Lyle Workman is reviewed by Goldmine Magazine

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Lyle Workman

Goldmine Magazine

by Mike Greenblatt

Lyle Workman CD Cover Uncommon Measures
Fans of Norah Jones, Beck, Sting and Todd Rundgren have heard Lyle Workman. Those who saw such movies as Superbad, The 40-Year Old Virgin and Forgetting Sarah Marshall have heard his soundtracks. Now prog-rockers can thrill to the instrumental opulence of Uncommon Measures (Blue Canoe Records). Four years in the making, recorded at Abbey Road Studios in London with a 63-piece orchestra, the guitarist/keyboardist/composer/producer even uses a six-person choir to get his sonic landscapes perfect. Plus, it certainly helps to have A-List musicians who have played with Bruce, Zappa, Joni, Dylan, Bowie and Clapton. Opening with the slam-bang 9:18 “North Star,” the nine tracks meander through fusion, classical and progressive-rock like a soundtrack to a movie that doesn’t exist. Highlight? The 10:26 “Arc Of Life” goes through a litany of circuitous changes.
Kari Gaffney

Kari Gaffney

Since 1988 Kari-On Productions has helped artists get an even footing in the industry through jazz promotion in the genres of Jazz, World & Latin Jazz through Jazz Radio and Publicity. Why do we do both, because they compliment each other, and we care about fiscal longevity for the artist.

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