Trip Wamsley's New CD

Discussion in 'Recordings [BG]' started by maxvalentino, Jul 21, 2003.

  1. maxvalentino

    maxvalentino Endorsing Artist Godin Guitars/ Thomastik-Infeld

    I just wanted to toss out some props and a heads up to everyone about frequent TB contributor Trip Wamsley's new CD, " It's Better This Way".

    Every so often a new CD comes out that literally shakes so with musicality that it, as Carlos Santana so cosmically puts it, "can change matter at the molecular level". It is quite a rare event when one of those CDs is a solo bass recording. Trip's new CD does just that.

    We all know the guy is blessed with some very astute musical chops (i.e. the dude is a monster...and a pretty good bass player, too ;-))
    But here he has demonstrated not only his very high level of playing skills but also his wonderful and breathtaking compositional acuity.

    Let's face it, without good tunes solo bass playing is really a lot of wanking. Trip's tunes are good...very good, and his lyrical and focused playing only brings the further to light. add to the glow of this incredible disc are two duets with none other than Michael Manring which are, in a word, magical.

    I strongly urge you to check Trip's website for ordering details. for an interview/feature with Trip coming to TB soon!!

  2. jerry

    jerry Too old for a hiptrip Gold Supporting Member

    Dec 13, 1999
    I got mine a couple weeks back, and I agree, it's a mindblower!!! Very inspiring........I still can't believe G/K would let such a talented endorser go:confused: I still would love for Trip to have a ask the pros corner here at TB.
  3. DigMe


    Aug 10, 2002
    Waco, TX
    How does this compare to Trip's earlier CD's? I have Dancing About Architecture and I've heard bits of The Difference Engine. Is this one vastly different from either of those in style?

    brad cook
  4. DWBass

    DWBass The Funkfather

    Congrats on the new cd cousin Trip!! Well my name is spelled Walmsley but we could be cousins, right? :D
  5. tripwamsley


    Jan 31, 2002
    Sulphur La,
    Hey fellas! I just got back from Japan and saw this. Gee whiz. Thanks for the attention. To answer the question about the new CD...It is much better produced than the previous ones. There is one unified direction on it. It's more "grown up," I suppose. Hope that helps.
    As for the GK thing, I was product specialist and I did public and artist relations for them as well as endorse the gear. I loved that job. They decided that they did not want to keep me on the payroll and go with another game plan. They did some things from MY (and I stress "MY" becuase they of course have their side of the story) point of view that were not cool. They wanted me to stay on as an artist but I felt hurt and betrayed and I had lost my trust in the company so I left them. Boo-hoo. Water under the bridge now and I have other things in the works and life is getting better all the time!:)
  6. tripwamsley


    Jan 31, 2002
    Sulphur La,
    I have no idea if we are related. To my understanding, the WALMSLEY spelling is more on the British side and the WAMSLEY is German. Then again I was at the Ashmolean museum in Oxford, UK and I saw a violin made by Peter Wamsley in London in the 1600s. Hmmm. That was quite a kick! PM me and we can talk more about this.
  7. DWBass

    DWBass The Funkfather

    We're probably not related. To make a long story short, my greatgrandfather was a Polish man who's given name was Walinski! Now of course to bypass Hiltler's regime, if you had a jewish name of course we know what happened! Well, he changed it to Walmsley and was able to make it through to America. Married a black woman from NYC, produced my dad and here I am.
  8. cassanova


    Sep 4, 2000
    How would you define the style of his playing on this cd? Im not big on solo bass as I find much of it to be mostly wanking. But if I like the style(s) Id take a chance and buy it.