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Casey Benjamin: EclectRic Expressionism

Read "Casey Benjamin: EclectRic Expressionism" reviewed by Barbara Ina Frenz

Casey Benjamin aka Stutzmcgee--all-through New Yorker with Caribbean roots, born in 1978--grew up in the borough of Queens in a musical household. Despite economically rough conditions that his mother, a single parent, heroically managed, he started with piano around six, added the alto saxophone around ten, and the vocoder and talk-box around fifteen. At sixteen, he performed on alto saxophone together with Grover Washington Jr. on TV, and two years later he toured Europe as a saxophonist with Betty Carter, ...

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Matthias Bublath: Second Angle

Read "Second Angle" reviewed by Woodrow Wilkins

It's difficult to imagine good jazz without a bass, but a Hammond B3 organ in the right hands can cover the absence quite well. Matthias Bublath has such hands. Bublath, a fixture on the New York scene, has performed at many festivals around the world and toured extensively in the United States, Europe and Japan. Accompanying him on Second Angle are Tim Collins on vibes, Scott Bourgeois on saxophone and Obed Colvaire on drums. The melody ...

ALBUM REVIEW

Matthias Bublath: Second Angle

Read "Second Angle" reviewed by John Barron

Since moving to New York City from Germany, pianist/organist Matthias Bublath has been making a name for himself as an in-demand sideman for the likes of Lenny Picket, Mike Clark and Lionel Loueke. For Second Angle, his third release as a leader, Bublath stirs up a greasy set of organ-driven funk with the help of vibraphonist Tim Collins, saxophonist Scott Bourgeois and drummer Obed Calvaire. With the exception of Antonio Carlos Jobim's “Luiza" the disc is comprised of ...


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