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Dennis Chambers: Heartbeats and Backbeats

Read "Dennis Chambers: Heartbeats and Backbeats" reviewed by Jim Worsley


We all know that Dennis Chambers is among the world's greatest drummers. In a spontaneous conversation, the gentleman proved to be as kind and generous as he is with his backbeats and grooves. He spoke candidly about the life threatening battles he has faced. Spanning from intense to humorous, Chambers opened up on his medical ordeals, the road back to health, and getting back behind his kit. And oh yes, we talked about music. Led Zeppelin might seem ...

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Album Review

Chambers / Berlin / Fiuczynski / Lavitz: Boston T Party

Read "Boston T Party" reviewed by Woodrow Wilkins


If quirky titles and wacky cover art were award categories, the foursome of Dennis Chambers, Jeff Berlin, Dave Fiuczynski and T Lavitz would score major honors with their new release, Boston T Party. However, those are just attention getters. The real prize is the music--quirky, wild, and most of all, fun. Some of the more interesting titles are “(Great) Ball of Issues, a humorous spin on Jerry Lee Lewis' “Great Balls of Fire, and a pair that put a creative ...

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Album Review

Dennis Chambers / Jeff Berlin / Dave Fiuczynski / T Lavitz: Boston T Party

Read "Boston T Party" reviewed by Jim Santella


These four jazz fusion artists give Boston T Party something to crow about. Ten tracks mean ten instrumental conversations; the quartet's original compositions are based in the blues, driven like fiery hard rock, and built upon the spontaneity of jazz.

Dave Fiuczynski breathes with expressive fire. The action of his electric guitar adds a distinctive voice to the session that's filled with emotional depth and an easygoing demeanor. Dennis Chambers gives the session considerable force through his throbbing ...

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Album Review

Dennis Chambers: Outbreak

Read "Outbreak" reviewed by Todd S. Jenkins


Dennis Chambers, the reigning master of all beats funky, presents a panorama of groove stylings in the vein of Les McCann and the Headhunters. In fact, this session initially feels similar in spirit to labelmate Bill Evans' recent Big Fun, which featured McCann himself. But in the big picture the two releases have little in common besides Randy Brecker and a deep, abiding love of the funk.Chambers is certainly at home in this territory; so much so, in ...


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