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BRIAN DAVISON'S EVERY WHICH WAY

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After The Nice disbanded, Emerson finding further fame in ELP, bassist/vocalist Lee Jackson will form his own group Jackson Heights (which recorded four albums and had appearances of KC's Michael Giles as a drummer), Brian Davison will form his own group as well, the ultra low-key Every Which Way and they would record two albums, which are now rare and very sought-after, for both of them are rather good. Produced by Davison, but holding only the drum stool, leaving the others take the spotlight, some of the members are known to progheads: Graham Bell on keys and lead vocals, and Allan Cartwright on bass are not exactly newcomers, and Geoffrey Peach on flute and sax giving much interest in the group's sound. Sonically, they sound like a proggy Ten Years After and Traffic. Sadly the albums will sink without a trace, and a few months later, both Brian and Lee would team up with Swiss KB-wiz Patrick Moraz to create the new The Nice, eeerrrhh. ELP, eeeerhhr. Refugee. Brian Davison has left us in 2008 for proggier pastures.



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Review by Sean Trane
Special Collaborator Prog Folk

3 stars 3.5 stars really!!

First album after the Nice's break-up, this first album is a very endearing oeuvre, lets it shown that Davison was much more than a candle-holder for Emerson. How this album never managed its own ray of sunshine is beyond me, because it had everything to make it. In a sort of progressive blues (ala Savoy Brown's raw Sienna) criss-crossing Traffic's middle period (the wind player reminds me of Chris Wood) and McDonald & Giles (with a touch of VdGG in the sax), the group pulls a very credible first album, that most progheads looking for UK proto-prog should hunt down. The artwork presenting a gatefold dove with a cannabis branch (rather than an olive tree branch) is suggestive enough, but the inside gatefold tells you that the branch had soon been smoked.

The album boast relatively long tracks, that are filled with excellent interplay between all musos and frequently draw chills down your spine. Starting with the 9-min+ Bed (a solemn and meaty proggy blues number like Savoy Brown or Ten Year After can do them, but with added winds), the album veers in heavy Traffic towards Crimson territories with Castle Sand. Superb!! Especially with its psych/space outro. The last track on the first side was probably meant for radio airplay and reminds of early Traffic and is quite a charming ditty.

The second side of this album starts with yet another lengthy jazzy-bluesy, but this time more of the SOAFF Traffic, with Bell's vocals reminiscent of a certain Stevie Winwood. Again plenty of time to develop the instrument breaks, Davison showing all of his finesse behind his kit. The sort What You Like is probably the album's most gut- wrenching, with the horns shifting from Graaf's Jaxon to Tippett-Boys Marc Charig. Finding plenty of space for an extended brass section, The Light shines all the way through the end of the album, with guitarist Hedley pulling a Neil Young-type of extended solo (Cowgirls In The Sand or Cortez The Killer), giving all kinds of drama, plenty of goose bumps and the envy to spin the album again.

Generally the expression earthed gem or hidden gem is often over-used (even by yours truly) and when the time comes to use it advisedly, it is rather hard to come around meaning it, but in this case, this old dog begs you to believe him. Nothing revolutionary or groundbreaking, but this album consolidates whatever ground was broken into by other preceding them

Thanks to Sean Trane for the artist addition.

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