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Master Plan
Dave Weckl
Master Plan
Genres: Jazz, Pop, R&B
 
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This was Weckl's debut as a leader after years as a session musician and member of Chick Corea's Elektric and Akoustic Bands, and it's an arresting display of his drum chops and rhythmic know-how, whether he's playing or m...  more »

      
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All Artists: Dave Weckl
Title: Master Plan
Members Wishing: 2
Total Copies: 0
Label: Grp Records
Release Date: 7/19/1990
Genres: Jazz, Pop, R&B
Styles: Jazz Fusion, Modern Postbebop, Smooth Jazz, Bebop, Funk
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1
UPCs: 011105961929, 0011105961929, 011105961943

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This was Weckl's debut as a leader after years as a session musician and member of Chick Corea's Elektric and Akoustic Bands, and it's an arresting display of his drum chops and rhythmic know-how, whether he's playing or matching parts with a drum program. The rhythms range from Latin-techno on "Festival de Ritmo" to the light swing of acoustic jazz on "Softly, As in a Morning Sunrise." Weckl is joined by a number of eminent associates, including Michael Brecker and Eric Marienthal on saxophones. Chick Corea himself plays on his tune "Master Plan," and fellow drummer Steve Gadd joins Weckl for some particularly complex polyrhythms. The music sometimes takes a backseat to Weckl's pyrotechnics, but that's in keeping with a musician initially inspired by Buddy Rich. Weckl has effectively extended that aggressive approach to embrace technology, and Master Plan is full of the same kind of inspiration for younger drummers. --Stuart Broomer

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A drumming virtuoso GOING OFF!!!!
wmakiling@aol.com | Ventura, CA. | 07/28/1998
(5 out of 5 stars)

"This is Dave's first solo album and my personal favorite. All of the songs are well written and the musicianship is nothing less than superb!! Dave Weckl is definitely one of the greatest drummers out there today. Any jazz, drum, or just plain music fan owes it to him or herself to check out this great CD. A must for all drum fans. Dave Weckl is a Master at his art."
Yowza!
Phil Boucher | Albany, NY USA | 05/11/2002
(5 out of 5 stars)

"Just picked up this CD, and boy I can't say enough for Dave. On one hand, I think of him as the Mr. Smooth of fusion drumming for how super-human his playing/sound is (I could swear it's a computer with a soul playing). Then again, I prefer drumming that breathes a tiny bit more, i.e. a groove where every triplet or 16th note isn't played on (ghost or regular). But then again, this is Dave Weckl and I should not/would not expect anything else. My favorite track is easily Master Plan, for the legendary Chick Corea and Steve Gadd (my favorite drummer) are playing with Weckl, and it produces a stunning piece overall. The first track (Tower of Inspiration) is quite funky and features a brass section playing the melody (Tower of Power?) and track seven (Softly, as in a Morning Sunrise) shows Weckl playing bop in a jazz trio, different for him, but he can do it while still sounding like himself. Overall, I am extremely impressed, can't wait to pick up his new "Transition" CD. And you gotta love the amazing sound he gets from his drums and cymbals."
A fantastic drummer
Mauslix | Rome, Italy | 10/19/2000
(5 out of 5 stars)

"Dave Weckl is surely a phenomenon drummer, he plays amazingly and has a thuderous style. The strength of his drumming is overwhelming but still very very enjoyable. He is surrounded by a group of great musicians and the only other thing I can say is: "You MUST buy this CD" because you'll have a great pleasure every time you will listen to it. Have fun!"