Transform Your Guitar Licks with Some Inspiration from a Flutist!

May 17, 2017
Savvy guitarists are always looking for melodic inspiration from sources other than guitar players. So anyone who digs beautiful jazz motifs and soaring single-note lines should check out the brand-new album by flutist — and Guitar Player's awesome web manager — Ragan Whiteside.
 
This is no favor for a co-worker, BTW. Treblemaker is Ragan's fourth album, and she's an accomplished player, a musically sensitive producer, and a fantastic songwriter. In fact, I just received Treblemaker today, and the bouyant, funky strut of her grooves — as well as the sweet tone and melodicism of her playing — had me grabbing my guitar to try out some of my own funky-sophisticated-cool licks. See for yourself...
 
 
ALBUM CREDITS 
 
Intro
(Dennis Johnson, Ragan Whiteside, and Corey Johnson)
 
Corey’s Bop
(Dennis Johnson / Bob Baldwin / Ragan Whiteside)
December Soul (SESAC), Funky Onion Music (SESAC), Raw Groove (SESAC) Produced by Dennis Johnson
Ragan Whiteside – flute
Dennis Johnson – keyboards / drum programming
Bob Baldwin – keyboards
 
Early Arrival
(Ragan Whiteside / Bob Baldwin)
Raw Groove (SESAC), Funky Onion Music (SESAC) Produced by Bob Baldwin and Ragan Whiteside Ragan Whiteside – flute
Kim Waters – saxophones
Bob Baldwin – keyboards
Derek Scott - guitar
Richard Harrison - drums
 
By the Moonlight
(Dennis Johnson / Bob Baldwin)
December Soul (SESAC), Funky Onion Music (SESAC) Produced by Dennis Johnson and Bob Baldwin Ragan Whiteside – flute
Dennis Johnson – keyboards / drum programming Bob Baldwin – Keyboard
 
The Sun Came Up
(Ragan Whiteside)
Raw Groove (SESAC)
Arranged and Produced by Bob Baldwin
Ragan Whiteside – flute
Bob Baldwin – keyboards
Dennis Johnson - keyboards / drum programming
 
Let’s Do This (ft. Tom Browne)
(Ragan Whiteside / Bob Baldwin)
Raw Groove (SESAC), Funky Onion Music (SESAC)
Produced by Dennis Johnson, Ragan Whiteside, and Bob Baldwin Ragan Whiteside – flute
Tom Browne – trumpet / flugelhorn
Bob Baldwin – keyboards
Dennis Johnson – keyboards / drum programming
 
I Never Told You
(Ragan Whiteside / Zoiea / Bob Baldwin)
Raw Groove (SESAC), OhizepDowdyMusic (SESAC), Funky Onion Music (SESAC) Produced by Bob Baldwin, Dennis Johnson, and Ragan Whiteside
Ragan Whiteside – vocals
Ron Jenkins – bass
Jorel “JFly” Flynn – drums
Bob Baldwin – keyboards
 
Flute Funk (ft. Frank McComb)
(Frank McComb / Ragan Whiteside)
Quiramknarf Music (BMI), Raw Groove (SESAC) Produced by Frank McComb
Ragan Whiteside – flute
Frank McComb – vocals and all other instruments May Rose - vocals
 
Love Song (ft. Marion Meadows)
(Ragan Whiteside / Bob Baldwin)
Raw Groove (SESAC), Funky Onion Music (SESAC)
Produced by Bob Baldwin, Dennis Johnson, and Ragan Whiteside Ragan Whiteside – flute
Marion Meadows – saxophones
Dennis Johnson - drum programming
Bob Baldwin - keyboards
Ron Jenkins - bass
 
Mystic Vibration
(Dennis Johnson and Ragan Whiteside)
December Soul (SESAC), Raw Groove (SESAC) Produced by Dennis Johnson
Ragan Whiteside – flute
Phil Casagrande – keyboard solo
Dennis Johnson – keyboards / drum programming
 
See you at the Get Down (ft. Bob Baldwin and The PR Experience)
(Ragan Whiteside)
Raw Groove (SESAC)
Produced by Ragan Whiteside and Bob Baldwin Ragan Whiteside – flute
Bob Baldwin – keyboard
Nelson Render – trumpet
Marvin Pryor – trombone
Travis Kimber – saxophones
Richard Harrison - drums
 
Photography by Tri8Media
Makeup by Elexis
Style Consultant: Kym Swain
CD cover art layout: Ragan Whiteside
Mastered by Matt Noble at The Loft, Bronxville, NY
Engineered and Mixed by Dennis Johnson at The Uppa Room South, Marietta, GA
“Flute Funk” tracks and vocals recorded at Boobeescoot Studio, Los Angeles, CA and Amsterdam Netherlands and The Uppa Room South Marietta, GA
Mixed by Frank McComb, Engineered by Frank McComb and Dennis Johnson
Kim Waters’ saxophones recorded at Waterfall Studios, Covington, GA
Marion Meadows’ saxophones recorded at MM Entertainment Recording
Tom Browne’s trumpet and flugelhorn recorded at Tom Browne’s, Garner, NC
Phil Casagrande’s keyboard recorded at Casagrande Recording Studios, Yonkers, NY
Drums on “Early Arrival” and “See You at the Get Down” recorded at RAHPRO Studios, Bronx, NY
Drums on “I Never Told You” recorded at Fly Studios, Lithonia, GA
 
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