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Performer: Chris Dave And The Drumhedz
Genre: Hip-hop and RAP / Jazz / Soul and Funk music
Title: Chris Dave And The Drumhedz
Country: US
Released: 2018
FLAC version ZIP size: 1776 mb
MP3 version ZIP size: 1312 mb
WMA version ZIP size: 1781 mb
Rating: 4.2
Votes: 605
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Chris Dave was born in Houston, Texas and began his music career in the late 1980s. He states that although his father plays drums, he has never actually seen him play. As a teenager, he was exposed to jazz legends like Miles Davis and John Coltrane when listening to music with his father. Chris Dave blossomed on the drums, eventually graduating from Houston’s prestigious High School for the Performing and Visual Arts. He studied at Howard University in Washington .

Chris Dave and the Drumhedz is the debut self-titled studio album by Chris Dave and the Drumhedz. It was released on January 26, 2018, by Blue Note Records. Kellman compared the album quality to D'Angelo's Black Messiah (2014).

The core instrumental support for Dave is bassist Pino Palladino and guitarist Isaiah Sharkey. Keyboardist Cleo Sample and singer/songwriter Kendra Foster are among the variable cast that joins that trio, so the set unsurprisingly has the densely layered, spaced-out, and fiery qualities of D'Angelo's Black Messiah. Dave truly shows off only on the lone unoriginal cut, a robust version of Alan Pasqua's "Lady Jade" (misspelled "Lady Jane"), originally recorded by the New Tony Williams Lifetime. The ease with which the album can be enjoyed is all the more astonishing considering that it effectively applies and corrals input from so many of Dave's associates.

Chris Dave has drummed on some of the most popular and most acclaimed albums of the past decade, including Adele’s 21 and D’Angelo’s Black Messiah. But instrumental prowess rarely comes with the same cultural clout as singing, producing or even composing. If you play drums, that’s what people look at you as – just the drummer, Dave says. I don’t want to be everyone’s drummer until I die. I want to have some kind of statement. It was always a matter of figuring out how, when, where. 100 Greatest Drummers of All Time.

Chris Dave and the Drumhedz begins with countdown to liftoff, the band landing on a planet that recalls a P-Funk-style movie soundtrack. Strings sway, Dave’s drums groove like bossa nova bumblebees, and rhymer KRNDN speaks though a megaphone. The album matches weird interludes with serious music making. Black Hole launches a thrilling African pulse adorned with muted trumpet blasts, heavy riffing guitar bleats, and an irresistible drum groove that percolates like a nimble panther. It recalls the Temptations’ Papa Was a Rolling Stone transported through modern sensibilities.

It's the album the Drumhedz founder has been building toward his entire life. Chris first reached for the sticks at 3, hoping to hit skins for his brothers' funk group. He was denied, but found his second chance at church, on percussion initially. At home dad would listen to soul and jazz, mom gospel, and his two brothers would listen to funk bands. So in 2013, they drop the Chris Dave and the Drumhedz Mixtape (GLOW365), a free 23-track set of "nod your head to this" type grooves swirling up all the genres these guys were working in. Some of the material was culled from old recordings-like when Chris, Glasper, and Mos Def rocked Houston's Red Cat all night-and other bits were new, but it was all overture for the album to come.

