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'Transformation’

(The Speed Of Love)

David Sancious and Tone

Sony Music 512850 2

 

 

 

1 Piker’s Metamorphosis

3 The Play And Display Of The Heart

2 Sky Church Hymn

4 Transformation (The Speed Of Love)

David Sancious is an internationally acknowledged pianist, guitarist and composer who can adapt to virtually any type of music albeit classical, rock, jazz, funk or R&B. With such virtuosity he has gained serious recognition from the likes of Bruce Springsteen, Sting, Bryan Ferry and Santana – and many others. British fans may well recall Barbara Thompson’s popular heavy rock album ‘Shadow Show’ recorded in 1983 and featuring David Sancious on synthesizer.

Sancious has been known worldwide for some thirty years – he was Springsteen’s keyboard player with the E Street Band. ‘Transformation’ couples him with Tone comprising Gerald Carboy - bass guitar and wind chimes, Ernest Carter – drums, percussion and vocals on ‘Piktor’s Metamorphosis.’ Gayle Moran joins the vocal chorus on the fourth track. Moran is married to the celebrated jazz musician and composer Chick Corea.

This album, according to some a long overdue reissue, is a return to the jazz-fusion of the 1970s and was recorded after Sancious’ days with the E Street Band. It represents an important milestone in his career and should be well received.

Jack Ashby



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