David As A Composer
David forges ahead with his own invigoratingly fresh sound punctuated by driving rhythms and memorable lines. The fluidity of his compositions leave just the right amount of improvisational space not grounding his soloists in mid-flight or holding back the vitality of their contribution. Cherry massages the line, stirs it, adds the last spice, lets it simmer and serves it up with satisfaction.
He sees himself crossing borders drawing from the past - building a passageway to jazz of the future. David states, "The music never stopped. Jazz is dynamic. It is a continuum that expands and takes from the players and composers so they can add their little something to the art. It's not about JUST referencing the past. It's about keeping the momentum going like a ball that keeps rolling along."
He further states, "My compositions are a musical fusion of cultures laid firmly down on a foundation of purely garage-style beats. It's a union of textures, sounds, lifestyles, surroundings, and messages in a universal language emphasizing a positive state of mind."
Acoustic piano, electronic keyboards, melodica, wood flute and douss'n gouni are his instruments.