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Dave Tull: texting and driving

Read "texting and driving" reviewed by Nicholas F. Mondello

Wallflower. The word has zero application to describe jazz drummer, vocalist and composer/arranger/producer, Dave Tull. He's more like a Venus Fly-Trap of talent, devouring all those activities and offering a keen eye for life's surrealities. He demos all on his second CD, texting and driving. It might just be what's needed for a long, endless drive from, say, St. Louis to Gallup, New Mexico. Tull's drum credits are formidable--with Barbra Streisand (whose legendary pickiness imprimaturs Tull's chops), ...

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Dave Tull: I Just Want to Get Paid!

Read "I Just Want to Get Paid!" reviewed by Jack Bowers

Whoa! Is that a sharp new Dave Frishberg lyric we hear poking fun at the pompous and assailing the absurd? Could it be Bob Dorough, Mose Allison or perhaps Giacomo Gates? No, the often humorous and always perceptive sentiments expressed on I Just Want to Get Paid! are those of Los Angeles- based sideman Dave Tull who actually makes his (apparently precarious) living as a jazz drummer. Based on this obscure gem of an album, recorded almost a decade ago ...


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