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Down the Line


David Sills
(Origin 82458)

“One of the great things about jazz is that there’s always room for persuasive new voices, especially those who’ve mastered the vocabulary and know how to swing…” – Jack Bowers, All About Jazz  (more)


“Every now and then I happen upon a CD by a player with a strong local reputation, who deserves to be heard more, and heard of more, in the rest of the world. This is one of those times. The musician is David Sills who couples a Getz-like tenor sound with a knack for writing engaging melodies.” – Bill Falconer,


1. Cuttin’ Back 4:47
2. Down The Line 5:19
3. Never Let Me Go 7:20
4. Eastern View 6:20
5. Bag’s Groove 6:36 6. It’s All You 5:00
7. Slow Joe 6:50
8. Beatrice 6:38
9. Harlequin 5:43
10. Time Line 4:49
11. If You Never Come To Me 5:24


David Sills – tenor sax, flute
Gary Foster – alto sax
Larry Koonse – guitar Alan Broadbent – piano
Putter Smith – bass
Tim Pleasant – drums


All songs written by David Sills, except “Never Let Me Go” written by Livingston/Evans, “Bag’s Groove” written by Milt Jackson, “Beatrice” written by Sam Rivers, “Harlequin” written by Larry Koonse, “Time Line: written by Alan Broadbent, and “If You Never Come to Me” written by Antonio Carlos Jobim.


Recorded at No Sound Studios in Pasadena, CA, September 17-18, 2005 by Nolan Shaheed.
Mixed at Entourage Studios in North Hollywood, November 1, 2005 by Andy Waterman.
Mastered by Stacy Carson at Entourage Studios.
Photography by Koke Saldemirdag.
Design & layout by John Bishop.