Articles

Daily articles including interviews, profiles, live reviews, film reviews and more... all carefully curated by the All About Jazz staff. You can find more articles by searching our website, see what's trending on our popular articles page or read articles ahead of their published dates on our future articles page.

332

Album Review

David Becker Tribune: Leaving Argentina

Read "Leaving Argentina" reviewed by Budd Kopman


Leaving Argentina is an energetic and engrossing release from guitarist David Becker's group, The David Becker Tribune. Representing impressions of Spain, plus South America in general and Argentina in particular, this effort is a stylistic mix of Euroland (Cool Springs, 2005), a solo effort aimed at musical sound-painting, and Where's Henning? (Paras Recordings, 2004), a trio recording of standards and originals. What Becker, his brother/drummer Bruce Becker and bassist Bolle Diekmann have aimed for here is to ...

363

Album Review

David Becker / Joe Diorio: The Color Of Sound

Read "The Color Of Sound" reviewed by Budd Kopman


David Becker's previous release, Euroland, was a multitracked affair where Becker himself played all the instruments to produce a layered sound that evoked different images through music. On The Color of Sound, Becker plays duos with his mentor, Joe Diorio. For the most part, they both play standard electric guitar, but Becker throws in some synthesizer, a “tabla" guitar (a guitar with a playing card woven between the strings, plus an acoustic pickup to produce a pitched ...

233

Album Review

David Becker: Euroland

Read "Euroland" reviewed by Budd Kopman


David Becker grew up in Los Angeles but now lives in Wuppertal, Germany. He says that the impulse for Euroland was to “capture the vivid imagery of the European landscape with my guitar. One could say he as succeeded from the point of view of creating music that evokes images, some clearer than others, while a few attempt to tie into a country's musical heritage to some extent. Becker plays all of the instruments, which include guitar, ...

164

Album Review

David Becker Tribune: Where

Read "Where" reviewed by Jim Santella


David Becker’s warm guitar interprets fresh, contemporary originals and familiar, straight-ahead standards on this modern mainstream trio session. With his brother at the drum set and friend Tom Lilly on bass, Becker explores worldly currents and impressions of various lands.

”The Monkey” moves lightly with a sprightly bounce, as Becker meanders along spontaneous jazz/rock trails. With the drummer going techno, and the bassist flowing harmony to the four walls, he’s on fire with guitar excitement. “Where’s Henning?” ...


Engage

Contest Giveaways
Enter our latest contest giveaway sponsored by AGS Recordings

Get more of a good thing

Our weekly newsletter highlights our top stories and includes your local jazz events calendar.