Dave’s True Story – Sex Without Bodies (1998/2002) [Official Digital Download 24bit/96kHz]

Dave’s True Story – Sex Without Bodies (1998/2002)
FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/96 kHz | Time – 47:41 minutes | 984 MB | Genre: Jazz
Official Digital Download – Source: HDTracks.com | Digital Booklet | © Chesky Records

Chesky Records takes pleasure in presenting a record that’s as sweet as a peach and dry as a martini. Sex Without Bodies is reminiscent of the post-swing, cafe society sound that belonged to stars like Peggy Lee and Chet Baker. Singer Kelly Flint uses her smoky, sultry vocal to explore a world of love, lust and venetian blinds. Composer/guitarist David Cantor writes his songs with the heart of a continental rogue’combining wit, insight and late-night cool. Together they are masters of fallen innocence. For Sex Without Bodies, they bring to Chesky a diverting ensemble including vibes, accordion, horns and a deliciously grinding stand-up acoustic bass.

A potent combination is the intelligent and earthy songwriting of David Cantor and the sultry and stylizing jazz vocals of Kelly Flint. The timbre of Kelly’s voice melds magically with the main instrumentation of stand-up bass, vibes and thoughtful drums. Individual musicians dress up several tracks on guitar, baritone sax and tenor sax. Each track stands alone strongly due to the resilient Cantor construction and Flint’s intoxicating delivery. Excepting the elevating treatment of Lou Reed’s “Walk on the Wild Side,” every track is an original deserving to stand alone as a standard. As a testament to the proficiency to the dozen-and-a-half musicians involved, the entire album was recorded live and no overdubs were used. The quirky but worthy music here bears comparison to Cole Porter. The content and approach are ideally suited to today’s music fan looking back on a long cabaret jazz history and looking forward with expectation. This pairing of a wordmeister and a mistress of hip lounge is a rare and wonderful thing, so enjoy it.

01 – Spasm
02 – Baby Talk
03 – Sex Without Bodies
04 – I’ll Never Read Trollope Again
05 – Once Had a Woman
06 – I’m So Repentant
07 – Rue de Lappe
08 – Nirvana
09 – Ned’s Big Dutch Wife
10 – Crazy
11 – Daddy-O
12 – Walk on the Wild Side
13 – Stormy