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Phil Markowitz/Zach Brock: Perpetuity

Read "Perpetuity" reviewed by Dan Bilawsky

The debut collaboration between veteran pianist Phil Markowitz and rising star violinist Zach Brock focuses on a shared love of questioning and questing through sound(s). Each man brings five originals to the table for this project, and most of them serve to highlight their common interest(s) in angular exploration, dovetailing designs, and scenarios that encourage searching. Markowitz brings a wealth of experience to the table, having worked with everybody from trumpeter Chet Baker to guitarist Al Di ...

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Phil Markowitz: Catalysis

Read "Catalysis" reviewed by John Barron

Veteran pianist Phil Markowitz has built an impressive resume over the last thirty years, performing with the likes of Chet Baker, Toots Thielemans, Bob Mintzer and David Liebman. On Catalysis, Markowitz leads the way with an outstanding acoustic trio featuring eight of his original compositons. The trio is rounded out by bassist Jay Anderson and drummer Adam Nussbaum.

The level of communication between the members of the trio is of the highest order. After the sneaky unison line ...

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Phil Markowitz: Catalysis

Read "Catalysis" reviewed by John Kelman

With so many artists striving for attention, it's often easy to overlook those who have devoted their lives to music, known amongst musician circles as players of great depth while remaining largely below the radar. His discography as a leader may be small, but Phil Markowitz has, for the past three decades, been the pianist of choice for more visible artists including saxophonist David Liebman--in whose group he worked for a decade, collaborating on the dark-hued and pensive duet disc ...