Sveti: Don't Be Sad
Don't Be Sad
Where I Come From (Firma Video Entertainment FVE/CD-001)
Brad Mason (flugelhorn), Elliot Mason (trombone), Matt Pavolka (bass).
Composed by Marko Djordjevic.
Rating: 90/100 (learn more)
Drummer Marko Djordjevic has written a very beautiful ballad in "Don't Be Sad." The melody is a simple plea. After an introductory guitar harmonic strum, trombonist Elliot Mason carries most of the water on the piece. (For the trombone curious, Eliot Mason sounds similar to Garnett Brown.) Djordjevic uses plenty of brush and cymbal to help him along. Elliot's brother Brad joins him, on what sounds like flugelhorn, for some of the pensive theme. Apparently these guys come as a team. Bassist Matt Pavolka and guitarist Lionel Loueke add some lush acoustic support. "Don't Be Sad" is an effective soothing agent that is sure to give you some of the understanding and support you need through a difficult time. But you will like this music even if you are happy.
Reviewer: Walter Kolosky