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Paul Wertico: Impressions Of A City

Read "Impressions Of A City" reviewed by Hrayr Attarian


Almost 40 years after its inception and despite many detractors among master musicians and critics, jazz-rock fusion continues to have a tenacious hold on both creators and consumers of instrumental music. Percussionist Paul Wertico's Impressions of a City puts a modern spin on the genre by creating a work that brings together jazz like improvisation and the sound of rock jam bands. The concept behind the CD is interesting; it is supposed to be free musical impressions ...

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Paul Wertico's Mid East/Mid West Alliance: Impressions of a City

Read "Impressions of a City" reviewed by John Kelman


For those only familiar with his work in Pat Metheny Group, drummer Paul Wertico's extracurricular career will be something of a shock. He may have been all light cymbal work and gentle pulses with PMG, but on albums like The Sign of Four (Knitting Factory, 1997)--a freewheeling session with Metheny in a “beyond"-Song X (Nonesuch, 1985) mood, über-free guitarist Derek Bailey and intrepid percussionist Gregg Bendian--Wertico proved that PMG's accessible grooves were but only one of his many diverse interests.

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Paul Wertico: StereoNucleosis

Read "StereoNucleosis" reviewed by Jerry D'Souza


First came the nucleus. Then came the overdubs, sixty times over in some cases. Then came the music, which in the final analysis was well worth the time and the intent. Paul Wertico has created discreet music that goes a long way in satisfaction, and it’s all in stereo too. If one may get away with a quibble, “You Can Get There From Here” doesn’t quite do so with the multiple rhythms nestling too close together to be distinct. That ...

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Recordings: As Leader | As Sideperson

Live From SPACE [DVD]

gangentertainment
2010

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Impressions Of A City

Chicago Sessions
2009

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Ampersand

Rat Howl Ricords
2007

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Another Side

Naim Label
2006

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StereoNucleosis

A440 Music
2004

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