Six months ago, I presented Tim Eyermann and his band called East Coast Offering. I had the pleasure to present the masterpiece entitled "Don't take your love away" from the self-titled album which was released in 1984. Today I'm presenting you an album called "Walkin' with you" which was released in 1985 on MCA Records. It was recorded at Bias Studio, Springfield, Virginia.
It was a surprise when I noticed the participation of the great Al Johnson on the album. Al Johnson helped Tim Eyermann on the album as an arranger. Not for all but for only the songs entitled "Hell to heaven" and "Catherine". Strings for these tracks by Kim Miller, Peter Tramontana, Jane Stewart, David Hardy, Keith Fleming, Carol Hayes, Malcolm Russ, Cynthia Mauney, Steve Romer and Bruce Myers.
"Hell to heaven" is a great classic ballad which was written by Clint Holmes and Peter McCann. Tim Eyermann with his sax accompanies Clint Holmes on vocals. In fact Clint Holmes is a guest vocalist on the album. In 1972 he had a smash hit on the pop chart entitled "Playground in my mind" which was released on Epic Records. Today he is more than a charismatic singer of jazz music... He is a songwriter, plays in musical and hosted his own TV show called "New York at Night". In 2008 he collaborated with the composer and keyboardist Jeffrey Neiman. Together, they have forged new musical ground and recently Jeffrey produced Clint's much acclaimed new CD. Jeffrey is now serving as Clint's musical director. Jeffrey is also serving as Musical Director for the popular Las Vegas show "Vocal Soup" starring Clint Holmes, Susan Anton, Martin Nievera and Domenick Allen. Clint Holmes has just finished writing his latest musical “Just Another Man” with Larry Moss and Bill Fayne.
"Catherine" is a mellow instrumental along with the sax of Tim Eyermann under the arrangements of Al Johnson. Some great jazz musicians create a sweet atmosphere such as Tim Eyermann on sax and flute, Dave Palamar on drums, Wade Matthews on bass, Bob Sterling on guitar, Bruce Harrison on piano-keyboards, Mick Rossi on synthesizers, Bill Fayne on piano. Background vocals by Elaine Fayne, Robin Doezema and Jon Carroll.
Ιn the other songs also appear Bob Fowler on bass, Steve Branca and Jim Singer on guitars, Don Smallwood on keyboards and Robert "Dupree" Hailey on percussion. Jeaneane Marie, Karen Henderson and Gail Adams on vocals. Produced by Tim Eyermann, Bob Dawson and East Coast Offering.
Note: The above posted tracks are not played in full