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Pat Martino Trio at Bucks County Community College

Read "Pat Martino Trio at Bucks County Community College" reviewed by Victor L. Schermer

Pat Martino Trio
Kevin and Sima Zlock Performing Arts Center
Bucks County Community College
Newtown, PA
April 23, 2015

In the 1960s and 70s, spurred on by the support he received from the great Les Paul, a youthful guitarist Pat Martino evolved his unique style of controlled intensity, “fat" ...

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEWS

Jeff Baumeister: Pretty Melodies, for people who dig that sort of thing

Read "Pretty Melodies, for people who dig that sort of thing" reviewed by Dan Bilawsky

Pianist Jeff Baumeister can't be accused of being enigmatic with an album title or rushing into a recording. It took him eight years to create this frankly titled follow-up to his debut--Useful Music (Wahbo Records, 2005).

Baumeister's first album received some favorable reviews, but the pianist wasn't looking to tread on the same ...

Uri Caine Trio at Bucks County Community College on May 5th

Uri Caine Trio at Bucks County Community College on May 5th

World-renowned, Philadelphia native Uri Caine brings his trio of bassist John Hebert and drummer Ben Perowsky to Bucks for an unforgettable night of modern jazz. The New York Times has called Uri Caine “a ferociously versatile jazz musician known for playing fluid funk, fusion and traditional jazz as a fixture in New York's downtown music scene." Gateway ...

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEWS

Jeff Baumeister Quartet: Useful Music

Read "Useful Music" reviewed by John Kelman

With the number of jazz albums released every month, it's becoming more and more challenging to keep up. Add the proliferation of small independent and artist-run labels and the task becomes nearly insurmountable. And that's a shame, because it means that talented artists are getting lost in the sheer mass of information out there.