Dave Sharp’s Secret Seven, 7

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
By Jonathan Herrera ,

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.