Dave has formed “New Brew” with an impressive line up of musicians: Alan Wakeman and Roz Harding saxophones, Marcus Vergette on bass and Coach York on drums. Their first album is entitled “Wodgi”.
The music is reminiscent of Ornette Coleman’s group with Don Cherry in the 1960s, withopen harmonies and strong, singing melodies over a supple, bubbling rhythmic base. The themes have strong echoes of South African and Caribbean jazz, and the music is a springboard for improvisation and group interplay.
“The title track is a chase with the horns interweaving over the rhythm—it’s ‘fun’ and that’s a word we hear too little in jazz.” ~ All about Jazz
“If the band appears near you, go” ~ Jazz Journal