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Short Goodbyes-The Permanent Collection

by Dave Pellicciaro

Big, lush arrangements on tunes that range in style from horn-driven rockers to spoken word. Positive, Personal and Beautiful with a host of fine musicians, this is a recording we can all relate to.
Genre: Pop: with Live-band Production
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1. The Here And Now
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2. Edge Of Nowhere
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3. Cry
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4. The Big One
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5. Take Me Down
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6. (I Don't Want To Act Like) It Doesn't Matter
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7. Several Times A Day
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8. Debilitalia
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9. Let You Down
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Album Notes
"Short Goodbyes-The Permanent Collection":

The creation of "Short Goodbyes" was governed by two main precepts. One, to be a thing of beauty, and two, to be about songs rather than the instrumental or improvised music Dave has played and loved for ages. The short lengths of most of the songs are part of the impetus for the double entendre of the disc title.

The songs vary greatly in feel and style ranging from rockers with big horn arrangements to down tempo earthy RB, spoken word/noise, and a Gram Parsons style country duet. Throughout though, the thread of sincerity without self-indulgence, lyrical content and lush arrangements enhance the discs cohesion and dynamic.

Over a year in the making, the self-produced disc was recorded at Dave's Lucky Devil Sound Studio's and mixed at San Pablo Recorders owned by bassist Jon Evans (Tori Amos', Paula Cole). Mastered by Michael Romanowski at Paul Stubblebine Mastering, SF.

From his long associations in the business Dave assembled a list of fine musicians to play on the disc.
Guests include:

Dale Fanning and Arne Livingston (from Seattle's "Living Daylights"), Jon Evans, Eric Mcfadden (EMT, Stockholm Syndrome), Karl Perazzo (Santana), Reggie Watts (Maktub), Mic Gillette (Tower Of Power), Jennifer Newell (Aretha Franklin, Mariah Carey) and Eenor (Les Claypool).

About Dave:
Dave Pellicciaro brings a hard work ethic with his solid background. A life-long touring and recording musician, his name has become congruous with his powerhouse B3 style, keyboard chops, versatility and his copious energy. Holding a Grammy for his work on Beauoseil's "L'Amour Ou L Folie" and summoned by the likes of The Grateful Dead, Chris Isaak, Col. Bruce Hampton and Zero, Dave is a respected player and person. He's performed with Gov't Mule, Widespread Panic, Galactic, Matt Chamberlain/Critters Buggin, Mike Clark, Taj Mahal,The Living Daylights, Mofro, Leftover Salmon, Jerry Joseph and The Jackmormons and Boubacar Diabete of Senegal. In addition to running the award-winning "Lucky Devil Sound" studio and music licensing house he is recognized as a creative band leader and producer. Dave is regarded as a fine working musician by fans and musicians alike.



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David Gansz

If he wanted to, Dave Pellicciaro could have dazzled us with fancy keyboarding. (After all, he contributed prodigious chops to Beausoleil’s Grammy Award winning CD). If he wanted to, he could have impressed us with intricately complex, intellectual musical compositions. (After all, he earned a degree in composition from the Cornish School of Music). If he wanted to, he could have taken us on extended improvisational jams. (After all, he has often done so in live excursions with his own and numerous other bands). If he wanted to, he could have bent our minds with surreal lyrics. (After all, they come as naturally to him as taking a breath). If he wanted to, he could have surprised us with feats of electronic wizardry on the mixing board. (After all, he is an award winning producer/owner of Lucky Devil Sound Studios). If he wanted to, he could have impressed us with a pumped-up, flamboyant visual presence. (After all, it’s the kind of aura he brings into any gathering).

Instead, Mighty Dave serves up a disc of true humility, straight from the heart. His image appears nowhere on the packaging. He even forgets to credit his vocal and keyboard contributions on a couple of the cuts. He lets somebody else sing one of the songs, even though he wrote all of them. His piano and B3 contributions are sparse, and act exclusively in the service of the songs themselves.

This isn’t to say, however, we don’t get an honest helping of his ivory, and tickled pink at that. And he pulls out all the stops, as it were, on the Hammond here and there. And, yes, there are funky time signatures thrown in, and thoughtful horn arrangements. And drop-dead gorgeous harmonies from a hauntingly ethereal female voice. And some of the lyrics push the envelope of syntax and meaning. And the mix and production are as smooth as silk. And, in fact, one of the cuts on this disc is f%#*ing sublime, and deserves radio airplay as much as any ‘single’ I’ve heard in the past two decades.

But the real tribute on this CD is that Dave not only knows in his head that samsara is nirvana -— he feels it in his laughing bones. And he doesn’t hesitate to let ‘em roll. It’s all about the permanency of the here and now. Time past and time future are, indeed, contained in time present. This is our permanence, no matter how well we say goodbye. So we get everything from a bittersweet country excursion down the Old Plank Road, with the Blue Ridge Mountains just around the bend, to the prophetic burning shores on the horizon of which lies our eastern intrigue. Nobody feels like a stranger in these landscapes. Dave laments, in closing his liner notes, that his deceased Mother didn’t hear these tunes. But with music this spiritually soulful gathering the tribes, all are invited to the dance. She’s hearing it, brother. Loud and clear.

Let Dave Pellicciaro lead you to ‘the edge of nowhere’. There, when the sarod (think sitar) twangs and the feminine raga moans, you’ll be stripped (like this disc itself) of all pretense. You’ll jump. You’ll shout. You’ll laugh. You’ll cry. You won’t know whether to shit or go blind.

palen anderson

Dave's poetic lyrics mask an almost unbearable level of truth- raw, emotional, and vulnerable. Thanks to the complexity of expression, the listener is able to tap into this open vein of feeling at whatever level they can resonate. The music behind the words is epic, skilled, and sophisticated- much like the songwriter. "I Don't Want To Act Like It Doesn't Matter" is a hit song waiting to be discovered.

Fred White

Songs from the heart.
This album has it all - well crafted tunes, interesting arrangements, and honest emotional content. Anyone who can seamlessly blend Tower of Power horns with lush pedal steel is worth checking out. Well done.

Gene Kelly

A mammoth record
A truly fantastic record. Pellicciaro has brought about mountains from mole hills. Each track is unique in its own right. Some of it brings me to tears. Nice work Mighty Dave. Keep it up.

Al Yu

Awesome CD. Absolutely love it.
Definitely recommend this CD. A cast of all star musicians and a range of musical styles really demonstrate the talent of Mighty Dave. Keep up the good work and keep the music coming!

Salvatore Taormina

Mighty fine music.
A mighty fine piece of work from a mighty fine musician. I can listen to it over and over and each time I hear something new. Can't wait for the next one. Bravo Mighty Dave!

Michelle S - Host of Jammin' Jazz on XM Radio

Heart felt and classic.... one tune after another takes you on a ride of epic pr
In complete agreement - a MIGHTY fine compilation... culmination... of a MIGHTY career thus far... a CD of classic value for any collection with tunes as varied and unique as the man himself... showing off his talent for song writing and his eyes of the world... yet allowing others to shine with him... sharing the spotlight and allowing this to be a community project. Each tune shining on it's own... taking you on a journey of mind and heart and soul and music! One of those CDs that will be the soundtrack to many parts of life... and already reminiscent of such. A lush gumbo... a lil bit o this and a lil dash o that... creating a boiling pot of rich and hearty soul felt yet humble beauty... !!! Bravo Dave... can't wait to see what comes next!