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Stu Goldberg: Eye of the Beholder

Read "Eye of the Beholder" reviewed by John Kelman


The measure of an artist's worth is his entire oeuvre, not simply a specific moment in time, a particular group or a single release. Still, while keyboardist Stu Goldberg never made the name for himself that he should have as a member of John McLaughlin's mid-'70s Mahavishnu Orchestra and late-'70s One Truth Band and as a sideman on drummer Alphonse Mouzon's powerfully eclectic Virtue (MPS, 1977), also recently reissued by Germany's Promising Music, the pianist's Eye of the Beholder (MPS, ...

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Stu Goldberg / Cassius Khan: Dark Clouds

Read "Dark Clouds" reviewed by John Kelman


Stu Goldberg garnered initial attention as a member of John McLaughlin's mid to late-1970s Mahavishnu Orchestra and One Truth Band, but the keyboardist seemed to disappear off the map soon after. In the intervening years he's been busy as a film scorer and has recently begun to re-established himself as a leader on a series of albums focusing on his acoustic piano skills. But while Going Home (Rhombus, 2001) and Dedication (Dedication, 2002) were more conventional in terms of instrumentation, ...

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Interview

Stu Goldberg: Amazing Dedication

Read "Stu Goldberg: Amazing Dedication" reviewed by Walter Kolosky


You never know where the trip will take you. One day you are a teenaged musician sharing the stage with the greatest jazz and rock players in the world. Another day, thirty years later, you are comfortably ensconced in your own recording studio laying down tracks for the hit TV series The Amazing Race. Jazz pianist and composer Stu Goldberg is a long way from his jazz-fusion-pioneering days of the 1970s. There are no more European, North American ...

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John McLaughlin with The One Truth Band: Electric Dreams

Read "Electric Dreams" reviewed by Walter Kolosky


The last three minutes of “Desire and the Comforter" from Electric Dreams say it all about John McLaughlin. He just tears apart his electric guitar with cascades of funk, blues, rock, jazz, and Far-Eastern scales. Every strike of a string has individual meaning. His guitar soars above the chord changes and captures the spirit of the music. He leaves space (or texture) where it should be left. Like no other guitarist on earth, John McLaughlin knows when not to play, ...

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Stu Goldberg: Dedication

Read "Dedication" reviewed by Dave Nathan


Stu Goldberg cut his teeth working with some of the leading fusion practitioners of the day including Al DiMeola, John McLaughlin, Larry Coryell and Wayne Shorter. He also has an impressive list of credits for TV and film scores. For his latest recording endeavor as a leader, his fifth since 1982, Goldberg returns to the original concept of fusion jazz which has pretty much degenerated into a cloying mix of jazz, pop and shallow R&B ideas. All the cuts come ...

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Stu Goldberg: Dedications

Read "Dedications" reviewed by AAJ Staff


Stu Goldberg has fashioned what the scribes have dubbed as “Classical Jazz" and may be a bit more classical than pure jazz. Nonetheless it is a fine piece of work with brilliant playing by both Goldbergs and bassist Jeff Falkner. A minor irritant is the hard slap type drumming that is so alien to the “purist" jazzers like Kenny Clarke and Philly Joe.

There is a Spanish type feel to the works (Tunes does not sound apropos). Stu Goldberg has ...


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