iTunes

Opening the iTunes Store.If iTunes doesn't open, click the iTunes application icon in your Dock or on your Windows desktop.Progress Indicator
Opening the iBooks Store.If iBooks doesn't open, click the iBooks app in your Dock.Progress Indicator
iTunes

iTunes is the world's easiest way to organize and add to your digital media collection.

We are unable to find iTunes on your computer. To preview and buy music from Halfway Till Dawn by Philippe Saisse, download iTunes now.

Already have iTunes? Click I Have iTunes to open it now.

I Have iTunes Free Download
iTunes for Mac + PC

Halfway Till Dawn

Philippe Saisse

Open iTunes to preview, buy, and download music.

Album Review

Listening to Philippe Saisse is like taking a tour through a keyboard paradise with a master tour guide; sometimes he blows off course and sacrifices strong melodies for wild experimentation, but for the most part the ride is as varied and entertaining as the many thingamajigs in his arsenal. The album title implies a sense of easy romance, but that vibe is rare among the fun-filled happenings. Saisse is a great tease, opening "The Girl with Botticelli Eyes" with a majestic piano and synth string duet before diving into a heavy funk groove and hypnotic melody which combines a Fender Rhodes harmony with a sharp electric piano melody. Sometimes, he'll let his guests take it easy while he hams it up; the seven-minute title track finds flugelhornist Jeff Beal lazing dreamily over a thick, industrial percussion trip-hop groove complete with mysterious voices, orchestral lines and improvisational piano solos. Jeff Golub provides the wah-wah guitar click on the schizophrenic opener "Fusionesque," whose retro-soul vibe is so perfect it sounds like an intro to an old Barry White tune; then Saisse provides the perfect balance of acoustic piano warmth amid the machinery before going too far with a space age synth solo. Some may not like the constant experimentation, even though great melodies shine through. But in a genre where artists often have to think before they take wacky risks, Saisse scores high on the chutzpah meter.

Customer Reviews

Half Way til Dawn

This is a new fresh and lively album. It's rare that 80% of the album is music to my liking. Nice beats and rythems. Very easy listening for this road warrier who drives 40,000 miles oer year on business.

Awesome!!!!!

I love this album smooth funky just the right blend!!!!!

Its nice

I like the album I just bought it today and what made me buy it was the titled song " Halfway 'Till Dawn". Since I could not buy just that song I had to buy the entire album. I like the first 6 songs after that I change the cd. I'm more of a mellow and lounge type with great food and wine and candle light surroundings. Nice album none the less!

Biography

Genre: Jazz

Years Active: '70s, '80s, '90s, '00s

Contemporary jazz keyboardist, composer and producer Philippe Saisse was born in Marseilles and raised in Paris; the son of a staff producer at CBS/Sony France, he studied piano, music theory and composition at the Paris National Conservatory, winning Boston's Berklee College of Music's prestigious Paul Winter Scholarship upon graduating in 1975. At Berklee, Saisse became the protege of vibraphonist Gary Burton, leading to a tenure playing behind Narada Michael Walden; he made his recorded debut...
Full Bio
Halfway Till Dawn, Philippe Saisse
View In iTunes

Customer Ratings

Influencers

Contemporaries