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Peter Brendler: Message In Motion

Read "Message In Motion" reviewed by David A. Orthmann

Message In Motion is a recording that can be gainfully approached from a number of angles. You can choose to play it in a single sitting from start to finish, taking in an array of moods evoked by bassist Peter Brendler's seven compositions and a band worthy of his exemplary skills as a writer. (The record also includes selections penned by Duke Ellington, Elliott Smith, and Alice Coltrane.) Equally satisfying is the practice of detaching the compositions ...

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Peter Brendler: Outside The Line

Read "Outside The Line" reviewed by Bruce Lindsay

Thirteen years after graduating from Berklee and over a decade into his career as a professional bassist, Peter Brendler has taken the plunge and released his first album as leader, Outside The Line. Look before you leap, as they say. Wise advice, if the quality of this debut is anything to go by.Brendler has already shown himself to be a bassist with a wide stylistic and dynamic range--powerful and hard-driving on Jon Irabagon's wild and wacky Foxy (Hot ...

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Peter Brendler and John Abercrombie: The Angle Below

Read "The Angle Below" reviewed by Bruce Lindsay

Peter Brendler and guitarist John Abercrombie have developed their playing partnership over a number of years, but The Angle Below is their first duo recording. Brendler--"the guy on the bass" as he's described in Neil Tesser's sleeve notes--is the nominal leader but he refers to the album as a collaboration. He's not wrong. He may be the driving force behind the project, the man who sorted out the studio, booked the dates, contacted the press and made the coffees, but ...


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