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  •  The Bill Carrera CD Reviews

    Welcome to the EvO:R Carrera Reviews Section.
    I would like to take a few minutes to introduce myself to everyone. My name is Bill Carrera and I am the new music reviewer here at Evor. I wanted to let you know a little about my thoughts on music. It's important to let the people that I review know how I think of and listen to music.
    First of all I believe that if your music sucks then the world should know about it! After all, you have the nerve to charge as much for your stuff as the majors do so it better be pretty damn good, and if it is, I'll also tell the world. I'll hold nothing back!
    Bill Carrera

      Review of the band JDA
    You know how it is when you listen to a piece of music and you know you have heard it somewhere before. Well welcome to JDA. This trio brings back the feel of the seventies British rock genera, with a style all their own.

    Look at the band's history and you will see that the members have done it all, from Deep Purple and Rush covers to Beatles tributes. All the years of pounding out song after song from all the great artists before them have help to create this framework we know now as JDA.

    The trio of Joel Pirard, Don Pitz, and Arno Tietje make up the New York based band. In many groups you get to say this person plays this instrument and this one plays that instrument, with these guys if you look at the many different instruments listed under their profiles, you just call them musicians and let it go at that. With all these different instruments to have at their fingertips you would think that there is a possibility of some interesting music, or a real confused mess. JDA pulls this off well and their music has a rich feel and flavor all their own.

    Don Pitz provides the lead vocals for JDA. His voices are reminiscent of David Bowie, with a strong range and an almost theatric sound that comes from covering artists like Ian Gillan, or Geddy Lee, during the bands cover artist period. Don's voice has an interesting lure to it that will take you back to those great seventies vocalists as his vocals are clear, rich and not that boring baritone stuff that has dominated the current radio friendly artists of the new millennium. With that said, don't think this band is just a takeoff from an old 70's band making their 5th comeback. You can hear the originality and the creativity in every song as they blend their past with music that is ready for today.

    The guitar work done by Joel Pirard, and Arno Tietje are effective, though not stunning. Hearing how well these two artists work together more then makes up for the lack of a real flash guitarist in the group. The give and take between the piano and the guitar is done very well from song to song as it is obvious that they have played together for many years. They don't sound like polished studio players reading charts and working together for the first time, they sound like a couple guys that have been playing together for years and this relationship is developed with each song. It is almost as if they guys actually got together and discussed what the next move would be before going into the studio to record the tracks. I've been involved with artists using session players before and even though the sound is professional and every note is perfect, the real lack of feel and emotion is obvious. JDA uses what they know will work and then it seems they try just a little harder to make something special. This band interaction is very appealling and honest.

    My only suggestion for this polished act would be that they hire a studio engineer and let him/her handle the recording and mixing of their songs. Having an outside engineer injecting a few new studio tricks could give this band the final boost it needs to reach a new level of enjoyment.

    FINAL NOTE: When you listen to music that reminds you of another style, it is hard to pick out something different. When you listen to a person or group that can put so much into a piece of music that you notice, there is nothing old or dated about that piece. JDA is that group with talent, determination to bring their music to a different level. Listening to them may bring back memories of yesterday, but the feeling of the music will have you waiting on tomorrow..Bill Carrera

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    EvO:R Reviewer
    8021 Sunset Dr
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    Reviews will appear in the order that CD's are sent so don't delay as it takes a couple weeks now and we just got started!

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