Dave Thrush - Thrush Hour: Music To Make It Through Your Day

Sunday 1st December 1996
Dave Thrush - Thrush Hour: Music To Make It Through Your Day
Dave Thrush - Thrush Hour: Music To Make It Through Your Day

RATING 7 7 7 7 7 7 7
LABEL: Sparrow SPD1483
RRP: £2.50

Reviewed by Philip Crawley

Aside from the questionable title (it caused my wife to grin) this is a really classy collection of worship tunes played in a variety of saxophone instrumental arrangements. I found it very reminiscent of some of Grover Washington's work, silky smooth mostly, but with just enough gutsy turns to keep you going. My initial thought when I saw the cover was of those 'Praise Him On The...' albums of a couple of years ago, but nothing could be further from the truth. The choice of material is excellent - opening with Mullins' "El Shaddai" this is a collection of a dozen pieces, whose highlight for me was the Charlie Peacock/Margaret Becker number "Say The Name" - which has some truly inspired vocal accompaniment. The best parallel you could draw at the moment is with Kenny G's current release, although for my money, even leaving aside the fact that these are gospel tunes I've spiritually grown up with, Dave's record is better than Kenny's.

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Reader Comments

Posted by Saxovin in Nigeria @ 12:28 on Aug 6 2012

I will always love your music Dave. The tone is superb and the music is really inspiring.

Posted by samuel mintah-darko in accra, ghana @ 19:37 on Apr 1 2012

i love your jazz . it is a spirit moving music. i wish i could get ALL your ALBUMS. GOD BLESS YOU.

Posted by art salcido in Denver Colorado @ 20:29 on Mar 10 2010

I have had the pleasure of working with Dave a few years back with a group called "Morning Star".
He was "Majic" then and remains that in my heart today!!!

Posted by kate in Uganda @ 12:14 on May 16 2009

i looooooove your music Dave. wish i could have all of it.

Posted by Jennifer in Accra, Ghana @ 12:56 on May 15 2008

i have listened to the jazz tunes from Dave Thrush and i think its just what i really want to hear all the time.i love jazz naturally,ba have never really enjoyed a gospel jazz like Dave's before.its gospel, and that is why i like it all the more.thanks

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