Melody Diachun EQ

Melody Diachun EQ

by Melody Diachun

CD

Overview

EQ is a rather intriguing set. On the one hand, the vocals of Melody Diachun, the occasional cover tunes, and the recent originals by the singer mostly fall into the area of folk/pop. Diachun has a warm and expressive voice, her long notes are wonderful and she is expert at placing notes. She sounds like she could definitely sing jazz although that is not called for by the songs. On the other hand, the instrumental quartet is obviously a jazz group. Cory Weeds, the owner of both the Vancouver's Cellar Restaurant and the Cellar Live label, is a very good saxophonist. Although better known as an altoist and a tenor saxophonist, he plays very effective soprano throughout this set. While the Fender Rhodes that Tilden Webb utilizes cannot help recalling the '70s, he is a fine jazz player while Doug Stephenson (heard on electric bass) and drummer Dan Gaucher are excellent in support. The weak point to the program is the repertoire, for few of the numbers are at all memorable. A lot of talent is heard on EQ and this date is worth acquiring for the individual voices, but it falls short of being essential.

Product Details

Release Date: 07/08/2008
Label: Cellar Live
UPC: 0875531003260
catalogNumber: 102007

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Melody Diachun   Primary Artist,Vocals,Voices
Tilden Webb   fender rhodes
Cory Weeds   Soprano Saxophone
Doug Stephenson   Upright Bass
Dan Gaucher   Drums

Technical Credits

Joni Mitchell   Composer
Paul Simon   Composer
Gil Goldstein   Composer
Roy Hargrove   Composer
Bobby McFerrin   Composer
Radiohead   Composer
Melody Diachun   Composer,Producer
Cory Weeds   Producer,Liner Notes,Executive Producer
Chris Andrew   Composer
Doug Stephenson   Composer
Shawn Cole   Engineer

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