The Dave Fox Group: Encounter With A Street Troll


Encounter With A Street Troll


Dave Fox


Home Again (Konex Records KCD-5215)


Dave Fox (Fender Rhodes, clavinet, piano, Hammond B-3), Pat Lawrence (bass), Jon Marc Ryan Dale (drums), Bruce Eisenbeil (guitar).

Composed by Eisenbeil, Fox, Lawrence, Dale


Recorded: Overdub Lane, Durham, North Carolina, April 15, 2008


Rating: 90/100 (learn more)

I wrote an article once about my musical synesthesia – basically, I “see” music in three dimensions. Usually this takes the form of a virtual landscape with the melodic instruments becoming lines that float above those forms, making projections down onto the surface (I swear, no mind-altering substances are involved here).

In the context of the Dave Fox Group, guitarist Bruce Eisenbeil takes on the role of the projector. His lines blast down onto the surfaces and textures created by Dave Fox's keybords, sometimes slicing them into parts rather than leaving a mere mark. What does this mean for your ear parts? You're going to be frustrated here because I'm not going to tell you. It's too dangerous and I'd rather not see anybody get hurt. I know, send me the disclaimer form and return it signed along with a photocopy of the liner notes to any record by one of the following: Albert Ayler, Peter Brotzmann, Arto Lindsay. Oh, and don't forget to include a self-addressed, stamped envelope.

Annoyed? OK, here: the tune ends with Fox blasting out some warbly B-3 tones which Eisenbeil tries to pulverize into tiny bits. That's all you can have for now.

Reviewer: Mark Saleski

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