Dave Sharp’s Secret Seven, 7 [Vortex Jazz 1969]
Ann Arbor, Michigan
doubler Dave Sharp
stays sharp on this
recorded debut of his band Secret Seven.
He’s a serious groover, as the lilting
Afrobeat “Africano” demonstrates, but the
record’s diverse stylistic palette shows off
a kaleidoscopic competency in a wide array
of styles. The record’s lush production is
a bonus, giving it an airiness and clarity
that suits the at-times dense material.