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Dave Specter Speculatin'

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(1999 'Delmark') (63:20/13) Es hat 'ne Weile gebraucht, das Warten jedoch hat sich gelohnt:... mehr

Dave Specter: Speculatin'

(1999 'Delmark') (63:20/13) Es hat 'ne Weile gebraucht, das Warten jedoch hat sich gelohnt: Specter belohnt uns mit einem kleines Meisterwerk. Schon immer hat er die Grenzen zwischen Blues und Jazz für sich fließend gestaltet und sich nicht um irgendwelche Schubladen geschert. 'Speculatin'' ist, ähnlich wie bei Ronnie Earl vor einigen Jahren, die konsequente Wegbeschreitung, weg vom Konzept mit Sänger, hin zum Instrumnetalprinzip. Hier hat Dave sein Markenzeichen einer Reihe von Titeln aufgedrückt, die aus dem Grenzbereich von Blues/Jazz kommen - hinzu kommt manchmal ein Latin Beat, eine 'schmierige' Orgel. Beides passt verblüffend gut zu seinem von den Gitarristen der Westside und texanischen Vorbildern geprägtem Stil. Das Ergebnis wird jene zufriedenstellen, die auf cooler, einfallsreicher Gitarre stehen. Und es sollte all diejenigen verblüffen, die denken, Instrumentals seinen nur Füller auf CDs! Super

Guitarist Dave Specter has always straddled the blues / jazz fence with a hip disregard for arbitrary restrictions. On Speculatin', his sixth Delmark CD, Dave has put his distinctive mark on a collection of outstanding instrumental tunes from all corners of these related genres, tossing in a latin beat and some greasy organ in addition to his unmistakable West Side and Texas-inspired blues licks. The result will please all lovers of lean, inspired guitar work and will astound the blues buyer who previously considered instrumentals to be mere CD filler. Speculatin' features nine original compositions and covers of tunes by Charles Earland, The Meters, Dizzy Gillespie and Junior Walker. Dave is accompanied by his working band of Rob Waters, Hammond B3 organ; Harlan Terson, bass; Mike Schlick, drums; and Rich Parenti, tenor sax.

'His funky lines echo the jazz masters, but his grinding single-note work is greasy enough for any Windy City after-hours club.' -Guitar Player

'This is easily the best-recorded showcase yet for Specter's classy guitar stylings.' - Living Blues

'Quintessentially hip and swinging.' - Chicago Tribune

'Specter is indeed 'all that'.' - Blues Access

Artikeleigenschaften von Dave Specter: Speculatin'

  • Interpret: Dave Specter

  • Albumtitel: Speculatin'

  • Label DELMARK

  • Genre Blues

  • Preiscode VCD3
  • Artikelart CD

  • EAN: 0038153074425

  • Gewicht in Kg: 0.107
Specter, Dave - Speculatin' CD 1
01 At Whit's End Dave Specter
02 Blues A-La-King Dave Specter
03 Texas Top Dave Specter
04 The Mighty Burner Dave Specter
05 Birk's Works Dave Specter
06 Look-Ka Py Py Dave Specter
07 The Haleiwa Shuffle Dave Specter
08 Blues For Magic Sam Dave Specter
09 Hot Cha Dave Specter
10 Jade's Dance Dave Specter
11 Minor Side Down Dave Specter
12 Speculatin' Dave Specter
13 Dark Hour Blues Dave Specter
Dave Specter If you were to ask Chicago-based guitarist Dave Specter why his albums are so... mehr
"Dave Specter"

