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ARTICLE: CD/LP/TRACK REVIEW

Michael Waldrop: Origin Suite

Read "Origin Suite" reviewed by Jack Bowers

Drummer / vibraphonist Michael Waldrop's intriguing Origin Suite (deftly arranged by Jack Cooper) sweeps away musical boundaries to make its points, one of which is that big-band jazz needn't be ensnared in a time warp but is capable of changing with the times to engender songs that are as aesthetically pleasing as they are thematically stylish. ...

ARTICLE: CD/LP/TRACK REVIEW

Michael Waldrop: Origin Suite

Read "Origin Suite" reviewed by C. Michael Bailey

Percussionist and big band leader Michael Waldrop has had a very successful relationship with composer Dr. Jack Cooper, late of the University of Memphis, Berlin, and parts unknown. Waldrop attended the University of Memphis for his master's degree (helming Cooper's Jazz Orchestra of the Delta) before completing his doctorate at the University of North Texas. Their ...

NEWS: RECORDING

Drummer/Composer Omar Hakim Set To Release His First Album In 14 Years "We Are One" Debuts March 3 On Ozmosis Records

Drummer/Composer Omar Hakim Set To Release His First Album In 14 Years "We Are One" Debuts March 3 On Ozmosis Records

We Are One features an all-star cast of longtime friends and musical collaborators including Jerry Brooks, Chieli Minucci, Gregoire Maret, Jimi Tunnell and Rachel Z With a long and varied list of credits that reads like a Who’s Who in Rock and Jazz (Weather Report, Miles Davis, Madonna, Sting, Dire Straits, David Bowie, Daft Punk, among countless ...