Greetings Secret 7 Backers!!!
Here are a few updates about WORLDS...save the date and come on down to Music Hall in Downtown Detroit on Sat Nov 30 at 8pm for a CD RELEASE CONCERT IN THE D!!! (see details below, at the bottom of this message)
WORLDS is now available on ITUNES and CDBABY.COM...please share the link and spread the word!!
Your feedback on the music is important, and if you would like to submit a short review or testimonial on the music of WORLDS, please post here to KICKSTARTER or email me directly! THANKS!Reviews for WORLDS are coming in and they are good! Check out this one from the Metro Times! http://blogs.metrotimes.com/index.php/music-blahg/city-slang-weekly-music-review-roundup-116/
Thanks for all your support on the project!! Here are the details for the Nov 30 concert!
DAVE SHARP'S SECRET 7 CD RELEASE CONCERT SATURDAY NOV 30, 2013 8pm MUSIC HALL JAZZ CAFÉ 350 Madison Detroit, MIhttp://jazzcafedetroit.com/calendar/November-2013http://www.davesharp.com Bassist, composer and band leader Dave Sharp and his band "Secret 7" celebrate the release of his new CD WORLDS (National Release Date Nov 19, 2013), the follow-up to his acclaimed Secret 7 release "7." WORLDS is an expansive soundscape featuring his brand of ‘World Jazz” music. Recognized in the JazzTimes 2010 Critic’s Poll, Dave Sharp’s Secret 7 masterfully blends rhythms, sounds, textures – and musicians – from across the globe. This evening of "World Jazz" music will feature Chris Kaercher on Saxophone, Walter White on trumpet & flugelhorn, Gary Schunk on piano & synthesizer, Dan Bennet on Baritone Saxophone & Clarinet, Gayelynne McKinney on Drums, Carolyn Koebel on Percussion and John Churchville on Tabla, and Dave Sharp on Electric and Upright Bass. WORLDS includes collaborations with Cheikh Lo (Senegal), Bollywood vocalist Parthiv Gohil (India), Gayelynne McKinney (Detroit/Straight Ahead), Walter White (Detroit/Lincoln Center Jazz Orchestra/Dave Holland), Gary Schunk (Detroit) Jonita Gandhi (Toronto), Carolyn Koebel (Kalamazoo) Elden Kelly (Lansing) Mehdi Darvishi (Iran), Andre Frappier (Los Angeles) Chris Codish (Detroit) Evan Perri (Detroit) Inrdrajit Roy Chowdhury (New York), and Mehdi Darvishi (Iran). Recorded at Backseat Productions with Jim Roll in Ann Arbor, MI, and in various studios around the world, WORLDS began as a collaboration between Dave Sharp and tenor saxophonist Chris Kaercher (Four Tops, Temptations, Aretha Franklin), who share a fascination with jazz and music from India and Africa, as well as sounds from New Orleans and the Middle East. “…a whirr of gorgeous vocals and delicate, intricate musicianship. Beautiful.” –Brett Callwood http://blogs.metrotimes.com/index.php/music-blahg/city-slang-weekly-music-review-roundup-116/ “Sharp's bass work balances everything like a needle threading exotic fabrics.” –Mark Tucker http://www.acousticmusic.com/fame/p09209.htm “Worlds” is healing music reminiscent of ancient wisdom expressed for the listener in the language of now.” Linda Yohn WEMU 89.1 FM “this album is fantastic!” -Cheikh Lo SENEGAL WORLDS preview on SOUNDCLOUD & YOUTUBE http://youtu.be/C_e7R6AHjnshttps://soundcloud.com/secret7worlds/01-dave-sharps-secret-7-worlds/s-iA4F3https://soundcloud.com/secret7worlds/02-dave-sharps-secret-7-worlds/s-UqAwUhttps://soundcloud.com/secret7worlds/03-dave-sharps-secret-7-worlds/s-SAmd4 Dave Sharp was born and raised in Detroit, Michigan where he was exposed to and inspired by the city’s rich music heritage. While earning a degree from the University of Michigan, Sharp became deeply devoted to the study of jazz and the perfection of his art. This devotion culminated in a move to San Francisco where Dave studied jazz and music theory with legendary bassist Herbie Lewis (McCoy Tyner, Cannonball Adderley, Les McCann) at the New College of California. While living in San Francisco, Sharp served as bassist and composer for the modern jazz ensemble the Spheres of Influence and the Killer Joe Trio. After touring the West Coast with rock legends The Melvins, and playing a run of jazz venues in Tokyo, Sharp returned home to the metropolitan Detroit area in 1998, where he continues to compose, record, teach and perform live in front of appreciative audiences.