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Dave Sharp cranks up the radio love to warp 10
07 Jan 2011

Dave Sharp cranks up the radio love to warp 10.


Check out: – 2010 Critic Ballots Revealed. From JAZZ TIMES MAGAZINE “For our annual year-end Critics’ Poll, we asked our writers to choose what they believe to be the best and most important releases of the past 12 months. Here are their individual lists, covering CDs and box sets that entered the marketplace between Nov. 1, 2009 and Oct. 31, 2010. Some albums may have slipped through the cracks, however, as official release dates shifted or weren’t available. For the full results, check out our January/February 2011 issue, available now digitally and on newsstands Jan. 4.”

Chris Heim New Releases:

1. Bobby McFerrin VOCAbuLarieS (Emarcy)
2. Federico Britos Voyage (Sunnyside)
3. Dave Holland/Pepe Habichuela Hands (Dare2)
4. Chris Washburne & the SYOTOS Band Fields of Moons (Jazzheads)
5. Regina Carter Reverse Thread (E1)
6. Mulatu Astatke Mulatu Steps Ahead (Strut)
7. Dave Sharp’s Secret Seven 7 (Vortex)
8. Issac Delgado L-O-V-E (Calle 54/Sony)
9. Nguyen Le Saiyuki (ACT)
10. Rafi Malkiel Water (Tzadik)

Dave Sharp’s Secret Seven is “World Jazz for the Jazz World”. With the new full length CD “7” charting for national radio airplay in the CMJ top 30, Secret Seven transcends musical, national, and ethnic boundaries by re-interpreting, not fusing, influences from Africa, Asia, the Latin world, Blue Note Jazz, and that other planet, New Orleans. Secret Seven features Dave Sharp on electric & double bass, leading a steady groove and laying the foundation for the band’s irresistible melodies.

Native Detroiter Sharp became devoted to Jazz at the University of Michigan and refined his chops under the tutelage of renowned bassist Herbie Lewis (McCoy Tyner, Cannonball Adderly, Les McCann) in San Francisco, and virtuoso bassist, composer and bandleader Marion Hayden (Straight Ahead) in Detroit. As bassist and composer for the modern jazz ensemble Spheres of Influence, and touring bassist for the seminal rock band The Melvins (Atlantic Records), Sharp has already made a mark on the national scene. Sharp lives in Ann Arbor, Michigan where he composes, records, teaches and performs. 

Dave Sharp is out now on Blue Pie for the world. You can download Dave at all leading digital retailers on the planet.

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