Chris Dave And The Drumhedz - Chris Dave And The Drumhedz album
The final two songs on Chris Dave’s debut album present a vivid argument for the drummer as modern bandleader. After a couple of minutes of the psychedelic Lady Jane, the Houston-born musician’s stickwork explodes, scattering percussive shrapnel all over the track before he takes command and slows the song to a stuttering halt. And on the d Trippy Tipsy, Dave’s rocket-fuel drumming lends momentum to celestial sax riffs. Together, they showcase the man behind the drum kit as the lead musical voice
Chris Dave was born in Houston, Texas and began his music career in the late 1980s. He states that although his father plays drums, he has never actually seen him play. As a teenager, he was exposed to jazz legends like Miles Davis and John Coltrane when listening to music with his father. Chris Dave blossomed on the drums, eventually graduating from Houston’s prestigious High School for the Performing and Visual Arts. He studied at Howard University in Washington .
Chris Dave and the Drumhedz is the debut self-titled studio album by Chris Dave and the Drumhedz. It was released on January 26, 2018, by Blue Note Records. Kellman compared the album quality to D'Angelo's Black Messiah (2014).
It's the album the Drumhedz founder has been building toward his entire life. Chris first reached for the sticks at 3, hoping to hit skins for his brothers' funk group. He was denied, but found his second chance at church, on percussion initially. At home dad would listen to soul and jazz, mom gospel, and his two brothers would listen to funk bands. So in 2013, they drop the Chris Dave and the Drumhedz Mixtape (GLOW365), a free 23-track set of "nod your head to this" type grooves swirling up all the genres these guys were working in. Some of the material was culled from old recordings-like when Chris, Glasper, and Mos Def rocked Houston's Red Cat all night-and other bits were new, but it was all overture for the album to come.
I run the track by lacing the strings and the bass kicks That's the basics And then wear the loop like bracelets I will forever write thorough And if you were to see how much it grosses out, you might hurl Just shows you how my future's looking brighter I shouldn't be tooken lighter than that welterweight.
Chris Dave and the Drumhedz. The ease with which the album can be enjoyed is all the more astonishing considering that it effectively applies and corrals input from so many of Dave's associates.
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Bass – Pino PalladinoDrums – Chris DaveGuitar – Isaiah SharkeyKeyboards – Cleo SampleVocals [Spoken Word] – Savvy*Written-By – Chris Dave, Cleo Sample
Bass [Moog Bass] – RC WilliamsDrums, Vocals [Additional] – Chris DaveGuitar – Isaiah SharkeyKeyboards – Cleo SamplePiano, Electric Piano [Rhodes] – Robert GlasperVocals – Donald Rose*, KRNDN*Vocals [Additional] – Drumhedz*, Sir Darryl Farris*, Leolin Dockins III, Marshall York, Rozzi Daime, Shafiq Husayn, Sy SmithWritten-By – Chris Dave, Donald Rose*, Leolin Dockins III, Robert Glasper, Shafiq Husayn, Sy Smith
Backing Vocals, Piano, Trumpet – Keyon HarroldBass – Pino PalladinoBass Clarinet, Tenor Saxophone – Marcus StricklandDrums, Percussion – Chris DaveFeaturing – SiR Guitar – Isaiah SharkeyKeyboards – James PoyserOrgan – Marcus HodgeVocals – Sir Darryl Farris*, Tiffany GoucheWritten-By – Chris Dave, Keyon Harrold
