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Jeff Berlin: Aneurythms

Read "Aneurythms" reviewed by John Kelman

He's only released a handful of albums under his own name over the past thirty years, but bassist Jeff Berlin remains a singularly distinctive electric bassist. That he's chosen to spend as much time as an educator at the self-started Players School of Music in Florida as he has performing and recording just means that he's ...

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Jeff Berlin: Lumpy Jazz

Read "Lumpy Jazz" reviewed by Woodrow Wilkins

It's not every day you hear an electric bass played with the old-school verve of an upright acoustic instrument. Jeff Berlin offers a good reason--make that several good reasons--to change that way of thinking.

Alongside Jaco Pastorius, Stanley Clarke and Alphonso Johnson, Berlin is known as a major innovator through his incisive playing through ...

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Jeff Berlin: Lumpy Jazz

Read "Lumpy Jazz" reviewed by John Kelman

You have to really love the bass to enjoy Jeff Berlin's latest offering, Lumpy Jazz. Solos abound at every turn, his electric bass is up in the mix when keyboardist Richard Drexler is taking the spotlight, and even on “Toot's Suite," which features a guest spot by harmonica player Toots Thielmans, Berlin's sound dominates.

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Jeff Berlin: In Harmony's Way

Read "In Harmony's Way" reviewed by Glenn Astarita

Few would debate electric bassist/clinician, Jeff Berlin’s significance among the post-Jaco soloists in jazz and fusion. With his third solo effort, amid

numerous endeavors with players such as guitarist George Benson, drummer Tony Williams, “The Brecker Brothers”, flutist Herbie Mann and many others of note, the monster bassist summons an all-star cast for his ...