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In With The Out Crowd


Track List

1. In With the Out Crowd (Grant Geissman) [4:16]
2. Did I Save? (Grant Geissman) [4:35]
3. World as One (Grant Geissman/Clair Marlo) [3:42]
4. Heartbeat (Grant Geissman/Clair Marlo) [3:57]
5. Sweet as U R (Grant Geissman) [4:42]
6. Highway 60's Revisited (Grant Geissman/Clair Marlo) [3:15]

7. Lost, But Found (Grant Geissman/Tim Heintz) [4:32]

8. Tempest (Grant Geissman/Clair Marlo) [4:54]

9. Dharma (Grant Geissman) [4:23]

10. Life...and Stuff (Grant Geissman) [3:40]


Grant Geissman - Guitars, Background Vocals, Multi Instruments, Chant, Sampling, Drum Programming

Tim Heintz - Keyboards, Sampling, Drum Programming

Clair Marlo - Synthesizer, Percussion, Keyboards, Programming, Vocals, Chant, Sampling, Drum Programming

Alexander "Ace" Baker - Tabla, Producer, Chant, Drum Programming, Synthesizer Bass

M.B. Gordy - Percussion

Dan Higgins - Alto & Tenor Sax

Jimmy Johnson - Bass

Tom Walsh - Drums

John Wittenberg - Violin

John Scanlon - Viola

Suzie Katayama - Cello

Alan Hirshberg - Mixing

William Aura - Digital Mastering

Dennis Keeley - Photography

Matt Marshall - Executive Producer

Dan Selene - Executive Producer

Seth Front - Cover Illustration

Francesca Restrepo - Art Direction, Design

Maria Ehrenreich - Production Director


"Though Grant Geissman achieved his greatest genre success focusing on acoustic guitar and its synergy with the sax, he's also never backed down from great challenges that took his fingers elsewhere. His 1993 classic Rustic Technology was a stylistic departure featuring violin and all acoustic instruments, and his Higher Octave Jazz debut In With The Out Crowd (which draws stylistically from the era of Ramsey Lewis's 60s funk jazz heyday) mixes his gutsy electric edge with raw, hip-hop and acid jazz production, hypnotic Crusaders-styled keyboard riffs (with Tim Heintz approximating Joe Sample's Fender Rhodes style), mandolin, steel string and even unusual spiritual touches like chanting and a rolling sitar melody on the mystical, moody "Lost But Found." For the first time, Geissman also goes sample happy, mixing in alternating koto and muted trumpet riffs above the urban shuffle and universalist chant on "World as One." Marlo also peppers laid back pieces like "Heartbeat" with a soothing scat style which balances Geissman's tendency to improvise off his top-notch melodies. Those longing throughout all these unique departures for vintage smooth jazz Geissman are rewarded with the lively, Acoustic Alchemy - like cruise "Highway 60s Revisited" (which alternates steel string and classical guitar) and "Life...and Stuff, " theme from a short lived Pam Dawber TV series which draws guitar inspiration from The Byrds and symphonic production ideas from The Beatles. Safe to say that Geissman is one of smooth jazz's leading time travel navigators."

- Jonathan Widran

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