Dave Specter

If you were to ask Chicago-based guitarist Dave Specter why his albums are so diverse, he will reply simply: "I'm just trying to stretch out from playing shuffles and slow blues all night long." In the 17 years that Specter has been a Delmark recording artist, we've witnessed him go from one trick bag to another: he's recorded blues instrumentals with a Freddie King feel, and jazz instrumentals that extend the tradition of Kenny Burrell. He has collaborated with guitarists Steve Freund, Lurie Bell, Floyd McDaniel and Ronnie Earl, subtly chorded behind noted blues vocalizers like Lenny Lynn, Tad Robinson, Jesse Fortune, Lynwood Slim and Barkin' Bill Smith. He's flirted with soul and funk, and if he has to go back to shuffles and slow blues, he can do that as well, with mighty conviction and originality. This new album finds him once again at work in front of a live audience. Rather than jet to the other side of the world (as he did on 1994's Live In Europe), he recorded this one right here at home in Chicago at two noted blues clubs, Rosa's Lounge and Buddy Guy's Legends. Rosa's is small and intimate; Buddy Guy's is significantly larger. Yet Specter & Co. put out the same commitment level for both venues.

Live In Chicago finds Specter tilting towards soul and bluesified funk, two genres he's nodded to in passing on earlier records (he covered the Meters' "Look-Ka-Py-Py" on Speculatin', Delmark 744 and Otis Clay's "I Die a Little Each Day" on Live in Europe, Delmark 677). Rather than go for a full-on funk effect a la the Dap-Kings or other contemporary bands, Specter laces his backbeats with a blues inflection, like Junior Wells or Albert Collins.

"We've been friends for many years," Specter says of Sharon Lewis, who got her start at Chicago's famed juke joint, Lee's Unleaded Blues. "We've done shows sporadically including a two-week tour of Europe in spring '07. I think Sharon is one of the best female blues singers on the scene." There's also a few jolting vocal turns and stinging guitar from Jimmy Johnson. "I met Jimmy probably in '84," Specter now reflects. "I was looking to break into the scene and I asked him for some guitar lessons. He introduced me to Steve Freund who took me under his wing. (Johnson) was playing a lot of keyboards back in the mid-80s, and hired me to play guitar. He's one of the truly original voices in the blues." And bringing the tale full circle, Johnson makes his first appearance on a Specter album.

Two musicians Specter worked with on his last album, Is What It Is (Delmark 779) reappear on this album: drummer Marty Binder (who also played with Junior Wells and Albert Collins) as well as bassist Harlan Terson, a veteran of Otis Rush and Lonnie Brooks' bands. Joining the fray is keyboardist Brother John Kattke (formerly with Otis Rush and Buddy Guy), whose own band can be seen in Chicago regularly, hosting the jam sessions at Buddy Guy's Legends on alternate Mondays. While this album has the vibe you'd expect from a live record, the energy isn't sloppy or self-indulgent. With many blues bands, an instrumental is like a throwaway meant to mark time while the vocalist takes a gin break. Specter doesn't sing, but his instrumentals feel like genuine and thoughtful songs, not just random filler. On the lyrical side, Robinson has always been a solid storyteller and a gripping singer; two of his best tales are on this album, "What Love Did To Me" and "What's Your Angle?". Lewis weighs in with some viewpoints of her own on her two originals "In Too Deep" and "Angel".

In Specter's universe, T-Bone Walker is one of the most underrated jazz cats ever while Jimmy McGriff may as well be a blues prophet. You can hear more of this blues-jazz continuum (with a touch of old-style funk) on Live in Chicago. It's not a case of "you had to be there," it's more like "you wish you were." James Porter, February 2008 James Porter is a Chicago-based music writer who has glorified scratchy blues 45's, greasy cheeseburgers, lost rockabilly classics, defunct TV shows and other ephemera for Time Out Chicago, Blues Revue, Roctober, the Chicago Reader and other magazines.

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Specter, Dave - Speculatin' CD 1
01 At Whit's End
02 Blues A-La-King
03 Texas Top
04 The Mighty Burner
05 Birk's Works
06 Look-Ka Py Py
07 The Haleiwa Shuffle
08 Blues For Magic Sam
09 Hot Cha
10 Jade's Dance
11 Minor Side Down
12 Speculatin'
13 Dark Hour Blues