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A1 Rocks Crying
Bass – Pino PalladinoDrums – Chris DaveGuitar – Isaiah SharkeyKeyboards – Cleo SampleVocals [Spoken Word] – Savvy*Written-By – Chris Dave, Cleo Sample
2:21
A2 Universal Language
Bass [Moog Bass] – RC WilliamsDrums – Chris DaveGuitar – Isaiah SharkeyKeyboards – Cleo SamplePiano, Electric Piano [Rhodes] – Robert GlasperVocals – Donald Rose*, KRNDN*Vocals [Additional] – Chris Dave, Drumhedz*, Sir Darryl Farris*, Leolin Dockins III, Marshall York, Rozzi Daime, Shafiq Husayn, Sy SmithWritten-By – Chris Dave, Donald Rose*, Leolin Dockins III, Robert Glasper, Shafiq Husayn, Sy Smith
3:40
A3 Dat Feelin'
Backing Vocals, Piano, Trumpet – Keyon HarroldBass – Pino PalladinoBass Clarinet, Tenor Saxophone – Marcus StricklandDrums, Percussion – Chris DaveFeaturing – SiR Guitar – Isaiah SharkeyKeyboards – James PoyserOrgan – Marcus HodgeVocals – Sir Darryl Farris*, Tiffany GoucheWritten-By – Chris Dave, Keyon Harrold
3:39
A4 "Give It Up" (Skit)
Organ – Marcus HodgeVocals [Spoken Word (Church Member)] – Chris Dave, SiR Vocals [Spoken Word (Pastor)] – Ali Siddiq
A5 Black Hole
Bass – Nicholas McNack, Pino PalladinoDrums – Chris DaveFeaturing – Anderson .PaakGuitar – Isaiah Sharkey, Stokley WilliamsGuitar, Sitar – Melvin Watson*Horn – Keyon HarroldWritten-By – Brandon Paak Anderson, Chris Dave, Keyon Harrold
4:34
A6 2N1
Bass – Pino PalladinoDrums – Chris DaveGuitar – Isaiah SharkeyKeyboards – Andre Harris Written-By – Andre Harris , Chris Dave, Isaiah Sharkey, Pino Palladino
1:02
B1 Spread Her Wings
Bass – Pino PalladinoDrums – Chris DaveFeaturing – Bilal, TweetGuitar – Isaiah SharkeyKeyboards, Piano – James PoyserVocals [Additional] – Charmelle Cofield, Sir Darryl Farris*Written-By – Bilal Oliver, Charlene Keys, Charmelle Cofield, Chris Dave, Sir Darryl Farris*, James Poyser
5:23
B2 Whatever
Bass – Pino PalladinoDrums, Percussion – Chris DaveGuitar – Isaiah Sharkey, Tim Stewart Vocals [Additional] – Ali Shaheed Muhammad, Chris Dave, Drumhedz*, Kent Morrison , Marshall York, Pino Palladino, Rozzi Daime, Shafiq HusaynWritten-By – Chris Dave, Shafiq Husayn, Tim Stewart
2:17
B3 Sensitive Granite
Bass – Pino PalladinoDrums – Chris DaveFeaturing – Kendra FosterGuitar – Isaiah SharkeyPercussion – Aaron DraperVocals [Additional] – Sharief HobleyWritten-By – Chris Dave, Kendra Foster, Pino Palladino
3:42
B4 Cosmic Intercourse
Bass – Nicholas McNackDrums – Chris DaveFeaturing – Stokley WilliamsGuitar – Isaiah SharkeyOrgan, Piano – Luke AustinStrings – Miguel Ferguson*Vocals [Additional] – Casey BenjaminWritten-By – Casey Benjamin, Chris Dave, Stokley Williams
5:44
B5 "Selling Sweatshirts" (Skit)
Organ – Marcus HodgeVocals [Spoken Word (Deacon Difficult)] – Leolin "Doc" Dockins III*Vocals [Spoken Word (Pastor)] – Ali Siddiq
C1 Atlanta, Texas
Bass – Pino PalladinoDrums – Chris DaveFeaturing – Goapele, Shafiq HusaynFlute, Saxophone – Kebbi WilliamsGuitar – Isaiah Sharkey, Tim Stewart Harmonica – Grégoire Maret*Organ – Marcus HodgeVocals – Goapele, Shafiq HusaynVocals [Additional] – Sir Darryl Farris*, Tiffany GoucheVocals [Spoken Word] – Rozzi DaimeWritten-By – Chris Dave, Goapele K Mohlabane*, Kebbi Williams, Shafiq Husayn
3:45
C2 Destiny N Stereo
Bass – Pino PalladinoBass [Moog Bass] – Cleo SampleDrums, Flute, Percussion – Chris DaveEffects [Sound Effects] – Glenn Piper*Featuring – Elzhi, Eric Roberson, Phonte ColemanHorn – Keyon HarroldPercussion – Aaron DraperTurntables [DJ] – DJ Jazzy Jeff, PreservationWritten-By – Chris Dave, Cleo Sample, Eric Roberson, Jason Powers , Phonte Coleman
3:49
C3 Clear View
Bass – Nicholas McNack, Pino PalladinoDrums – Chris DaveFeaturing – Anderson .Paak, SiR Glass Harmonica [Glass], Bells, Celesta – Michael Feingold*Guitar – Fink Greenall*, Isaiah SharkeyOrgan – Cleo SampleVocals [Additional] – Jermaine HolmesWritten-By – Brandon Paak Anderson, Chris Dave, Sir Darryl Farris*, Fin Greenall, Pino Palladino
6:27
D1 Job Well Done
Bass – Nicholas McNack, Pino PalladinoDrums, Percussion, Effects [Sound Effects] – Chris DaveFeaturing – Anna Wise, SiR Guitar – Isaiah SharkeySitar – Michael Feingold*Written-By – Anna Wise, Sir Darryl Farris*, Michael Feingold*, chris dave
4:37
D2 Lady Jane
Bass – Pino PalladinoDrums – Chris DaveGuitar – Isaiah SharkeyOrgan, Piano, Electric Piano [Rhodes] – Cleo SampleWritten-By – Alan Pasqua
5:39
D3 "Title Check" (Skit)
Vocals [Spoken Word (Church Member)] – Chris Dave, SiR Vocals [Spoken Word (Deacon Difficult)] – Leolin "Doc" Dockins III*
D4 Trippy Tipsy
Bass – Pino PalladinoBass Clarinet, Tenor Saxophone – Marcus StricklandDrums, Percussion – Chris DaveGuitar – Isaiah SharkeyKeyboards – James PoyserTrumpet – Keyon HarroldWritten-By – Chris Dave, Isaiah Sharkey, Pino Palladino
2:26

Companies, etc.

  • Recorded At – Kingsize Soundlabs
  • Mixed At – The Garden, Brooklyn
  • Mastered At – Sterling Sound

Credits

  • Cover – c.BARR (n8tivalien)*
  • Executive-Producer, Management – Joe Barber
  • Mastered By – Will Quinnell
  • Producer – Chris Dave
  • Recorded By, Mixed By – Ben Kane

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode (Printed): 6 02537 79441 6
  • Barcode (Scanned): 602537794416

Other versions

Category Artist Title (Format) Label Category Country Year
B002705302 Chris Dave And The Drumhedz Chris Dave And The Drumhedz ‎(CD, Album) Blue Note, Glow365 B002705302 US 2018
00602537794409 Chris Dave And The Drumhedz Chris Dave And The Drumhedz ‎(CD, Album) Blue Note, Glow365 00602537794409 Europe 2018
B002705302 Chris Dave And The Drumhedz Chris Dave And The Drumhedz ‎(CD, Album) Blue Note, Glow365 B002705302 Canada 2018
B002705401 Chris Dave And The Drumhedz Chris Dave And The Drumhedz ‎(2xLP, Album) Blue Note, Glow365 B002705401 US 2018
none Chris Dave And The Drumhedz Chris Dave And The Drumhedz ‎(CDr, Album, Promo) Blue Note none 2017