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David Frazier

DAVID FRAZIER

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 has performed before enthusiastic audiences for several years at clubs, festivals and events throughout the Southeast. Frazier was the opening act for Russ Freeman and the Rippingtons’ at the New Orleans House of Blues and was one of the featured opening acts for Lee Ritenour at the 1998 “Chet Atkins Musician Days” in Nashville. He also shared the playbill at last year’s “Chet Days” with such musical legends as Lionel Hampton and Ernie Watts. Opening for Boots Randolph at the 1997 “Chet Days,” event producer, Tom Morales of TomKats, Inc. said, “We want David back each year. His music really reaches me!” Frazier has performed at other premier venues that include Caffe Milano in Nashville and Snug Harbor in New Orleans, and he has been a regular at the Chicago-based jazz club, Ringside at Sullivan’s in Baton Rouge.

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Jonathan Widran, JAZZIZ” Magazine, May 1999 CD Review

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

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Love Lights The Night

From: A Touch of Blues
By David Frazier

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