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Album Review

The Dave Weckl Band: Live in St. Louis at the Chesterfield Jazz Festival

Read "Live in St. Louis at the Chesterfield Jazz Festival" reviewed by Jim Worsley


At a time where millions around the world are thankfully being vaccinated, the cure for live music blues has yet to be addressed. While nothing can replace the sound, the energy, and feel of live music, a medicinal record will be on the market in April 2021. While this reunion concert recorded in 2019 would no doubt be impactful sans the pandemic, the timing and dosage is fortuitous. Getting the gang back together, a la the Blues Brothers, Dave Weckl ...

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Radio

Latin Jazz Fusion and more

Read "Latin Jazz Fusion and more" reviewed by Len Davis


Latin jazz fusion and much more. Playlist Dave Weckl Band “Tiempo de Festival" from Live and very Unplugged (Stretchl) 00:00 Meddy Gerville “Ter vis Bin" from Tropical Rain (dot timel) 07:14 Horacio el negro Hernandez “90, Miles from Miles" from Italuba (Timba records) 14:28 Howe-Wooten-Chambers “Contigo" from Extraction (Tone Centre) 21:36 Eric Marienthal “The sun was in my Eyes" from Crossroads (GRP) 28:58 Mike Stern “Gossip" from time In Place (Atlantic Jazz) 36:06 Roy Venkataraman “Searching for Wire" ...

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SoCal Jazz

Dave Weckl: The Cymbal of Excellence

Read "Dave Weckl: The Cymbal of Excellence" reviewed by Jim Worsley


Attention to details and impeccable standards coupled with a desirous curiosity and a wealth of talent have served Dave Weckl well. The savvy and astute musician has meticulously traversed the jazz and fusion world over the past few decades. Weckl is on a very short list when the topic of drumming icons is broached. Perhaps best known for his work with Chick Corea, Mike Stern, and Oz Noy. Weckl is in constant motion both behind the kit and in his ...

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Interview

Dave Weckl: On Time

Read "Dave Weckl:  On Time" reviewed by Scott Mitchell


Dave Weckl hit the New York fusion scene in the early 1980s. It didn't take long for this talented drummer from Saint Charles, Missouri to get recognized and hired by artists like singers Madonna, Robert Plant, Diana Ross, and Paul Simon, as well as guitarist/vocalist {George Benson}}. Weckl toured with the keyboardist Chick Corea's Elektric Band from 1985 to 1991. He then recorded and toured with guitarist Mike Stern. He currently tours regularly with guitarists Oz Noy and Chuck Loeb, ...

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Interview

Dave Weckl: Rhythm Talk

Read "Dave Weckl: Rhythm Talk" reviewed by Stefanee Freedman


When any jazz enthusiasts start talking about drummers, one of the first names that comes to mind is sure to be Dave Weckl. This major innovator of modern jazz drumming has grooved with more players since he started playing in the New York club scene in the early '80s. His most notable stint started in 1985 when he was asked to be a part of the then-forming Chick Corea's Elektric Band, which he revived in 2004 after a break of ...

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Album Review

Dave Weckl Band: Multiplicity

Read "Multiplicity" reviewed by John Kelman


Sometimes it's best to take things on face value. A solid collection of engaging compositions, plenty of infectious grooves, and strong soloing/interplay can go a long way to making an album worthwhile, even if it doesn't demonstrate any kind of specific characteristics that give it a distinctive personality. Sometimes an album is just plain fun, nothing more, nothing less.

Over the course of his 25-year career, drummer Dave Weckl has created an almost unparalleled reputation in fusion circles as a ...


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