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CD REVIEW: Dr. Dan - Dan on the Moon
By Ben Ohmart - 05/21/2007 - 10:34 AM EDT

Artist: Dr. Dan
Genre: Jazz
CD Review:
The very Last thing I expected to hear when cracking open Dan's cd was a funk jazz fest of the first order. On the cd cover is a white guy standing in a spacesuit, under a partially ripped flag, looking away on a rather sparse field. Now, I don't know about you, but 'white guy' and 'NASA' don't in my mind conjure up great feelings of black organ, wild guitar, rippling bass, and jazz baby drums, but along comes 'Prowler', blowing every preconceived notion right away. Needless to say, the doc's 10 song hip Terminus Records hop has become one of the pleasantest surprises of this fall.

Most of it's instrumental, with Dr. Dan on the keyboard. 'Uncle Hank' shows off his skill like liquid jelly. Listen and you'll know what the hell that means. And while you're pushing buttons, go ahead over to one of the best of the best, 'Timeless'. Sam Sims in singing like something from the 70s. Yeah, I can see the Bee Gees turn black and beautiful as the backing vocals glide like unfaltering skis over every turn. Love it. Produced to seduce and kill; the whole album.

Now, pardon me. I must just get back my favorite bass song, 'Karma Limbo'. Sam Sims beats that thing like an undisclosed allusion.


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