davidbandman euphonium jazz rock punk David Bandman – BURN NOTICE: This is my first listen to David’s amazing jazz work on Euphonium, but it surely won’t be the last… as you listen to tunes like the 5:41 “Holding the Biscuit“, your ears won’t believe the high-energy, high-paced skill he generates to bring you up out of whatever (bad or otherwise) mood you might have been in… this just literally KICKS!
He’s supported by a stellar cast of players, too long to list here, so check out the player list here! The piano work on “Frankie’s Dance” would wake “Frank” (Zappa, that is) from the grave, and will have you dancing all night (Maidenform, or not, lol)… a truly GREAT song, and the changes are fantastic – I just LOVE this one.
The promo sheet makes reference to his “superhuman” skills on the instrument, and there couldn’t be a more apt description for what you’ll hear on the upbeat (& uptown) “Wicked Snooze“… again, I’m reminded of Zappa’s compositions… don’t “expect” anything, because David & krew will blow away any pre-conceived notions you might have had when you started listening… this is, for lack of a better term, “jazz on steroids” with a “take no prisoners” approach!
Since David offers up ten tunes, you may wind up choosing a different one, but my personal favorite is definitely the 6:21 opening title track, “Burn Notice“… the recording quality is awesome, and the energy (all) the players project is far above most bands on the scene… very, VERY impressive. I give David & his band a MOST HIGHLY RECOMMENDED, with an “EQ” (energy quotient) rating of 4.99 for this absolutely smashing release. Get more information about this high-talent player and his releases on David’s website. Rotcod Zzaj
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