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ARTICLE: INTERVIEWS

Larry Coryell: Less Rock, More Jazz

Read "Larry Coryell: Less Rock, More Jazz" reviewed by Todd S. Jenkins

This interview was originally published at All About Jazz in June 2001.

A true jazz pioneer, guitarist Larry Coryell was one of the earliest musicians to experiment with the fusion of jazz and rock styles. Originally from Galveston, Texas, Coryell moved to New York in 1965, at a time when the city's music scene ...

ARTICLE: TAKE FIVE WITH...

Take Five with Brad Myers

Read "Take Five with Brad Myers" reviewed by Brad Myers

Meet Brad Myers:
Brad Myers has spent his life in the pursuit of making music that is tasteful and driven by a deep connection to the soul, regardless of stylish trends or prognosis for financial success. Currently residing in jny: Cincinnati, Ohio, he is an ever evolving improvising musician who has played the guitar since ...

ARTICLE: CD/LP/TRACK REVIEW

Ken Berman: Sound Poetry

Read "Sound Poetry" reviewed by Edward Blanco

Pianist Ken Berman's friendship with the late poet Eythan Klamka served as the inspiration for Sound Poetry, a musical project of mostly original compositions bookended by two solo reinterpretations of classic jazz standards. Poet Klamka, to whom this album is dedicated, had previously stated that “any true musician is a sound poet" and to this end, ...

ARTICLE: CD/LP/TRACK REVIEW

John McLaughlin & The 4th Dimension: The Boston Record

Read "The Boston Record" reviewed by Ian Patterson

The jny:Boston crowd's roars on this live set from John McLaughlin and the 4th Dimension's 2013 tour say as much about the dazzling interplay of the band as it does about McLaughlin's enduring appeal. For sure, McLaughlin remains one of jazz-fusion's major draws but the acclaim has little to do with nostalgia and everything to do ...

NEWS: RECORDING

Rob Hart Trio Releases "3000 Realms Of 10 Worlds" - Special Guests: Kai Eckhardt / Stu Hamm / Fareed Haque

Rob Hart Trio Releases "3000 Realms Of 10 Worlds" - Special Guests: Kai Eckhardt / Stu Hamm / Fareed Haque

“The concept of 3000 REALMS OF 10 WORLDS (July 1 release, self-released) is to divulge many musical styles from different ethnicities and countries around the globe, to explore beyond musical boundaries. The basic core recording sessions started with the trio lineup and then built layers upon these basic trio sessions. I have added overdub layers, from ...

ARTICLE: MEET THE STAFF

Meet Geoff Anderson

Read "Meet Geoff Anderson" reviewed by AAJ Staff

I currently live in: Littleton, CO

I joined All About Jazz in: 2007

What made you decide to contribute to All About Jazz? It all started at a concert by George Brooks and his band Summit at the Boulder Theater around 2002. The band featured tabla maestro Zakir Hussain as well as guitarist Fareed ...

ARTICLE: INTERVIEWS

George Brooks: Global Conversations

Read "George Brooks: Global Conversations" reviewed by Anil Prasad

Being a musician isn't a career for saxophonist George Brooks, it's a journey. Navigating an expansive variety of Indian classical music-influenced environments is at the heart of his travels. Brooks is best known for leading Summit, a cross-cultural ensemble that includes bassist Kai Eckhardt, guitarist Fareed Haque, tabla hero Zakir Hussain and drummer Steve Smith. He ...

ARTICLE: INTERVIEWS

Trilok Gurtu: Stirring the Big Old Pot

Read "Trilok Gurtu: Stirring the Big Old Pot" reviewed by Ian Patterson

There is a popular theory of mathematical probability, that if you put a typewriter in front of a monkey, it will, through a process of trial and error, eventually produce a play of William Shakespeare. Swayed by the same sweeping logic, others believe that if you put a trap kit and assorted percussive instruments in front ...

ARTICLE: CD/LP/TRACK REVIEW

George Brooks Summit: Spirit and Spice

Read "Spirit and Spice" reviewed by Raul d'Gama Rose

The road taken by saxophonist, George Brooks on Spirit and Spice may not be new, and is far from the glamorous one that guitarist John McLaughlin blazed through in the 1970s and '80s, with various incarnations of the Mahavishnu Orchestra. However, it remains a significant one if a musician playing in a Western idiom is willing ...

ARTICLE: CD/LP/TRACK REVIEW

George Brooks: Spirit and Spice

Read "Spirit and Spice" reviewed by Glenn Astarita

Tenor saxophonist George Brooks equalizes the union of Indian classical music and jazz, abetted by an all-universe rhythm section and East Indian instrumentalists. With Spirit and Spice, Brooks projects a distinct voice as he poignantly merges the core attributes of both genres, and it's a happy marriage, indeed.

Brooks' authoritative presence looms on ...