Born: August 5, 1952
The signature style of guitarist, David Frazier, is a versatile blend of musical cuisine. He combines tasty jazz innovations with spicy funk grooves, soulful blues licks and passionate Latin rhythms to serve up a fresh and vibrant new sound that’s distinctively different. “. . . this multifaceted guitarist . . . hints at a soul rich in blues history . . .” comments writer, Jonathan Widran, in a recent review in “JAZZIZ” Magazine.
Receiving his first guitar at the age of eight, this gifted guitarist has evolved through a lifelong musical journey of self discovery and self study to capture the spirit of heartfelt emotion. Inspired by the fire of Carlos Santana, the warmth of George Benson, the elegance of Joe Pass and the rock/fusion of Larry Carlton, he developed an original style and created a recipe he calls “jazz infused rhythm & groove.”...
David Frazier A Touch of Blues (Cats Paw)
Maybe it’s a bit unfair to begin a review of David Frazier’s sharply realized debut, A Touch of Blues (Cats Paw), by railing against another version of Sting’s pretty-but-over-covered “Fragile,” but the simple truth is that this multifaceted guitarist doesn’t need something so obvious to show us what he’s made of. On the other hand, this umpteenth cover of Carlos Santana’s “Europa” is positively dreamy, and it gives Frazier seven minutes to modulate from sharp, crackling tones to distorted fuzziness.
Throughout, Frazier’s fiery interaction with the Hammond B-3 of Tyrone Jackson hints at a soul rich in blues history...