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My Time

by Dave Wilson Quartet

Contemporary, acoustic quartet jazz of a melodic, emotive nature, some hard driving, some mellow, that will appeal to all jazz lovers.
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  Song Share Time Download
1. Moon and Sand
6:03 album only
2. Just Friends
4:13 album only
3. Summertime
6:42 album only
4. Rockin’ Tonight
5:56 album only
5. Smatter
4:16 album only
6. Time Remembered
7:17 album only
7. Funtime
5:16 album only
8. Song for Lisa
5:13 album only
9. Apocalyptic Blues
7:26 album only
10. Blues On Parade
3:53 album only
11. Summertime (Full Version)
11:59 album only


Album Notes
Saxophonist DAVE WILSON

Dave Wilson was born (Aug. 22, 1955) and raised in Bronxville, NY. rooted strongly in a music background since the fourth grade, Wilson continues to forge his name in jazz as a lasting influence. Wilson has been residing in the Lancaster, PA area since 1983.
As the leader of his own jazz groups, the Dave Wilson Quartet/Crazeology, Wilson and his band mates are known for their groundbreaking improvisations along with creative individualistic compositions and unique arrangements of standards. Wilson also co-leads the well known Traditional/New Orleans ensemble, the Canal Street Hot 6, (CD; “Back In the Day) with the great trumpet stylist, Ben Mauger. Wilson continues to stretch his boundaries freelancing with both big bands and small ensembles in the area. From concerts to festivals to club dates and private engagements, Wilson averages over 150 gigs per year and has held that number steady since 1990!
Some of the highlights include several and ongoing appearances at Chris' Jazz Cafe (one of the leading jazz venues in Philadelphia), The Media "Jazz By Night" festival, The Hot Steam Jazz festival in Connecticut, Harrisburg, PA’s American Music Festival, Bethlehem, PA Muskiest, and Baltimore’s Camden Yards, as well as the Lancaster Jazz Festival and First Night Lancaster. On these engagements Wilson has worked with the likes of Jim Ridl (Pat Martino); Tony Marino (Dave Liebman); Steve Varner (Pat Martino); and the legendary Philadelphia Jazz Guitarist Steve Giordano, among others.
A highlight of Wilson’s career was in the fall of 2002, when he released the first CD under his own name, titled Through the Time, featuring himself on tenor and soprano saxophones; Kirk Reese on piano; Steve Meashey on bass; and Jeff Stabley on drums. The release was picked up by Dreamscape Records and received significant airplay on WRTI-FM in Philadelphia, and enjoyed additional airplay on over 30 jazz stations
nationwide! Through the Time found itself on a few individual stations top 5 stats. A new CD by the Dave Wilson Quartet titled My Time has just been released this fall. The new album is currently in radio promotion with Mike Carlson and is again a favorite at WRTI as well as catching onto jazz stations nationwide with many ads coming in daily! Additionally My Time is currently in a national campaign for publicity with Kari Gaffney (Kari-On Productions) and has garnered top notch reviews. The momentum is growing daily, as reviewers and listeners experience the Dave Wilson vibe.
Wilson’s experience also includes being a long standing member (recently retired to focus on his own endeavors) of the Dave Stahl Sacred Orchestra and Dave Stahl Big Band, (Dave Stahl is one of the leading Jazz trumpet artists in the nation. The DSSO released 2CD’s out on their own, both of which he performed on. With the big band he played alongside such Jazz luminaries as Wynton Marsalis, Tom Harrell, Lou Soloff (BS & T), the late Steve Marcus, John Fedchock, Conrad Herwig, Gary Smulyan, Steve Smith (from Journey), John Riley, among others. Dave has studied with the great saxophonists Joe Lovano, Bill Barron, Tom Stroman, as well as Steve Giordano. Wilson is a striking saxophonist with chops and maturity of tone that invokes passions and enthusiasm when listening to his vocabulary in jazz. .

