Jazzweekly weighs in on David Bach’s “Fierce Heart”

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David Bach



David Bach: Fierce Heart

David Bach

by George W. Harris

David Bach  plays a tone of keyboard varieties as he leads a mix and match band that includes David Marq/sax, Leonard Stevens/g, Lorenzo Sands/b, Mark Prince/dr, Ekendra Das/perc and a host of guests. The album feels like it could be an instrumental Steely Dan outing, with some funky beats and Rob Zinn’s horn snapping over the keys on “Fierce Heart” or the team getting into a deep groove with some nice guitar work by Stevens over Edgar Montalvo’s percussion on “Mandalay”. A modernization of Eric Satie gives a clever “Gymnopedie” along with Marq’s alto sax, while Sands gives a soulful pulse on “Strike The Note.” Most fun of all is a take of Queen’s “We Are The Champions” with some synthy breeze and jazzy drumming. This guy’s got some bright ideas, and they shine well.


Kari Gaffney

Kari Gaffney

Since 1988 Kari-On Productions has helped artists get an even footing in the industry through jazz promotion in the genres of Jazz, World & Latin Jazz through Jazz Radio and Publicity. Why do we do both, because they compliment each other, and we care about fiscal longevity for the artist.

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