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ARTICLE: REDISCOVERY

Trilok Gurtu: Bad Habits Die Hard

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Trilok Gurtu
Bad Habits Die Hard
Art of Groove
2014 (1996)

Well, it's been a good couple weeks since the last Rediscovery, leaving the pile of potential choices even higher than usual. So what better way to resume operations than to revisit an album that already sounded terrific when it was first released in ...

ARTICLE: CATCHING UP WITH

Randy Brecker: A Fusion Legacy

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On stage at the North Sea Jazz Festival in Holland last July, the ubiquitous trumpeter Randy Brecker lowered his horn after playing two joyous and funky numbers on the stage that is one of the festivals largest venues, serving as a hockey arena during the appropriate season. There were throngs of people, sitting and standing, gleefully ...

NEWS: RECORDING

Piloo Records To Release CD/DVD Set Randy Brecker's The Brecker Brothers Band Reunion

Piloo Records To Release CD/DVD Set Randy Brecker's The Brecker Brothers Band Reunion

AVAILABLE ONLINE SEPTEMBER 24, 2013
AVAILABLE IN STORES OCTOBER 8, 2013 Throughout the 1970s and 1980s, trumpeter Randy Brecker and his younger, sax-playing brother Michael helped define a sub-genre by blending sophisticated jazz harmonies and searing solos with slamming funk grooves and a visceral energy that grabbed rock ears. The Philly-born Brecker Brothers set the ...

ARTICLE: LIVE REVIEWS

Festival Da Jazz: St Moritz 2013

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Festival Da Jazz
St. Moritz, Switzerland
July 18-22, 2013
How To Run A Jazz Festival 101. Get a big hall, put on some big names: get a small room, put on some smaller names. Stars in the big spaces, up and comers in the little ones. There's a commercial and economic logic to it, maybe even ...

ARTICLE: INTERVIEWS

Dave Weckl: On Time

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Dave Weckl hit the New York fusion scene in the early 1980s. It didn't take long for this talented drummer from Saint Charles, Missouri to get recognized and hired by artists like singers Madonna, Robert Plant, Diana Ross, and Paul Simon, as well as guitarist/vocalist {George Benson}}. Weckl toured with the keyboardist Chick Corea's Elektric Band ...

NEWS: PERFORMANCE / TOUR

Korean Pianist Hey Rim Jeon Performs at Birdland March 29

World-renowned pianist, composer and educator Hey Rim Jeon will be performing at New York City's Birdland Jazz Club on Thursday, March 29, supporting her recent release Introducing Hey Rim Jeon. Jeon will take the stage with Richie Barshay on drums and Luques Curtis on bass at 6pm, prior to Christian McBride's performace later that evening. Tickets ...

ARTICLE: LIVE REVIEWS

Thailand International Jazz Conference, January 28-30, 2011

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Thailand International Jazz Conference
Mahidol University School of Music
Bangkok, Thailand
January 28-30, 2011

It's almost impossible to go anywhere in Thailand without hearing music at all hours: people sing for their own enjoyment as they go about their daily business, displaying a lack of inhibition generally absent in the West; at every ...

ARTICLE: CD/LP/TRACK REVIEW

Niels Lan Doky: Return to Denmark

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The trouble with Niels Lan Doky is that, like Saint Paul, he seeks to be all things to all men. He's a pianist, basically in the Bill Evans tradition when it comes to jazz, but says he's equally at home with classical, world, pop, soul, rhythm and blues and electronic music. He lays claim to being ...

NEWS: RECORDING

Mike Stern Album w/: Vai, Johnson, MMW, Brecker

GUITARIST MIKE STERN PLAYS WITH TALENTED FRIENDS IN A BIG NEIGHBORHOOD
Guest artists on new recording include Steve Vai, Eric Johnson, Esperanza Spalding
Richard Bona, Randy Brecker, Medeski Martin & Wood, Cindy Blackman and others

Mike Stern Five-time GRAMMY nominated guitarist Mike Stern's music has always come from a colorful ...

NEWS: INTERVIEW

Music Taste Presents Snapshot Interview with Chris Minh Doky

Music Taste Presents Snapshot Interview with Chris Minh Doky

Among the jazz community, Chris Minh Doky is a veritable authority in upright bass performance. Known for his lead approach with the bass, Doky’s progression as a jazz musician has been a long and winding one. One can trace the evolution of this artist from his humble beginnings in the music scene to the present as ...