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Andrew Dickeson: Groove!

Read "Groove!" reviewed by Dan McClenaghan


You've got to love a lack of pretense. Australian drummer Andrew Dickeson's Groove! seems--initially at least, with the set's opener, “I'm Old Fashioned"--to be introducing a breezy and unpretentious piano trio affair. The tune has a carefree bounce, and the old put-down of “cocktail piano jazz" comes to mind--though what exactly is wrong with music from a top-notch, deep-in-the-groove cocktail piano trio has never been adequately explained. Maybe the guy who came up with that just had to have horns ...

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Andrew Dickeson: Is That So?

Read "Is That So?" reviewed by Jerry D'Souza


Growing up in Australia, Andrew Dickeson played several instruments before deciding on the drums when he was 10. Over the years he developed his intuition and sensitivity, the dynamics helping create a wellspring of skills. His artistry took him to the finals of the Thelonious Monk Institute International Jazz Drums Competition in 1992 where he was the only non-American. Later, he went on to play with Martin Taylor, Lee Konitz, Mark Murphy and Branford Marsalis among others. Dickeson ...

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The Andrew Dickeson Quintet: Weaver of Dreams

Read "Weaver of Dreams" reviewed by Jerry D'Souza


Australian drummer Andrew Dickeson makes a strong recording debut as leader with a well-chosen selection of standards. Dickeson has been a sideman for over 25 years, having begun his professional career when he was 13. Born into a musical family, he began playing the drums when he was 10. He moved briefly to New York in 1991 where he studied with Art Taylor and Vernel Fournier and was a finalist in the 1992 Thelonious Monk Institute International Jazz Drums Competition. ...


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