Bass – Nicholas McNack, Pino PalladinoDrums – Chris DaveFeaturing – Anderson .PaakGuitar – Isaiah Sharkey, Stokley WilliamsGuitar, Sitar – Melvin WatsonHorn – Keyon HarroldWritten-By – Brandon Paak Anderson, Chris Dave, Keyon Harrold
Bass – Pino PalladinoDrums – Chris DaveGuitar – Isaiah SharkeyKeyboards – Andre Harris Written-By – Andre Harris , Chris Dave, Isaiah Sharkey, Pino Palladino
|6||Spread Her Wings
Bass – Pino PalladinoDrums – Chris DaveFeaturing – Bilal, TweetGuitar – Isaiah SharkeyKeyboards, Piano – James PoyserVocals [Additional] – Charmelle Cofield, Sir Darryl Farris*Written-By – Bilal Oliver, Charlene Keys, Charmelle Cofield, Chris Dave, Sir Darryl Farris*, James Poyser
Bass, Vocals [Additional] – Pino PalladinoDrums, Vocals [Additional], Percussion – Chris DaveGuitar – Isaiah Sharkey, Tim Stewart Vocals [Additional] – Drumhedz*Vocals [Additional] – Ali Shaheed Muhammad, Kent Morrison, Marshall York, Rozzi Daime, Shafiq HusaynWritten-By – Chris Dave, Shafiq Husayn, Tim Stewart
Bass – Pino PalladinoDrums – Chris DaveFeaturing – Kendra FosterGuitar – Isaiah SharkeyPercussion – Aaron DraperVocals [Additional] – Sharief HobleyWritten-By – Chris Dave, Kendra Foster, Pino Palladino
Bass – Nicholas McNackDrums – Chris DaveFeaturing – Stokley WilliamsGuitar – Isaiah SharkeyOrgan, Piano – Luke AustinStrings – Miguel Ferguson*Vocals [Additional] – Casey BenjaminWritten-By – Casey Benjamin, Chris Dave, Stokley Williams
Bass – Pino PalladinoDrums – Chris DaveFeaturing, Vocals – Goapele, Shafiq HusaynFlute, Saxophone – Kebbi WilliamsGuitar – Isaiah Sharkey, Tim Stewart Harmonica – Gregoire MaretOrgan – Marcus HodgeVocals [Additional] – Sir Darryl Farris*, Tiffany GoucheVocals [Spoken Word] – Rozzi DaimeWritten-By – Chris Dave, Goapele Mohlabane, Kebbi Williams, Shafiq Husayn
|11||Destiny N Stereo
Bass – Pino PalladinoDrums, Flute, Percussion – Chris DaveEffects [Sound Effects] – Glenn PiperFeaturing – Elzhi, Eric Roberson, Phonte ColemanHorn – Keyon HarroldKeyboards – Cleo SamplePercussion – Aaron DraperScratches [DJ] – DJ Jazzy Jeff, PreservationWritten-By – Chris Dave, Cleo Sample, Eric Roberson, Jason Powers , Phonte Coleman
Bass – Nicholas McNack, Pino PalladinoBells, Celesta – Mike FeingoldDrums – Chris DaveFeaturing – Anderson .Paak, SiR Guitar – Fink Greenall*, Isaiah SharkeyOrgan – Cleo SampleVocals [Additional] – Jermaine HolmesWritten-By – Brandon Paak Anderson, Chris Dave, Sir Darryl Farris*, Fin Greenall, Pino Palladino
|13||Job Well Done
Bass – Nicholas McNack, Pino PalladinoDrums, Percussion, Effects [Sound Effects] – Chris DaveFeaturing – Anna Wise, SiR Guitar – Isaiah SharkeySitar – Mike FeingoldWritten-By – Anna Wise, Chris Dave, Sir Darryl Farris*, Mike Feingold
Bass – Pino PalladinoDrums – Chris DaveGuitar – Isaiah SharkeyOrgan, Piano, Electric Piano [Rhodes] – Cleo SampleWritten-By – Alan Pasqua
Bass – Pino PalladinoBass Clarinet, Tenor Saxophone – Marcus StricklandDrums, Percussion – Chris DaveGuitar – Isaiah SharkeyKeyboards – James PoyserTrumpet – Keyon HarroldWritten-By – Chris Dave, Isaiah Sharkey, Pino Palladino
- Phonographic Copyright (p) – UMG Recordings, Inc.
- Copyright (c) – UMG Recordings, Inc.
- Manufactured By – Blue Note Records
- Recorded At – Kingsize Soundlabs
- Mixed At – The Garden
- Mastered At – Sterling Sound
- Executive-Producer, Management – Jae Barber
- Mastered By – Will Quinnell
- Producer – Chris Dave
- Recorded By, Mixed By – Ben Kane
NotesGatefold cardboard sleeve.
Barcode and Other Identifiers
- Barcode: 6 02537 79441 9
- Matrix / Runout: 1122JP2705302 01
- Mould SID Code: IFPI KKBB
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