David Finck Quartet
David Finck- bass
Lewis Nash- drums
Joe Locke- vibes
Bill O'Connell- piano
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Monday, March 31st
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One of today's most versatile and in-demand bassists, David Finck has developed into an impressive composer, arranger, and producer. Future Day (Soundbrush Records), his debut CD as a leader, is a superb 12-song set including compositions by Wayne Shorter ("Black Eyes"), Cedar Walton ("Firm Roots"), Joe Locke ("Appointment in Orvieto"), and the leader himself. I hear music as a spoken language," says David Finck. When I listen, I'm conscious of the breaths that are taken during a phrase; I hear the vocabulary, the inflection, and the syntax. I listen for all of it."
What The Press Is Saying About Future Day:
Bassist David Finck's first-call session status in jazz and pop circles amid a long-running stint with pianist/composer Andre Previn equates to a busy and rather storied career. With his debut effort as a leader, the artist shines radiantly, which is a facet that also applies to the crystalline sonic characteristics of this buoyant program. - Glenn Astarita
Despite his having appeared on hundreds of recordings, Future Day (Soundbrush - 1012) is the first album from bassist DAVID FINCK as a leader. One listen, and you wonder why it has taken so long for him to assume the leader's mantle. Fronting a quartet that also includes Joe Locke on vibes, Tom Ranier on piano and Joe La Barbera on drums, Finck has created a superb collection of straight-ahead jazz that will appeal to a wide audience of jazz enthusiasts. - Joe Lang Jersey Jazz
DAVID FINCK QUARTET/Future Day: Back when cats like Neshui Ertegun roamed the earth, this set would have been on Atlantic because it had to be. Bass ace Finck, who has played with everybody, rounds up some like minded cats who have also played with everybody, and deliver a tour de force jazz trip that let's the outside world know there are smoking cats still smoking. Simply a solid, right on jazz date that comes at you non-stop and doesn't stop delivering. - CHRIS SPECTOR MIDWEST RECORD
This fine little CD starts off with an original from quartet member (piano) Tom Ranier... & it kicks! When Joe Locke's vibraphone kicks in, you'll easily imagine yourself sipping champagne with th' hipsters, to be sure. Leader Finck's bass is strident without treading on Tom's tune at all. When you add in Joe La Barbara's drums, you've got a track ("I Know") that just won't quit. Half of the cuts are originals from the band members, which makes the album all the more attractive to my ears. The music is packed with clear talent & exciting energy... the highest rhythm event is Bevan Manson's Four Flags", which turned out to be my favorite track, especially when guest Jeremy Pelt's trumpet takes the lead. My only problem with this track is that it was only 2:30, but the other guest player, Bob Sheppard, on sax, made it a cut I wished could have lasted much longer. Another outstanding tune was Cedar Walton's Firm Roots"... this one definitely shows David's superb bass skills, & the tightness of the quartet assembled here. You'll get much pleasure from listening to this over & over again, as I've been doing already. I rate this one as MOST HIGHLY RECOMMENDED, & believe you will, too. - Rotcod Zzaj Aka Dick Metcalf
In all this is an album where the musicianship, excellent charts and a superb cast of players combine to make this disc one of the finest new releases of the year. An impressive debut for bassist David Finck and his quartet. - Edward Blanco EjazzNews.com
When David Finck's bass is heard along with the drums that start I Know" on the opening track to Future Day soundbrush), one can't help but smile and have a sense (a personal I Know...") that this is the start of musical greatness. - John Book
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