Dave Finck

Discussion in 'Bassists [DB]' started by Ed Fuqua, Nov 28, 2005.

  1. Ed Fuqua

    Ed Fuqua

    Dec 13, 1999
    Columbia SC
    Chuck Sher publishes my book, WALKING BASSICS:The Fundamentals of Jazz Bass Playing.
    After my gig Saturday night, me and Dave (the piano player) fell by JEZEBEL'S (9th Ave. between 44th and 43rd St.) to hear the Andy Ezrin Trio. The bassist was scaring the hell out of me with alla these in tune double stops and chords all up and down the neck, not to mention 16th note passages that were great ideas too. Anyway (since I came in with my bass) he stopped by an introduced himself after the set. I have him playing on a bunch of Steve Kuhn Trio CDs (and even remembered that he was in the pit in CITY OF ANGELS, which was the first Broadway show I ever saw).

    You can check him out at www.davidfinck.net
  2. This cat is worth checking out as Ed mentions.Those Steve Kuhn disc's are great and more recently David has recorded w.Peter Cincotti.. Any idea what kind of bass he plays?

    Just looked at his website and he has 4 basses listed under his equipment section.One is a Prescott and one is a Juzek.Lucky ....


    Aug 26, 2005
    He's a tremendous double bassist....wonderful lyrical soloist, always in good taste. I have that "live" album he did in duo with Andre' Previn.

    And he has integrity. When the noted racist "journalist" Stanley Crouch wrote a piece in Jazz Times putting down Scott LaFaro's music as "European," and not jazz, David Finck had the guts to write letter to the editor protesting Crouch's race-baiting stupidity (you remember Stanley Crouch-- He's the clown who was Ken Burns' advisor on "Jazz, " which was another piece of racist s--t). I thought to myself at the time, "wow, here's an emerging jazz artist performing with luminaries like Andre Previn....its not often someone will take a risk of criticizing a "critic." But that's exactly what Finck did-- and he put Stanley Crouch in his place....and Jazz Times subsequently fired the bastard.....that was too good for him.
  4. Ed Fuqua

    Ed Fuqua

    Dec 13, 1999
    Columbia SC
    Chuck Sher publishes my book, WALKING BASSICS:The Fundamentals of Jazz Bass Playing.
    The bass he was playing Saturday was the Juzek, he said that the Prescott sounds great but is hard to play. DO NOT ask him what he paid for those basses unless you want to cry a lot; I spend more on coffee in a year.
  5. I love this....
  6. Tbeers


    Mar 27, 2005
    Interesting... I'll have to check him out. Just when you think you've given a listen to all the great players out there... there are always a thousand more ready to be discovered and heard.

    On a side note, the Ken Burns series was worth it just for the section on Louis Armstrong (with fabulous commentary from Wynton). I could watch that particular volume over and over again....
  7. Aaron Saunders

    Aaron Saunders

    Apr 27, 2002
    I just checked out a couple of his recordings on the All Music Guide (thank god for free 20 second clips!) and his playing is beautiful. I'll check out the clips from his site later.

    PS: Ed, there's a young bassist that just moved to NYC named Zack Lober and is studying at the Manhattan school. If you can, look him up and see when he's playing with Gordon Webster, and for the love of god, *go see that gig.* Plus, he's just a really nice guy. I saw him play a few days ago -- I swear, at more than one time, I felt like I was watching LaFaro.