The Dave Wilson Quartet: MY TIME

"My Time", by the Dave Wilson Quartet, has been released on Dreambox Media (Dreamboxmedia.com), an influential independent jazz record label headed by the great Philly drummer Jim Miller, that features largely Delaware Valley artists. J.D. Walter, Larry McKenna, Jim Ridl, Dennis Diblasio, George Rabbai, Duane Eubanks and Jim Miller are just some of the artists featured on this label. The recording was done at The Music Centre in Exton, Pa (Glenn Ferracone, Engineer), and features noted Philadelphia and south-central PA artists Matt Hochmiller on Acoustic Piano, Steve Meashey on Acoustic Bass, and Tony Deangelis on Drums. “My Time” features 5 original tunes, all written by Dave Wilson, all in distinctive jazz idioms, along with covers of 5 standard tunes. These include unique treatments of Gershwin’s “Summertime”, Alec Wilder’s “Moon And Sand”, Kenny Wheeler’s “Smatter”, Bill Evan’s “Time Remembered”, along with “Just Friends”.

Here are what some of the critics are already saying about “My Time”:
…Dave Wilson’s second CD makes a subdued entrance with a gently flowing ballad led by long, clear tones from Wilson’s soprano sax. But just when you thin you’ve got him figured out, the tables are turned. It’s Wilson’s gruff, streetwise tenor that dominates this outing, with a merry band of Philadelphia musicians keeping the vibe straight-up and swinging. They hit their peak in a compelling version of “Summertime” (presented here in two versions), with Wilson’s passionate blowing going into overdrive above the riffing rhythm section. Five original tunes offer catchy hooks and warm moods, keeping the disc buzzing along nicely. JAZZ TIMES, MARCH 2007

...Wilson injects punch and zip into jazz standards...his wit shines radiantly... And besides the musicians’
noticeable camaraderie and solid chops, this endeavor pronounces clarity of thought, and proclamations
of good cheer. - Glenn Astarita, Jazzreview.com

.... An engaging performance and clever, boppish charts, should propel this disc to
the top of the national jazz station play list. - Edward Blanco, Ejazznews.com

....Tenor saxophonist Dave Wilson and his quartet are based in Philadelphia and, from the evidence of
this CD, they are well worth catching. Wilson has an intense but friendly tone on tenor and soprano, and
a style based in hard bop but open to undertaking more adventurous paths. Pianist Matt Hochmiller
takes several impressive solos and the rhythm section is both supportive and stimulating. Whether it is
an up-tempo romp or a brooding ballad, My Time has plenty of colorful moments and features the four
musicians in top form. -Scott Yanow, (AMG) Allmusic.com

....The Dave Wilson Quartet’s 2005 album My Time is very good in a recent CD release that offers mostly
original material by Wilson…It is one of the most replayable Jazz CDs we have heard in a while and fans
will be very interested too. -Nicholas Sheffo, fulvuedrive-in.com

....In the tradition of mainstream jazz, reedman extraordinaire Dave Wilson asserts himself to us his devoted
listeners like a NASA shuttle bent on conquering the universe...Proffering us their music with compelling chordal extensions, & lovely angular lines, etc....Bringing our sensibilities to a strong musical reaction in real time. George W. Carroll/The Musicians' Ombudsman

....A solid ensemble plus a few tried and true standards make this worthwhile recording. 4 Stars John Gilbert, Ejazznews.com

....Dave Wilson…A post-Coltrane soprano and tenor saxophonist with a penchant for melody…. a keen sense of melody, as well as the ability to turn the heat a notch up on the uptempo tracks.
-Michael P. Gladstone, allaboutjazz.com

....Lancaster, Pa.-based saxophonist Dave Wilson can change your mind about the hipness of Amish country… is a threat throughout the woodwind family. …a fluid player who gets around the horn - mostly
soprano and tenor - and blends in wherever he lands… a happening mainstream vibe
-K.S. Karl Stark, Philadelphia Inquirer

