I have chosen the title track off the above album for your
listening pleasure today. It's a bit retro, which is probably
why I like it so much. It's similar to the type of jazz that was
popular with the hip young things of England between,
about, 1975 and 1985. It has harder edges, more virtuosity
and a lot more levels to it than the smooth jazz that is so
popular nowadays. Of course, if you think fusion is jazz
heresy then you won't like it one bit. But that's your loss.
You should be more broadminded.



THE DVANT DISCO — 7 Comments

  1. Brings me back. Completely enjoyable.

    By the way, I like the changes to the blog. Very tidy and compartmentalized. (I like my blogs like I like my mind . . . compartmentalized, and yet somehow “together.”) Cheers.

  2. Thanks, Nan. And I too have always believed that mild OCD is an enjoyable and evolutionarily beneficial syndrome. It’s only when it gets out of hand and you never see the tidiness that it becomes a suitable case for treatment.

  3. Yes, Nan. That’s something I’ve discovered for myself since I started doing this blog. When you segue tracks together on an audio mix, you must never bring the new track in on a beat of the old track. You must always bring it in just before the beat. Also with text. If you are justifying a list to the centre, never do it exactly. Always allow each line to be just one or two spaces off centre. That way it looks on centre whilst it doesn’t if it is justified to the true centre.

  4. With regards to the music. I do like it. I agree it has a mid 70’s Bob James or George Benson feel about it. Perhaps, as you say, with a bit more improvisation.