David K. Mathews

Album Review: David K. Mathews - The Fantasy Vocal Sessions, Vol. 1, Standards (7/10)

This “other” Dave Mathews is a Bay Area jazz wonder, a 40-year sideman who started his career with Tower of Power, backed Etta James and currently tours with Santana. On his first album as a leader in 15 years, he goes the Quincy Jones large ensemble route, playing and soloing brilliantly on acoustic piano with his favorite hand-picked jazz greats behind great vocalists. Mathews fulfills his vision on an expanse of Songbook standards voiced by Steve Miller, Maria Muldaur, Tony Lindsay, Kenny Washington, Nicolas Bearde and many others.

Rating: 7/10
Released by: Effendi Records
Producer: David K. Mathews