Wavelength

Wavelength

 Vallejo, California, USA
BandJazzLatin

A unique and melodic blend of Smooth Jazz, Latin, Funk and Adult Contemporary sounds.

Biography

The group Wavelength offers the perceptive listener many different styles and textures from the colorful palette of the jazz genre to enjoy. Their diversity is shaped by the melting pot created out of the various cultural and musical backgrounds which each core member brings to the band. Add to that exciting mix contributing artists who themselves hail from around the world, and you have a unique Wavelength sound that cannot be easily pegged. Wavelength is led by Ferdinand Magallanes, keyboardist, composer, vocalist, and producer. He writes and arranges the music on Wavelength's CDs. Wavelength core members consists of a group of veteran musicians from the San Francisco Bay Area music scene who have played together separately in the past, but have now collaborated to form Wavelength. Members have played/shared the stage with the likes of Patti Labelle, Frankie Beverly and Maze, Malo, Sapo, Pete Escovedo and many others. We combine Latin, R&B, Jazz, and Adult Contemporary music to give the listener a melodic and dynamic sound. Wavelength has been influenced by groups and artists such as Herbie Hancock, Tower of Power, Santana, Spyrogyra, The Rippingtons, Stevie Wonder, Fourplay and Chic Corea among many others. The wide range of musical styles fused by Wavelength within the Jazz, Funk, R&B, Latin and Adult contemporary genres sets this group apart from others.

Lyrics

Live My Life Over

Written By: Ferdinand Magallanes

If I could live my life over
Which turns in life would I take
If I could do it all over
Which decisions would I make

But one thing I would do over and over again
Is take the road that leads me straight to your heart

Of all the things in life I have experienced
Well they don't seem to matter much since I met you
Since I met you

If I could rewind the hands of time
I would surely make my mistakes
If a mistake I make is living without you
Then my heart will surely ache

But one thing I would do over and over again
Is take the road that leads me straight to your heart

Of all the things in life I have experienced
They just seem beneath it all
Since I met you, since I met you

I Will be Gone

Written By: Ferdinand Magallanes

Even though we've spent some time together
We've even hit upon some stormy weather
Doubts in your mind has kept (you)
From giving in to your heart
What do you want me to do
To keep us from being apart

But if you stray from me now
I may not be around anyhow
Time won't let me wait
So come on back while I open the gate
But if you don't
Then I will be gone, I will be gone, I will be gone

For a while we shared laughter and tears
But you placed a wall through the years
Just let your heart beat the way it wants to
My baby, if you feel with your heart
You can't go wrong my lady

But if you stray from me now
I may not be around anyhow
Cause time won't let me wait
So come on back while I open the gate
But if you don't
Then I will be gone, I will be gone, I wii be gone

I know you're afraid to commit
But this ship is about to sail I admit
I can only wait for one last chance
Cause we've seen our last dance
I will be gone, I will be gone .........

Discography

CD "Cruzin the Music Highway" 2003 had the cut "Sunday by Tumon Bay" chart at #1 for 7 weeks in the Smooth Jazz genre as monitored by Radiowave Monitoring Service. This cut was also #2 for all of 2004 only to be outcharted by Chris Botti. A second cut titled "Sorry Sadness" also came in at #2 for several weeks and was #20 overall for 2004.
CD "Masarap" released in 2005 also had numerous cuts chart in the top 10 at various Internet radio stations in 2005 to the present.
CD "Keep it Going" is due for release 2010.

Set List

Typical set has about 7 songs good for 1 hour of live performance.
1 Sunset Drive - Latin Rock with heavy percussions, horns and guitars
2 Bliss - Smooth Jazz with guitar and piano melody and sax fills
3 My Timeless Treasure - Adult Contemporary vocal track
4 Bailar Finale - Latin Jazz piece featuring the flugelhorn
5 Dream Come True - Smooth Jazz featuring Wes Montgomery style guitar with sax fills.
6 Trash Talk - R&B/Funk cut featuring the piano and sax
7 Relay the Message - R&B/Funk with heavy horns, piano and guitar