Dave Graf - Just Like That
Three years in the making, Dave Graf's new release Just Like That is the work of a pure musician who has patiently crafted a recording to reflect his wide range of musical influences. From the Latin-influenced Graf composition “7 Train” (featuring the great Nachito Herrera on piano) to Jerome Kern's “I Won't Dance,” Graf's playing and arrangements exhibit the serene cool of an artist at-ease with his craft. When Dave plays, every note counts. The same goes for solo spotlights – check out Dave Karr's sax on “Al's Way” (Karr's triute to Al Cohn) or Dean Magraw's guitar on Monk's “Pannonica”.
Dave and his co-arrangers Adi Yeshaya and Wade Clark make the wide ranging tunes into a cohesive whole and their inspiration is reflected in the playing of every musician.
Dave Graf's CD release shows for Just Like That are October 21 and 22, 9:00 p.m. at the Artists' Quarter and admission is $10. The Artists' Quarter is located at 7th Place and St. Peter St. in the Historic Hamm Building in Downtown St. Paul, telephone (651) 292-1359, web address www.mnjazz.com.
Just Like That is available as a standard CD release.
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