BONGO BEAT RELEASES NEW DAVE RAVE CD
Mar. 26th, 2001
"There are usually only three sides to Love; beginning, middle, and end. From The Shakers to Teenage Head to The Dave Rave Conspiracy to Agnelli-Rave, there's never been a year without a Dave Rave record. As examined by Dave and guitarist Mark McCarron, here is Love in all its phases. Happy or sad, the ending is always a beginning to something new. This CD is jazzy, sparse, acoustic, and understated; a sweet breeze in the middle of the night when all you have is wishes, dreams, and heaven's stars to guide you. I liked this record so much that I am releasing it on my own Bongo Beat label. Dave is one of Canada's greatest treasures." -- Ralph Alfonso
Dave Rave (aka David DesRoches) is a musician's musician. To the general public, he is the manic Teenage Head rhythm guitarist who replaced Frankie Venom as lead singer and catapulted the band back on the charts; but musicians know him as a valued session player (Alex Chilton, Steve Wynn, Ralph, Dan Lanois, Andrew Loog Oldham, Tim Gibbons, and countless others) who can play the best version of a song he hasn't heard yet.
Jazz guitarist Mark McCarron has worked with such notables as Ed Bickert, Don Thompson, Jack McDuff, and the Mingus Five Guitar Band, in addition to studying with Bob Brookmeyer and others. Originally from the Maritimes, Mark lives in New York and is involved with such Broadway shows as SWING, and RENT.
Recorded in New York City and mixed at Black Apple Studios, Hamilton; Another Side Of Love features an exceptional rhythm section of New York's jazz underground. Ray Grappone is a producer (Groove Collective) and label owner (Hipbone Records) in addition to in-demand percussionist and drummer. Bassist Joe Fitzgerald plays in Human Feel (with drummer Jim Black and Chris Speed on tenor sax).
Cover art by Tom Bagley (aka Tomb)
AVAILABLE IN STORES APRIL 17
Distributed by Outside Music
Catalogue Number: BB 1959-2
You can order this directly from Ralph Alfonso
Dave Rave And Mark McCarron
Another Side Of Love
Dave Rave Vocals
Mark McCarron Guitar
Jason Frederick organ, piano, keyboards
Ray Grappone drums, percussion
Joe Fitzgerald string bass.