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Dave Sharp was born in Detroit, Michigan where he was inspired by the city’s rich musical heritage. While earning a degree from the University of Michigan, Sharp became deeply devoted to the study of jazz and improvisation. This led to a move to San Francisco, where Dave studied with legendary bassist Herbie Lewis (McCoy Tyner, Cannonball Adderly, Les McCann) at the New College of California. While living in San Francisco, Sharp performed in art spaces and venues like Cafe Du Nord and the Fillmore, and served as bassist and composer for the modern jazz ensemble the Spheres of Influence. After a brief tour of Japan, Sharp returned home to Michigan, where he continues to compose, record, engineer, teach and perform live in front of appreciative audiences

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Dave Sharp: Worlds

Read "Worlds" reviewed by Chris M. Slawecki

Detroit-based bassist Dave Sharp and the Secret 7 ensemble he leads have found acclaim for their expansive grasp of world music, including and especially jazz: Sharp has toured jazz clubs throughout Japan and studied jazz theory and music at the New College of California with bassist Herbie Lewis, who nailed down rock-solid rhythmic bottoms for soul-jazz ...

Worlds Apart, Whirled Together

Read "Worlds Apart, Whirled Together" reviewed by Chris M. Slawecki

BossaCucaNova Our Kind of Bossa Six Degrees 2014 Our Kind of Bossa celebrates fifteen fun years of BossaCucaNova, one of Brazil's most adventurous contemporary ensembles (and was also timed to coincide with Brazil hosting the 2014 soccer World Cup). These eleven tracks fuse the electro-bossa nova for which the group ...

Worlds

Label: Self Produced
Released: 2013
Track listing: Sherehe; Nu Africa; Return; Mystery Blues; Sunrise; Eastern Flame; Desert Sky; Kalinjar; Rain Raga; Dakar Detroit; Nu Africa – The D Mix; Nu Africa – Nola Mix; Nu Africa – Nola Mix.

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Dave Sharp's Secret 7: Worlds

Read "Worlds" reviewed by Glenn Astarita

Poll-winning Detroit-reared bassist Dave Sharp (Killer Joe Trio, The Melvins) takes you around the world in a little under an hour. Here, the bassist gathers a large international cast, appearing on alternating tracks. Following Secret Seven (Blue Pie, 2010), the artist extends his reach but still interconnects Western and Eastern modalities with the jazz vernacular. One ...

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Dave Sharp: Dave Sharp's Secret Seven

Read "Dave Sharp's Secret Seven" reviewed by AAJ Italy Staff

Ecco un disco davvero 'tutto attorno al jazz.' Dave Sharp è un bassista e contrabbassista nato nel Michigan, dove ha mosso i primi passi nel mondo della musica prima di trasferirsi a San Francisco e specializzarsi sotto la guida di Herbie Lewis (già al fianco di McCoy Tyner, Cannonball Adderly, Les McCann). L'esperienza in tour accanto ...

Dave Sharp's Secret Seven

Label: Vortex-Water Music
Released: 2010
Track listing: Africano; Chrispy Underground; Skeleton Key; Blackout; Boop Bwee Ahh; The Seventh Secret; Lootmar (Wind Song); Africano [Radio Edit]; Can I Be Your Squeeze?

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Dave Sharp's Secret Seven: 7

Read "7" reviewed by Glenn Astarita

Bassist Dave Sharp and his Secret Seven ensemble interconnect an expansive jazz layout with New Orleans swamp-funk, world-beat rhythm structures, and variable components of Eastern and Western fare. They propagate a cheery panorama via these sustainable compositions, often highlighted by memorable hooks and edgy soloing ventures by multi-reedman Chris Kaercher and others. Variety looms as a ...


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