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Make You Move’ is the third and fabulous new album from Dan Goldman aka JD73.

Loaded with smooth grooves executed to the highest level of production and musicianship, this album beautifully joins the dots between Jazz, Soul, Funk, Disco and Electronica. From the gospel-funk-infused grooves of the opening title track, the sweet Neo-Soul outing ‘Gimme A Chance’ ft. Harriet Soulstress, the feel-good Jazz-Funk fuelled ‘What You Got’ ft. Miss Modest, through to the irresistible soulful tones of Pete Simpson on 'I Don't Wanna Lose This Feeling', the Soul factor is indeed high! Add to the mix 2 sublime instrumentals ‘Tripping Out’ and 'Marimba Dance', plus a whole host of uptempo and downtempo Soulfulness and you've got a class album that is just perfect Summertime grooving!


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Make Your Move

Bio :

Dan Goldman is a multi-talented producer/keyboardist/multi-instrumentalist from Leeds, UK.

Dan's signature project and producer alias JD73 encompasses a myriad of influences including Jazz, Funk, Soul, House, Disco, and Broken/Electronic/Jazz styles.

JD73 stands for 'Jazz Doctor 73'. Whilst on tour as keyboardist for Morcheeba, Ross Godfrey (Morcheeba’s guitarist) nicknamed Dan the ‘Jazz Doctor’ due to his degree in Jazz (from Leeds College of Music) his crazy funky noodlings in sound checks and his constant tinkering with the innards of his Rhodes Piano!

The ‘73’ part comes from his favourite 73-keyed vintage keyboard, (the aforementioned Rhodes Piano), which features heavily in all JD73 productions, along with his signature Moog synths, Clavinet, String Machines and analogue synths, all kept under lock and key in his studio ‘The Analogue Cupboard!’

A classically trained pianist, Dan started piano lessons back in 1983 and never looked back. Also learning violin and bass guitar along the way, Dan’s hunger for all things musical has always been and continues to be unshakeably focused and strong.

In 1995 Dan enrolled on the Jazz Studies Degree course at Leeds College Of Music, gaining a degree in Jazz Studies which not only hooked him up with Morcheeba through a mutual friend, but also hooked Dan up with some of the most talented jazz/funk/electronic musicians around, many of whom he still works with today,

During that time, Dan Morcheeba on 4 albums, co- wrote tunes on Morcheeba’s 'Dive Deep album', played sessions and co-wrote with Nightmares On Wax on the ‘Thought So’ album, whilst also remixing and playing sessions for many other artists too. 

The first seeds for the JD73 project and the first album 'Zeros and Ones' were sown whilst on tour with Morcheeba as their keyboardist between 2000-2008 and Dan’s first JD73 single ‘Happy People’ was released on Nightmares On Wax’s ‘Wax-On’ imprint in 2005.

Dan would take his laptop and MicroKorg synth with him on long tour bus journeys across the States and Europe with Morcheeba and it was during that time that the first musical ideas for JD73 were born. Those ideas mutated into Zeros and Ones, the debut JD73 album which was released in 2008 on Ropeadope Records. Over its 2 year album cycle, Zeros and Ones was a bestseller on the Ropeadope Records website, also picking up some great reviews along the way. Dan also released 'Swing Til It Hurts on Music At Monumental in 2006 which went on to become a cult jazz-dance classic at nights including the legendary Co-op in London.


Notable Press Quotes from Zeros and Ones: Wrote: ‘Herbie Hancock, Rahsaan Roland Kirk, and Sun Ra would all be proud. Funk infused, electro-jazz is alive. Zeros and Ones proves that!’

Yahoo Music Wrote: ‘JD73 has the ‘70s soul-funk sound down cold. The organic beats and flowing bass riffs jump my bones like a night at long-gone infamous Manhattan club, Sweetwaters’.


Soon after the release of Zeros and Ones (and with some great live shows under his belt all over the UK including support slots for Gilles Peterson and Jose James, and gigs at London Jazz Festival for Serious Promotions, The Barbican Blaze Festival and supporting DJ Food at Cargo to name a few), Dan set to work on the next JD73 album ‘Pure Gold’, this time taking inspiration from Quincy Jones, Rod Temperton, and late 70’s/early 80’s disco and funk and for the first time, penning not only all the music but the majority of the lyrics too, whilst also (like the first album) engineering, mixing, producing, arranging and programming all the music himself.


After 2 years of exhaustive work and after getting the album signed in July 2010 to Joey Negro’s Z Records label, ‘Pure Gold’ went on to be a great success, extending the already loyal JD73 fan-base and firmly establishing Dan as a well-respected producer, songwriter and live performer with the album reaching no.5 on the Sweet Rhythms Chart and no.4 on the UK Soul Chart, whilst also becoming Jazz FM’s album of the Month and getting some great feedback from key tastemakers:

Ashley Beedle - Very nice. Into The Night and Step By Step are the ones that take my fancy. Quality. 

Dimitri From Paris - Sweet retro future vibe, great take on Love Will Save The Day 

Groove Armada – Definitely one for the party sets! 

Shur-i-kan - Not normally a fan of music that tries to faithfully recreate music of the past but this is so well done that I if found this as a 2nd hand record in a charity shop and took it home and listened to it I'd be well chuffed no matter who wrote it! so top props to the man JD73! Lovely stuff. 

Richard Earnshaw - Bloody superb!! 


More Background

Since 2007 Dan has written for Future Music Magazine reviewing studio hardware and keyboards and is a resident expert on their technical panel. He also has mixed albums/songs for artists including Resolution 88 and Bluey and Katie Hector from Incognito. Dan also worked as a beta-tester for legendary synth makers Moog and has designed his own sound bank for Nord Keyboards’ Lead 4 synthesiser. Dan also plays keyboards for funk band The Haggis Horns and to date, his 'JD73's World' Youtube channel has had almost 550,000 views. JD73 is also one of the most talked-about artists on the Incognito forum with a thread about JD73’s music reaching almost 15,000 views- JD73’s album Pure Gold was also voted album of the year in 2010 by the Incognito fan club.

2015 brings us Make Your Move released on Splash Music Productions. This deliciously fresh and soulful new album features world-class northern UK based musicians and vocalists, building on the sound and success of JD73's last album Pure Gold and taking the sound into deeper, more spacious territory with songs and sonics designed specifically to make the listener feel uplifted! Make Your Move's message is clear: If you're stuck in a rut, unhappy in your situation, or looking for a new direction in these crazy times, don't fear change- Make Your Move !

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