May 22, 2016
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Dan Haedicke is a superior guitarist whose melodic brand of jazz, which is both creative and accessible, is well featured on his debut recording as a leader, In All the Ways. Two years ago, the guitarist formed the DH4, a group that also includes trumpeter Indofunk Satish, bassist Everett Boyd and drummer Doron Lev. For their first CD In All the Ways, the DH4 is joined by keyboardist Robert Knowles, Sean Schulich on flute, and singers Sun Singleton and Tondrae Kemp with a guest spot for altoist Lakecia Benjamin.
Listen: “In All the Ways” (feat. Tondrae Kemp)
Of the new CD, Dan says, “I wanted to write songs for the album that had melodies that listeners would take away with them.” His seven originals on In All the Ways contain many hummable melodies, concise and memorable solos from Dan, Satish, Knowles and Schulich, and an inventive use of the singers on several of the selections. While at times a little reminiscent of the classic CTI recordings of George Benson and Hubert Laws, Dan Haedicke’s brand of melodic grooving Latin and Brazilian jazz is very much his own. The melodies of “Aquamarino,” “Dajo,” “If the Stars” will stay in one’s mind long after the music is over. The groove-oriented “In All the Ways,” the funky strut “October,” the bluish “Nola Shout” and the rockish “Fenix” are among the many highlights of this highly enjoyable CD.
Kwality Records presents: Dan Haedicke In All the Ways Album Release Show
Friday, June 24th @ Rockwood Music Hall, Stage 3
185 Orchard St.
New York, NY 10002
Doors 8:15pm / Show 8:30pm
$10 – purchase tickets
3. In All the Ways
4. If the Stars
6. Nola Shout
Via: All About Jazz