The late Wayman Tisdale, the NBA star-turned-bassist who enjoyed success in both careers, is now the focus of a newly released feature-length documentary. The Wayman Tisdale Story recounts the life of the former basketball player and jazz bassist who lost his battle with bone cancer in 2009.
With interviews ranging from Michael Jordan to Dave Koz to Toby Keith, it’s clear that Tisdale touched many lives during both careers.
“He was very dedicated in being a complete person, and basketball didn’t engulf his whole, whole life,” Jordan stated.
Tisdale was inducted into the Oklahoma Music Hall of Fame this month, with Marcus Miller performing and speaking at the event.
Accompanying the film is a 13-track CD of the bassist’s tunes, including a previously unreleased song “Slam Dunk,” produced by Jeff Lorber.
Preview and download The Wayman Tisdale Story:
The Wayman Tisdale Story Trailer:
The Wayman Tisdale Story CD Track List:
- Tell It Like it TIS
- The Introduction
- It’s Alright
- Ready To Hang
- Let’s Ride
- One on One
- Way Up
- Slam Dunk
- Everything in You
- Glory Glory
- Cryin For Me