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Monday, July 19, 2021

Moon Voyage Records artists: Chris Daniels, Hazel Miller, Dana Marsh & Friends - What We Did - New Release Review

I just had the opportunity to review the most recent release, What We Did, from Chris Daniels, Hazel Miller, Dana Marsh & Friends and its shows what musicians will do in the face of adversity to help others. This was a virtual concert for Inner City Health who's mission is to reduce the inequity of health and wellness access and delivery in the underserved populations of Denver. Opening with The Doobie's, Takin' It To The Streets, Freddi Gowdy has the mic, backed by Chris Daniels on vocal and guitar, Victor Wooten on bass, Dana Marsh on B3 and Christian Teele on drums. On Albert King's, Born Under A Bad Sign, Gowdy leads the way with a much more soulful approach with Todd Parker Mohr on guitar, Marsh on keys and Teele on drums. Hazel Miller has the mic on soul drenched, Could You Believe. Played with a lot of gospel influence, I like Miller's delivery and the piano/organ backing. Possibly my favorite track on the release. Very nice. Another nice take is Daniel and Miller's lead on Bob Thiele's What A Wonderful World. A very nicely executed and hearfelt delivery with a solid piano solo by Marsh. With a cool shuffle pace, Gowdy leads the way on down home blues with Mohr on lead guitar, Kenny Passarelli on bass, and Teele on drums. Wrapping the release is original track, Better Days by Daniels who sings lead and plays acoustic guitar, backed by Miller on vocal and Marsh on keys with only minimal percussion and Passarelli on bass. Nice closer for a solid cause.
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