Chris Dave And The Drumhedz - Chris Dave And The Drumhedz (2018)
WEB FLAC (Tracks) - 374 MB | Cover | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 135 MB | 00:58:53
Jazz, RnB, Soul, Funk, Hip-Hop | Label: Decca (UMO)
The final two songs on Chris Dave’s debut album present a vivid argument for the drummer as modern bandleader. After a couple of minutes of the psychedelic “Lady Jane,” the Houston-born musician’s stickwork explodes, scattering percussive shrapnel all over the track before he takes command and slows the song to a stuttering halt. And on the space-jazz-influenced “Trippy Tipsy,” Dave’s rocket-fuel drumming lends momentum to celestial sax riffs. Together, they showcase the man behind the drum kit as the lead musical voice. But it’s telling that those two songs are instrumental affairs, because the 13 tracks that precede them are heavy on guest vocalists, to the point where Dave becomes cast as a backseat presence on what should be his journey.