Vail Music
Review by Cafe Jazz Radio - Cafe Jazz Newsletter January 2005.
Thank You very much for your new CD. Not only are we enjoying it at the office, but it also is now included on our telephone hold music.
Much continued success to you "saxboy"!
Attorney Boo Giuffre
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Emotion 5 Star rating at Amazon.com
Outstanding, a must get CD.
If you want a feel good, relaxing, yet moving CD, then this is the one for you. Each track is unique and stirring.
I love it. It is very well arranged and instrumented. Kudos to those contributing on this project.
Reviewer: Sharon Mccall (email@example.com) from United States
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I listened to your CD's today for the first time. Where have I been? I feel like I owe you a huge apology. Quite honestly, I never took you seriously. You are always fartin' around Saddleback. Yea, you play good. But I guess I never gave you a serious listen.
At the risk of sounding gushy, I am gonna gush.
Your work on Emotion blows me away. Rich, rich, rich. But more than that, I am surprised that you're not more cocky and obnoxious.
Ta ta for now,
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This CD Charted on the National Jazz Charts for Radio Airplay on R&R on both CD Charts and Jazz Single Charts for Just To See Her and Love's Gift. eMotion is still finding air time around the country and oversees over the past 2 years and seems to be a disc that just won't die. Give it a listen, download or order today...
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