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Quiet Mind
Dave Sasscer
2007


 
Dave Sasscer - Quiet Mind

 

Smooth rock/reggae/funk for the thinking and dancing aficionado. Think of Peter Gabriel jamming and partying with Robbie Robertson, Dave Matthews and Jack Johnson in Bob Marley's Hope Road studio.

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Some press for Jon Stewart Is God, the first single from the album:

Rolling Stone: "Hilariously genius"

Symphony Space: "Epitomizes the alternative voice of rock"

New York Daily News: "Engaging and mesmerizing music with alternatively poignant, direct and funny lyrics"

Dave is a New York City-based singer/songwriter. His work is characterized by island-tinged rock rhythms underpinning consistently mesmerizing pop/rock songs. He is joined in the studio and onstage by a roving group of musicians that go by the name the "Mojo Conga Jam". Regular members of the "MCJ" include David Patterson on guitar (alumnus of Atlanta Singer/songwriter Shaun Mullins and the Indigo Girls), David Gomez on percussion (internationally acclaimed Latin Jazz percussionist and Hiram Bullock/Omar Hakim collaborator), and various other luminaries of the NYC music scene.

Dave incorporates varied rhythms into his writing, including reggae, rock and salsa, to name a few. The end results are sometimes playful, sometimes soulful, sometimes down-right rockiní, but always evocative tunes that the NYC crowd has begun to call "rhythmic rock". Dave grew up in Puerto Rico and incorporates Spanish into many of his songs along with the random Hebrew rap (courtesy of Israeli percussion/vocal star Sharon Hawk) and snippets of Yoruba chanting (thanks to David Gomez and his endless depth of his knowledge of Afro-Caribbean grooves).

His songs have appeared on television shows, feature films and international DVD releases and have been played on the radio all around the world. He has also worked with such stars at Richie Havens and has pitched songs to internationally acclaimed artists including Norah Jones and Carlos Santana.
 


TRACK LISTING:
 
1.     (When) She's in Love with Me                                                     5:06
2.     Quiet Mind     4:44
3.     Almost Perfect Weekend     3:59
4.     Jon Stewart is God     3:26
5.     Dynamite     2:56
6.     I do, too     2:23
7.     Comfort Zone     3:58
8.     Why I Love You     3:51
9.     Wish list     3:14
10.     Doxology     4:02


CREDITS:
 
All songs written by Dave Sasccser (ASCAP)
except Jon Steward is God (Sasscer/Mosto)
and Doxology (Traditional - Arr. by Dave Sasscer)
 
Produced by Dave Sasccser


     
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PRESS:
 
review -
Pitch Perfect

review -
BC Magazine

review -
Live Journal

review -
Redefine Mag

 


CHARITY RECIPIENT:
 
 
10% of all proceeds
from this release go to:
Amnesty International.