Song of the Day #13 – “Diamonds & Dynamite” by Donna Grantis


“Diamonds & Dynamite” – from Diamonds & Dynamite by Donna Grantis (2019)

Continuing on in a jazz/rock fusion direction from yesterday’s Song of the Day. By chance I caught a one hour “In Session” show with Canadian guitarist Grantis on a jazz radio station recently where she played different cuts by herself and talked about her influences.  I was very vaguely familiar with her previously, as part of Prince’s final band 3rdeyegirl, but had never heard her music.  She appears to be carrying on the fusion torch and is a dynamitely diamond (or something like that) player. Echoes of Tommy Bolin and Billy Cobham’s 1973 Spectrum album (one of her proclaimed influences.)

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