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Dave Koz: Acting Out

Dave Koz

When you pick up your basic smooth-jazz CD, you don’t expect to find it broken into “acts.” That just seems so…advanced.

So Dave Koz’s Saxophonic (Capitol), a 12-song CD broken into Act 1, Act 2 and Act 3, is a bit of a head scratcher. “It was the strangest thing,” agrees Koz. “After I finished the songs and started to put them in sequence, I noticed that they-both in titles and in moods-really went well together in groups of four. I didn’t set out to do a CD in three acts, but when it was all said and done, it made sense. The acts are like the development of a relationship, with Act 1 being like that discovery phase, very innocent and happy. Act 2 is on a deeper level, where things start to be revealed and Act 3 is a different kind of love altogether-it takes on a more spiritual bent. Now, you certainly can listen to this CD all the way through and pay no attention to the acts, but if you want to delve a little deeper, it’s there.”

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