Dave Graf - Just Like
Three years in the making, Dave Graf's new release Just Like
That is the work of a pure musician who has patiently crafted a
recording to reflect his wide range of musical influences. From
the Latin-influenced Graf composition “7 Train” (featuring the great
Nachito Herrera on piano) to Jerome Kern's “I Won't Dance,” Graf's
playing and arrangements exhibit the serene cool of an artist
at-ease with his craft. When Dave plays, every note counts.
The same goes for solo spotlights – check out Dave Karr's sax on
“Al's Way” (Karr's triute to Al Cohn) or Dean Magraw's guitar on
Dave and his co-arrangers Adi Yeshaya and Wade Clark make the
wide ranging tunes into a cohesive whole and their inspiration is
reflected in the playing of every musician.
Dave Graf's CD release shows for Just Like That
are October 21 and 22, 9:00 p.m. at the Artists' Quarter and
admission is $10. The Artists' Quarter is located at 7th Place
and St. Peter St. in the Historic Hamm Building in Downtown St.
Paul, telephone (651) 292-1359, web address www.mnjazz.com.
Just Like That is available as a standard CD