Spend a week with my father, and you'll hear so much Grateful Dead that you'll swear off the very notion of a jam band or guitar solo for at least six months. I just spent several days with him, melting in the South Florida heat.
So upon my return to the Bay Area, I did not expect to dig "8 A.M." by Brooklyn-based musician David Jacobson, who along with the so-called Space Wizards, has jammed his way to something special here. It's great listening for a long drive near the beach, and a reminder that sharp music can cut through even the most cynical vibes.
"8 A.M." appears on David Jacobson's new EP, which is available as a name-your-own-price download on Bandcamp.