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DAVID ROSE

Jazz Rock/Fusion • United States


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David ROSE was an american violinist from Susquehanna. ROSE had recorded albums between 1977 and 1983 which make up his solo career, often backed by some of his colleagues from the French TRANSIT EXPRESS (with whom he also founded a pop jazz band BLUE ROSE in the 80's, namely Serge PERATHONER and Christian Basile LEROUX). Besides fusion music, ROSE was also a member of an American prog folk band named FRED in the late 60's and early 70's.

His first album 'Distance Between Dreams' (engineered by Laurent THIBAULT of MAGMA) is the most famous one, but the rest also exhibit fusion that can be compared to that of Jean-Luc PONTY, as ROSE also combined electronic sound with his acoustic and electric violins.

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3.24 | 6 ratings
Distance Between Dreams
1977
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Worlds Apart
1979
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Behind The Line
1980

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Live
1980

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 Distance Between Dreams by ROSE, DAVID album cover Studio Album, 1977
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Distance Between Dreams
David Rose Jazz Rock/Fusion

Review by apps79
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3 stars American violin player David Rose was born in 1946 in Susquehanna, USA and his early music career started at the dawn of the 70's as a member of Psych/Prog act Fred.When Fred disbanded, Rose moved to France, where he found himself on the line-up of Jazz/Prog band Transit Express, with whom he released three albums.In 1977, shortly after Transit Express split up, Rose released his first personal album ''Distance Between Dreams'' on Gratte-Ciel with the help of ex-Transit Express bandmates Jean-Claude Guselli (bass), Dominique Bouvier (drums), Basile Leroux (guitars) and Serge Perathoner (keyboards) as well as ex-Fred keyboardist Peter Eggers.

As expected, the album heavily leans on Rose's electric violin workouts but fortunately the musicianship has plenty to offer than simply violin solos.''Distance Between Dreams'' is a fully energetic example of fiery Jazz/Fusion with hints from TRANSIT EXPRESS and straight references to the works of JEAN-LUC PONTY and MAHAVISHNU ORCHESTRA.About half of the tracks feature the complex violin themes and solos of Rose next to a band ready to support in full shape.Deep and complex bass work, pounding drumming and smooth electric piano parts complete the great dynamic face of DAVID ROSE and his crew.The rest of the album has a smoother approach with instrumental dreamy soundscapes, where Rose playing either has strong Classical hints with light piano work on the background or he performs in a very experimental and abstract mood.Nevertheless his work on violin remains a great lesson for all young musicians both in the tight or more loose compositions.

One of the finest Jazz/Fusion albums with the electric violin in evidence, ''Distance Between Dreams'' is a more than decent purchase for all lovers of the jazzier side of Progressive Rock and a very good discovery for all the rest of the prog audience.Warmly recommended...3.5 stars.

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