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Album Review

David Whitman: Ode To Joe

Read "Ode To Joe" reviewed by Jack Bowers


While West Coast drummer David Whitman's Ode to Joe [Henderson] is a rather brief one at less than thirty-three minutes, it is otherwise admirable for what is enclosed within its concise parameters. Whitman leads a well-schooled septet whose makeup is freshened by rotating tenor saxophonists Bob Sheppard and Rob Lockart and guitarists Bruce Forman and Chris Montgomery. Whitman and trumpeter Andrew Neesley share composer credits, and Neesley handles the arrangements, awakening warm memories of the Golden Age ...

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Album Review

David Whitman: Ode To Joe

Read "Ode To Joe" reviewed by Richard J Salvucci


Dipping into this fine recording is, to mix metaphors a bit, like opening a time capsule. That capsule is called One For All (A&M, 1990), perhaps the final studio recording of Art Blakey with The Jazz Messengers. It was not a perfect outing, but it was a memorable one. The lines got into the head and stayed there, just waiting for a chance to be reawakened. Well, now is the time with Ode to Joe. A convenient link between the ...

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Radio & Podcasts

Horace Silver, Javier Nero & David Whitman

Read "Horace Silver, Javier Nero & David Whitman" reviewed by Joe Dimino


We begin the 819th Episode of Neon Jazz with accomplished drummer David Whitman and music off his 2023 album Ode to Joe. The project was in honor of his mentor Joe Morello and we hear with the legendary Dave Brubeck Quartet. We also hear from a number of up and coming jazz musicians like Javier Nero, Tina Raymond and Dave Meder. We also hear new music from brilliant Kansas City saxophonist Matt Otto. Finally we get a cut off the ...


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