Dave Koz [enhanced CD]Off The Beaten PathDave Koz's complete 180 twist Off the Beaten Path is full-fledged musical proof that digging deep and exposing certain vulnerabilities can yield dead-on results. The saxman's first two hits (includ...3.95

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Dave Koz's complete 180 twist Off the Beaten Path is full-fledged musical proof that digging deep and exposing certain vulnerabilities can yield dead-on results. The saxman's first two hits (including the gold "Lucky Man") were solid pop/funk gems, but heavy on the slick, urban-tinged production machinery. If it ain't broke, don't fix it? How droll and uninspiring. Instead, Koz has chosen to veer slightly off the smooth and onto a rockier, less certain road for a more organic, acoustic-oriented experience, all of which reflects the sweeping changes in his life these past few years. A combination of high energy and tight synergy with his supporting players shines through from the raw, fast, and furious folk-to-rock fusion drive-time cut "Don't Look Back" to a wild, brassy, and bluesy "Wake Up Call" and on through the polyrhythmic alto jam "Follow Me Home" (featuring violin and Irish pennywhistle). Hootie & the Blowfish would envy the Jeff Lorber-tinged Southern rocker "Flat Feet," a true barn burner that features call and response between Koz and Greg Leisz's pedal steel guitar. The trappings may have changed, but the sweetheart in Koz's soul isn't far away melodically, judging by the silky "Lullaby for a Rainy Night" and "I'm Ready." Hard to say where Sausalito meets the Southern porch swings, but there's a definite John Grisham film score feel on many of the cuts. Guest wise, it might be more fun to mention Stevie Nicks asking Koz to "Let Me Count the Ways," but Brian Mann's accordion actually makes more impact. Tracks 1 Don't Look Back 2 I'm Ready 3 Wake-Up Call 4 Let Me Count the Ways 5 Follow Me Home 6 Awakenings 7 Flat Feet 8 Lullaby for a Rainy Night 9 That's the Way I Feel About You 10 Leave the Light On 11 Under the Spell of the Moon 12 My Back Porch 13 Remembrance This CD has been test played to ensure you get what you pay for. No surprises here. All come with jewel case, liner booklet and the CD disc itself. Check out my other CD's and LP's on auction or classifieds in Audiogon. I combine shipping to lower costs. To destinations other than U.S.A. Keep in mind once your purchase is handed over to USPS (United States Postal Service) I am no longer responsible for its delivery or any intransit damages and no refunds will be issued. Buyer assumes all risk. Shipping is $2.75 via USPS 1st Class Mail in an approved USPS cardboard CD mailer.
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