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The Vince Ector Group at Cecil's Jazz Club

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The Vince Ector Group Cecil's Jazz Club West Orange, NJ April 28, 2006

The opening set at Cecil's Jazz Club was the first time The Vince Ector Group worked together as a unit. Instead of the familiar language of a standard repertoire, Ector choose to perform mostly material from his two records as a leader, Rhythm Master (Blues Leaf Records), and Renewal of The Spirit (Mambo Maniacs Records). There was also nothing safe about ...

RHYTHM IN EVERY GUISE

Vince Ector's Renewal Of The Spirit

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During the course of Renewal Of The Spirit (Mambo Maniacs Records), Vince Ector's second recording as a leader, he forges a coherent, highly individualistic style of drumming from a number of disparate elements. One of the pleasures of listening to Ector on the disc's eleven tracks is discovering all of the things he brings to the music while working inside of the parameters of conventional jazz, funk, and Latin rhythms. His diverse sticking patterns, changes in dynamics, and contrasting timbres ...

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Vince Ector: Rhythm Master

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Energized by a core trio with bassist Dwayne Burno and pianist John di Martino, drummer Vince Ector's debut displays the loose, enjoyable feeling of a hard bop blowing session, yet the scope of the material and arrangements indicate a great deal of thought and preparation. Inventively utilizing a number of combinations of trombone, tenor and soprano saxophones, flute, trumpet, guitar, and percussion, the set includes American popular songs (eg. “I've Got The World On A String"), jazz standards (eg. “Short ...


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