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