Randal V.Wilson
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Randal V.Wilson

Detroit, Michigan, United States | Established. Jan 01, 2000 | INDIE | AFM

Detroit, Michigan, United States | INDIE | AFM
Established on Jan, 2000
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Zeitgeist News Forum. ->Reviews-Scotland

Randal V. Wilson - "Time Well Spent" Now this was a delight. Smooth, guitar based jazz with a strong sense of spirituality and well being running through it, this was a delight from start to finish.

An all too brief mini album, the six tracks come and go in less than 25 minutes, but when the music is as well honed as it is here, you're happy to turn around and play it all over again. The pleasure is just as pronounced on repeated listenings as it was the first time around.

Primarily self penned and predominately instrumental, Mr Wilson knows his way around a fretboard, and there is a delicacy of touch on display which is utterly delicious. The highlight, though, is the one song which features the vocals of Stuart Scaggs, 'No Secrets (In The Heart)', which is just a fabulous, fabulous song, easy without being lazy.

Certainly a name to watch out for. This was a rare treat!


RANDAL V.WILSON : Time Well Spent / Belgium
Choisir, promouvoir et critiquer pour vous dévoiler aux auditeurs fidèles de l'émission.
Les choix de Backstage Radio News...

Sur 'Time Well Spent', Randal voit se dissoudre ses doutes et questions existentielles dans les grooves de guitares jazzy. Notre homme part ici à la recherche de la délivrance au travers de plages musicales jazzy et bien chaloupées. On notera une apparition remarquée du claviériste Mark Willis et du chanteur Stuart Scaggs.
Translation: Randal sees how to dissolve doubts and existential questions in the grooves of jazzy guitars. Our man leaves here to research the delivery through jazz music and quiet swaying beaches. One will notice an appearance of the clavierist Mark Willis and the singer Stuart Scaggs.
Backstage Radio News's http://home.scarlet.be/~tsg70552/backstage/review-rnb-soul-jazz.html


Randal V. Wilson - Time Well Spent The debut release by this hard working Detroit guitarist is ear candy at its finest. Known mostly as a backing musician, Wilson moves to the front here with a nice mix of traditional and smooth jazz along with R&B grooves, sounding in part like a great Larry Coryell disc. The six cuts are uniformly strong, and the guest vocal by Stuart Scaggs gives the excellent "No Secrets" a country feel that works well with Wilson's strong guitar work. Recommended. review from Soul Tracks http://www.soultracks.com/


Thank you so much for sending Randal's CD "Time Well Spent." Really great work. Everytime I'm looking for new, quality material in the Smooth Jazz, Soul and Latin scene it's a pleasure to support names outside of the "Big Label Business."

Thanks again
Harry/Smoothvibes
http://www.smoothvibes.com/


- Smoothvibes.com, Souiltracks.com, Backstage Radio News


"Reviews"

Zeitgeist News Forum. ->Reviews-Scotland



Randal V. Wilson - "Time Well Spent" Now this was a delight. Smooth, guitar based jazz with a strong sense of spirituality and well being running through it, this was a delight from start to finish.

An all too brief mini album, the six tracks come and go in less than 25 minutes, but when the music is as well honed as it is here, you're happy to turn around and play it all over again. The pleasure is just as pronounced on repeated listenings as it was the first time around.

Primarily self penned and predominately instrumental, Mr Wilson knows his way around a fretboard, and there is a delicacy of touch on display which is utterly delicious. The highlight, though, is the one song which features the vocals of Stuart Scaggs, 'No Secrets (In The Heart)', which is just a fabulous, fabulous song, easy without being lazy.

Certainly a name to watch out for. This was a rare treat!






RANDAL V. WILSON : Time Well Spent / Belgium

Choisir, promouvoir et critiquer pour vous dévoiler aux auditeurs fidèles de l'émission.
Les choix de Backstage Radio News...

Sur 'Time Well Spent', Randal voit se dissoudre ses doutes et questions existentielles dans les grooves de guitares jazzy. Notre homme part ici à la recherche de la délivrance au travers de plages musicales jazzy et bien chaloupées. On notera une apparition remarquée du claviériste Mark Willis et du chanteur Stuart Scaggs.

Translation: Randal sees how to dissolve doubts and existential questions in the grooves of jazzy guitars. Our man leaves here to research the delivery through jazz music and quiet swaying beaches. One will notice an appearance of the clavierist Mark Willis and the singer Stuart Scaggs.
Backstage Radio News's http://home.scarlet.be/~tsg70552/backstage/review-rnb-soul-jazz.html



Randal V. Wilson - Time Well Spent The debut release by this hard working Detroit guitarist is ear candy at its finest. Known mostly as a backing musician, Wilson moves to the front here with a nice mix of traditional and smooth jazz along with R&B grooves, sounding in part like a great Larry Coryell disc. The six cuts are uniformly strong, and the guest vocal by Stuart Scaggs gives the excellent "No Secrets" a country feel that works well with Wilson's strong guitar work. Recommended. review from Soul Tracks http://www.soultracks.com/



Thank you so much for sending Randal's CD "Time Well Spent." Really great work. Everytime I'm looking for new, quality material in the Smooth Jazz, Soul and Latin scene it's a pleasure to support names outside of the "Big Label Business."



