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Joe Beck Trio: Get Me Joe Beck

Read "Get Me Joe Beck" reviewed by Jack Bowers

The jazz world, it seems, has always been awash in talented guitarists, from Reinhardt and Christian through Montgomery, Pass, Farlow, Hall and their like to the present day. This is both a blessing and a curse, as only a handful of such splendid musicians are able to rise above the throng and become household names or ...

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEWS

Joe Beck: Get Me Joe Beck

Read "Get Me Joe Beck" reviewed by Dan Bilawsky

It would be something of an understatement to say that the late Joe Beck was a fine guitarist. In truth, he was one of the most multifaceted players to wield the instrument during his lifetime. Beck was hailed for his funky fusion work, both as an individual and in combination with saxophonist David Sanborn, he was ...

NEWS: RECORDING

Brian Kelly Produces Contemporary Jazz Project

Brian Kelly Produces Contemporary Jazz Project

Bay Area composer and pianist Brian Kelly is currently producing a contemporary jazz album of his own compositions featuring saxophonist Eric Crystal (Boz Scaggs, Vijay Iyer), trumpet player Mike Olmos (Etta James, Pete Escovedo), and drummer David Rokeach (Aretha Franklin, Ray Charles). This will be the follow-up album to his 2008 release, Afterplay (on the Skylight Music label), which was awarded ...