Drew Davidsen: True Drew

As the old saying goes, “show me your friends, and I’ll show you your future.” Guitarist Drew Davidsen has made musical collaborations with Bobby Lyle, Eric Marienthal, Gerald Veasley and the Temptations’ Ron Tyson. What do you get when you put all those associations together? A cooking little disc like this one that has the best of what used to be called “adult contemporary jazz” (and has denigrated to “smooth”) as well as a nice little dash of old school R&B. Montgomery inspired material like octave loving “Hi5” has an irresistible synth groove, while “Sweet Spot” feels like someone gave George Benson the night. Some reflective material lke”All Night and Forever” and the Earl Klugh-ish acoustic “I’m Into You.”  He can also rock with the best on the driving “Do Right” and can make his strings moan on “Give Me Your Heart.” This is a guy who knows his axe!

Oznot Records


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