Content by tag "Bob Mover"

ARTICLE: INTERVIEWS

Greg Osby: Saxophone “Griot”

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The griot is a West African historian, storyteller, praise singer, poet and/or musician, a repository of oral tradition who is often seen as a societal leader. Saxophonist Greg Osby recently was excited to meet some griots on his travels. While he is originally from jny: St. Louis, he himself is a griot in many senses of ...

ARTICLE: INTERVIEWS

Walt Weiskopf: All About the Sound

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What is it that drives Walt Weiskopf? It's all about the music, all about the sound.

He's reached a large audience in ten years of touring with Steely Dan. He's written a half dozen books on jazz improvisation techniques and methods, and he's taught at the Eastman School of Music, Temple University and New ...

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEWS

Art Lillard's Heavenly Big Band: Certain Relationships

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Drummer Art Lillard's Heavenly Big Band continues to spread sunshine and happiness on Certain Relationships, an album recorded in three sessions spanning the half-dozen years between 2005-2011. Of the fifteen selections, nine are vocals --by Pete McGuinness, Hilary Gardner, Andrea Wolper, Mary Foster Conklin or Dominique Eade. In Lillard's optimistic eyes, even the blues are gladsome ...

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEWS

Art Lillard's Heavenly Band: Reasons to Be Thankful

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Although drummer Art Lillard's Heavenly Band makes its home about as far from heaven as one could plausibly roam--New York City, to be precise--the music it produces on Reasons to Be Thankful (recorded in 2000 and released six years later) evokes at times an empyrean vibe, thanks in part to blissful arrangements by Lillard and guitarist ...

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEWS

Bob Mover: My Heart Tells Me

Read "My Heart Tells Me" reviewed by Larry Taylor

Jazz saxophone veteran Bob Mover has put together a very satisfying two-disc release, My Heart Tell Me, with both swinging instrumentals and his very effective,unadorned vocals.

Disc one has Mover mostly singing standards in soft pensive fashion, bringing to mind Nat Cole, as well as Chet Baker, his early-days cohort. Standouts on this ...

ARTICLE: INTERVIEWS

David Berkman: Anecdotes

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[ Editor's Note: The following interview is reprinted from George Colligan's blog, Jazztruth]

David Berkman is a jazz pianist who in the past few decades has played with many of the major names in jazz, including Tom Harrell, Cecil McBee, and the Vanguard Orchestra. He has released a number of CDs on the Palmetto ...

NEWS: PERFORMANCE / TOUR

Bob Mover Quartet Sept. 23 At Lilypad In Cambridge, MA

Bob Mover Quartet Sept. 23 At Lilypad In Cambridge, MA

The Bob Mover Quartet will perform at Lilypad in Cambridge, MA on Monday, September 23 from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM. Saxophonist/vocalist Mover will be joined by guitarist Joe Cohn, bassist Will Slater and drummer Bob Gullotti. Lilypad is at 1353 Cambridge St. at Cambridge's Inman Square. Tickets for the performance are $15, or $10 with a ...

NEWS: MUSIC INDUSTRY

Motema Takes Flight With Steady Stream of Breakthrough Albums

Motéma Music's tenth anniversary year is in full swing, and as the summer heats up, the Harlem-based label has much cause for celebration. The month of July kicked off with vibraphonist Joe Locke's May release Lay Down My Heart, spending two weeks in the #1 slot on the Jazz Week chart. For the week of July ...

NEWS: PERFORMANCE / TOUR

Bob Mover Quartet Featuring Jelena Jovovic In Belgrade, Feb. 1

Bob Mover Quartet Featuring Jelena Jovovic In Belgrade, Feb. 1

The Bob Mover Quartet featuring Jelena Jovovic will perform at the Diva Lounge at the Grand Casino Beograd in Belgrade, Serbia on February 1, 2013. Mover, widely regarded as one of the greatest saxophonists in jazz and a legendary presence on the New York City jazz scene, has a new CD set for release in 2013, My ...

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Bob Mover Quartet In Paris, Jan. 24-26 At Sunset-Sunside

Bob Mover Quartet In Paris, Jan. 24-26 At Sunset-Sunside

The Bob Mover Quartet will perform at Sunset-Sunside Jazz Club in Paris, France for 3 nights, January 24 through 26, 2013. Mover, widely regarded as one of the greatest saxophonists in jazz and a legendary presence on the New York City jazz scene, has a new CD set for release in 2013, My Heart Tells Me (Motema ...