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Off the Beaten Path


Download links and information about Off the Beaten Path by Dave Koz. This album was released in 1996 and it belongs to Jazz, Crossover Jazz, Rock, Pop, Smooth Jazz genres. It contains 13 tracks with total duration of 57:25 minutes.

Artist: Dave Koz
Release date: 1996
Genre: Jazz, Crossover Jazz, Rock, Pop, Smooth Jazz
Tracks: 13
Duration: 57:25
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No. Title Length
1. Don't Look Back 4:07
2. I'm Ready 4:37
3. Wake Up Call 4:42
4. Let Me Count the Ways 4:20
5. Follow Me Home 5:44
6. Awakenings 3:34
7. Flat Feet 3:50
8. Lullaby for a Rainy Night 4:56
9. That's the Way I Feel About You 4:41
10. Leave the Light On 4:10
11. Under the Spell of the Moon 4:49
12. My Back Porch 5:13
13. Rememberance 2:42



Dave Koz's complete 180 twist Off the Beaten Path is full-fledged musical proof that digging deep and exposing certain vulnerabilities can yield dead-on results. The saxman's first two hits (including the gold "Lucky Man") were solid pop/funk gems, but heavy on the slick, urban-tinged production machinery. If it ain't broke, don't fix it? How droll and uninspiring. Instead, Koz has chosen to veer slightly off the smooth and onto a rockier, less certain road for a more organic, acoustic-oriented experience, all of which reflects the sweeping changes in his life these past few years. A combination of high energy and tight synergy with his supporting players shines through from the raw, fast, and furious folk-to-rock fusion drive-time cut "Don't Look Back" to a wild, brassy, and bluesy "Wake Up Call" and on through the polyrhythmic alto jam "Follow Me Home" (featuring violin and Irish pennywhistle). Hootie & the Blowfish would envy the Jeff Lorber-tinged Southern rocker "Flat Feet," a true barn burner that features call and response between Koz and Greg Leisz's pedal steel guitar. The trappings may have changed, but the sweetheart in Koz's soul isn't far away melodically, judging by the silky "Lullaby for a Rainy Night" and "I'm Ready." Hard to say where Sausalito meets the Southern porch swings, but there's a definite John Grisham film score feel on many of the cuts. Guest wise, it might be more fun to mention Stevie Nicks asking Koz to "Let Me Count the Ways," but Brian Mann's accordion actually makes more impact.