“To my way of thinking, Dave Young is one of the
most talented bassists on the jazz scene. His
harmonic sympatico and unerring sense of time have
kept him in the foreground of the jazz picture.”
- Oscar Peterson
Dave Young (Alex Heidbuechel)
The title track was a joint favourite of Rosnes and Young and the first to be laid down. An on-the-spot arrangement for Modinha was put together in-between takes, and that marked the first time that long-time friends Rosnes and Schwager recorded together. Both Red Cross and Fried Bananas are tunes you can often hear Dave perform live in his tributes to Charlie Parker and Dexter Gordon, but this is the first time these songs have been recorded with his long-time collaborators. Cedar Walton’s Bolivia welcomes the addition of Bernie Senensky on piano and that leads to the trio of Young, Senensky, and Clarke laying down a swinging version of Jimmy Van Heusen’s classic, I Thought About You. “Lotus Blossom” ends with the unmistakable tones of Kevin Turcotte and Perry White on another jazz classic, Softly As In A Morning Sunrise.
Order of Canada recipient, Dr. Dave Young, is one of Canada’s most celebrated and valued bassists, composers, arrangers, and educators. Originally from Winnipeg, Dave has made his name known on both the Canadian and international stages in both jazz and classical music for the last five decades, and along the way has worked with some of the world’s top artists in various fields. Known for his elegant tone, impeccable time, and immense knowledge of musical history, Dave has been a first-call bassist for the likes of Oscar Peterson, Lenny Breau, Oliver Jones, Cedar Walton, and countless others.
The Dave Young will be releasing Lotus Blossom internationally on Modica Records on Friday, February 15th, 2019.
Dave Young (Tracey Nolan Studios)
Renee Rosnes - Piano
Reg Schwager - Guitar
Terry Clarke - Drums
Bernie Senensky - Piano
Kevin Turcotte - Trumpet
Perry White - Tenor Saxophone
1. Lotus Blossom 5:25
2. Modinha 7:33
3. Red Cross 5:49
4. Fried Bananas 5:32
5. Bolivia 5:57
6. I Thought About You 6:09
7. Softly As In A Morning Sunrise 4:51