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MP3 Dave Olson - Be Still

As one reviewer put it "Pure Aural Ambrosia" - CD comprises jazz inspired instrumental grooves featuring electric bass, with nuances of funk, fusion, smooth jazz, R&B and soul, and features a vocal pop tribute to the genius of Steely Dan.

10 MP3 Songs
JAZZ: Jazz-Funk, JAZZ: Soul-Jazz

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"i got your CD and it sounds great...you have serious producing chops!...wow...and great playing too" - Jeff Johnson (https://www.tradebit.com)

"Being a bassist myself...your CD "Be Still" has been a great listen! There''s some neat diversity in the bass styles you use and, at the same time, it''s balanced well with the other musicans. "7 Hips" and "Farmington" are my favourite tracks by far. Kudos on the production job as well!" - Andrew Block

"Dave, I love your CD!! Really enjoyable listening.
I think my favorite is what I think of as the "Steely Dan" tune. But there''s tons of great playing and arranging on there. Thanks a lot!" - Andy Park

"From the start, I was taken back in time to the late 70s - early 80s when all you heard on my blaster was Lee Reitnour, Larry Carlton, Stanley Jordan, Abraham Laboriel, Donald Fagen, Seawind, John Klemmer with a little bit of Quincy thrown in for good measure... just to name a few. You truly show your "roots". You do an excellent job of paying homage to the greats that have influenced your life and music while, at the same time, maintaining your own distinct sound and musical vocabulary. Your music shows a tremendous amount of generosity as you allow each musician freedom of expression within the vision that you have for each composition.

The CD has a real sense of "progression"... of fluid movement from one image to the next. Soulful moments flow into pure funk and then explode into a fusion of free flowing rhythmic jazz. The way that you play with "time" is pure artistry. Subtle... not "in your face"... complex enough to keep me listening for more but not so complex that a layman like me gets lost.

The crew of musicians that you pulled together to create this project is astounding. I think you''ve done some amazing work. I knew that you were musically awesome but this CD is "a whole ''nother level". - Marcus Mosely

Be Still features a stellar cast of some of the finest musicians Canada has to offer, that includes...

Phil Robertson (drums) – Ray Charles, David Foster, Burton Cummings, Michael Buble, Paul Janz

David Sinclair (guitar) – KD Lang, Sarah McLachlan, Valdy, Rita McNeil, Bachman Turner Overdrive

Lou Hoover (drums) – Powder Blues Band, Skywalk, Seawind, Jim Byrnes, numerous Las Vegas shows

Bill Sample (keys) – list is too long…but he is a member of the BC Entertainment Hall of Fame

Budge Schachte (guitar) – feature film soundtracks; ''Head In The Clouds'' starring Penelope Cruz and Charlize Therone and ''Eulogy'' starring Ray Romano, Debra Winger and Rip Torn, has also worked with the Victoria Symphony, Valdy, Long John Baldry,

Steve Hilliam (sax) - Otis Rush, Long John Baldry and Gino Vanelli and Colin James

Terry Townson (trumpet) - Late night with Conan O''Brien" and "Austin City Limits", Delbert McClinton Band, The Allmann Brothers Band,Clarence "Gatemouth" Brown,Ray Charles,John Hiatt, https://www.tradebit.comg,Jerry Lee Lewis,Lyle Lovett, Delbert McClinton, and Kenny Rogers.

Brett Wade (vocal) - possesses one of the most distinctive voices in Canadian professional music. Worked with: Valdy, David Foster, Rita McNeil, Roy Orbison, Ray Charles and Michael Bolton.

Chris Andrew (piano) - one of the finest jazz pianists in Canada

...and of course Dave Olson on bass.

Born and raised in Vancouver, BC, Canada, Dave''s musical career spans over 25 years. In the world of Gospel Music, Dave is a well known and much in demand bassist. He has toured throughout North America and Europe and has shared the stage or recorded with some of Gospel Music’s best known Artists. He is featured on the 2005 & 2007 GMA instrumental albums of the year and two other 2007 GMA award winners. Dave is not only well known for his ability to “kick up the funk”, but also for his incredible melodic stylings and amazing lyrical phrasing. For Dave one of the most fulfilling aspects about performing and recording music is the people, both artists and audience. At the heart of Dave''s philosophy of playing the bass is the desire to make lyrical musical choices and compel the listener in some unique way. To this end, although it has taken him years to learn, he maintains that sometimes the most moving bass lines are spaces of silence.

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