Thanks again

Harry/Smoothvibes

http://www.smoothvibes.com/ - Various Media


"Best Jazz Guitarist"

BEST OF DETROIT 2015
ARTS + ENTERTAINMENT

Readers' Choice
Best Guitarist
Randal Wilson
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Jazz guitarist "Velvet" Wilson is one of Detroit's most talented guitarists and rising talents. Wilson divides his time between performing, recording, and serving as musical director for several local recording artists. In addition to several solo albums, he's recorded with Michael Powell, David Ivey, Partners in Praise, Guy Ensley, Al Turner, Gayelynn McKinney, and more - Detroit Metro Times


"World Record Holder"

Randal performed in The Assembly Line, "The World's Longest Live Concert" Ferndale, Mi. 2008 - Guinness Book of World Records


"Nominated for Best Jazz Artist of The Year"

DMMA 2018 JAZZ ARTIST OF THE YEAR NOMINEES

JAZZ ARTIST OF THE YEAR

RANDAL V. WILSON
CHARLES ANTHONY
DEON YATES
GAYLYNN McKINNEY
JEROME CLARK - Detroit Black Music Awards


Discography

Michon Young - Love, Life, Experiences 2017 Atlanta Records

Randal V. Wilson - Keep It Movin' 2017 (Produced by Velvet Productions Ltd.)

Mark Mixx & The Street Jazz Cartel - The Book of Mark 2016

Michon Young - Beautiful You 2016

L Renee - Encore 2016

Ted Nagy - That's What Made Me Famous 2015 (Produced by Velvet Productions Ltd.)

Guymon Ensley - This Comes With It 2014 GEQ Jazz Records

Mark Mixx & The Street Jazz Cartel - Trilogy 2014

Rashida Johnson - Path Of Life 2014

One Single Rose - Poetic Truth 2014 (Produced by Velvet Productions Ltd.)

One Single Rose - Pearl's Plays 2014 (Produced by Velvet Productions Ltd.)

The Marvin Jones Trio - Portriats 2013

Lady Champagne - You Don't Know What Love Is 2013

Word of Faith - Breakout 2012

Randal V. Wilson - A Promise to Myself 2012 (Produced by Velvet Productions Ltd.)

Zanye' - My Story Today 2012

Jeff Campbell - Ear Candy 2012

Mark Mixx - Cartel Drive 2012

Inohs Sivad - No Goodbyes 2011

LaShawn Phonix Moore - Space Between The Rain 2011 

Mark Mixx - Street Jazz 2009

Frankie Darcell/ Nourishment For The Soul Vol. #1 - 2007 (Produced by Velvet Productions Ltd.)

Alvin Sims/ There Was Me Before There Was We - 2007 (Produced by Velvet Productions Ltd.)

Randal V. Wilson - Time Well Spent 2006 (Produced by Velvet Productions Ltd.)

LaShell Griffin/ The Gift - Christmas 2004

Guy Ensley - Meet Guy Ensley 2003

David Ivey/ Whatcha Lookin' For -2002

Partners in Praise - Gospel 2001

Straight Gate Church "Faith In The House" 2000

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Bio

Out of Detroit's wealth of musicians emerges Randal "Velvet" Wilson, Guitarist/ Producer/ Songwriter and Voice Actor
  

Randal divides his time performing, recording, touring, and serving as Musical Director for many local and national recording artists, as well as his own project, "The ChoZen Few." 


Randal has had the pleasure of recording with Michael Powell, Partners in Praise, Guy Ensley, Al Turner, Gayelynn McKinney, Inohs Sivad, David Ivey, Ernest Lee & The Spirit of David, Straight Gate's "Faith in The House", LaShell Griffin, L Renee, Phoenix, Zanye', Word of Faith, The Street Jazz Cartel  and many others. He has also been blessed to share the stage and perform with Earth, Wind & Fire, Will Downing, Musiq Soulchild, George Benson, Layla Hathaway, Ledisi, Joe Sample, CeCe Winans, Amp Fiddler, Natalie Cole, Jeffrey Osborne, Dave Koz, Gerald Albright, Richard Elliot, Mindi Abair, The Dramatics, The Commodores, Michael Franks, Kem, Fred Hammond, Angela Winbush, T.D. Jakes, Lenny White, Thornetta Davis, Karen Clark-Sheard, Marion Meadows, Donnie McKlurkin, Vickie Winans, Dorinda Clark-Cole, and Twinkie Clark to name a few.

Having studied with some of his Guitar Heroes like Pat Metheny, John Abercrombie, Larry Coryell and Ron English, that has helped him to develop personally and professionally as a master guitarist.

"My musical goals are simple. I want to compose, record and perform music that will be enjoyed and analyzed long after I'm gone."



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