Never Catch Up by Dillon Vado
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About the Album
"Never Catch Up" is the first song from "Blissonance," the debut album for Oakland drummer/vibraphonist Dillon Vado's quintet Never Weather, out January 17, 2020 via Ridgeway Records. Vado didn’t necessarily set out to make a bold statement. As a young bandleader and composer, he wanted to forge a distinctive group sound with some of the most vividly inventive improvisers on the Bay Area scene. He achieved exactly that with his quintet Never Weather, but what makes "Blissonance" such an impressive debut album is the music’s combination of emotional and musical intelligence. Featuring Vado with trumpeter Josh Reed, alto saxophonist Aaron Wolf, guitarist Justin Rock, and bassist Tyler Harlow, Never Weather is more than the sum of its considerable players. Heady and intricate but never over-thought or busy, Vado’s music reflects the collective personality forged by musicians trained in the art of careful, responsive listening. “I don’t want a book,” says Vado, 28. “There’s a difference between a band and a book. I want to play with these guys and go deep into this music.”
Never Catch Up; Transient; Mask; There is No Secret; Resolute; Blissonance; Medium; Always Setting; No Grasp; Morbique; Bring Back the Color; Introspection.
- Blissonance by Jerome Wilson
March 25, 2020
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