Dynamic and heart-felt original guitar trio jazz played with feeling and conviction, Dave Corbus' second CD release presents jazz guitar at its finest! Filled with exciting original compositions that provide the listener a new dimension in contemporary straight-ahead jazz. The CD provides group interplay and dynamics that showcase jazz and beyond.
Dave Corbus, guitar
Lindsey Horner, bass
Lieven Venken, drums
A creative jazz guitarist based in Denver who has a sound of his own, Dave Corbus describes the music on Sound Down as 'modern jazz with a twist. This is music that looks back but also forward, paying homage while making a relevant comment as to where we are today.' Featuring close interplay between the guitarist, bassist Lindsey Horner and drummer Lieven Vienken, Sound Down stretches the jazz tradition into new areas.
Dave Corbus was born outside of Chicago. Early on he listened to the top blues players and, after he started playing guitar at the age of ten, his listening included Wes Montgomery and the bebop guitarists. He attended Berklee for six months, played for a year in Chicago and then spent a dozen in New York, earning a degree from NYU. The highpoint from the era was performing every Friday night with his trio at Augies (now called Smoke) during 1986-88. Among his favorite bassists was Lindsey Horner.
The repertoire on Sound Down is particularly intriguing because, in addition to several originals and the standard 'Bluesette,' there are rarely performed but superior songs by Joe Bonner, Joe Farrell, Kenny Barron and David Murray, most of which date from the 1980s.
'I specifically recorded the album in New York because of the high energy and excitement of the city which I wanted to capture in the music.' Dave Corbus succeeded, creating a memorable program of forward-looking and continually creative modern jazz.
Scott Yanow, author of nine jazz books including Swing, Bebop,Trumpet Kings, Jazz On Film and Jazz On Record 1917-76