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David Caceres

Popular music has known many “double threats”. The ability to both play and sing has positioned numerous jazz artists for stardom, going back to Louis Armstrong and Fats Waller, on through Nat King Cole, Chet Baker, George Benson, and more current examples such as Harry Connick, Jr., Jamie Cullum, and Esperanza Spalding.

However, Houston-based vocalist/saxophonist David Caceres offers a rare combination: a soulful, emotive voice with the potential to connect with a varied adult audience and the skills as an alto saxophonist to go toe-to-toe with the best players of his generation. Indeed, Caceres's raw talent and natural charisma make him a sure bet to cross boundaries and unify audiences. Of course, this embarrassment of riches presents an obvious challenge: How can these diverse talents come together to create a focused presentation within a singular point of view? With David Caceres, this uniquely talented artist answers this question definitively and with great passion and vision.

Featuring an impressive lineup of some of New York's finest musicians, these tracks cover a wide stylistic swath without losing focus. From his deeply emotional reading of Maxwell's “Symptom Unknown” to the funkified take on Van Morrison's classic “The Way Young Lovers Do” on through the uplifting original “Sacred Path”, this project signals the arrival of a major new voice in popular music.

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David Caceres

Sunnyside Records
2011

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