Sunday, March 3, 2013

Album 365: Day 145 - Dave Weckl - Heads Up

Dave Weckl
Heads Up

Favorite tracks: 7th Ave. South, Tomatillo, Against the Wall
Sleeper tracks: Taboo, Trigger Happy

This was in my teenage, jazz/fusion stage.  Everybody had one of those, right?

I can't remember where I first heard this record.  I think the song '7th Ave. South' was on a compilation CD that the local music store would play.  It was a Zildjian cymbal CD that had some of the tracks from Zildjian endorsers.  After I heard that song, I went and picked up the record.  I loved Dave's drumming but he was way too good to try to copy.

The thing about new jazz albums is that they always have 'ballads'.  New jazz ballads suck and they all sound the same.  There's usually a soprano sax or some celeste synth melody.  Fortunately there is enough awesome drumming on the record to make up for the lameness.

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