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David Finck

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Music can only be described with words, but for David Finck, music is a language all its own. “I hear music as a spoken language,” he says. “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.”It’s a statement that makes sense given David’s skills as a bassist and the diverse artists he has played and recorded with " among them; Dizzy Gillespie, Aretha Franklin, Sinead O’Connor, Natalie Cole, Rod Stewart, Herbie Hancock, Ivan Lins, Al Jarreau, Tony Bennett, Paquito D’Rivera, George Michael, Rosemary Clooney and Andre Previn, to name just a few

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Pastimes (from times past)

Label: QuinnJ Music
Released: 2021
Track listing: Carol's Delight; After Silence; Child's Song- Portrait; Child's Song- First Steps; When All Is Done (and Said); Remembrance; Falling Forward; If, At First; Another Rainbow; Bayou Baião; Impromptu 11/99

Album

Into The Shadows

Label: Summit Records
Released: 2020
Track listing: RSVP; Alpha Dog; Manaus; I Should Care; Nature Boy; Into The Shadows; Star Eyes; On The Edge.

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John Fedchock NY Sextet: Into The Shadows

Read "Into The Shadows" reviewed by Jack Bowers


If a sextet--or a group of any size--is to be measured by the sum of its parts, trombonist John Fedchock's NY Sextet succeeds with flying colors, as it embodies half a dozen of the finest jazz musicians the New York City area has to offer. As we know, however, an inclusive appraisal rests on far more ...

Album

Bassically Jazz

Label: Burton Avenue Music
Released: 2019
Track listing: Old Devil Moon; O Barquinho; The Summer Knows; Moment's Notice; Tuyo (Theme from Narcos); I Love You So; When I Look in Your Eyes; The Song is You; Alfie; Bluesette; Walkin' My Baby Back Home; All My Tomorrows.

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David Finck: Bassically Jazz

Read "Bassically Jazz" reviewed by Dr. Judith Schlesinger


It's hardly news that David Finck is an eloquent, inventive, and swinging bassist, with a long line of illustrious projects and collaborators. Finck has been on hundreds of top recordings and stages, performing with everyone from Rosemary Clooney to Ivan Lins and George Michael, and was the favorite bassist of the great Andre Previn. While Finck ...

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New York Voices: Reminiscing In Tempo

Read "Reminiscing In Tempo" reviewed by C. Michael Bailey


What the quartet New York Voices achieves with their performance of Dave Brubeck's “Blue Rondo Á La Turk" disguised as “Round, Round, Round" by lyricist Lauren Kinhan is nothing short of a schizophrenic jazz “Carmina Burana." Lithe, muscular, and smart, the performance is dense and thought-provoking, deftly navigating between its disparate 9/8 and 4/4 sections.

Album

Low Standards

Label: Soundbrush Records
Released: 2017

Album

The Deep

Label: Chesky Records
Released: 2017
Track listing: Fellini's Waltz; Solar; For Gunther; Dindi; For John Lewis; Peri's Scope; Why Did I Choose You?; Glacier Love; 3rd Word; Whistling Away the Dark; Lunar; If You Never Come To Me; The Deep; Just You, Just Me

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Shelly Berg and David Finck: The Deep

Read "The Deep" reviewed by Dr. Judith Schlesinger


So it happens that pianist Shelly Berg and bassist David Finck were hired by Chesky Records to play on a Livingston Taylor album. After they finished that session, with the high-end audiophile equipment still in place, David Chesky suggested the two stay and make a duo album themselves. And so they did, virtually on the spot. ...


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