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Reviewed by Stu Edwards

David Feehan: Cuatro

Reviewed by Stu Edwards

David Feehan: Cuatro

With a distinct world music flavour to the recording, it was no surprise to read of David Feehan‘s journey to Cuba researching material for this album. Previously a vocalist for the Rodger Fox Jazz Orchestra, Feehan is a seasoned musician and educator in the Wellington music scene and his fourth full length solo release enjoys the product of his experience. ‘Cuatro’ is predominantly a collection of his favourite covers, but does include three of his own compositions. Steely Dan’s Pretzel Logic is respectfully delivered with authenticity, while Here I Am, a deep cut from Dragon’s ‘Bondi Road’ album, also stays true to the original. Guitarist Andy Mauafua shines throughout, never more so than on the album opener In The Rain. With a tight jazz ensemble behind him, intelligent arrangements and a soulful crooning style not dissimilar to Boz Scaggs, Feehan’s ‘Cuatro’ is the perfect destination for the jazz and world music listeners.