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Convergence

Convergence is a new project from Dave Weckl and Jay Oliver. Jay was a major creative force behind Dave's first three solo releases and two Dave Weckl Band records (Rhythm of the Soul and Synergy).

Convergence reunites these longtime musical counterparts with 10 new songs. Highlights of the album include a remake of Stevie Wonder's "Higher Ground," a nod to 1990's "Master Plan" which featured two drummers. This time, it's Dave, the incredible Chris Coleman, a first-call horn section, three gospel singers, and legendary players including Dean Brown (guitar) and Jimmy Johnson (bass).

Convergence also features a collaboration with Bill Whelan (Riverdance) that was partially recorded in Ireland, a saucy New Orleans-insprired tune, two jazz tunes, two "fusion" tunes, and two solo pieces (drums and keys).

Additionally, play along versions of each song are available. These include mixes without each instrument and charts. The drum version includes a multi-camera video of Dave's actual session for each song!

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"Higher Ground" featuring Dave Weckl and Chris Coleman
from the album Convergence

 

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Hard Wired

Before forming the Dave Weckl Band in 1997, Dave released three records on the GRP label. These records are still available from many Internet retailers, and feature many great jazz artists.

"Hard-Wired" was the last of the GRP-era recordings.

Released in 1994, Jay Oliver (keyboards) and Dave had a lot of fun making this record. Still at a place where they were writing with no consideration to for a band, there were no boundaries.

As with all of Dave's recordings, there is a diverse array of material and styles on this record. One of Dave's favorite bass players, Anthony Jackson, plays on most of this CD, with James Genus and John Patitucci also making appearances. And...check out the final track on the record - Jay Oliver's soulful tune, "Tribute."

 

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Heads Up

"Heads-Up" was the 1992 follow up recording to "Master Plan. A lot had changed for Dave, as he had recently moved to California.

This record was the first recording completed in his home studio. Like all the GRP-era recordings, "Heads Up" was a "project record," with no band concept in mind. Jay Oliver and Dave used the computer quite a bit for composition and production, and most of the bass on this record was programmed.

However, Jimmy Earl made an appearance on a few tunes, as well as Gary Novak (the drummer!) also playing bass on a tune Dave co-wrote with him!

 

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Master Plan

Dave's debut album for GRP Records made a big impact and is a classic among drummers and jazz fans worldwide.

Produced in 1990, Jay Oliver and Dave took their original ideas from the instructional package, "Contemporary Drummer + One," where they used the computer to compose (with Performer). With Jay's exceptional programming skills, they had a "band in a box" pretty easily.

Dave added his parts to the sequences, then overdubbed other guests for most of the songs. And those guests were substantial, including: Chick Corea, Michael Brecker, Anthony Jackson, Steve Gadd (performing a duet with Dave on a Chick song), Tom Kennedy, pianist Ray Kennedy, and guitarist Peter Mayer.

They did it all in Jay's basement (except for the title track with Gadd), on a TAC Scorpion board using LOTS of compression!

A Word About Copyright...

All of the music and products on Dave Weckl's Web site are copyrighted materials. Under no circumstances do the musicians grant permission for the songs or Dave's videos to be electronically shared or uploaded to any Web site.

Dave understands that some musicians like to upload their performances with play-along products to YouTube and other video sharing sites.

If you would like to produce your own recording with one of the play-alongs being sold on this site and share it on YouTube or any other Web site, please title your upload: "(your name) performing (song) from the Dave Weckl album (name)"

Please include a link to http://www.daveweckl.com
in the description so that others may find and purchase our products.


DO NOT UPLOAD YOUR PLAY ALONG OF "HIGHER GROUND" OR "CUPS"  FROM DAVE'S CONVERGENCE ALBUM. BOTH REQUIRE SYNCH LICENSES AND PAYMENTS TO THE PUBLISHERS.

Our products are produced by great musicians who work hard to bring great products your way. We appreciate your respect for this.

- Dave Weckl Music