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by Robert Bush
Bert Turetzky and Friends Dizzy's San Diego, CA May 26, 2011 Bertram Turetzky might well be considered the Godfather of San Diego contrabass. He has mentored many of the area's top players, like Bob Magnusson, Mark Dresser, and Rob Thorsen, to name a few. Even though he's retired from teaching since 2003, Turetzky remains active, if selective about gigs. His Dizzy's concert was a relatively rare example of Turetzky the performer, ...read more
by Robert Bush
Bert Turetzky / George Lewis / Vinny GoliaTriangulation 11Kadima Collective2010 The trio at work here consists of three giants of improvised music. On trombone, George Lewis has few peers; multi-instrumentalist Vinny Golia has been a rock of the Los Angeles free-jazz scene for over 30 years; and contrabassist Bert Turetzky has a lifetime of cutting edge experience to contribute. The music on Triangulation II is more than just a record of three ...read more
by Farrell Lowe
Within seconds of hearing the opening strains of this album, it's obvious that Bert Turetzky and Mike Wofford are serious cats. At once visceral, studied, and passionate, the music leaps out of the speakers like a force of nature. Even when they cover tunes by Monk, Mingus, or Oscar Pettiford, the results are startlingly original. They avoid a common pitfall of virtuosity--although they are definitely expert players, they aren't hung up on sheer technique. Like all great players, they understand ...read more