Dave received a BA in Philosophy from Wesleyan University in Connecticut as well as a BS in Music Education from Lebanon Valley College in Annville, Pa. He studied classical saxophone with David Bilger for 3 years, and also had some lessons with Joe Lovano and Bill Barron among others. Dave has an active private teaching practice giving instruction on levels on Saxophone, Clarinet, and Flute. Dave has been teaching privately on a very much full time basis for some 16 years, with a specialization on the saxophone and jazz studies. He also has an active business buying and selling woodwind and brass instruments, both student and professional, and welcomes all inquiries about this. If you are thinking about buying or selling a saxophone, clarinet, flute, piccolo, oboe, trumpet, trombone, or some miscellaneous woodwind or brass musical instrument don't hesitate to get in touch with Dave at Dave Wilson's Musical instruments in Lancaster, Pa.
For all information, including booking and CD purchase information, Dave Wilson can be contacted via email at djazwilson@aol.com. Also go to the web site at Davewilsonmusic.org, featuring all information on Dave Wilson's musical performance activity as well as Dave Wilson's Musical Instruments buying and selling business. Hope to hear from you soon!

Dave Wilson
Dave Wilson Music
717-581-0153 (H) 717-475-7168 (cell)
djazwilson@aol.com Davewilsonmusic.org

(Reviews of Previous CD, "Through The Time" released in 2003 on the Dreamscaperecords label, and available on CD Baby)

From the "Jazz society of Oregon" March 2005
"Through The Time", By the Dave Wilson Quartet; Dave Wilson, tenor and soprano saxophones.
"Dave Wilson brings a sometimes Sonny Rollins-sometimes Warne Marsh sound to his tenor sax explorations. On soprano, he brings hope to a world assaulted and insulted by Kenny Somebody. Wilson wends his way through four originals of varying tempos plus sturdy takes on "Blue In Green," "Dindi," "All The Things You Are" and "Days Of Wine and Roses." His rhythm section, featuring Kirk Reese, piano, is solidly in his corner all the way. For more information, see djazwilson@aol.com. Dreamscape Records, 2002; Playing Time: 60:49, ***1/2"

Through the Time
Dave Wilson Quartet | Dreamscape Records By E.J. Iannelli
Through the Time is multi-instrumentalist Dave Wilson's first full-length recording. Although the ensemble bears his name, this is very much a collaborative effort...quot;indeed, one reason why the songs all exceed eight minutes (the album itself is a hefty 72 minutes) is because each musician is given equal time and ample solo opportunities.
Wilson makes no secret of his debt to Coltrane, particularly evident when he takes up soprano sax, but he stays well away from any of Trane's radical departures. The album's overall style falls into the realm of smooth contemporary with a traditional bent; patent enthusiasm notwithstanding (the quartet's shouts of encouragement to one another pepper the entire session), Through the Time is polite and well behaved. In this respect it suffers a bit from Wilson's own opening title track. The spicy Slide Hampton chart “Day in Vienna,” which follows, might have been a more rousing choice. Steve Meashey's bass solo twists this tune's Latin flair into a funky rumble.
The five standards are just that...quot;standard. While Wilson and his bandmates offer intelligent and certainly heartfelt renditions of Miles Davis' ballad “Blue in Green” and Antonio Carlos Jobim's longing ”Dindi,” the straightforward treatment doesn't inject anything especially new or interpretational into the compositions. The liner notes mention the ominous coda to “Blue in Green” as an “ode to the new age” but it might have been more interesting to hear how the song developed using the same coda as the starting point. Henry Mancini's “Days of Wine and Roses,” what Wilson describes as a “running ballad,” in fact runs (or saunters) slightly too long. “Untitled Modal Tune” is Wilson's strongest original chart: a swift, bop-like, swinging number with a simple but effective solo by drummer Jeff Stabley. Wilson's ”Bluesio” begins and progresses briskly enough, but the wind-down ending seems awkward and flaccid. For that reason it also doesn't work in the larger sense as the album closer.
There is no faulting the performances, as they're capable and assured throughout. The quartet is tightly integrated, with “Untitled Modal Tune” providing some of the clearest examples of how well Meashey is able to follow and anticipate Reese and Wilson no matter where they happen to go.
Agreeable, if not a bit too prettified at times, there is unfortunately very little to distinguish Through the Time from many other jazz discs in the same genre. That caveat aside, it's supremely heartening to know that, in these dark days of the major label cartel, an independent gigging musician like Wilson can find the necessary support to head into the studio accompanied by friends and likeminded musicians and cut a record to such a respectable standard.



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