David Boswell | Bridge Of Art

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Bridge Of Art

by David Boswell

Sharply-performed melodic contemporary jazz guitar from acclaimed jazz guitarist
Genre: Jazz: Smooth Jazz
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  Song Share Time Download
1. Let's Go
3:36 $0.99
2. Beautiful Day
4:48 $0.99
3. Simple Life
5:01 $0.99
4. Take Me Away
8:00 $0.99
5. Looking Forward
4:07 $0.99
6. Exclamation's A Smile
6:00 $0.99
7. Bridge Of Art
6:35 $0.99
8. Salute To Kindness
8:19 $0.99
9. A Chosen Path
5:44 $0.99
10. Albatross
11:46 $0.99
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Album Notes
Bridge Of Art is the awaited new release from the acclaimed Los Angeles based contemporary jazz guitarist David Boswell. It features the sharp melodic playing, composing and improvising of David Boswell with the amazing musicianship of his band. It is smooth jazz, contemporary jazz and has elements of world music and is a record that puts David Boswell “on the map” as an amazing guitarist and composer to watch out for.

Smooth Jazz News
March 2006

Review by Jonathan Widran

When Los Angeles-based guitarist David Boswell was 19, he had the unique opportunity to study with Pat Metheny, and it’s clear from this adventurous new collection that the contemporary jazz guitar master is still very much an influence.

Bridge of Art is the kind of sharply-performed, melodically interesting and rhythmically diverse disc that has something to please everyone’s palette.

Smooth jazz fans will enjoy the laid back lushness of the ballad “Simple Life,” which features a cool electric guitar melody over the elegant and jazzy piano harmonies of brother John Boswell.
Another track with a soulful pop sensibility is “Looking Forward,” whose moody melody is played on both electric and synth guitar. Fusion and straight ahead jazz fans will appreciate the more expansive pieces, in particular the impressionistic, highly improvisational “Take Me Away,” which builds slowly, propelled along by trippy, exotic soundscaping and Tim McIntyre’s hypnotic drum brushes. Then there’s the crackling jam session “Salute to Kindness,” where the drums are let loose and Boswell complements his rich guitar lines with wordless chanting. World music fans will be enchanted with “Exclamation’s A Smile,” which blends the kalimba and berimbau work of M.B. Gordy III and Boswell’s Indian-tinged synth guitar lines.
Also notable is the stunning album cover created around a photo of a bridge in Los Gatos, California by Boswell’s sister Julie Werner. Boswell sees the bridge, which features colorful, free-form artwork by local young children, as a metaphor for the way music functions as a bridge between people and cultures.

Bridge Of Art features David's brother John Boswell on piano (celebrated composer, Hearts of Space Records recording artist) Dean Taba on bass (David Benoit, Andy Summers, Dave Koz, More Is More...) MB Gordy on percussion (Frank Zappa, LA Philharmonic, Doobie Brothers, John Tesh...) Tim McIntyre on drums (MI Instructor, LA Studio musician...)



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Smoothjazz.com Review

An essential for your collection!
There's an old steel bridge in Los Gatos, California that's used by pedestrians and bicyclists to cross over a busy freeway. On each side of the pathway are paintings by local school children. Guitarist David Boswell was inspired by these colorful and unique expressions, and thought about how art, whether audible or visual, "creates the ultimate bridge between people of all different generations, races, cultures, and languages..." Thus was born the beautifully composed and beautifully performed BRIDGE OF ART. Ten Boswell originals, with David playing electric guitars, both six and twelve string acoustic guitars, synth guitars, synthesized keyboards, plus contributing wordless vocalizing on selected tracks. The band includes his brother, John (who has 7 CD's of this own) on piano, bassist Dean Taba, percussionist M.B. Gordy, and drummer Tim McIntyre. In trying to describe this album, the word "exquisite" comes to mind. Listening to it brings me deep, breath-taking sighs of satisfaction in response to its beauty, depth and richness. It really takes Smooth Jazz into another realm, well put by David himself when he says, "I guess I kneel at the altar of eclecticism, but why should so much smooth jazz sound the same?" His doesn't, and that's the incredible appeal of BRIDGE OF ART, from the gentle "Salute to Kindness" (a dedication to David's father) to the soaring "Let's Go" and the delightful first radio single, "Simple Life." David Boswell's BRIDGE OF ART is a joy and an inspiration, and definitely is an essential for your collection! ~SCOTT O'BRIEN

Ken Mackey

Another Stand-out CD !!
Pure artistry. I search for music of this quality constantly. It is rare and that\'s too bad. I am anxiously looking forward to David\'s next CD, \"I Like That\". I am sure it will be a stand-out, too!

jay schiller

very refreshing;a new pat metheny
each song has its own distint style and message; wonderfully soothing and meditative, with more than a pinch of excitement;sounds like a pat metheny clone, and that's not easy to pull off!