Dave Hill - Two Seasons
"Dave Hill is one the best
"unknown" guitar players out the today. Check him out!"
Dave Hill 's music is an example for
the undisputed fact that qualitative music is hard to get. As a German
it would be probably impossible to contact such a musician. He is
performing as guitarist on albums of artists like Theo Bishop
("Newport Nights") or David Lanz ("Finding
Paradise") and touring with Gregg Karukas or Scott Wilkie in the
Californian area. But net-sleuths like the Jazz Nation help us to
trace this music. So I can present you Dave's debut album "Two
Seasons". The album was recorded from March of 2001 to August of
2003. You can await long tracks, the shortest one is 6:39, the longest
9:21 minutes. A good sign for improvisational solos. No radio cut at
On the starting track Remembering You
Dave Hill introduces into the melody with his guitar opening room for
Gregg Karukas sophisticated piano play. Dave's guitar play is
unobtrusive and not showy so one has to listen carefully to understand
all his skillful licks.
is featuring Gregg Karukas on electric and acoustic piano. Most of you
will know this great artists only by his albums which are very
popular. But most of the tunes of his albums are short and radio-like.
His improvisational talent shines brightly on this tune. Thanks to
Dave we can listen to the live part of Gregg's musical face. But there
are also extensive solos of Dave and Andy Suzuki on tenor sax. May I
compare Dave with Pat Metheny?
If You Don't
Care Anymore has some slight Blues elements sparkling through
Dave's jazzy jamming. Andy's sax play has a smooth touch with some
jazzy outbreaks walking on the border between smooth and contemporary
Ernest Tibbs' fretless bass on Mayso
reminds me at Jaco's play. I love this warm expressive sound. Bill
Fulton's piano wizardry let me prick my ears.
On Working On
Your Thing Dave lets his guitar swing and Billy Fulton's vibes
add on every tone the final accent.
Dave showcases his sultry side on When
We're Together. How intimate can a guitar sound?
If you are searching a hooking melody
you find it on Pack A Lunch. But Dave is
too much a lover of improvisation to let the melody grab you. So
accompany him and his group on the journey to the world of jazz. Gregg
I hear you too!
Adam Cohen's composition Teite
opens the door to Samba. Todd Wolfe on drums and Billy Hulting
on percussion create a perfect Latin Atmosphere while Dave Hill, Bill
Fulton (keyboards) and Rick Rossi (sax) let the music glow.
Do we know now why Dave Hill is one
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