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NEWS: CROWDFUNDING CAMPAIGN

Bass Icon Jeff Berlin To Launch Pledge Music Campaign For New Tribute Album To Legendary Jack Bruce

Bass Icon Jeff Berlin To Launch Pledge Music Campaign For New Tribute Album To Legendary Jack Bruce

Bass icon Jeff Berlin has launched a Pledge Music Campaign for a new tribute album to legendary Jack Bruce titled Jeff Berlin Plays Jack Bruce: Songs For A Wailer! Jack Bruce, best known for his work with classic rock legends Cream, as well as his critically acclaimed solo work, sadly passed away in 2014. Jeff Berlin, ...

ARTICLE: INTERVIEWS

Jon Batiste: Staying Human

Read "Jon Batiste: Staying Human" reviewed by Bob Kenselaar

Jon Batiste was named the bandleader of The Late Show with Stephen Colbert (related news). This interview was originally published in January 2013.

Nearly everything about Jonathan Batiste is steeped in jny: New Orleans--from the way he talks, walks, and claps his hands to the way he plays the piano, composes, and leads his ...

The Process: The Process

Read "The Process" reviewed by Chris M. Slawecki

The Process is like a radioactive atom that centers and orbits around the futuristic power trio of bassist Bill Laswell, Red Hot Chili Peppers drummer Chad Smith and Jon Batiste, the latest in his family's longstanding line of New Orleans keyboard visionaries.

“The original idea was to film unfamiliar musicians playing together in a ...

Checking in from Global Outposts

Read "Checking in from Global Outposts" reviewed by Chris M. Slawecki

Atlas Maior
Palindrome
Self Produced
2014

Open the package for Atlas Maior's debut CD and here's the first line you read: “Palindrome was completely improvised and recorded live with no overdubs." How you respond to these words will greatly shape how you respond to this music.

A ...

ARTICLE: CD/LP/TRACK REVIEW

Jon Batiste/Chad Smith/Bill Laswell: The Process

Read "The Process" reviewed by Dan Bilawsky

If anybody saw this coming, they must to be clairvoyant. The Process brings together drummer Chad Smith, the hard-hitting, groove-making force that drives the Red Hot Chili Peppers, pianist Jon Batiste, the oft-cheery personality who bridges the NOLA-New York divide with his crowd-pleasing, accessible brand of jazz, and bassist-producer Bill Laswell, a prolific, genre-blind force with ...

NEWS: RECORDING

Jon Batiste, Chad Smith, Bill Laswell - M.O.D. Technologies Releases Collaboration Of Three Outstanding Musical Voices, The Process.

Jon Batiste, Chad Smith, Bill Laswell - M.O.D. Technologies Releases Collaboration Of Three Outstanding Musical Voices, The Process.

Transformative pianist and uplifting young visionary from jny: New York City via New Orleans – Jon Batiste, Red Hot Chili Peppers’ drummer – Chad Smith and legendary bassist / producer – Bill Laswell, detonate avant-funk, African styles, electric Miles Davis, Meters, Mutant Hip Hop, Ginger Baker…and more, on their album called The Process. A sonic / ...

ARTICLE: INTERVIEWS

Mark Guiliana: Emulating The Source

Read "Mark Guiliana: Emulating The Source" reviewed by Ben Scholz

Over the past ten years, electronic music and jazz have developed a curious relationship. As programmers and DJs sought to remove the human element from their beats and loops, acoustic musicians sought to apply the tight, complex patterns of house and trance music to their traditional instruments. Drummer Mark Guiliana is at the forefront of this ...

ARTICLE: LIVE REVIEWS

Jonathan Batiste: New York, NY, December 12, 2012

Read "Jonathan Batiste:  New York, NY, December 12, 2012" reviewed by Bob Kenselaar

Jonathan Batiste and the Stay Human Band
National Jazz Museum in Harlem
Metropolitan Community United Methodist Church
New York, NY
December 12, 2012
Go to any of the major New York City jazz venues and you'll sometimes get the feeling you're in church. The crowds are polite and ...

NEWS: TV / FILM

Welcome To Nutville, A Buddy Rich Documentary Fundraiser

Welcome To Nutville, A Buddy Rich Documentary Fundraiser

Cathy Rich, Brian Morgan and Alex Kluft have teamed up to bring you; Welcome to Nutville a journey into the life and after life of Buddy Rich. Who was Buddy Rich might you ask? He was arguably the greatest drummer in the existence of this planet. He started playing drums at the mere age of 18 ...