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Dave McMurray – Grateful Deadication (2021) [Official Digital Download 24bit/48kHz]

Dave McMurray – Grateful Deadication (2021)
FLAC (tracks) 24bit/48kHz | Time – 01:00:30 minutes | 719 MB | Genre: Jazz
Studio Masters, Official Digital Download | Front Cover | © Blue Note Records

Dave McMurray made his Blue Note debut in 2018 with Music Is Life, an album that focused largely on his own assertive original tunes. Now the saxophonist returns with Grateful Deadication, a cover album that turns one of the most celebrated catalogs in rock songwriting into a vehicle for his own jazz expression. McMurray transforms Grateful Dead favorites like “Fire on the Mountain,” “Dark Star, “Touch of Grey,” and “Franklin’s Tower,” and is joined by vocalist Bettye LaVette and Bob Weir and Wolf Bros on a sublime version of “Loser.”

In 2018, Blue Note boss Don Was signed Dave McMurray, the former saxophonist of his band Was Not Was, for Music is Life, a beautiful album mixing direct, percussive jazz with corrosive soul and abrasive Blues. A true chameleon, McMurray has played with some of the industry’s biggest artists, including B. B. King, the Rolling Stones, Bob Dylan, Iggy Pop, Patti Smith, Bonnie Raitt, Johnny Hallyday, Gladys Knight, Albert King, Nancy Wilson, Bootsy Collins, Herbie Hancock, Geri Allen, Bob James and dozens of others. This time McMurray takes his made in Detroit sound for a walk over to the West Coast of the United States, tackling the repertoire of the Grateful Dead. On Loser, he brings in soul singer Bettye LaVette and one of the founders of the Dead, Bob Weir. His tender attentions breathe new life into the works of Jerry Garcia’s band. The result is the grooviest of tributes. – Clotilde Mar’echal

1. Fire On The Mountain
2. Dark Star
3. Loser Feat. Bettye LaVette & Bob Weir and Wolf Bros
4. Estimated Prophet
5. Eyes Of The World
6. The Eleven
7. Touch Of Grey Feat. Herschel Boone
8. Touch Of Grey (Instrumental)
9. Franklin’s Tower
10. The Music Never Stopped


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