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Rich Halley 3: The Literature

Read "The Literature" reviewed by Dan McClenaghan

After spending a few formative musical years in Chicago--where the winds blow the blues around--saxophonist Rich Halley made his way back to Portland, Oregon. Halley's recording career made its leap to the top shelf when he joined forces with drummer/record label honcho Dave Storrs at Louie Records. Four excellent recordings under Halley's name saw release on ...

Klobas/Storrs/Hundemer: An Hour of Now

Read "An Hour of Now" reviewed by Dan McClenaghan

When a jazz fan hears “trio outing," he might think bass and drums teamed up with a lead instrument: a piano, guitar or sax. But An Hour of Now, the third outing by Mike Klobas, Dave Storrs, and Page Hundemer, continues in a drums/drums/bass format. Two drummers and a bassist? A hard sell, isn't it? Who ...

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Dave Storrs: Waxing the Slide

Read "Waxing the Slide" reviewed by Dan McClenaghan

If Dave Storrs had chosen writing instead of music as his art, Waxing the Slide would take the form of an offbeat novel, the story told from the shifting perspectives of a series of first person narrators. Something along the lines of Louise Erdrich's The Beet Queen or Love Medicine, disparate perpsectives held together by the ...

Klobas, Storrs, Hundemer: In the Room

Read "In the Room" reviewed by Dan McClenaghan

'The Room' is percussionist Dave Storrs'studio/garage, a no-frills recording mecca in, of all places, Corvallis, Oregon; where Storrs' and various musical units get together to create spontaneous sounds for the CDs of Louie Records. And since it's Dave's studio, and there is no middleman corporate guy trying to reign things in, you get the undiluted stuff.

Dave Storrs: Another Thing

Read "Another Thing" reviewed by Jim Santella

What makes a percussion album so unique is its array of indefinite pitches and the variety of ways in which they’re used. Dave Storrs uses hand drums, gongs, marimba, tiny bells, hand chimes, tom toms, a snare drum, shakers, and more. Bringing the listener closer to Nature, his song creations leave impressions of wild antelope pitter-patter, ...

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Dave Storrs: Another Thing

Read "Another Thing" reviewed by AAJ Staff

The concept of the jazz drum solo emerged out of band arrangements where drummers who normally kept time in the background could leap out front for a brief moment in the sun. It has matured since then, and the full range of colors available to the modern percussionist can make a drum solo much more than ...