Moving to Los Angeles, Boswell became a session musician working with such artists as Cindy Bendon, Stacy Sullivan, Franc d’Ambrosio and other high caliber talents. Bridge Of Art is an extension of David Boswell's understanding of bridging the human spirit. Writing all ten tracks, Boswell conveys to his audience the importance of freeing our inner self to the magic of music and the hope it gives to our human condition. Inspired by the free hearted spirit given to the art of school children, Boswell felt compelled to share his awe inspiring experience, telling the importance of sharing our feelings with others through our art--whatever form that takes.
Opening with "Let's Go," frantic, adventurous fretting travels lithely through the universal language of music in a seering flight punctuated with lively percussion. Keeping the pace, "Beautiful Day" pays tribute to a friend of Boswell who showed him "every day is beautiful." Backed by African-influenced vocals, a breezy feeling sweeps over the listener during "Beautiful Day."
Softer, gentler tones create a sense of peace within during "Simple Life." Melodic guitar licks caress the listener. Ahhh...."Take Me Away" does just that, with soft, almost background-like percussion, gentle sounds of jazz guitar and responses of sitar-synth-guitar, interspersed with the sound of soft piano notes creating the sensation of being in a lush garden of nature's pristine beauty.
A little more up-tempo, "Looking Forward" perks up with frisky percussion, cascading piano and brisk guitar playing. "Exclamation's a Smile" opens with sensational percussion, the sound of strings, a spirit of the Orient mixed with all positive forces of life. The title track, "Bridge Of Art," was inspired by a bridge over a freeway in California where children have painted their feelings, openly, freely expressing their hopes and dreams.
Boswell believes music is a natural bridge to all people--the universal language. Expansive, just like the painting that inspired this tune, "Bridge Of Art" displays the boundless ways music touches the soul. "Salute To Kindness," a tribute to Boswell's father's teachings, is another eight minute track of lively, perky rhythm on a journey through the magical world of musical delight. An appropriate closing for this CD, "Albatross" celebrates the freedom with which this bird soars, in long stretches, across the ocean. This track displays the freedom of flight, featuring an extended bass solo by Dean Taba, building, expanding, flowing with an interplay of instruments, ending with Boswell's acoustic guitar.
Boswell has a good handle on his art. He brings inspiring new sounds to smooth jazz.