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The Stanley Clarke Band At Kuumbwa Jazz Center

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The Stanley Clarke Band
Kuumbwa Jazz Center
Santa Cruz, CA
June 15, 2017

Preeminent bassist/composer Stanley Clarke and his talented band came to the welcoming and intimate environment of Santa Cruz's Kuumbwa Jazz Center for an enjoyable one night only date. The four time Grammy winner's band of young lions consisted ...

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEWS

LiveHuman: ScratchBop

Read "ScratchBop" reviewed by Mark F. Turner

DJ turntablism and jazz may seem like strange bed-fellows but have often found a creative bond in live events and recordings. For many years, musicians on both sides of the equation have blended instrumental performances with the skill of scratching vinyl / DJ mixing such as Herbie Hancock's Rockit (Columbia, 1983) and Chillin' in Batumi (Exitus, ...

ARTICLE: LIVE REVIEWS

Jazz&Wine of Peace 2015

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Jazz&Wine of Peace Festival
Cormons, Collio, Nova Gorica, Goriška Brda
22-25.10.2015

Diciottesima edizione del festival friulano, come gli ultimi anni ampiamente disseminato nel territorio circostante, per cantine, ville e chiese, non solo in territorio italiano ma anche nell'adiacente Brda slovena.

Dopo alcuni prologhi, il più importante dei quali ...

NEWS: EVENT

Beka Gochiashvili Trio Plays Limerick, Dublin, March 25-27

Beka Gochiashvili Trio Plays Limerick, Dublin, March 25-27

Teddy D Productions proudly present The Beka Gochiashvili Trio, Dolan’s Limerick, Wednesday March 25, 8pm and Dublin, St. Ann’s Church, Dawson Street, Friday 27, 8pm. "Beka Gochiashvili is a brilliant young piano prodigy. You’ll be seeing a lot more of him in the next few years" —Chick Corea, 2010 Line-Up: Beka Gochiashvili (Piano), Marty Jaffe (Bass), Jimmy MacBride ...

NEWS: RECORDING

Bass Legend Stanley Clarke’s New Album Up Reaches New Heights The Stanley Clarke Band: Up

Bass Legend Stanley Clarke’s New Album Up Reaches New Heights The Stanley Clarke Band: Up

Bass virtuoso Stanley Clarke’s new recording, The Stanley Clarke Band: UP, is scheduled for release September 30 on the Mack Avenue Records label. He considers UP to be the most energetic, fun, rhythmic and upbeat album that he has ever done and with more than forty albums under his belt, that’s saying quite a lot. Clarke’s ...

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEWS

Beka Gochiashvili: Beka Gochiashvili

Read "Beka Gochiashvili" reviewed by Edward Blanco

An amazingly talented prodigy from Tbilisi, Georgia, sixteen year-old Beka Gochiashvili is nothing short of extraordinary, emerging as the latest piano virtuoso to hit the jazz circuit with an impressive self-titled debut sure to turn some heads and garnish well-deserved attention. Keyboardist Chick Corea's influence permeates the album, beginning with performances from Return To Forever band ...

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEWS

Beka Gochiashvili: Beka Gochiashvili

Read "Beka Gochiashvili" reviewed by Dan Bilawsky

Those who toil in the jazz trenches often spend a lifetime trying to develop their own sound and acquire a high-level understanding of this music, but a select few seem to be born into the fold. Drumming innovator Tony Williams, guitar sensation Julian Lage and pianist Eldar Djangirov were playing at an über-proficient level as children ...

NEWS: INTERVIEW

"Beka Gochiashvili" as Told by Bill Milkowski

"Beka Gochiashvili" as Told by Bill Milkowski

By Bill Milkowski At a recent showcase in New York, long-time friends and collaborators Stanley Clarke and Lenny White introduced 16-year-old piano phenom Beka Gochiashvili to an unsuspecting crowd of jazz fans at the Blue Note. In simple terms, the kid completely blew me away. His time was flawless, his technique impeccable, his touch and intuitive sense ...

NEWS: RECORDING

Lenny White Introduces Piano Prodigy Beka Gochiashvili

Lenny White Introduces Piano Prodigy Beka Gochiashvili

Self-titled debut, scheduled for September release, features special guests Stanley Clarke, John Patitucci, Gil Goldstein, Victor Bailey and Wallace Roney "The best debut of a young musician since Tony Williams with Miles Davis" —Stanley Clarke Once in a generation a talent like Beka Gochiashvili comes along. An extraordinarily gifted prodigy from Tbilisi, Georgia, the 16-year-old pianist plays with ...