"In The Zone" is the second album by NBA star/Jazzfunk bassist Wayman Tisdale. If you are a bass player or a bass guitar fanatic this is the album for you.
Basketball made him a star, but the late Wayman Tisdale considered music his first love. Fans who only remember his All-American days at the University of Oklahoma or pro hoops career will be able to hear Tisdale's love for and skill as a bass guitarist on the soundtrack to “The Wayman Tisdale Story,” a new documentary about the multitalented Tulsan.
The Fonk Record is the final record Wayman Tisdale recorded before his death in 2009. Tisdale's funk chops could be heard on his contemporary jazz albums throughout the past decade, but The Fonk Record transports listeners all the way back to the 1970s. In a way, it shouldn't be surprising that Tisdale was a funkateer. After all, he grew up playing the bass in the 1970s - a time when bass players in funk had the same stature as electric guitar players in rock.
Former NBA All Star baller, Wayman Tisdale has done it again with this smooth jazz CD release Hang Time.Showing once again that he is at the top of his game, and in top form. Thumping out smooth jazz tracks one right after the other.If you've not yet been introduced to Wayman Tisdale, the musician, this would be a great CD for you to get acquainted with him through.
Wayman Tisdale is on the Rebound with his special 2008 deluxe edition. A dozen tunes to bounce around on your player of Wayman singing and sharing the mic on one song with guest Toby Keith. Wayman Lawrence Tisdale of Tulsa, Oklahoma was a former professional basketball player in the NBA and a jazz bass guitarist.
Wayman Lawrence Tisdale (June 9, 1964 – May 15, 2009) was an American professional basketball player in the NBA and a smooth jazz bass guitarist. A three-time All American at the University of Oklahoma,he was elected to the National Collegiate Basketball Hall of Fame in 2009.Tisdale launched his music career with Power Forward in 1995 on the Motown Label. Primarily a bass player, he recorded eight albums, with the 2001 release Face to Face climbing to No. 1 on Billboard's contemporary jazz chart.In 2002, he was awarded the Legacy Tribute Award by the Oklahoma Jazz Hall of Fame. In an ESPN internet chat, Tisdale said his musical influences include funk bands of the 1970s.His most recent release, Rebound, was written and released after he was diagnosed with cancer.
At this point, Wayman Tisdale was better known as a one of the NBA's tough power forwards, a position often described as the equivalent to hockey's enforcer, but on the jazz tip Tisdale's silky smooth and a purveyor of mature romanticism. He's not a virtuoso on any of the instruments he plays (yet) – bass guitar, keyboards, or the synthesizer – but records with an all-star cast of musicians who mask any shortcomings. In fact, Tisdale contributes more on his recordings than those done in the past by Idris Muhammad, Norman Connors, and others.
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