One of the things that I look at when I listen to new music is, is there any emotion in what I'm hearing. In saxophonist Gary Davis' release Don't Wait for Spring, I…
One of the things that I look at when I listen to new music is, is there any emotion in what I'm hearing. In saxophonist Gary Davis' release Don't Wait for Spring
, I don't hear enough of it. The best track on the release is With You
, where Davis joins vocalist Regina Davis to bring her soul out. That track has the most emotion of all the tracks on the CD. Don't Wait for Spring also misses the mark in the total way it sounds. The tracks sound very tinny that I had to bring up the equalization to make it sound good. There is too much emphasis on Davis himself and not enough on how he could relate to other musicians. When he does bring in guitarist James Coburn, pianist Lamont Hold, bassist Charles Hill, it seems Davis is better at showing how he feels about the song.
Gary Davis' Don't Wait for Spring
has promise. Davis has to come through with more emotion in his sax playing to show how he feels about what the song is supposed to convey. One suggestion is for him to rely more on working with studio musicians and less on programming. I feel that there was too much programming in this CD and it shows.