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This Perfect Day
Genres: Folk, Jazz, Pop
"This Perfect Day" represents the first solo release by singer-songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, producer-engineer Bill Gable since his highly-acclaimed Private Music/BMG international release "There Were Signs" in 1989. ... more »
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"This Perfect Day" represents the first solo release by singer-songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, producer-engineer Bill Gable since his highly-acclaimed Private Music/BMG international release "There Were Signs" in 1989. Singled out by Billboard Magazine for its "superb lyrical imagery," selections from "There Were Signs" were featured on well over 150 AC/NAC/jazz/NPR/college stations throughout the US during the early 1990s, with a video for its single "Go Ahead And Run" reaching medium rotation on VH1. Outside the US, "There Were Signs," an album that unapologetically defied radio formats and superficial categorization, attracted an even more dedicated fan-base that exists to this day. As with Gable's previous work, "This Perfect Day" combines uncompromisingly intelligent and artful songwriting with a striking mix of jazz and world music influences, featuring Gable on vocals, guitars and keyboards, Steve Rodby (Pat Metheny Group) on bass, Tom Brechtlein (Leonard Cohen, Rickie Lee Jones) on drums, Luis Conte (Madonna, Eric Clapton) and Alex Acuna (Weather Report, U2) on percussion, Bob Sheppard (Steely Dan, Lyle Mays) on flute, and Dino Saluzzi on bandoneon. In addition to his solo career, Gable has composed and performed with the Yellowjackets on 3 Grammy-nominated recordings, and has written songs for artists as diverse as Chicago and Branford Marsalis. His songs have been recorded by artists in Brazil, Argentina, Italy, Japan, Finland and Korea. Steely Dan's Walter Becker has described Gable as "first and foremost a great songwriter" with a "marvelous ability to combine exotic musical elements and seemingly disparate influences into a uniquely seasoned and tasty succotash." Listen to this album and see why Gable is regarded as one of the most uncompromising and intelligent singer-songwriters working today.
Fifteen years and worth the wait!
Ed Goldfarb | Corte Madera, CA USA | 08/25/2004
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Bill Gable's music is like stuff you know and love, but with extra value added. There's elements of Peter Gabriel, but jazzier - Steely Dan, but not hermetically sealed - Paul Simon, but not self-conscious - Caetano Veloso, but in English.
I fell in love with "There Were Signs" when it came out in 1989, and have been listening to it constantly pretty much ever since, except for a three week period in 1993 when the CD case in my car got ripped off and I had to scour the used bins in San Francisco to find another copy.
Fifteen years later, here's "This Perfect Day", and it picks up pretty much where 'There Were Signs" left off - chock full of unusual, memorable songs and great performances. My personal favorite (today, anyway) is "Why It Kills Us To Compromise", a complicated and bittersweet truth, the kind rarely articulated over chord changes.
If you're not familiar with Bill Gable's work, lucky you - you've got a new favorite record coming. I should pick up a second one, myself, even though I have an alarm in my car now."
Stunning album by unique singer/songwriter!
C. P Rasmussen | Kent, United Kingdom | 07/22/2004
(5 out of 5 stars)
"I actually waited fourteen years for this. Bill Gable's debut album from 1989 "There Were Signs" was a breath of fresh air. Melodic music with often complex rhythms and structure yet stunning beauty. A masterpiece that has stood the test of time. Then what? Years passed, musical contributions here and there (Yellowjackets being one of Gable's musical connections) but no follow-up album. Until recently and "This Perfect Day". Well folks - this was worth waiting for! Bill Gable serves another portion of his sophisticated and beautiful songwriting. Again a unique mix of pop, jazz and worldmusic. An album made with an uncompromising attitude and nothing but superb musicianship. "This Perfect Day" requires attention from you the listener, but you are rewarded generously by a singer/songwriter who elequently speaks from the heart but keeps his brain engaged. Intriquing, moving and immensely satisfying. No empty calories or bubblegum music here. But simply superb music. Highest recommendation! Buy it!"
" A true, true master-piece".......
tony browne | ENGLAND | 10/21/2004
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Well, anyone out there looking for lyrics with'meaning' e.t.c., and who loves imaginative musical styles/arrangements-look no more......this NEW c.d. by Mr. Bill Gable is really too much!!!His 1st. album i reviewed earlier (see Bill Gable reviews)..."Perfect Day" is a perfect album, folks(the "reviewer" who knocks this album, is an absolute .....), thanks ,Bill, for your uncompromising gift of perfectly crafted songs & music!!Genius!!!"Centre of my Universe" , the opening track -is a song you'll never forget..all the songs on this c.d. are of the same quality!!"Why the caged bird sings"...phew, what lyrics."Out this open window" the killer title cut is my favourite.beautiful lyrics..phenomenal tune!Don't hesitate, folks-buy this c.d.!!!!!"