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David Klee releases CDs Saturday

Tuesday, September 11, 2007

Dr. David Klee
Cherokee's David Klee, Associate Professor of Music at Buena Vista University, has recorded a new CD of original music, "Winds of Time," and performed a few of the 12 tracks on the CD at the official release party at the Gathering Place on Saturday evening, Sept. 8.

Dr. Klee, who has been composing music "a good 25 years," not only composed the twelve songs on "Winds of Time," he also played the lead instrument (flute) and all of the backing instruments - keyboard, bass and percussion - via synthesizer. The music is smooth jazz, and I found it to be good traveling music, especially the up-tempo numbers. The more ballad-like songs, I believe, would fit into the "easy listening" category - and I mean that in a positive way.

Dr. Klee is also the owner/operator of the Cherokee Recording Studio and DAK Productions, and he produced the CD himself. He said he began the project in the fall of 2006, finished recording in May 2007, and mixed and mastered the recording over the summer.

In addition to performing "seven or eight" of the tracks from the new CD Saturday evening, Klee will also perform music composed by classic composers such as Claude Bolling, Philippe Gaubert, and Francis Poulenc. He will be releasing two CDs of this music Saturday night as well, a recording done by Jimmy Davis during a performance at the Gathering Place last year. Dr. Klee has enhanced and re-mixed that performance in his studio, adding some touches such as reverb.

All three CDs will be available at The Spice Rack after Saturday,at a cost of $14.95 apiece. Klee said they might offer a discounted price to people who purchase all three CDs.

Dr. Klee will also be a guest on the "Cherokee Connection" radio program Thursday (tonight) at 5:40 p.m. on KCHE radio, 92.1.

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